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Spring Kick-Off, Happy Easter!

Posted on April 6th, 2012

Spring got started early this year with a very mild New England winter, but the Easter weekend is the traditional beginning of spring and it is BEAUTIFUL here in Massachusetts. […]

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East Coast Challenge Series Racers Kicks Off Season at VIR

Posted on April 5th, 2012

The Challenge Series Season opener for the East Coast took place at the famous Virginia International Raceway a couple of weekends ago and we put together a short video for […]

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Car Warriors’ 33 Hot Rod Build-Off – April 4th

Posted on April 4th, 2012

Watch Speed Channel on Wednesday, April 4th at 9 PM EST to see a really fun episode of the show Car Warriors. Two Factory Five customer teams built ’33 Hot […]

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Watch MuscleCar TV Episode Now Online

Posted on April 3rd, 2012

Click here to watch the full episode on Powerblock’s website. One of the most exciting episodes we’ve ever done is now available to watch online. The crew at MuscleCar TV did some […]

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An Award Winning Weekend

Posted on April 3rd, 2012

Three big wins this past weekend for FFR and Customers. Factory Five customer Eric Hansen won 1st place at the Del Mar Goodguys show autocross competition on Saturday.  At the […]

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SEMA Magazine Article Discusses New Legislation

Posted on March 30th, 2012

In a recent issue of SEMA News, there is an in depth article about the new legislation updates made in the state of Massachusetts for titling and registering a home-built […]

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Join Us in Charlotte – 2012 Autofair April 19-22

Posted on March 29th, 2012

Big news this year for the Charlotte Autofair!  Factory Five Racing’s big show and event truck will again join Jeff Collins and the boys at Whitby Motorcars in the infield […]

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Factory Five Thanks Sgt. John Haselroth & US Military

Posted on March 29th, 2012

I am proud that Factory Five Racing has always supported the United States Military.  From the earliest days, post 9/11, when our office manager Kerri Kuehne’s husband Brian was deployed […]

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Factory Five Hits the Books

Posted on March 29th, 2012

Coming this July, in time to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the C-car, is D. Brian Smith’s new book How to Build Cobra Kit Cars. Smith is the former editor […]

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1st Quarter Physical Inventory

Posted on March 28th, 2012

Not the most sexy project but absolutely critical to our business is quarterly parts inventory. The crew is working on this big project until the end of this week so […]

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Go on a Factory Five Tour with Paul J.

Posted on March 27th, 2012

The crew from the car enthusiast website bitchinauto.com came by Factory Five on Monday to go on a tour of the Factory Five Racing facility. President Dave Smith took the […]

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MSN Autos Features Customer Built Factory Five Roadster

Posted on March 21st, 2012

MSN Autos writer Charles Plueddeman profiled a Factory Five customer and his Roadster build in an article on their website. It’s a great read and a fun story. Check it […]

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Just Another Good Guy

Posted on March 14th, 2012

FFR Customer Ray McEdwards Makes Us Proud I love telling folks about the amazing people in the FFR community and Ray is one of the best. The other day I […]

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Factory Five Customer’s Four Week Road Trip

Posted on March 14th, 2012

Honey Badger (Scott) visited the GoodGuys car show at West World in Scottsdale, AZ this past weekend where he met up with an FFR owner competing in the autocross! Dennis […]

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The Fisher Family Project

Posted on March 13th, 2012

M3 Roadster Built the Right Way! The other day I got the nicest surprise! I received in the mail a printed, bound book from the fisher family that detailed and […]

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Too Good to be True

Posted on March 13th, 2012

FFR Customer Karen Salvaggio Wins on the Track and Off. If you are in the Factory Five community you will eventually get to know Dr. Karen Salvaggio. Karen is a […]

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5th Annual Huntington Beach Cruise-In

Posted on March 13th, 2012

Join Us April 28th at the Famous Huntington Beach Pier NEW THIS YEAR: LIVE MUSIC VIP GUESTS FROM THE CAST OF SPEED’S CAR WARRIORS MORE AWARDS THE FACTORY FIVE BIG […]

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Brian and Ray Martel Build a Show Winning GTM Covered by the Vancouver Sun

Posted on March 10th, 2012

This father and son team of craftsmen took delivery of their Factory Five GTM in September 2010 and completed the car a few weeks ago.  One of the first Gen […]

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Speedmakers Profiles Factory Five Cars

Posted on March 9th, 2012

Watch Full Episode Right Now Online! Last year Speed Channel’s show, “Speedmakers”, came out to Wareham to shoot some of our cars in action and see the operations up close. […]

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Ownership Change at Factory Five

Posted on March 9th, 2012

Dave Smith Buys All of Company Over the past 15 years I have had the frequent honor of bringing important news of the company to all of you. Recently, I’ve […]

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Factory Five Picture of the Month Winners

Posted on March 6th, 2012

The Winners for February 2012 Have Been Announced The new Factory Five Forum continues to grow as we have passed 6,000 member and over 50,000 posts. As a way of […]

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Customer Ryan W. Runs at Road Atlanta in His Type 65 Coupe

Posted on February 22nd, 2012

Customer Ryan Whittinger too his recently completed Type 65 Coupe to Road Atlanta in GA. He finished his kit a year after he received it. I race with Ryan on […]

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FFR Customer Erik Hansen Builds a Stunning ’33

Posted on February 1st, 2012

Car is First Salvo from New Company ’33 Machine Erik Hansen has earned some impressive bragging rights in a short amount of time. He built a truly beautiful and unique […]

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More Good News from Down Under

Posted on January 25th, 2012

Chris Canning from Component Cars Australia Builds a Beauty Chris Canning and his company Component Cars Australia are our official Australian distributor and he posted photos of his most recent […]

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Factory Five Earns 2011 Editor’s Choice

Posted on January 21st, 2012

Grassroots Motorsports Magazine Top Honors Grassroots Motorsports Magazine is THE hardcore racers magazine of choice. Frankly, it’s one of the best magazines printed today, and I’m not saying that because […]