Category: What’s New

ReinCarNation Magazine Details New Gen 3 Coupe

The crew at ReinCarNation did an excellent job covering the all-new Gen 3 Factory Five Type 65 Coupe and R-Type Coupe chassis. Ever since the magazine resurrected the venerable Car Builder Magazine (which was Kit Car Builder by Steve Temple), we have seen a steady stream of high-quality features from…Read More

Factory Five Customer Michael B. Builds a Beauty!

I met Factory Five customer Michael B. (a.k.a. The Stig on The Factory Five Forum) quite a while ago down in Charlotte, NC at a customer cruise-in event. At the time, he was at the beginning of building his GTM which he had purchased partially assembled from another customer. Over the years,…Read More

New Gen 3 Coupe: Fast Out of the Box

As you know, the new Factory Five Gen 3 Coupe began production in January, and one of the first of these Coupes made its debut on the track at Virginia International Raceway. Factory Five customer John George was selected to be a beta builder of the new Coupe, and in this…Read More

Krueger Tuned Racing Rocks New Front!

Shortly after the launch of the all-new Gen 3 Coupe, we have begun developing additional parts to compliment this exciting new car. Right now we are focusing on aero parts as this new Coupe chassis and body promise much improved aerodynamics over the Cobra replicas. The first part out of…Read More

Hot Rod Magazine Profiles Gen 3 Coupe

Hot Rod Magazine online profiles the all-new Gen 3 Daytona Coupe replica! Hot Rod's Brandon Gillogly did some awesome camera work as we drove in the California high desert. Hot Rod Magazine's online section has a good overview article with a larger one coming out in the print magazine in…Read More

All-New Gen 3 Coupe Photo Gallery

This year, we launched our all-new Gen 3 Daytona Coupe replica! Our favorite east coast studio photographer Dino Petrocelli took these beautiful shots of the car after it returned from tuning at Edlebrock in southern California. Thanks for the great shots, Dino! Click here to view the full gallery. Click here…Read More

Factory Five GTM Race Car Feature

For 22 years, we've been racing Factory Fives and we don't have much company on the track from other replica companies. Most replicas are better off avoiding race days and wheel-to-wheel competition. Not so with Factory Five as we build race-capable cars and prove them every day on the track.…Read More

Customer Paul B.’s Mk4 Wins Big at Detroit Autorama

Congratulations to Factory Five customer Paul B. from Lake Orion, MI on being awarded 1st Place in the "Homebuilt Sport" class at the 2017 Detroit Autorama with their 20th Anniversary Special Edition Mk4 Roadster! Paul (center) with his wife Sharon and Ken their son. Paul had previously won big at…Read More

Join Us for Moochfest, Saturday February 18th!

The annual winter tradition of Moochfest is back!  It was only 14 years ago that I found myself hanging out on a Saturday morning with a handful of Factory Five customers when someone mentioned that it was Valentine's Day and here we were talking cars.  I guess since I was hosting,…Read More

From Bucharest with Love!

Factory Fives are being built all around the world! Here's a great story from Bucharest, Romania. Factory Five Tudor Vicol called the Factory Five Build School in November of 2009 and reserved a place in the next class. Tudor is an automotive engineer, and he knew the FFR chassis was…Read More

68th Annual Grand National Roadster Show Report

I travelled out west to attend the Grand National Roadster Show in Pomona, CA. The Factory Five crew was mostly unavailable following the previous week's Barrett-Jackson Show, so I asked some customers to help with our booth. The 3-day show had beautiful weather, sunny and mild with good crowds every day.…Read More

Customer Bob B.’s Beautiful Build!

I met Factory Five customer Bob Boyce when he picked up his Mk4 Roadster last winter (a year ago). Super guy, and like a lot of Factory Five customers, still waters run deep. Turns out Bob is quite a talented guy and in less than a year, he turned our…Read More

S3 Magazine Profiles 818R

Huge congratulations to customer Ron Ewerth of Hiawassee, GA as his highly customized Factory Five 818R was featured in this month's S3 Magazine, issue 41. Ron built his 818R using a 2004 Subaru WRX, but upgraded the engine to the Japanese STi 2.0L EJ207. Even though its an R version…Read More

Barrett-Jackson 2017 Photos & Wrap-Up Report

The 2017 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale event is now in the history books. This year was the first time we've been to Barrett-Jackson since 1997! We plan on making this an annual event. The weather was a mix of beautiful and miserable. The team did an outstanding job answering customer questions and…Read More

Gen 3 Type R Coupe Built for Racer Chick

Gen 3 Coupe production continues to ramp up.  There have been a few delays, but the project is storming ahead at record pace and it is the best new product launch in our history. Yesterday, Dave Pohli and George Daulton from the Ohio Cobra Club were here at Factory Five Racing…Read More

Factory Five’s Show Strong at Barrett-Jackson

While our crew is working hard building a steel body '33 Hot Rod at the show and manning the Factory Five show truck, customer cars are heading across the block at the Barrett-Jackson auction this year. We even have a customer Hot Rod being auctioned across town at the Russo…Read More