Category: What’s New

Factory Five Racing Parts Catalog Upgrade

Here's a sneak peak of the updated FFR parts catalog. You may have noticed the last few days we've been having some technical problems with our parts catalog. We apologize for the inconvenience as we are in the middle of a parts catalog upgrade. At this point, everything should be…Read More

Factory Five Wins AHA Good Manufacturing Award

[caption id="attachment_3665" align="alignnone" width="694" caption="Factory Five wins Association of Handbuilt Automobiles GMP Award for third year!"][/caption] We've been attending the west coast's largest handbuilt automotive show since 1996. The AHA (Association of Handbuilt Automobiles) hosts hundreds of customs at their annual show in Pomona, CA. In 2004, and again in…Read More

Automotive Icon Carroll Shelby Dies at 89

Last Friday morning I learned of the passing of Carroll Shelby. I immediately posted the news to our Factory Five Forums and community. For the first time in a long long time I was without words. While I have fought Carroll for years, with all my effort in court over…Read More

Factory Five Supports SEMA-Washington, DC Rally

Factory Five Racing, along with SEMA member companies like Autometer Gauges, Banks Engineering, Cooker Tires, and others, gathered this week in our nation's capital to represent pending legislation to our senators and congressmen. The 2012 SEMA Rally had companies display their products in the lobby of the Rayburn Congressional Office…Read More

Cajun Chris Visits Factory Five

Chris Gaudet from Louisiana Makes the Trek to Wareham There is an autocross tomorrow at Fort Devens so I figured I would take the Mk4 out on a shake down to make sure it's ready. We have a new master cylinder on the car, so I decided to do some…Read More

Studio Photos of Nate Johnson's '33 Hot Rod

Factory Five Racing Operations Manager Nate Johnson built this '33 Hot Rod for his dad. The car is powered by a fuel-injected Ford Racing 302 GT-40 engine producing 340 HP. Nate built the car as a street car so it is equipped with an optional removable soft top. The car…Read More

Honey Badger Delivers GTM to Customer Ben S.

Factory Five's Scott "Honey Badger" Bell is on his way across the country, heading towards Huntington Beach in the Factory Five big rig...and along the way, he is delivering a few customer kits. One of those is to Ben Struss from Arlington, TX. Ben ordered a GTM and Scott delivered…Read More

Busy Weekend for Factory Five

East coast or west coast, we’ve got you covered. It’s going to be a busy weekend for Factory Five fans on both coasts. East Coast: On Saturday, April 28th, we are hosting the Ferrari Club of New England for a fun half day cruise-in event and plant tour. We are…Read More

The Rays Get Ready to Cruise the Island

[caption id="attachment_3111" align="aligncenter" width="698" caption="Richard and Travis Ray finish up a father-son build with a little 1960s and a little 2000s styling."][/caption] This morning, we were paid a visit from Richard and Travis who just finished getting their Mk3.1 Roadster registered.  Since they live on Nantucket, they trailered the car…Read More

Factory Five GTM Shines at Essen

Kissling Motorsport in Germany recently built a Factory Five GTM and took it to the Essen Motorshow where it was on display in the Hammink Performance booth for the nine day event. Jan and Freek Hammink are the official European Factory Five distributors and imported the GTM kit into Europe…Read More

Customer Joe M. Nears Completion of GTM

[caption id="attachment_3084" align="aligncenter" width="694" caption="Factory Five customer Joe M. with FFR Tech Manager Jason Lavigne."][/caption] "Don't worry," said Joe, "this GTM isn't going to be a trailer queen." Factory Five customer Joe M. is getting close to finishing up his build of a Gen 2 GTM and is also getting…Read More