Month: August 2012

Dick Crossman’s Coyote Powered Mk4 Comes Home

The Friday before Labor Day weekend here at Factory Five has been a ZOO! We've had a ton of guests and tours, and with a perfect Labor Day weekend forecast, everyone is breaking out their Factory Fives. Factory Five customer Dick Crossman brought his newly completed royal blue and white…Read More

Factory Five Customer Joe A. Builds a Beauty

I received these beautiful photos of Factory Five customer Joe Aufiero's Coupe that he built with his son. The car is beautiful and Joe built a Factory Five Roadster many years ago. I enjoy immensely getting pictures and notes about customer's probably one of the best things about running…Read More

More Than 50 FFRs Attend Monterey Motorsports Reunion

Factory Five Racing customer and Team Thunder Valley Racing owner Karen Salvaggio joined more than 50 Factory Five owners in attending the 2012 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion 50th Anniversary event last weekend and has sent us a full report covering the event. Read all the details below. "One of the…Read More

Read George Kennedy's Article on One Hour with Massive Power

George Kennedy, writer for The Boston Globe and Hemmings Motor News, recently posted a blog on titled "One Hour with Massive Power" detailing his expereince driving a Factory Five Mk4 Roadster. The article discussed George's boyhood dream of owning a C-car and how he discovered Factory Five could make that dream…Read More

Read an Interview with Dick Smith from 1982

I just returned from two weeks of vacation and while I was away "sharpening the ax", I had some time to think of all the great people who have had a positive effect on Factory Five. Above: Factory Five Nationals 2002, Sonoma, CA - Infineon Raceway.  Heather Smith, Dick Smith,…Read More

Mid-Ohio Challenge Series Race Report – August 2012

This past weekend, Factory Five Challenge Series racers from several regions converged at Mid-Ohio Raceway for a fun weekend of competitive racing. Factory Five customer and Challenge Series driver John George has posted a full recap of the event which saw some really good racing. "Sunday brought good weather finally…Read More

Two Factory Five Customers Win at Granby International

We received an e-mail this morning from Factory Five customer Jean-Francois Brule reporting that Factory Five was represented well during the Granby International antique car show in Canada this past weekend. This show sees over 2,000 cars and 30,000 visitors during the three day event. There were five Factory Five…Read More