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Factory Five Customer Charles Roybal’s FFR 4372

Posted on June 8th, 2011

Stunning Black Mk3 Roadster Details and Photos Factory Five customer Charles Roybal posted photos of his completed Mk3 Roadster on The Factory Five Forum. They were so cool, I asked […]


Factory Five/Tech Support Closed Friday

Posted on June 7th, 2011

Crew Prepping for Annual Open House All-Day Friday The warehouse is being cleared for Open House. Factory Five’s phones will be turned off on Friday as the entire staff will […]


The Italian Job

Posted on June 6th, 2011

Customer Agostino Barazza Builds a Beautiful Red Mk2 in Italy Factory Five customer Agostino Barazza sent us this nice picture of his red Mk2 Roadster parked along Como Lake in […]


Canadian Customer Thierry Mount Graduates 6366

Posted on June 5th, 2011

Customer Built Mk3 Roadster Hits the Road in Quebec Factory Five customer Thierry Mount posted these beautiful photos and details of his Factory Five Roadster build on the new Factory […]


2011 Factory Five Open House Awards

Posted on June 4th, 2011

Trophies Arrived at Factory Five for This Weekend’s Show This year’s Robert Feddersen Award Trophy Just wanted to give you guys a quick look at the killer trophies we have […]


2011 Factory Five Open House Sneak Peek

Posted on June 4th, 2011

Big Surprises Planned for 14th Annual Open House We’ve updated our showroom for Open House and added glass doors, flooring, and some very cool new displays. This year’s Open House […]


Big Thanks to SoFast Racing

Posted on June 3rd, 2011

Cool Sign Added to Open House Planning New Shoes, new haircut, new showroom, and a cool new sign (spelled correctly!)…hmm… Open House must be right around the corner. Just wanted […]


Philadelphia Inquirer Profiles Green Grand Prix Winning GTM

Posted on June 2nd, 2011

West Philadelphia High School X-Prize Team Featured in News Article Great moments in engineering don’t always come from multinational corporations with multizillion-dollar budgets. Sometimes the feats come from hardworking young […]


Factory Five GTM Wins Green Grand Prix

Posted on June 1st, 2011

Custom Built FFR Runs Over 100 MPG & Co-Winner with Chevy Volt! You may remember Simon Hauger and his team of high school kids from West Philly High School from […]


Victor Wheeler from Ontario Picks-Up New Mk4

Posted on May 28th, 2011

Canadian Kit Import Procedures Continue to Go Well Factory Five Racing President with Victor Wheeler from Ottawa, Ontario We’ve had very smooth sailing with Canadian import procedures for quite a […]


Final Version of Factory Five-Koni GTM

Posted on May 27th, 2011

Murray Pfaff Designs SEMA GTM for Koni Shocks Left front quarter view. Hey guys, I thought I would share the latest renderings of the Factory Five-Koni GTM being built by […]


Gary Trudeau Builds a Beautiful Mk4

Posted on May 26th, 2011

FFR 4806K Prowls the Streets of Mt. Vernon, IN Dave Smith (left) with customer Gary Trudeau and Dan and Rick from FFR Tech Support. Factory Five customer Gary Trudeau stopped […]


Dan Masterson Shows Off His Patriot Roadster

Posted on May 25th, 2011

FFR 4806K Prowls the Streets of Mt. Vernon, IN I received this nice photo and kind letter from Dan Masterson of Mt. Vernon, Indiana today. He purchased his Factory Five […]


2011 Carlisle Show Report

Posted on May 24th, 2011

Customers Take Center Stage at this Year’s Show The Ohio C-Car Club displayed their 2011 give-a-way car which is a replica of one of the most famous 427s of all […]


Huge Thanks to Very Cool Parts

Posted on May 23rd, 2011

Wayne Presley Surprises Us with a Free Subway Lunch Wayne Presley and I go back a long way, back to 1996 in fact. There isn’t a Factory Five model that […]


Project 818 Design Contest Awards

Posted on May 22nd, 2011

Awards and Categories for the Next Factory Five Announced In addition to the awards previously announced, we have added a number of special categories and judges personal picks to the […]


Name That Caption Contest

Posted on May 21st, 2011

Win About $50 Worth of Factory Five Swag Factory Five President Dave Smith (right) with Rick Skeley (far left) and the crew from SKJ Customs. We are hosting a fun […]


Project 818 Weekly Design Winners and Gallery

Posted on May 20th, 2011

Grassroots Motorsports-Factory Five Racing Design Competition The guys at Grassroots Motorsport select a “Pick of the Week” from the design submissions received each week until June 1st. Being selected as […]


Sneak Peek at Carlisle 2011 Set-up

Posted on May 20th, 2011

FFR Crew is Joined by Customer Cars at this Year’s Replica Nationals The Factory Five crew and cars are set-up at 2011 Carlisle Import and Replica Nationals. This year, we […]


New Wilwood Performance Brakes News

Posted on May 19th, 2011

Demo Parts Arrive a Week Ahead of Regular Shipments We are upgrading the Mk4 Roadster to use the new Wilwood performance brakes (below). These parts will all be on display […]


Crew from SKJ Customs Visits Factory Five

Posted on May 18th, 2011

SEMA Show Car Builders Planning Big Unveil at SEMA 2011 Dave Smith with Rick Sheley (R) and the crew from SKJ Customs Rick Sheley and his guys stopped by Factory […]


25 Hour Endurance Racer at Factory Five

Posted on May 17th, 2011

Team Boothman’s Car Arrives at Factory Five for Upgrades Factory Five’s favorite son Mark Dougherty delivered old #85 yesterday and turned around and made a b-line for Pennsylvania so he […]


California ARB to Hold Workshop Discussing Specially Constructed Vehicles

Posted on May 16th, 2011

Calling All California Custom Car Enthusiasts We have just learned that the Air Resources Board (ARB) in California is considering a concept for certifying crate engines intended for use specifically […]


Meet the 818 Design Competition Judges

Posted on May 15th, 2011

Panel of Experts to Review Submissions and Select Winners We have assembled a diverse group of industry experts who have volunteered to serve as judges for the Factory Five Racing-Grassroots […]


Factory Five Customer Gunter Calzaferri’s Mk4

Posted on May 14th, 2011

Red Factory Five Mk4 Hits the Streets in PA Gunter and Jeri Calzaferri sent us these nice pictures of their completed Mk4 Roadster. It’s cool to see Mk4 version Factory […]