Category: What’s New

John P.’s Factory Five Mk3 Roadster

John Petri an Untied States Marine Corps veteran has been following Factory Five Racing for many years and always dreamed of owning a Roadster. Being a disabled veteran and with his current career he feared that he would not be able to complete a build. To not let summers pass…Read More

Tom L.’s Type 65 Coupe R

Tom Leeming took delivery of his Factory Five Type 65 Coupe R on November of 2018 and completed the build on April of 2019, 100% in-house at VRacing, ready to race. Including testing and tuning, Tom has done 185+ track session races sanctioned by SOVREN, VARA, RMVR, NASA, and SCCA.…Read More

December POM Winner Art Q.

Congratulations Customer Art Q. (aquillen on the Factory Five Forum) on December Picture of the Month. This stunning photo was taken at Meadow Lake Wind Farm, Northwest Indiana. There are over 400 turbines in this group, spread over 3 counties. According to Art, the conditions were lucky at midday. While…Read More

Factory Five Holiday Sales

Here you will find sales on fun gifts from Factory Five Racing - updated with new products daily now through December 31st. Please enjoy referencing this page while holiday shopping for the car-lovers in your life, or for yourself! Holiday Sales: Factory Five RC '33 Hot Rod Factory Five RC…Read More

Factory Five Charity Car Auctioned on Bring a Trailer

Factory Five is proud to support some very important charities throughout the year. Our work on behalf of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and our work supporting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is now joined by supporting the Austin Hatcher Foundation. Last year, two Factory Five cars built by the foundation…Read More

2022 St. Jude Mk4 Charity Build

Visit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN and you will become a life long supporter of these amazing people who bring hope to so many parents of children with cancer. We began supporting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital annually by donating a kit to the Pilots of FedEx…Read More

Building the Factory Five Brand in the UK

Congratulations to Dan Walsh and his team at Tech-Autos on their feature in popular British magazine TKC (Track Kit Custom) this fall. TKC was taken for a ride in Dan’s Factory Five Type 65 Coupe. A glimpse into how the ride went reads, “Personally, I love it. The seats are…Read More

November POM Winner Customer Les R.

Congratulations to customer Les R. (@Mrallsport32 on the Factory Five Forum) from Cotati, California on winning November Picture of the Month on The Factory Five Forum with his '33 Hot Rod. Les's Hot Rod is number #1121. The incredible shots below were taken in Sonoma County, California at a winery…Read More

MotorTrend on NEW Factory Five XT1

Great article from MotorTrend on the new Factory Five Extreme Truck. “Who doesn't want to take their Ford F-150 and turn it into a prerunner or homebrew Raptor beater? Fun as that idea is, most people lack the equipment or fabrication skills to make a proper chassis and modifications for…Read More

Customer Justin S.’s Mk4 Roadster

Justin S.’s Mk4 Roadster was built 100% by Justin, his brother and father in his garage. When it came time to do bodywork and paint, they built a temporary paint booth around the car! His Mk4 has IRS, Wilwood 6 piston brakes, Dart 351W engine stroked to 427 with AFR…Read More

Customer Dan Hall’s Mk2 Roadster

Customer Dan Hall competed and won the drag racing portion of his event at Holley Ford Festival in Bowling Green, KY. He entered The Grand Champion competition which consists of two days of Autocross, 6 runs down the quarter mile drag strip and 3S challenge on Sunday. All three events…Read More

Customer Keith Henline’s Type 65 Coupe

In line with the numbers on his car, Customer Keith Henline built his Type 65 Coupe when he was 74 and finished his build at age 76. A first time builder, he had “never done anything like this before”. For a first time builder he says he was able to…Read More

Wilwood Disc Brakes Tech Update – October 2023

We just received a notice from Wilwood Brakes that there may have been some missing caliper inlet fittings from Wilwood brake kits for front brakes and IRS rear brakes. Here is the notice: From Wilwood Brakes: "We just discovered that hose kit 220-12092, we may have included the wrong caliper inlet…Read More

Customer Todd Handzlik Graduates Mk4 Roadster

Todd Handzlik's build book has come to an end. "Minus the final alignment and installation of the wheel spinners (this coming week), my roadster build is complete. I actually got a bit emotional while cleaning up from adding the front splash guards (essentially my last step in the process).  I'll…Read More

Patrick Bashor Graduates MKIV Roadster Build

Congratulations to Patrick Bashor on finishing his Factory Five MkIV Roadster complete kit powered by a 347 small block Ford engine, with IRS option and 18” bronze sunburst wheels.  From Patrick, “The story of the build is similar to a lot of guys except I was on a time crunch.…Read More

Hart Kelley Graduates MKIV Roadster

Hart Kelley says, “Owning a Roadster has been a must have since it raced at the 12 hours of Sebring when I was in high school. A lot of years past, and a lot of miles in the air as an airline pilot, until I was able to retire and…Read More

Men’s Journal

Factory Five was featured in the Men's Journal article Style & Design 2023: Hot New Gear You Need in Your Life. Men’s Journal editors and contributors picked the latest gear that will "improve your life in the year ahead—and look good doing it." From the article, “We brought a professional business…Read More

Pilot Bobby Rommo’s ’33 Hot Rod

This P51 airplane looks better with Pilot Bobby Rommo's Factory Five Hot Rod next to it! Bobby owns a Gen 1 ’33 Hot Rod with a 6.2L V8, and 6-speed manual, (LS3/T56). The paint color is Watkins Glen Metallic with PPG's matte clear coat and red powder coated control arms. …Read More