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2011 Factory Five Open House Report

Posted on June 14th, 2011

Wild Weather Challenges Hardcore Factory Five Faithful The 2011 Factory Five Racing Open House will be remembered for being the first Open House in 14 years to be held in […]


Factory Five Australia News

Posted on June 13th, 2011

Chris Canning from Component Cars Australia Visits FFR Factory Five President Dave Smith and exclusive Australian Distributor Chris Canning Chris Canning from Component Cars Australia, our new exclusive distributor in […]


Karen Salvaggio Receives 2011 Robert Feddersen Award

Posted on June 12th, 2011

Award Presented at Open House by Customer Randy Jones and FFR President Dave Smith Factory Five customer and Challenge Series racer Dr. Karen Salvaggio earned this year’s Robert Feddersen Award […]


Back to Work at Factory Five

Posted on June 11th, 2011

Factory Five Crew Back to Full Speed After 14th Annual Open House I walked around this morning and was amazed how fast the crew was able to put things back […]


Project 818 Design Contest Winners

Posted on June 10th, 2011

Award Winners for Factory Five-Grassroots Motorsports Contest We are proud to announce the winners of the Factory Five Racing-Grassroots Motorsports 818 Design Competition. We would like to thank all of […]


Finishing Touches for Factory Five Open House

Posted on June 9th, 2011

Showroom Final Prep, Made in the U.S.A. Showroom is ready for Open House…what’s under the cover? We’ve made some significant upgrades to the building and showroom in preparation for your […]


Factory Fives Make Long Distance Trip to Open House

Posted on June 9th, 2011

Customers from Texas, Alabama, and Missouri Meet Up with Kentucky C-Car Club En Route to Wareham The Kentucky C-Car club hosted a group of Factory Five guys on a long […]


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 […]