Month: March 2011

East Coast Challenge Series Begins Season at VIR

Challenge Series Racer John George Sends Report and Videos A good sign that Spring is here is the Challenge Series guys start heading out to the track and posting photos and videos from the races. This past weekend, the East Coast racers in the Factory Five Racing-NASA Challenge Series headed…Read More

Type 65 Coupe Rear Glass Hatch

Retro-Fit Kit Available Now! As many of you know, the Gen 2 Type 65 Coupe has a glass hatch that replaces the plexi-glass and steel surround hatch of the original design. Many customers have asked if they could buy the new glass and retro-fit on the Gen 1 Coupes. The…Read More

New & Improved Type 65 Coupe

Designed Improved in 2nd Generation - UPDATED! We've revised our Type 65 Coupe for the first time in 10 years. The changes we made are designed to make the car easier to build, perform better, and with higher quality parts. Production begins shortly and we will be shipping the new…Read More

Installation Instructions: GTM Gen 2 Diffuser

Background: Customers have reported difficulty installing the carbon fiber diffuser on the new Gen 2 GTM. This diffuser is shaped slightly differently than the Gen 1 diffuser and mounts lower. This is a direct result of wind tunneling testing that improved downforce AND improved cooling. The new Gen 2 diffuser…Read More

Spring Fever Hits Factory Five

Closing Early on Friday, March 18th for a Long Weekend It’s almost 70 degrees on this Friday afternoon, and spring fever has hit hard after the winter we’ve had. Dave Smith gave the OK for everyone here to head home early and have a longer weekend, so we’ll be shutting…Read More

Adams Automotive Works Build Dream Car

Customer Gary Adams Writes to Share His Stoke for His Mk3 Everyday, when going through the mail and shuffling through car magazines and bills, we come across a letter from a customer that reminds us how fun these builds are and how they change people's lives. We recently received a…Read More

The Next Factory Five – Project 818

All-New "World Platform" Factory Five Design Based on tough Subaru WRX running gear, Factory Five's next car has been in development for almost a year. With a space frame designed and tested on SolidWorks software, this single donor car will sell for $9,900. We will use our 15 years of…Read More

Factory Five on Speed Channel

Speed Makers Profiles Guys Who Build Speed Broadcast Dates: Thursday, March 24 at 8 PM and 11 PM EST Friday, March 25 at 8 AM Friday, April 8 at 10 PM Check you local listings. Speed Channel debuts an all-new show called Speedmakers. Produced by Michael Hoff productions, the same…Read More

The Original "California Kid"

SEMA Magazine Takes a Look Back SEMA News, March 2011 This month's March issue of SEMA News has a really cool look back article on the original California Kid Hot Rod. On the side of a California road is Pete Chapouris and the very famous '34 Ford three window during…Read More

New Rear Exit Exhaust for '33 Hot Rod

New Exhaust System In Stock The Factory Five '33 Hot Rod comes with a standard polished stainless steel mufflers and exhaust system. Downstream of the muffler, the exhaust has a side exit design. This new rear exit exhaust system was designed as an upgrade to the standard exhaust. The parts…Read More

Towards SEMA 2011

Factory Five-Koni Shocks Gen 2 GTM Being Built We're already busy in the advanced planning stages of the 2011 SEMA Show and one car that will be a show stopper is this Gen 2 GTM (featured in the April 2011 issue of KCB Magazine). The car is being built in…Read More

Factory Five Gen 2 GTM Featured

Kit Car Builder Magazine Profiles Lastest FFR GTM The April 2011 issue of Kit Car Builder magazine arrived with a pleasant surprise of our Gen 2 GTM on the coverand a nice four page article inside! Automotive journalist Joe Greeves caught up with us in Florida and photographed the car…Read More

Cruisin' Style Magazine Profiles Factory Five

Performance Automotive's Daytona Customer Event The February 2011 issue of Cruisin' Style magazine has a nice feature on the customers who attended the 2010 Turkey Rod Run at Daytona last Thanksgiving. Kudos to Ron Raimonda at Performance Automotive (a Florida based builder of Factory Five Racing cars) and Wayne Presley…Read More

Tasca Ford "Drop-In" Engine Packages

Running Engine/Transmission Assemblies Ready to Drive The crew at Tasca Ford's Mod Shop have launched three engine packages, but these are more than just engine packages.  They are drop-in, ready to drive running engines with transmission, clutches, pulleys, intakes, everything! There are three packages available: A 340 HP 5.0L 302…Read More

Help Design the Next Factory Five!

First Place Wins $5,000 in FFR-GRM Body Design Competition Factory Five Racing is giving you the opportunity to join the ranks of automotive artists like Giugiaro Bertone and Pininfarina with our Factory Five-Grassroots Motorsports Magazine Design Competition. Your job is to sketch, draw, or otherwise develop a concept shape to…Read More