Category: What’s New

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

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