Month: June 2014

Factory Fives Make History at Re-opened Thompson Speedway

The nation's oldest road racing course re-opened last weekend, and Factory Fives dominated the field!  The event was a NASA Pro Racing road race event which drew four Factory Fives - three Challenge Cars and a GTM Supercar.   This weekend (June 28-29), Thompson Speedway will be holding its official grand opening showcasing vintage road…Read More

2014 London Cobra Show Report

The 2014 London Cobra Show headlined last Saturday on Main Street in downtown London, Ohio.  Think 1950's Americana small town USA complete with the annual Strawberry Festival, and add in almost 200 custom-built C-car replicas and you have one FUN day.  The fact that the event raises almost $100,000 for the…Read More

2014 Factory Five Open House Report

The 2014 Factory Five Open House was another great success despite threatening skies.  The forecast of rain and the wash out/deluge of the day before definitely kept some people from driving their FFRs.  53 brave customers drove their cars to the event (a typical Open House brings out between 100…Read More

289 USRRC Roadster Replica

50 Year Anniversary of the 289 USRRC Legend This is a fun project to announce.  We've had reasons to build this car for more than 10 years, and with the 50th anniversary (1964-2014) of the original 289-powered USRRC racer, I finally decided to commit the resources to design and launch a truly…Read More

UK Kit Car Magazine Drives 500 HP GTM

The kit car industry in the UK is huge, and involves a good number of quality companies, so it is good to see Factory Five customer Steve Knect's 500 HP GTM grace the cover of the upcoming June issue of UK Kitcar Magazine that will be available soon. The article on…Read More

Hot Rod Power Tour Update from Cherielynn Westrich

Factory Five All-Womens 427 Build Team member Cherielynn Westrich sent us a quick video update from the Hot Rod Power Tour while riding in the Factory Five '33 Hot Rod with FFR's Tony Zullo. The 2014 Hot Rod Power Tour continue to cruise across mid-America as they drove from Knoxville, TN to…Read More

Customer Bill L. Graduates Type 65 Coupe #421

Factory Five customer Bill L. from Maine sent us a bunch of photos of his recently completed Type 65 Coupe.  Bill spent five years working on the car and included a bunch of personal extras that he added.   Bill doesn't have it registered quite yet, but still plans to…Read More

Join Us on the 2014 Power Tour!

Hot Rod Power Tour - June 7-14 This year's Power Tour kicks off in Charlotte, NC and heads across the mid-section of the country finishing up in the Wisconsin Dells.  The tour travels through North Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin.  The Factory Five crew is…Read More