Category: What’s New

Factory Five-KONI GTM Photo Gallery

Sneak Peek Before the Car Leaves for the 2011 SEMA Show Factory Five Racing will have one of our Gen 2 GTMs featured in the KONI Shocks booth at the 2011 SEMA Show in just a couple of weeks. Built by FFR customer Gary C., here are some photos of…Read More

Factory Five and HP Still Going Strong

We use SolidWorks software in engineering and new product development and we use HP computers to run this math intensive software. Here's an old promo video that the guys at HP did some years back when we first started working with them. As you can tell, this is where our…Read More

FFR Challenge Car Wins on the Track and at Shows

[caption id="attachment_4466" align="alignright" width="211" caption="Factory Five customer Gary Green"][/caption] Factory Five customer Gary Green from Detroit, MI recently took his Challenge Car to the Michigan International Speedway for a Concourse deElegance track day. He sent use a link to a YouTube video saying: "After some SPF GT 40 intro stuff…Read More

160 MPG Factory Five GTM!

Details: Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Innovation Award Winner The November 2011 issue of Popular Mechanics includes a front page blurb that states: "The 160 MPG built by high school students!" And inside is a feature on the TDI-powered GTM hyper mileage car built by the kids at West Philly High School…Read More

Factory Five Challenge Cars Run at Road America

Pictures and In-Car Video with FFR Challenge Racer John George Factory Five Challenge Series driver John George got a chance to drive Greg Wellinghoff's silver Challenge Car at Road America on October 8th and 9th. John ran with other Challenge Series Cars and Factory Fives and sent us these nice…Read More

Kudos to Factory Five Tech Dan Golub

Taking Customer Service to the Extreme This weekend was a busy one for Factory Five. While most folks are enjoying the Columbus Day weekend, the crew at Factory Five were spread around the country working hard. None more than our own Dan Golub who worked here on Saturday doing tours.…Read More

FFR Customer Built '33 Runs a 12.28 @ 109 MPH

Customer Mark F. Posts Videos from the Dragstrip If you haven't been visiting the Factory Five Forum, you might be missing some of the great stories that customers have been sharing on a daily basis. Customer Mark Fettback from Langley, British Columbia recently posted to fantastic videos from his recent…Read More

Factory Five-Koni GTM Spy Shots

Preview of Factory Five SEMA Car Many of you have followed the progress of Factory Five customer Gary Cheney as he builds his third (YES!) GTM, this one destined for the 2011 SEMA Show. We got a chance to check it out close-up as it is heading down to the…Read More

Technology Behind the New 818

SolidWorks' "Let's Go Design" and More I can't help but crow about the technology behind the development of the 818. A lot of people brag about CAD stuff, but thanks to our very special relationship with Jeremy and the guys at SolidWorks, we have access to software and applications that…Read More

Factory Five Customer Jim L. Completes FFR6614

"The Best Thing I Have Done in Years" Factory Five customer Jim L. from Kalama, WA has recently completed building his Factory Five Mk3 Roadster, FFR6614. "...wish to thank you for the project and the help," wrote Jim. "The best thing I have done in years!" Congratulations on a great…Read More

Casting Call for Car Warriors!

Factory Five Racing Episode Needs Customers   I have some exciting news to announce. We will be working with the Speed Channel Show Car Warriors on a new show where two teams will be building side-by-side Factory Five '33 Hot Rods and YOU are invited to be on the build…Read More

NSRA's StreetScene Magazine Profiles Hot Rod Build School

FFR Customer Jim Stocke Chronicles Build School Experience in September 2011 Issue of StreetScene The National Street Rod Association is the largest street rodding club in the world and their monthly magazine, Street Scene, is one of the oldest news monthlies in the industry. NSRA reporter and now FFR customer…Read More