Month: December 2013

Facility Upgrades to R&D Race Shop

Over the last few months, we have been making some upgrades to our facility and getting ready for some major new projects in 2014.  The R&D race shop has gotten a good amount of attention with new floors, tools, and equipment.  Here are some cool shots of the work as…Read More

New Factory Five 818 Milestone: 100th Kit Built!

Only six months after we shipped the first 818 kit in June, the crew is proud to have built and shipped 818 kit number 100!  Almost as exciting, this week we've almost completely filled the 2014 production schedule for the 818.  There are exactly two spaces left before we begin…Read More

Factory Five Snap-On 818R Build Starts

              As the new year approaches, we are beginning some exciting new projects, one of which is a custom 818R build for the guys at Snap-On Tools.  Snap-On Tools has done a '33 Hot Rod project and a Mk4 Roadster project in the past.  The Mk4 was…Read More

Factory Five Crew Doing End of Year Inventory

Not the most exciting project but absolutely critical to our business is year-end parts inventory. The crew is working on this big project for the next couple of days so if the phones are a bit slow, please bear with us.  Phones will be on, but we have a skeleton…Read More

Factory Five Holiday Festivities

The Christmas holiday is nearly upon us, and no day before Christmas would be complete at Factory Five without some good fun.  Our tubing supplier, Sawtech, provided us with a delicious (annual) pizza lunch today, and the crew also took part in a holiday Yankee Swap.  Check out some photos…Read More

Christmas Cards from Factory Five Gearheads!

Left to Right: Materials Manager Eddie B., Marketing Jason L., Accounting Sandra D., and President Dave S. Every year, we get a ton of really cool Christmas cards from Factory Five guys and their families as well as from suppliers and partner companies.  We thought we'd share a few. I…Read More

Factory Five Team Sends Mk4 to Russia

The Factory Five crew gets ready to load the Mk4 crate into a container heading for Russia. Seems like we've been sending more and more Factory Fives overseas lately, today being a perfect example.  Factory Five's Joe Scott has been working with customer Suren M. and Dmitry S. from Pro-Service…Read More

Factory Five 818 and '33 Hot Rod Featured at 2013 PRI Show

Factory Five's own Colby Whipple and Chris Ronni arrived back this morning from this year's Performance Racing Industry Show in Indianapolis. This year's show saw an 818R on display with the crew from Grassroots Motorsports. Along with the Grassroots Motorsports Magazine guys, Chris and Colby fielded questions from hundreds of…Read More

Tough Weekend for Factory Five at the Track

Two Factory Five race teams ran in endurance races over the weekend.  Factory Five Director of R&D Jim Schenck went down to Road Atlanta with Challenge Series drivers John George and Rafe Baskin to run the NASA's "Santa's Toy Run" 8 Hour Enduro.  Meanwhile, on the other coast, Team PDG led…Read More

Hammink Performance in Germany at the Essen Motorshow

Hammink Performance, Factory Five’s official European representative located in the Netherlands, has just arrived home from a 9 day stint exhibiting at the Essen Motorshow in Essen, Germany. Hammink Performance has been exhibiting at the Essen show for many years, and this year’s show saw nearly 360,000 attendees – the…Read More

Join Factory Five at the PRI Show in Indianapolis

We will be joining the crew from Grassroots Motorsports Magazine at the 2013 PRI Show in Indianapolis, IN on December 12-14. Factory Five Engineer Colby Whipple will be bringing the 818R to the show, the same car that is currently on the cover of Grassroots Motorsports Magazine. The guys at…Read More

Factory Five Running in 8 HR Enduro Race

Factory Five Racing's Director of R&D Jim Schenck is down at Road Atlanta today to race in an 8 hour enduro.  The team running Jim's FFR #52 Challenge Car includes Jim, Factory Five Challenge Series Racer Rafe Baskin, and Factory Five Challenge Series Champion John George.  Below is a live…Read More

Our New Exotic Loaner Car

Our yellow LS7 GTM is headed into the shop for some work over the winter, so fellow builder Joe Masciarelli generously drove his Gen II GTM down to FFR this afternoon to leave it on display. FFR's Tony Zullo with customer Joe M. and his son, Brian. The work plan…Read More