Category: What’s New

Gen 3 Coupe-R Chassis Gallery

Our buddy Dino Petrocelli did some really nice work this week photographing all of our race chassis, and this is the first one he finished: The Gen 3 Type 65 Coupe-R. This year, we decided to change all competition chassis to white powdercoating, keeping the standard chassis black. The Coupe-R…Read More

818R Competition Chassis Gallery

The Factory Five 818R is the competition/race version of our Subaru-powered 818 Sports Car. The chassis is legal for wheel-to-wheel competition in SCCA and NASA races. Competition chassis comes powdercoated in white. Here are some shots of the 818R frame. Click here to view the full gallery. Front 3/4 view shows…Read More

Gen 3 Coupe Serial #001 Photo Gallery

Our favorite studio photographer Dino Petrocelli shot some great images of our latest generation Type 65 Coupe. This car is production #001 of the Gen 3 Series. The car features a 420 HP Ford 5.0L Coyote crate engine, TKO transmission, independent rear suspension, custom 19″ Forgiato wheels, 325/30/19R and 265/30/19F Toyo…Read More

Rad Canadian Rod Rips Mid-11 Second 1/4 Mile

Customer Chris H. from Weyburn, Saskatchewan built this nasty 6.0L Chevy-powered Factory Five ‘33 coupe in his garage. He built the car from the frame up, did the body & paint himself, and now he drives it on the street and takes it to the strip for fun. ”I just…Read More

Gen 3 Coupe Rips Limerock in 56.313 Sec!

Factory Five customer John George's Gen 3 Coupe-R is captured at speed on the famous Limerock track by photographer Mike Woeller. John would end the weekend winning both Saturday and Sunday races with a best lap time of 56.313 seconds! Click here to view the image gallery. Click here to read…Read More

Coupe-R Wins Twice at Limerock!

Factory Five customer John George has been racing his Gen 3 Type 65 Coupe-R to first places finishes all year long, and this past weekend at Limerock Park in Lakeville, CT, he continued his streak running in two races and finishing first in both! John's fastest lap was a 56.313!…Read More

2017 HB Cruise-In Featured in ReinCarNation Magazine!

This year's traditional Huntington Beach Cruise-In was our 10th anniversary, and as such, it was featured prominently in ReinCarNation Magazine by our good friend Steve Temple. Steve writes for the magazine, and has been a fixture in the replica industry since the 90s. The magazine is the only one that…Read More

818R: Race Car to Rock Star!

A while back, customer Ron Ewerth and his sleek black 818R was featured in an issue of S3 Magazine. Ron has been racing his 818R and getting some great attention. Ron reports that he has been racing with Maxxis tires on and off since 2006 in his drifting program. Since he already…Read More

Snap-On Gen 3 Coupe Build Airs July 20!

Last March, we built an all-new Gen 3 Coupe with the crew from Snap-On Tools here at Factory Five. The build was for a TV show highlighting our new Coupe and Ford's awesome new 5.2L Aluminator 52XS 580 HP crate engine based on the Voodoo engine, but with a conventional…Read More

Let the FE Freedom Ring!

Factory Five customer Al Adkins (call sign RacerAl on The Factory Five Forum) from Stoneville, NC built his Mk4 Roadster starting with our complete kit and installed a powerful 445 stroked FE with Blue Thunder heads and intake, and a TKO 600 transmission. Whitby Motorcars painted his body. Al also…Read More

Join Us at the 2017 Syracuse Nationals

The Factory Five crew is traveling to Syracuse, NY for the 2017 Right Coast Nationals car show. This year, Factory Five Techs Dan Golub and Jay Kravitz will be at the show in the Factory Five booth with the new Gen 3 Type 65 Coupe and our '33 Hot Rod along with…Read More

Factory Five 818 Wins Skidpad Challenge!

Factory Five customer and hot-shoe driver Wayne Presley drove the Factory Five 818R to a 1st Place finish in the Unlimited Class at the 2017 Grassroots Motorsports Mitty event held at Road Atlanta! This is Wayne's second recent impressive finish as he ran a very fast 1:59.900 lap to finish…Read More

Respect. Sergeant Brandon F. USAF Honors Us All

United States Air Force Technical Sergeant Brandon F. from Abilene, TX sent us this flag that was flown across the skies of Afghanistan on May 11th, 2017 on a combat mission supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel on board a C-130J assigned to the 774 Expeditionary Air Lift Squadron. The mission was…Read More

2017 Barrett-Jackson Northeast

The 2017 Barrett-Jackson Northeast show was the second time the famous auction was held at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT, and Factory Five has attended both times. Similar to the Barrett-Jackson event earlier this year in Scottsdale, AZ, we had two displays: one with our show cars and the other…Read More