Category: What’s New

Texas Cobra Club Event – October 2020

This year, there have been very few car events due to the coronavirus, BUT the good people at the Texas Cobra Club held their Spring Cruise-In (delayed) in the Fall, and I was lucky to attend. Organizer Ken Walker spearheaded the four day event, which highlighted cruises each day, a…Read More

Hot Rod Drift Truck: Installing the Fuel System

Hot Rod Magazine's Mark Gearhart continues his Factory Five '35 Hot Rod Drift Truck in the pages of the storied publication. This is the sixth article in a build series. The Truck is completed, and the finished Truck will be tested in upcoming issues. The real question is whether or…Read More

F9 Hypercar Update – Fall 2020

Fall has arrived in New England, and despite the many challenges of this year and COVID-19, work has progressed steadily on the F9R Hypercar program. Here is an update: We have registered the F9, F9R, and F9E trademarks, and ensured that the IP of this exciting new design is protected…Read More

Customer Dave C. Graduates his MK4 Roadster!

Customer Dave C. from Parker, Colorado had never taken on a car build like a Factory Five Mk4 Roadster before. He approached and documented his build like a complete novice, and you can view his build thread on The Factory Five Forum here. Dave and his assistant working on the…Read More

Snap-On Tools ’35 Hot Rod Truck Gallery

This Factory Five ’35 Hot Rod Truck was the prize from a recent Snap-On Tools’ contest, and was built by SMG Motoring. It was built with a BluePrint Engines 302 with a T-5 transmission, Moser 8.8″ rear end, 3-link suspension, and Factory Five Bonneville Wheels. Click here to view the…Read More

Customer Steve L. Graduates His Mk4 Roadster!

Customer Steve L. from Slidell, LA has officially graduated his Mk4 Roadster build, FFR8515! Steve has been documenting his build quite thoroughly on The Factory Five Forum and you can view his graduation thread here. Steve's graduation video/walk around of his Factory Five Mk4 Roadster Before starting his build, Steve…Read More

Phil M.’s Ultimate Street Cruiser Truck!

Customer Phil M.’s ’35 Hot Rod Truck built by Ron Everitt in Massachusetts is the ultimate street cruiser Truck. Built with a modern 5.0L Coyote, full fenders, electric steering, A/C, power windows, wood bed, wire wheels, and a custom tan interior. Phil previously drove a Factory Five Mk2 Roadster for…Read More

Customer Randy B. Graduates 818C!

"I now have a car that I can proudly say I built." - Randy B., Parkland, FL Congratulations to customer Randy B. on graduating his Factory Five 818C build! This was Randy's first car project like this, and used a WRX parts package for his donor parts. Custom interior including…Read More

COVID-19: Factory Five Status

I have two priorities here at Factory Five. The first one is to protect the health and safety of our employees and customers. The second one is to protect the long term financial health of our company. This virus brings with it a tremendous amount of uncertainty. So in the…Read More

New Carbon Fiber Options Now Available

We've added several new carbon fiber body options for the Mk4 Roadster and '33 Hot Rod. These options are now in stock, and available for purchase on our parts catalog - Watch the above video where Dave Smith and Tony Zullo discuss these new options. Carbon Fiber Roadster Dash…Read More

F9R Concept Supercar Update

Specifics: Two seat build-it-yourself sports car developed as our latest generation spaceframe chassis. Sub 2,400 lbs. target vehicle weight, 104" wheelbase, 78" body width, and 46" overall height. Full carbon fiber body with clear coat finish. Production start estimate late 2020/Q1 2021. Cost TBD. The front nose is the competition…Read More

Factory Five Tours Update

Above: Dave Smith with customer Tim B. and his wife on tour Friday, March 13. Many people have asked about tours with all of the news of event postponements and cancellations. We are open and working hard here at Factory Five, and have implemented reasonable precautions to protect the health…Read More

Join Us for the 2020 HB Cruise-In – Cancelled!

Update from Dave Smith, 07-30-2020 2020 is rapidly becoming the year that never was when it comes to shows and events. Unfortunately, we are cancelling our Huntington Beach Cruise-In and our Open House. Both events had been delayed, and we were hopefully that we could still pull them off in…Read More

Customer Rodney A. Graduates his Mk4 Roadster!

Customer Rodney A. from Bakersfield, CA sent us an e-mail the other day sharing the news that he has officially graduated his Mk4 Roadster build! Rodney started his build in March 2018, and his goal was to build a modern version of the American classic. Rodney installed a new Ford…Read More

Join Us at the New England Auto Show!

January 16 - 20, Boston, MA We made a last minute addition to our 2020 show and event schedule, and have decided to attend the huge New England International Auto Show this coming weekend in Boston, MA! Join us at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. The show kicks off…Read More