Category: What’s New

Factory Five Picture of the Month Winners

The Winners for February 2012 Have Been Announced The new Factory Five Forum continues to grow as we have passed 6,000 member and over 50,000 posts. As a way of saying thank you, and rewarding the community, Factory Five sponsors a monthly "Picture of the Month" contest. Each Factory Five…Read More

FFR Customer Erik Hansen Builds a Stunning '33

Car is First Salvo from New Company '33 Machine Erik Hansen has earned some impressive bragging rights in a short amount of time. He built a truly beautiful and unique '33 street machine and also served as a team member on the west coast crew of an upcoming episode of…Read More

More Good News from Down Under

Chris Canning from Component Cars Australia Builds a Beauty Chris Canning and his company Component Cars Australia are our official Australian distributor and he posted photos of his most recent creation on The Factory Five Forum. We just sent an ocean crate with four more Factory Fives headed down under.…Read More

Factory Five Earns 2011 Editor's Choice

Grassroots Motorsports Magazine Top Honors Grassroots Motorsports Magazine is THE hardcore racers magazine of choice. Frankly, it's one of the best magazines printed today, and I'm not saying that because the editor's just gave us a 2011 Editor's Choice Award. Pick up the Feb 2012 issue (on newsstands now) to…Read More

A New Father-Son Build Begins

Tom and Nate Get an Early Mk4 Christmas Present Tom and Nate Wilson picked up their Mk4 Roadster this afternoon with their friend Tobey. "I haven't been able to sleep for the past 4 days," Tom said to Dave Smith describing how excited he was to begin building the Roadster…Read More

Grassroots Motorsports Delivers Great December Issue

Tim Suddard and Gang Continue to Lead Amateur Racers The December issue of Grassroots Motorsports sets another high watermark for the magazine with some great articles and features. [caption id="attachment_974" align="alignnone" width="675" caption="Coverage of the 2011 NASA Nationals was excellent and extensive."][/caption] The December issue includes coverage of the 2011…Read More

Three Cool New Videos

From the Track to the Back Roads of New Hampshire In the last few weeks, we've received some fun in-car videos. One is from customer Gary Cheney driving the KONI Shock SEMA GTM video. Another is from Team PDG and their GTM running at the 25 Hours of Thunderhill. And…Read More

Factory Five Customer Bill N. Wins Big

Best in Show - Holly LS Fest 2011 [caption id="attachment_990" align="alignnone" width="675" caption="Photo courtesy Popular Hot Rodding Magazine"][/caption] You may remember Bill Noeth and his beautiful LS powered GTM from Open House 2011 where he won Best in Show and Most Innovative Improvement at Factory Five's Open House/Rain Fest 2011.…Read More

Great Year End Issue of Kit Car Builder Magazine

Jim Youngs Produces a Winner [caption id="attachment_982" align="alignnone" width="675" caption="This month's issue of Kit Car Builder features a nice article of the Coyote 5.0L powered Factory Five Mk4."][/caption]   Jim Youngs, editor of Kit Car Builder Magazine, has been a leader in the kit car business for more than 25…Read More

Factory Five Customer Jim Clark Grabs Some Press

2012 Snap-on Calendar and Newspaper Article I got this cool package in the mail with a copy of the 2012 Snap-on calendar from customer Jim Clark. Among the many featured cars is his beautiful red and grey Mk3 Roadster. Almost as good is the accompanying newspaper article from his local…Read More

Koni Shock Technical Alert

Official KONI Shock Recall Notice I wanted to take a moment to let you guys know about a potentially serious matter that requires your immediate attention. Recently we received a report from a customer regarding a KONI shock absorber that had failed. This is the only incident of a broken…Read More

Gary at H.A.C.K. Shack Inc. Raises the '33 Bar

Gary Hagar and Company Build a Stunner We just got these photos of Gary Hagar's most recent Factory Five creation. Gary has been profiled on Spike TV's Powerblock and has built some very high-end Factory Fives. He is an authorized DuPont/Hot Hues Refinish facility and he is also ASE certified.…Read More

Heroics and Drama at the 25 Hours

GTM Nets Highest Finish Ever at 25 Hours and Team Thunder Valley Racing Overcomes Roll-Over Crash in Type 65 Coupe! [caption id="attachment_1245" align="alignright" width="400" caption="Tearm Mercer wins for third year in a row."][/caption] It was definitely the most dramatic 25 Hours of Thunderhill of the nine years since we've been…Read More

The Story of All of Us

Gregg Eichler and The Factory Five Community How we choose to spend the time we have is at the very core of the Factory Five community. I met Gregg Eichler in July of 2002 when he was on his honeymoon with his new wife, Marianne. I wrote a post called…Read More

Four Factory Five Teams Attack Thunderhill

FFR Cars Compete in Both 25 Hour and 6 Hour Endurance Races This year, four teams are competing in Factory Five cars at the annual 25 Hours of Thunderhill endurance race in Northern California. Returning for the 5th time overall is Former West Coast challenge series champion and current Endurance…Read More

Back to Business at Factory Five

The FFR Crew Return from Thanksgiving Break The crew are all back from the long 4-day Thanksgiving Holiday (too much pie...). We are banging out all of the Black Friday specials in shipping and building cars for the holiday season. Thanks for the support! Dave Smith President [caption id="attachment_2142" align="alignnone"…Read More

Great GTM Photos and Video from Germany

German News Magazine Tests GTM German test driver Patrick Simon test drives the CCG Custom built GTM in Germany. The website Motorvision has a video in German, but trust me, it's almost better that way! Great track footage, great driving shots, and hilarious expressions from the test driver as he…Read More