Month: October 2011

Gary Hagar's Latest Hot Rod Creation

Photos of Hack Shack's New '33 Build Factory Five customer and Pro-Builder Gary Hagar from Hack Shack Inc, in Arkansas sent us these nice pictures of the 33 that he painted for another customer, Don M. The car is FFR Hot Rod #257. The car was built as a street…Read More

One of the Best Books I Have Ever Read

Bill and Larry's Excellent Adventure in Hardback I received an amazing package in the mail the other day. It was a hard cover book that documented the build of two Factory Five Roadsters done side-by-side by two friends, Bill Grant and Larry Capalbo. When I say, "I love my job!",…Read More

SEMA Preparations in High Gear

Customer Cars Arrive at Factory to Head Out to Vegas The preparations for the 2011 SEMA Show are almost complete and vehicles are at the factory getting ready to be loaded on the Factory Five transport.  We've got some exciting surprises like always for the SEMA Show and customer cars,…Read More

Factory Five-KONI GTM Photo Gallery

Sneak Peek Before the Car Leaves for the 2011 SEMA Show Factory Five Racing will have one of our Gen 2 GTMs featured in the KONI Shocks booth at the 2011 SEMA Show in just a couple of weeks. Built by FFR customer Gary C., here are some photos of…Read More

Factory Five and HP Still Going Strong

We use SolidWorks software in engineering and new product development and we use HP computers to run this math intensive software. Here's an old promo video that the guys at HP did some years back when we first started working with them. As you can tell, this is where our…Read More

FFR Challenge Car Wins on the Track and at Shows

[caption id="attachment_4466" align="alignright" width="211" caption="Factory Five customer Gary Green"][/caption] Factory Five customer Gary Green from Detroit, MI recently took his Challenge Car to the Michigan International Speedway for a Concourse deElegance track day. He sent use a link to a YouTube video saying: "After some SPF GT 40 intro stuff…Read More

160 MPG Factory Five GTM!

Details: Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Innovation Award Winner The November 2011 issue of Popular Mechanics includes a front page blurb that states: "The 160 MPG built by high school students!" And inside is a feature on the TDI-powered GTM hyper mileage car built by the kids at West Philly High School…Read More

Factory Five Challenge Cars Run at Road America

Pictures and In-Car Video with FFR Challenge Racer John George Factory Five Challenge Series driver John George got a chance to drive Greg Wellinghoff's silver Challenge Car at Road America on October 8th and 9th. John ran with other Challenge Series Cars and Factory Fives and sent us these nice…Read More

Kudos to Factory Five Tech Dan Golub

Taking Customer Service to the Extreme This weekend was a busy one for Factory Five. While most folks are enjoying the Columbus Day weekend, the crew at Factory Five were spread around the country working hard. None more than our own Dan Golub who worked here on Saturday doing tours.…Read More

Factory Five Forum Pictures of the Month

The Winners for October 2011 Have Been Announced The new Factory Five Forum continues to grow as we approach 5,000 member and more than 35,000 posts. As a way of saying thank you, and rewarding the community, Factory Five sponsors a monthly "Picture of the Month" contest. Each Factory Five…Read More

FFR Customer Built '33 Runs a 12.28 @ 109 MPH

Customer Mark F. Posts Videos from the Dragstrip If you haven't been visiting the Factory Five Forum, you might be missing some of the great stories that customers have been sharing on a daily basis. Customer Mark Fettback from Langley, British Columbia recently posted to fantastic videos from his recent…Read More