Month: July 2013

Kit Pick-ups and Shipments to Near and Far

Wednesday was a day full of kit pick-ups and shipments here at Factory Five as five new projects left the building.  The list included three Mk4s and two 818s. The first kit pick-up of the day was Chris M. from Rhode Island.  He's had his Subaru donor parts prepped and…Read More

818 News from Factory Five

The 818S gets tested by Automobile Magazine and Kit Car Builder Magazine. Busy Month for Our Newest Factory Five I'm taking a week of vacation, so I figured I would shoot out a quick update on the busy month of July and recent news on the Factory Five 818. Following…Read More

Wind Tunnel Testing the New Factory Five 818

The Factory Five crew traveled to Charlotte, NC to visit A2 Wind Tunnel LLC and to test the new 818R and the 818S with optional aerodynamic parts to be sold as options to the kit.  As a result of the testing, the front splitter, rear diffuser, and side skirts were…Read More

One Cool Car at Factory Five Build School

Near record breaking heat along the East Coast again this week so I figured I'd dig up a COOL picture of a Factory Five! The picture is from our good friends at the Mott College-Factory Five Build School in Howell, Michigan. At the end of the 3-day class, they take…Read More

Factory Five July 4th Weekend Hours

We hope everyone is enjoying their 4th of July weekend! Factory Five Racing will be open Friday, July 5th from 9 am to 2:30 PM EST. We will also be open tomorrow, July 5th, for factory tours in the morning from 8 am to noon. And don't forget that we…Read More

500,000 Miles in a Factory Five!

That is not a misprint.  Factory Five customer Ralph Button built his Mk1 Roadster in 1997 and is 100 miles away from turning 500,000 miles!  The coolest thing is that Ralph is one of the best guys you'll ever know.  His story is better than I could tell and he's…Read More

Project 818 News from Dave Smith

The Factory Five Open House and 818 introduction was a great success! Customers had a chance to see the completed 818 street car and to sit in the street car and race car. The 818R had a revised cockpit that delivers even more cockpit space by utilizing a smaller gas…Read More