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RideTech Factory Five ‘33 Hot Rod Finishes 3rd in Optima Challenge

Posted on November 13th, 2012

The crew at RideTech have been working on their Factory Five ’33 Hot Rod all summer, taking it to events such at the GoodGuys Shootout Autocross held back in July […]


Six Factory Fives Customers Meet for Mid-Fall Cruise

Posted on November 13th, 2012

Factory Five customer Patrick W. sent us some photos of a cruise he went on with some fellow Factory Five Roadster owners last week. What was dubbed the “Unofficial End […]


Veteran’s Day 2012

Posted on November 12th, 2012

On behalf of all of the hard-working and patriotic employees of Factory Five, I would like to send a message of Thanks to all veterans of the US Armed Forces […]


Monday Morning at Factory Five!

Posted on November 12th, 2012

It’s a busy Monday morning here at Factory Five as we move cars around after being unloaded off the Factory Five big rig which returned last week from the 2012 […]


Power TV Visits the Factory Five Booth at SEMA 2012

Posted on November 5th, 2012

At the 2012 SEMA Show, the crew from Power TV stopped by the Factory Five booth to film a few short video interviews with the Factory Five team. Here is […]


Big Crowds Fill Factory Five Booth at SEMA 2012

Posted on November 2nd, 2012

The crowds at the Factory Five Racing booth were huge! The 818 drew a very large crowd eager to see FFR’s newest creation, but there was still plenty of interest […]


Team PDG’s Factory Five GTM Showcased in Baja Designs SEMA Booth

Posted on November 2nd, 2012

Prototype Development Group had their GTM race car as the feature booth car for Baja Designs, which manufactures extreme lighting components in both LED and HID configurations. Team PDG has […]


Karen Salvaggio’s Type 65 Coupe Featured at SEMA 2012

Posted on November 2nd, 2012

Factory Five customer Karen Salvaggio was a featured builder on the “SEMA Mustang Build Powered by Women”, a partnership between Ford and SEMA. The Mustang was unveiled in the center […]


RideTech Factory Five ‘33 Hot Rod Featured in GoodGuys, Nov. 2012

Posted on November 2nd, 2012

The November 2012 issue of GoodGuys Magazine has a cool piece on the 2nd annual GoodGuys Sponsor Shootout Autocross held back in July. The crew over at Ridetech took part […]


The 2012 SEMA Show is Under Way!

Posted on October 30th, 2012

The 2012 SEMA Show is officially underway in Las Vegas and early reports show that the Factory Five Booth is already packed with attendees checking out our latest and greatest. […]


MuscleCar TV Project ’33 Hot Rod Photo Gallery

Posted on October 26th, 2012

This is one of 11 FANTASTIC cars that we are bringing to the 2012 SEMA Show. We had a ton of fun working with the guys from MuscleCar TV and […]


Factory Five Customer Joe A. Takes His 96 Year-Old Dad for a Ride

Posted on October 22nd, 2012

Mike A. takes his grandfather out for a drive in the Type 65 Coupe. I received these great photos of Factory Five customer Joe Aufiero’s Coupe while taking his Dad […]


Factory Five Customer Dave C.’s Stunning Gen 2 GTM

Posted on October 19th, 2012

Factory Five customer Dave C. sent us these photos of his recently finished Gen 2 GTM taken at the beautiful Christipher Newport University campus. The GTM is features the Chevrolet […]


Three More Factory Fives Hit the Roads of Puerto Rico

Posted on October 18th, 2012

Factory Five customer Hugo R. sent us an e-mail this morning reporting that three more Factory Five’s have been registered in Puerto Rico. Hugo registered a GTM while his friends […]


Factory Five Customer Pilots a Roadster and YAK 52 – Palomar Airport

Posted on October 15th, 2012

I received this AWESOME letter today from FFR cust Steve Fischer and had to share! “Dave, I traded rides with the owner of this 1980’s Romanian built Russian fighter trainer […]


Factory Five’s Dave C.’s Track Adventure

Posted on October 12th, 2012

A couple of weeks ago, we introduced you to some new employees here at Factory Five and we recently learned that one of them, shipping’s Dave Correia, won a trip […]


2012 SEMA Hot Rod Sneak Peek

Posted on October 10th, 2012

The boys at MuscleCar TV painted this ultra-cool flame job on our Factory Five ’33 demo car. World renowned custom Flame painter JoAnn Bortles from Crazy Horse Painting did an […]


Factory Five Customer Mike K Hits Big Milestone in Hot Rod Build

Posted on October 9th, 2012

Factory Five customer Mike K. from New York had a big weekend with his ’33 Hot Rod build, installing his brand new small block Chevy and 700R4 transmission. Mike sent […]


Factory Five Customer Eric P’s Twin Turbo GTM

Posted on October 9th, 2012

Factory Five Racing customer Eric Perchak shared this photo of his Gen 1 GTM powered by a LME LS2 402 twin turbo engine with Trick Flow heads and water to […]


Nationals Winning FFR Challenge Car Makes Its Way To France

Posted on October 4th, 2012

Here’s a great story about the depth and reach of the Factory Five community from Challenge Series Racer Tim K. Back in 2008, Tim brought a friend of his, Nicholas, […]


2012 SEMA Preparation Under Way, Big Surprises Planned

Posted on October 3rd, 2012

The crew is working feverishly on last minute details as we prepare to head out to the 2012 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, NV. The show is held this year […]


Factory Five Forum October POM Winners Announced

Posted on October 3rd, 2012

The winners for the October 2012 Picture of the Month contest have been announced over on www.thefactoryfiveforum.com. Forum member Kai Rod won Overall and ’33 Hot Rod Picture of the […]


Horsepower TV Mk4 Give-Away Winner Announced!

Posted on October 2nd, 2012

This past weekend on The Powerblock, the boys from Horsepower TV announced the winner of the Factory Five-Powerblock Sweepstakes Mk4 Roadster Give-Away. Close 200,000 people entered the contest which awarded […]


Factory Five Customer Car Used in Genuine Hot Rod Artwork!

Posted on October 2nd, 2012

Factory Five customer Ray McEdwards brings us some cool news about his Factory Five Roadster. Ray’s car was recently renowned photo artist Linda Berman and his car was recently picked […]


Ridetech Factory Five ‘33 Build Journal and Race Video

Posted on October 1st, 2012

Brett and the boys at Ridetech continue to impress. In this case, a local reporter gets some hot laps in the Factory Five-Ridetech ’33 Hot Rod. Watch the video or […]