Month: April 2011

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Super Cool Trip to the National Mall in D.C. This is a bit off topic here, but I figured some of you might get a kick out of seeing what our family did for spring vacation. Denise and I took the kids to Washington D.C. on the train (out of…Read More

Hollywood New England Style

Factory Five Profiled in Regional Eastern Bank Commercial It's gratifying when your bank asks to include you in one of their commercials. Truth is, the great people at Eastern Bank stood by us through a tough economy and the investments in the new Mk4, 2nd Gen GTM, and 2nd Gen…Read More

Flame Painting Tech on Factory Five '33

Street Rodder Magazine Publishes Nice How-To on '33 Paint You might remember the Factory Five '33 Hot Rod that was built in four issues of Street Rodder Magazine last year. The car was built by chopper builder Dave Perewitz and tested by Brian Brennan on the mean streets of L.A.…Read More

Factory Five Customers Hold Georgia Mountain Run

Weekend Rally Honors Army National Guard Member Kennie Pagan If you're a Factory Five customer in the southeast region, you've probably met Garry Bopp. Garry has organized runs in the Atlanta area and will be at The Mitty this weekend with Factory Five's Jim Schenck. Garry drives a stunning blue…Read More

2011 Huntington Beach Report

4th Annual Huntington Beach Event a Huge Success Factory Five customer Mike Hartman won "Best Roadster" for FFR 5868 and "Best Ford Engine" presented by Jesse Kershaw of Ford Racing Factory Five customers turned out in droves for a perfect 70 degree sunny day at the world famous Huntington Beach…Read More

GTM Prototype Code Name BLACKBIRD

FFR Customer Richard Hillerman's Custom GTM Project Factory Five customer Richard Hillerman has built a truly impressive, one-of-a-kind GTM. The car has been featured in numerous places such as the L.A. Auto Show, GoodGuys Shows, and has been used by Capstone Turbine Group to promote their micro-turbine engines...that's right, the…Read More

FFR Customer Tim Mauldin Profiled in Muscle Machines

June Issue of Hemmings Muscle Machine Showcases Multi-Purpose FFR Factory Five customer Tim Mauldin is featured in this month's Hemmings Muscle Machines Magazine with his multi-purpose Mk3 Roadster. Tim decided to purchase a Factory Five in 2006, after driving a '71 Ford Torino, and '86 Camaro, and a 1990 Chevy…Read More

Now Available: Wilwood Brake Packages

Complete Front and Rear Billet Brake Packages We are excited to announce a new high-performance brake kit for Factory Five Roadsters, Coupes, and Hot Rods. The guys at Wilwood have done a great job, and we introduced these parts at the AHA show in Pomona, CA and the Huntington Beach…Read More

Factory Five Ranks In Puerto Rico Swell

Victor Gerenaramos From Moca, Puerto Rico Visits FFR Factory Five customer Victor Gerenaramos visited from Puerto Rico the other day and let us know that there are 10 (!!!) Factory Fives in Puerto Rico. There is a strong FFR contingent growing on the island and Victor's blue and white Mk3…Read More

Behind The Scenes of Let's Go Design's Project 3

LGD's Next SolidWorks Project Filmed at Factory Five A few weeks ago, Factory Five was busy with two film productions using the facility. One of those productions was with Jeremy Luchini and the crew of SolidWorks' "Let's Go Design" as they came to Factory Five to film the opening installment…Read More

Factory Five Heroes

Factory Five Customers Step Up to Help Kids with Cystic Fibrosis Over the years, Factory Five customers have donated a tremendous amount of money, and more importantly, time and energy towards kids with Cystic Fibrosis. Many of you may know that my daughter Jennifer, who is now 12 years old,…Read More

Factory Five in the Spotlight Twice This Week

Two Film Productions at Factory Five This Week It was an extremely busy week here at Factory Five as we were the subject of two video/film projects being done along with partner companies. Our bank is filming a commercial highlighting us as an example of a successful American manufacturing company…Read More