Category: What’s New

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

Factory Five Community Loses a Great Friend

Andy Salvaggio Passed Away Friday, September 16, 2011 Many of you have been fortunate to know Andy Salvaggio. Andy and his wife Karen are pillars of the Factory Five Racing community. Andy's racing background goes back to the '60s and if you visit the Riverside Auto Museum, many of the…Read More

Two Blue and White Visitors – Friday, Sept 16, 2011

Paul Shaw and Charlie Olivier Cruise to the Factory Factory Five customer Charlie Oliver (left), Paul Shaw (center), and Factory Five President Dave Smith (right). Only a week after running into these guys at the Tasca Show, it’s Friday afternoon at FFR and two blue Roadsters come rumbling up. Paul…Read More

Factory Five Roadster: Official Canadian Stamp

Customer Tony G.'s Roadster Photo Used for Official Postal Stamp We met Factory Five customer Tony G. when he stopped by the FFR booth at last year's SEMA Show and recently, sent us a letter with some really exciting news. "This just may be a first for Factory Five. Our…Read More

"One of the Coolest Things I Have Ever Done"

Customer Darcy Cook Sends Photos of His Mk4 Roadster Factory Five customer Darcy Cook from Calgary, Alberta sent us these photos of his Mk4 Roadster nearing completion. "...This was one of the coolest things I have ever done," said Darcy. "Thanks all the way from Calgary, Alberta." Here's some of…Read More

West Philly High School Showcased by Newsweek

"It's Down to Us America!" Features West Philly High's TDI-Powered GTM Talk about real-world technology transfer! Simon Hauger and the team from West Philly High School are showcased by Newsweek with their TDI-powered GTM that earned 1st place at the Green Grand Prix and was a finalist in the X-Prize…Read More

Factory Five Congratulates NASA Challenge Series Champions

Paul Kaiser Wins 2011 NASA National Championship Paul Kaiser from Troutville, VA racing for Kaiser Racing won the 2011 Factory Five-NASA Challenge Series title in an exciting race last weekend at the Mid-Ohio Championships. Veteran Challenge Series Racer Scott McKay was second followed by Nashville's Paul Arnold in third. Championship…Read More

2011 Tasca Ford Car Show

Factory Five Customers Enjoy Big Presence at Annual Tasca Show [caption id="attachment_4866" align="alignnone" width="675" caption="Factory Five President Dave Smith (left), John Force (center), and Bob Tasca III (right)"][/caption] The 2011 Tasca Ford Annual Event was a great success. The weather was perfect, 72 degrees with bright blue skies, and a…Read More