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Whitby’s Electric FFR ‘33 Hot Rod Competes in the 2012 Power of DC

Posted on August 21st, 2012

You may remember when we posted that our good friends at Whitby Motorcars built an all-electric Factory Five ’33 Hot Rod a year ago. Today, Whitby owner Jeff Collins e-mailed us some photos of the car taking part in an autocross at FedEx Field in Landover, MD!

Ken Clayton drove the Hot Rod during the Power of DC Autocross event held last weekend where they ran a time of 82.8 seconds in the pouring rain! Ken said that the car handled really well and also said, “they had several FFR Roadsters there and on a dry pavement they were running in the low 70′s.”

Thanks to Ken, Mike, and the crew at Whitby for sharing this fun story! Click here for more details on the event.


  • Hi Factory Five Bloggers!

    I’m the guy in the passenger seat co-driving/instructing with Ken. What a ride!! The power and handling was amazing. I would have loved to driven/rode along in the dry!

    Thanks for the ride,
    Don Miller
    Washington DC SCCA

  • I remember being at the 1968 Indy 500 and watching the turbine car run. They said that it was faster than the other cars, but it seemed slower because it sounded like a vacuum cleaner. I still preferred to hear the Cosworths at 9800 rpm.