Category: What’s New

21st Season Driving!

Celebrating good driving weather with customer John Mackay’s 21st season driving his Roadster. John says his trip to the Olympic Park “is a nice day's drive at just over 300 miles.” In regards to his car he says, “using coil-overs and 6-piston Baer brake calipers in all four corners as…Read More

Kevin Heneghan’s Factory Five MkIV Roadster

Kevin Heneghan’s Factory Five MKIV Roadster was recently featured on his home town of Morgan Hill, California’s 4th of July Festival social media. It’s an early MKIV received in January 2012, and took him 3 years to build. Kevin started his build when his oldest was 14, with “lots of…Read More

Jamie O’Pelt’s Cowboy-themed ’33 Hot Rod

Growing up Jamie O'Pelt was the first one in his household to fix something when it broke. He has been in the Metal Fabrication Industry for nearly thirty years now. In pursuit of a fun and unique project, he researched some build projects. Although a Personal Helicopter or Hovercraft were…Read More

Factory Fives Racing in Europe 

“Your cars have great potential and are not too difficult to make really fast.” Robert Schwaiger from KRT Custom Speed has been running a Factory Five Type 65 Coupe-R and Challenge Car racing in Europe. He says, “the car developed well and we are pretty much at the lap times…Read More

Factory Five at Mass Cruisers Car Show

The Tech Team took some deserved time off yesterday afternoon to head up to the Mass Cruisers car show at Patriot Place. Jeff, Mike, and Keith were joined by Riley, (from Welding). The weather was perfect at 70 degrees with clear blue skies! The team brought three cars to the…Read More

Factory Five Family: Ayala Edition Sunset Proposal in the FFR MkIII Video Six years ago customer Jon Ayala planned a surprise proposal to his now wife, Elisa at the end of a sunset drive in a Factory Five MkIII Roadster. The couple pulled up to a finish line setup surrounded by friends and family.…Read More

Changes to 2022 Event Schedule

While the bulk of our 2022 show and event plan is unchanged, we have had to make the very difficult decision to cancel our annual Huntington Beach Cruise-in, scheduled for this April 30, 2022. I met with the town of Huntington Beach last week to review the plan for this…Read More

Factory Fives Set Records at Mecum 2022

This week, Factory Fives set new records for auction prices of customer-built cars. The Mecum auto auction in Kissimmee, FL offered three Factory Five Roadsters (one Mk3 and two Mk4s), and a very well-built Type 65 Coupe. The Roadsters sold for between $74,800 and $110,000. The Coupe for $121,000! Check…Read More

Factory Five-Traxxas R/C Hot Rod & Truck Now Available!

Building a Factory Five? Check out these cool Factory Five Remote Control '35 Hot Rod Trucks and '33 Hot Rods! They are 1/10 scale Traxxas brand RC cars with speed up to 30+mph (50+kph). It comes fully assembled, with a TQ™ 2.4GHz Radio System, XL-5® Electronic Speed Control, Titan® 12T 550 motor. This model is…Read More

Customer Chris L.’s Hot Rod & Pedal Car

Customer Chris L. from South Plainfield, NJ shared photos of the Factory Five '33 Hot Rod that he completed in 2018. Just recently, he built a matching pedal car for his 2-year-old son, Donovan. Congratulations Chris on a beautiful build, and when Donovan gets a bit older, we have an…Read More

Factory Fives at SEMA 2021

If the old expression, "Seven gets you to Heaven" applies, then Factory Five is on its way with seven customer cars prominently displayed at this year's SEMA Show! For the first time is 25 years, we were unable to attend the show, but our customers have made us proud! Here…Read More

An Update from Factory Five on Our Power Loss

Update - October 29, 2021 - 9:35 FFR is still without full power, and Eversource says it will be up Saturday night. We hope to return to regular operations on Monday, November 1st. We're staying on top of emails as best we can. Please send your questions to us at…Read More