Month: June 2011

Factory Five/Tech Support Closed Friday

Crew Prepping for Annual Open House All-Day Friday The warehouse is being cleared for Open House. Factory Five's phones will be turned off on Friday as the entire staff will be helping set-up for the 14th annual Factory Five Racing Open House. We will be open for business (we have…Read More

The Italian Job

Customer Agostino Barazza Builds a Beautiful Red Mk2 in Italy Factory Five customer Agostino Barazza sent us this nice picture of his red Mk2 Roadster parked along Como Lake in Italy. The car started out in Washington state and Agostino completed the build in Italy! Thanks for the cool photo…Read More

Canadian Customer Thierry Mount Graduates 6366

Customer Built Mk3 Roadster Hits the Road in Quebec Factory Five customer Thierry Mount posted these beautiful photos and details of his Factory Five Roadster build on the new Factory Five Racing forum, The car was built with parts from a 2000 Mustang GT and is painted Honda Tidewater…Read More

2011 Factory Five Open House Awards

Trophies Arrived at Factory Five for This Weekend's Show This year's Robert Feddersen Award Trophy Just wanted to give you guys a quick look at the killer trophies we have waiting for Saturday. The trophies include car show awards, the 818 Design Competition trophies, and also the annual Robert Feddersen…Read More

2011 Factory Five Open House Sneak Peek

Big Surprises Planned for 14th Annual Open House We've updated our showroom for Open House and added glass doors, flooring, and some very cool new displays. This year's Open House will have a mix of old traditions and new surprises. The format will be similar to previous years with car…Read More

Big Thanks to SoFast Racing

Cool Sign Added to Open House Planning New Shoes, new haircut, new showroom, and a cool new sign (spelled correctly!)...hmm... Open House must be right around the corner. Just wanted to send out a big thank you to Farra at SoFast Racing for the cool illuminated sign. You may know…Read More

Philadelphia Inquirer Profiles Green Grand Prix Winning GTM

West Philadelphia High School X-Prize Team Featured in News Article Great moments in engineering don't always come from multinational corporations with multizillion-dollar budgets. Sometimes the feats come from hardworking young people - and perhaps a mentor or four. That's just how one of the most fuel-efficient vehicles in the world…Read More

Factory Five GTM Wins Green Grand Prix

Custom Built FFR Runs Over 100 MPG & Co-Winner with Chevy Volt! You may remember Simon Hauger and his team of high school kids from West Philly High School from last year's Progressive Insurance X-Prize Competition where they were one of only twenty-two finalists. The car didn't win the X-Prize,…Read More