Month: June 2017

Factory Five 818 Wins Skidpad Challenge!

Factory Five customer and hot-shoe driver Wayne Presley drove the Factory Five 818R to a 1st Place finish in the Unlimited Class at the 2017 Grassroots Motorsports Mitty event held at Road Atlanta! This is Wayne's second recent impressive finish as he ran a very fast 1:59.900 lap to finish…Read More

Respect. Sergeant Brandon F. USAF Honors Us All

United States Air Force Technical Sergeant Brandon F. from Abilene, TX sent us this flag that was flown across the skies of Afghanistan on May 11th, 2017 on a combat mission supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel on board a C-130J assigned to the 774 Expeditionary Air Lift Squadron. The mission was…Read More

2017 Barrett-Jackson Northeast

The 2017 Barrett-Jackson Northeast show was the second time the famous auction was held at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT, and Factory Five has attended both times. Similar to the Barrett-Jackson event earlier this year in Scottsdale, AZ, we had two displays: one with our show cars and the other…Read More

2017 London Cobra Show Rocks!

I traveled out to the 2017 London Cobra Show for yet another great day on the main streets of London, OH with hundreds of Factory Five and other make Cobras. The day starts earlier with a parade/cruise into town... nowhere else will you see so many Cobra replicas in one…Read More

London Cobra Show: T-Minus One Day!

Above: Factory Five customer Garry Bopp's beautiful blue Challenge Car (licensed for the street) is just one of over 200 hand-built customs en route to the annual London Cobra Show (LCS). This show is the largest gathering of Cobra replicas, and the multi-day event culminates with a huge Saturday cruise-in…Read More

High School Students Build a Ford-Powered Factory Five

We've gotten to know the crew at Experience Aviation over the years. These guys make a name by teaching high school students valuable life skills while building custom cars. Headed up by world-record holding pilot Barrington Irving, the people at Experience Aviation and the students of their most recent class were…Read More

Factory Five 818R Runs Faster and Faster

Following an impressive 1:59.900 lap time at Virginia International Raceway during last month's Ultimate Track Car Challenge, Factory Five customer Wayne Presley continues to push the 818R further. Here's a short track video from Roebling Road Raceway in Bloomingdale, GA. About half way through the video, Wayne comes up on…Read More

Factory Five GTM at “Evolution of the Supercar” Exhibit

Above: Factory Five customer James K.'s GTM Supercar on display at Larz Anderson Museum, Brookline, MA. Factory Five customer James Kalweit has earned a reputation for his frugal, but flawless GTM build. Jim combines re-purposed donor parts and well considered new parts with his creativity and craftsmanship to build exceptional…Read More

Gen 3 Coupe Wins! Again!

After last month's Top 10 finish at the Ultimate Track Car Challenge (see "Two under 2:00! Factory Five Rocks UTCC"), Factory Five customer John George scores two podium finishes at last weekend's NASA-Northeast Races at New Jersey Motorsports Park! John's Gen 3 Coupe-R #48 (above) is continuing to run faster…Read More

2017 Barrett-Jackson Northeast Preview

The crew is loaded up and heading out to the 2nd annual Barrett-Jackson Northeast car show. This year, there are three things to know about for Factory Five fans. In addition to displaying our cars and having our crew available for questions, we are also working on a Factory Five Mk2 Roadster…Read More

Hot Rod Magazine Features Gen 3 Coupe!

Hot Rod Magazine's Brandan Gilloly writes a nice article about our newest Factory Five, the Gen 3 Type 65 Coupe in the August 2017 issue of Hot Rod Magazine on newsstands now. "...a lower center of gravity, a flat floor, improved aerodynamics, easier exhaust routing, and room for a larger fuel…Read More

Join Us for Collector Car Appreciation Day!

Since 2010, National Collector Car Appreciation Day has been celebrated on July 14th. This holiday was established by a U.S. Senate resolution recognizing that the "collection and restoration of historic and classic cars is an important part of preserving the technological achievements and cultural heritage of the United States." Courtney…Read More

Customer Scott S. Scores Blue Ink

We profiled Scott Spencer on our website earlier this month to kick-off our summer sale. Seems like Scott's car is getting A LOT of attention now with a cool profile on Ford Performance's Enthusiasts page of their website. Scott did a great job, and we're super happy that his build…Read More

2017 Open House Report

In 1997, we had been in business for two years and we decided to have our very first Open House in the parking lot of our old Kendrick Road facility. Maybe 25 cars showed up. It was a great chance to simply hang with the people who pay our rent…Read More

T-Minus 1 Day: FFR Open House 2017!

The crew is hard at work getting last minute prep done for our 20th Annual Factory Five Racing Open House tomorrow! Customers have been stopping by throughout the day. The weather forecast is absolutely perfect, and we're hoping for a big turnout on what is our 20th Open House event.…Read More