Category: What’s New

Welcome Customer Shawn D. to FFR Tech!

I am proud to welcome Shawn Doucette to the Tech Support team here at Factory Five Racing! Shawn is a longstanding member of the FFR community, and built his own Mk3.1 Roadster in 2008. His forum handle on The Factory Five Forum is BTTFMk3. He starts in a few weeks,…Read More

Factory Five Earns RCN Drivers’ Choice Award!

Factory Five Racing has been awarded the 2020 Driver's Choice Award from Rare Car Network in the D.I.Y. Build Packages category! The category featured a dozen different companies offering everything from exos to classic replicas. Brad Bisnette from Rare Car Network with Dave Smith. Factory Five was awarded the “Driver’s…Read More

Art Q. Graduates His 818C Build!

Factory Five customer Art Q. from Indiana had been dreaming about building his own car since the 1960s. When he saw the 818 the other year, he knew that was the car he wanted to build. Art was looking for a project that allowed him to design and fabricate extras,…Read More

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 - www.factoryfiveparts.com. Watch the above video where Dave Smith and Tony Zullo discuss these new options. Carbon Fiber Roadster Dash…Read More