Category: What’s New

And From the "Where Are They Now?" Files…

Dick Smith's Famous #198 CSX3035 Finds New Home [caption id="attachment_1277" align="alignright" width="700" caption="Photo courtesy Modified Mustangs & Fords magazine."][/caption] For many years, before he passed away, Dick Smith was a great supporter and friend of Factory Five Racing and the Factory Five community. Our new Mk4 Roadster carries Dick's famous…Read More

Factory Five Ties Run Deep

Visit from Mad Dog's Dad It has been said that the Factory Five community exists on a lot of different levels. We got to know our webmaster Dave Lindsey, a.k.a Mad Dog, after getting to know his dad Craig who had bought and built his Mk3 Roadster. Mr. Lindsey stopped…Read More

A Thanksgiving Message

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone from the heart of New England where this party got started almost 400 years ago! This year, like so many before it, we pause to give thanks. Thanks for our country, and for our friends and family. Here at Factory Five, it has been a remarkable…Read More

Mike and Justine Souto Return

Factory Five Customers Bearing Gifts are Always Welcome! Mike, and his wife Justine, Souto visited us the other day from Wisconsin. They were here last year at this time as they visit friends in the area each year for Thanksgiving (we know the truth, they come to Factory Five each…Read More

Factory Five's European Distributor Picks Up Speed

The Crew at Hammink Performance Bring in Four More! Hammink Performance, the exclusive Factory Five European Distributor, recently received their latest shipment of Factory Five kits including a Mk4 Roadster, two Challenge Cars, and a Gen 2 GTM as well as one of the last Gen 1 GTM noses. In…Read More

2011 SEMA Show Interviews Posted

New Videos Posted from This Year's SEMA Show Since the team returned from this year's SEMA Show, we've been going through all of the photos and video from the show. We're starting to complete the videos and are now posting them on our YouTube channel. Here's the first one with…Read More


First Mendeola Production Transaxles Ship This has been a very long time coming. About one year ago, we began taking deposits on what was to be about a three month project with the guys from Mendeola Transmissions. Specifically, the project involved an affordable, high horsepower capable transmission for the GTM…Read More

SEMA Show Live

Street Rodder Talks to Factory Five at SEMA 2011 Factory Five Racing President Dave Smith is interviewed by Street Rodder Magazine's Jerry Dixey at the 2011 SEMA Show about the Factory Five '33 Hot Rod. The Hot Rod featured was selected by and NASCAR driver David Ragan as one…Read More

George R.'s '33 Photographed by Steve Temple

Photos of FFR Hot Rod in the Nevada Desert A good friend of mine, Steve Temple, captured FFR customer George R.'s '33 Hot Rod in the Nevada Desert after the 2011 SEMA Show where the car was featured. The car will be at the upcoming Autorama shows car shows across…Read More

Forum Member Jeff K.'s Killer Roadster Pictures

From Online Forum Blogs to Track Pictures, FFR Customer Jeff K. Shares His Stories Factory Five customer Jeff K. from Bloomington, IN is, as he describes, "not a waxer." He drives his cars hard and spends a lot of time on the Factory Five customer forums sharing his experience, expertise,…Read More

Thank You to All of Our Veterans

A Message from the Crew at Factory Five "Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness" is one of the most famous phrases contained in the United States Declaration of Independence. It was signed in 1776 by our country's forefathers, and these rights have not been dishonored in over 200 years…Read More

The Various Looks of a Hot Rod

Customers Build Factory Five Hot Rods in Different Styles One of the best parts of the Factory Five '33 Hot Rod is the various configurations you can have for the exterior. From a coupe with no fenders to a roadster with full fenders, there is no limitations when it comes…Read More

Factory Five Hot Rod Makes Top 10 List

NASCAR Driver Picks FFR '33 for Top 10 at SEMA Over on, NASCAR driver David Ragan, who drives for the #6 Roush-Fenway UPS Ford, posted his Top 10 Cars at SEMA and among the list is the Factory Five '33 Hot Rod! "We figure that by now, you're probably…Read More

Three of a Kind

Three Customers Stop by Factory Five with Their Supercharged FFRs A coupe of weeks ago, we had three supercharged Factory Fives here at shot a quick video with the owners - Henry Renaud, George Robitaille, and Karl Magnussen. The two Hot Rods are currently on display at the 2011 SEMA…Read More

Photos from the 2011 SEMA Show

Factory Fives Featured Heavily at this Year's Show It's that time of year again! The Factory Five crew arrived in Las Vegas the other day and finished preparing for this week's SEMA Show Monday afternoon. Dave Smith has sent us a bunch of spy photos and we'll have more coming…Read More

Gary Hagar's Latest Hot Rod Creation

Photos of Hack Shack's New '33 Build Factory Five customer and Pro-Builder Gary Hagar from Hack Shack Inc, in Arkansas sent us these nice pictures of the 33 that he painted for another customer, Don M. The car is FFR Hot Rod #257. The car was built as a street…Read More

One of the Best Books I Have Ever Read

Bill and Larry's Excellent Adventure in Hardback I received an amazing package in the mail the other day. It was a hard cover book that documented the build of two Factory Five Roadsters done side-by-side by two friends, Bill Grant and Larry Capalbo. When I say, "I love my job!",…Read More

SEMA Preparations in High Gear

Customer Cars Arrive at Factory to Head Out to Vegas The preparations for the 2011 SEMA Show are almost complete and vehicles are at the factory getting ready to be loaded on the Factory Five transport.  We've got some exciting surprises like always for the SEMA Show and customer cars,…Read More