Month: April 2012

Honey Badger Delivers GTM to Customer Ben S.

Factory Five's Scott "Honey Badger" Bell is on his way across the country, heading towards Huntington Beach in the Factory Five big rig...and along the way, he is delivering a few customer kits. One of those is to Ben Struss from Arlington, TX. Ben ordered a GTM and Scott delivered…Read More

Busy Weekend for Factory Five

East coast or west coast, we’ve got you covered. It’s going to be a busy weekend for Factory Five fans on both coasts. East Coast: On Saturday, April 28th, we are hosting the Ferrari Club of New England for a fun half day cruise-in event and plant tour. We are…Read More

The Rays Get Ready to Cruise the Island

[caption id="attachment_3111" align="aligncenter" width="698" caption="Richard and Travis Ray finish up a father-son build with a little 1960s and a little 2000s styling."][/caption] This morning, we were paid a visit from Richard and Travis who just finished getting their Mk3.1 Roadster registered.  Since they live on Nantucket, they trailered the car…Read More

Factory Five GTM Shines at Essen

Kissling Motorsport in Germany recently built a Factory Five GTM and took it to the Essen Motorshow where it was on display in the Hammink Performance booth for the nine day event. Jan and Freek Hammink are the official European Factory Five distributors and imported the GTM kit into Europe…Read More

Customer Joe M. Nears Completion of GTM

[caption id="attachment_3084" align="aligncenter" width="694" caption="Factory Five customer Joe M. with FFR Tech Manager Jason Lavigne."][/caption] "Don't worry," said Joe, "this GTM isn't going to be a trailer queen." Factory Five customer Joe M. is getting close to finishing up his build of a Gen 2 GTM and is also getting…Read More

Hardcore Factory Five Supporter Matthew Paquette

Matthew's evaluation of Nate's supercharged small block Mk3 Matthew Paquette, age 14, convinced his mom to come and visit Factory Five. After a tour with President Dave Smith, he was given a test drive by planet manager Nate Johnson in a 450 HP supercharged Mk3. We were all impressed with…Read More Covers GoodGuys Del Mar

Factory Five Customer Erik H. Wins Autocross Compeition The website has excellent coverage of the 2012 Del Mar GoodGuys Show held a week or so ago.  Above, customer Erik Hansen drives his Factory Five '33 to victory in the autocross competition. Check out for full details.Read More

Customer Henry R.'s Vintage '33 Flathead

Henry Renaud has been an active member of the Factory Five community for 10 years.  His latest build is a Factory Five '33 Hot Rod that earned Top 10 honors from at the 2011 SEMA Show.  Henry is a Colonel in the USAF and builds cars in his spare…Read More

Spring Kick-Off, Happy Easter!

Spring got started early this year with a very mild New England winter, but the Easter weekend is the traditional beginning of spring and it is BEAUTIFUL here in Massachusetts. Everyone has spring fever and today was a great example. [caption id="attachment_2916" align="alignnone" width="694" caption="FFR President Dave Smith with customer…Read More

Car Warriors' 33 Hot Rod Build-Off – April 4th

[caption id="attachment_2626" align="alignnone" width="694" caption="East and West Coast teams with three special guests. Center-Left: Factory Five President Dave Smith's daughter Jenny Smith. Center-Right: Emily Kern. Right: Bleu Scott"][/caption] Watch Speed Channel on Wednesday, April 4th at 9 PM EST to see a really fun episode of the show Car Warriors.…Read More

Watch MuscleCar TV Episode Now Online

Click here to watch the full episode on Powerblock's website. One of the most exciting episodes we've ever done is now available to watch online. The crew at MuscleCar TV did some wrenching on our Mk4 demo car and then ran that car against an original 427. The guys at MuscleCar installed Ford's new…Read More

An Award Winning Weekend

Three big wins this past weekend for FFR and Customers. Factory Five customer Eric Hansen won 1st place at the Del Mar Goodguys show autocross competition on Saturday.  At the same time on the other side of the country, FFR customers Tim Dolan and John Takvorian earned Best in Show wins…Read More