Month: May 2014

Factory Five Ultimate Prom Date Ride!

These are the kind of letters that make my job so much fun!  Factory Five customer Bob C. built a Factory Five Mk4 Roadster with his son in less than one year.  The father-son project was posted on a our site a little while ago (click here to read the…Read More

Wisconsin Dells Automotion Car Show Report

I traveled out to Wisconsin last weekend for the HUGE (1,200+ cars) Wisconsin Dells Automotion Car Show.  I was the guest of Arlo and Captain Bob from Wisconsin Hot Rod Radio (WHRR).  These guys are authentic hot rodders, and I had a blast at the car show, as well as…Read More

2014 Carlisle Replica Nationals Report

It's often said that if you're in the automotive industry, you're at SEMA, and if you're not at SEMA, you're not in the automotive industry. A similar thing can be said of the Carlisle Import and Replica Nationals.  If you're in the kit car business, you're at Carlisle, and if…Read More

Team Builds 200th 818 Sports Car Chassis!

Less than a year ago on June 15th, we shipped our very first production 818 chassis kit.  Since then, the company has committed to a carefully planned and well executed production ramp-up.  We are now building at a current production rate of one chassis per day, and slowly bringing lead…Read More

Factory Five Events in May and June 2014

During the next few months, we have some fun events on the schedule and we hope you join us at one of them. Wisconsin Dells Automotion Car Show  – May 17-18, Wisconsin Dells, WI Carlisle Import and Replica Nationals, May 16-18, Carlisle, PA Hot Rod Power Tour - June 7-14, North…Read More

2014 Huntington Beach Cruise-In Report

Future Factory Five builders check out some real craftsmanship.  Customer John Lipka's "Best Paint" winning car. The annual Factory Five-Huntington Beach cruise-in is one of my favorite events all year. The fact is that way back in January of 1995, I loaded up a truck and headed out east from…Read More