Month: August 2011

Whitby Goes All Electric

Jeff Collins and the Crew at Whitby Motorcars Build an Electric '33 The crew at Whitby Motorcars has been helping customers build their Factory Fives for a long time, each one unique, but they recently had a project that gave them a new challenge. Jeff Collins sent us some photos…Read More

Factory Five Survives Hurricane Irene

FFR Crew Back at Full Speed [caption id="attachment_4959" align="alignright" width="180" caption="The storm is replaced with a beautiful New England late summer day and a lot of relief..."][/caption] The crew did an outstanding job of prepping the building for the storm and it survived without damage. Thanks to all of you…Read More

Factory Five Crew Prepares for Irene

New England Readies for the Storm [caption id="attachment_5032" align="alignright" width="300" caption="This is the path of Irene as of Friday afternoon."][/caption] Americans all along the east coast are preparing for what, for now appears to be, a major hurricane event. The crew at FFR are no different, busy securing outside racks…Read More

Factory Five '33 Full Fendered Versions

New FFR Hot Rod Shows a Lot of Different Looks Unlike our venerable Mk4 Roadster that is commonly built as a vintage replica along similar style lines, the Factory Five '33 is proving to be a truly customizable car, and each one is very different from the others. We haven't…Read More

Factory Five Salutes Our Military

Fighter Pilot Laura K. is Bad News for Bad Guys [caption id="attachment_5043" align="alignnone" width="675" caption="Fight Pilot Laura K. flies this exact E/A-6B fighter plane off of the carrier USS John C Stennis."][/caption] Sally B. here at Factory Five received a nice note from fighter pilot Laura K. and put together…Read More

Factory Five Export Nation Part 2

The Shipping Crew Spend Day Getting Kits Ready to Ship Around the World Back in 2009, we posted about our how international shipments have increased. This week, the guys in shipping built crates for EIGHT (!) out going international orders, with most of them heading to Chris Canning's Component Cars…Read More

Picture of the Month Winners

The Factory Five Forum Announces Winners for August 2011 Here are the winners of The Factory Five Forum Picture of the Month contest for August 2011. All winners received a $100 FFR gift certificate. Factory Five Racing Roadster POM August 2011 Winner, Factory Five Forum handle geoffh '33 Hot Rod…Read More

Kit Car Magazine's Factory Five Annual

Special All Factory Five Issue on Newsstands Now When Mark Houlahan (former editor of Modified Mustangs and Fords Magazine) and the crew at Interlink Source Media came to me with the idea of an all Factory Five edition of Kit Car Magazine, I thought it was a pretty cool idea.…Read More

8,000 Mile Cross Country Trip in a Factory Five

Factory Five Forum Member Magnus Documents the Ride "Watsonville, California. Sometimes you get attention that is not so flattering. Actually, he just stopped to make sure I was ok. I had stopped to take some pictures." - Magnus Check out the new Factory Five Forum to read an awesome story…Read More

Factory Five-Koni GTM Spyshots

SEMA 2011 Car Being Built by Customer Gary Cheney You guys saw the concept sketches for the FFR-Koni SEMA GTM. Here's an update - The mechanicals on the car are complete and the body is being painted. We're excited about unveiling this car at the 2011 SEMA Show with the…Read More

Seven Factory Five Coupes

Week Ending August 12th, 2011 There were six original Coupes produced in 1965. In 2011, Factory Five Racing launched our Gen 2 Coupe and shipped our 500th car! Without taking anything away from the original cars, which won the 1965 FIA World Championships...FFR Coupes have earned their own stripes and…Read More

Huge Thanks to the Crew at The Engine Factory

Pizza Lunch on Friday Provided by The Engine Factory We have some of the best vendors as partner companies! Last Friday, the boys at The Engine Factory surprised us with a free pizza lunch and we wanted to send them a quick thank you! The crew here enjoyed the pizza!…Read More

Powerblock to Showcase the Factory Five Roadster

MuscleCar Build of a Mk4 Roadster Coming Soon Courtney Hansen from Spike TV's "Powerblock" welcomes Factory Five Racing president Dave Smith back to Powerblock this weekend along with one of his incredible Mk4 Roadsters. They only made 300 of the original cars, so they’re hard to find and just about…Read More

Built, Not Bought. Factory Five in Hot Rod Mag

Factory Five Roadster Hits Power Tour Factory Five customers Dale and Jason Frier of Syracuse, New York were profiled in the October 2011 issue of Hot Rod Magazine driving their FFR Roadster in a driving rain storm (hardcore!). Our guys have been on the Hot Rod Power Tour numerous times…Read More

Factory Five Customer Paul F. Wins at Granby

Paul's Roadster Wins Third in Field of Over 3,000 Paul accepting his award for third place at the Granby, Quebec car show. We received a quick e-mail from Factory Five customer Paul Fouquette from Canada who recently went to a car show in Granby, Quebec. The car show hosts over…Read More