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New & Improved Type 65 Coupe

Posted on March 26th, 2011

Designed Improved in 2nd Generation – UPDATED! We’ve revised our Type 65 Coupe for the first time in 10 years. The changes we made are designed to make the car […]


Installation Instructions: GTM Gen 2 Diffuser

Posted on March 25th, 2011

Background: Customers have reported difficulty installing the carbon fiber diffuser on the new Gen 2 GTM. This diffuser is shaped slightly differently than the Gen 1 diffuser and mounts lower. […]


Spring Fever Hits Factory Five

Posted on March 18th, 2011

Closing Early on Friday, March 18th for a Long Weekend It’s almost 70 degrees on this Friday afternoon, and spring fever has hit hard after the winter we’ve had. Dave […]


Adams Automotive Works Build Dream Car

Posted on March 17th, 2011

Customer Gary Adams Writes to Share His Stoke for His Mk3 Everyday, when going through the mail and shuffling through car magazines and bills, we come across a letter from […]


The Next Factory Five – Project 818

Posted on March 16th, 2011

All-New “World Platform” Factory Five Design Based on tough Subaru WRX running gear, Factory Five’s next car has been in development for almost a year. With a space frame designed […]


Factory Five on Speed Channel

Posted on March 15th, 2011

Speed Makers Profiles Guys Who Build Speed Broadcast Dates: Thursday, March 24 at 8 PM and 11 PM EST Friday, March 25 at 8 AM Friday, April 8 at 10 […]


The Original “California Kid”

Posted on March 13th, 2011

SEMA Magazine Takes a Look Back SEMA News, March 2011 This month’s March issue of SEMA News has a really cool look back article on the original California Kid Hot […]


New Rear Exit Exhaust for ’33 Hot Rod

Posted on March 9th, 2011

New Exhaust System In Stock The Factory Five ’33 Hot Rod comes with a standard polished stainless steel mufflers and exhaust system. Downstream of the muffler, the exhaust has a […]


Towards SEMA 2011

Posted on March 7th, 2011

Factory Five-Koni Shocks Gen 2 GTM Being Built We’re already busy in the advanced planning stages of the 2011 SEMA Show and one car that will be a show stopper […]


Factory Five Gen 2 GTM Featured

Posted on March 6th, 2011

Kit Car Builder Magazine Profiles Lastest FFR GTM The April 2011 issue of Kit Car Builder magazine arrived with a pleasant surprise of our Gen 2 GTM on the coverand […]


Cruisin’ Style Magazine Profiles Factory Five

Posted on March 5th, 2011

Performance Automotive’s Daytona Customer Event The February 2011 issue of Cruisin’ Style magazine has a nice feature on the customers who attended the 2010 Turkey Rod Run at Daytona last […]


Tasca Ford “Drop-In” Engine Packages

Posted on March 4th, 2011

Running Engine/Transmission Assemblies Ready to Drive The crew at Tasca Ford’s Mod Shop have launched three engine packages, but these are more than just engine packages.  They are drop-in, ready […]

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Help Design the Next Factory Five!

Posted on March 2nd, 2011

First Place Wins $5,000 in FFR-GRM Body Design Competition Factory Five Racing is giving you the opportunity to join the ranks of automotive artists like Giugiaro Bertone and Pininfarina with […]


Body Design Competition

Posted on February 28th, 2011

Help Design the Next Factory Five with Grassroots Motorsports Concept drawing by Murray Pfaff at PfaffDesigns.com Body Design Competition Starts March 1st The base dimensions, running gear, and chassis/suspensions work […]


The Next Factory Five Car

Posted on February 27th, 2011

Factory Five Designs New Mid-Engine Sports Car Based on tough Subaru WRX running gear, Factory Five’s next car has been in development for almost a year.  With a space frame […]


Back to the Grind After Winter Open House

Posted on February 15th, 2011

Photos from Around FFR The dust has settled after our big Winter Open House and the crew is getting back to work. It’s fun seeing the parts start rolling in […]


Five Factory Five Surprises

Posted on February 14th, 2011

Winter Open House “Moochfest” News I am pleased to bring you news of some fun projects that we’ve been working on here at Factory Five. If you are attending the […]


2011 Winter Open House, “Moochfest,” Report

Posted on February 14th, 2011

Big Crowds Come to Wareham for Winter Open House Factory Five stalwarts John George and Rob Baker (driving) hardcore. My tech support manager Jason Lavigne said it best, “I think […]


Join the New Factory Five Forum

Posted on February 12th, 2011

As part of a major effort to better connect with our customers, suppliers, and vendors, we have sponsored an all-new online discussion forum.  Many Factory Five customers are helping with […]


The Road Ahead for 2011

Posted on February 11th, 2011

By David Smith, President Two years ago it seemed as though the world was going to end. The reports from the media predicted an economic depression akin to the 1930’s. […]


Mechanix Illustrated Lists America’s Three Greatest Sports Cars…in 1965

Posted on February 5th, 2011

Customer Chris Kowaleski Sends in June 1965 Issue We get a lot of interesting mail from our customers and Chris Kowaleski sent us something that we think you all will […]


15 Year Anniversary Special Edition Mk4 Sold Out

Posted on February 2nd, 2011

We are pleased to report that all of the Special Edition Mk4 cars have been sold.  Production begins shortly on these very special Factory Fives and I wanted to send […]


Factory Five Takes on California Mudslide

Posted on January 30th, 2011

Customer David Stokes’ Mk3 Roadster Goes Four Wheelin’ We got these cool images from Factory Five customer David Stokes whose Mk3 was caught in a torrential rain storm and canyon […]


Images from January 27 Northeast Snow Storm

Posted on January 29th, 2011

Factory Five is Operational Through the Storm Yet another Nor’Easter hit us over night delivering 8-10″ of snow on top of the last two storms. This kind of snow fall […]


Street Rodder Road Tour News

Posted on January 29th, 2011

Factory Five Sponsors 2011 Road Tour Check out this month’s Street Rodder Magazine for coverage of the 2010 Road Tour. The Factory Five leg of the tour began here in […]