Category: What’s New

8,000 Mile Cross Country Trip in a Factory Five

Factory Five Forum Member Magnus Documents the Ride "Watsonville, California. Sometimes you get attention that is not so flattering. Actually, he just stopped to make sure I was ok. I had stopped to take some pictures." - Magnus Check out the new Factory Five Forum to read an awesome story…Read More

Factory Five-Koni GTM Spyshots

SEMA 2011 Car Being Built by Customer Gary Cheney You guys saw the concept sketches for the FFR-Koni SEMA GTM. Here's an update - The mechanicals on the car are complete and the body is being painted. We're excited about unveiling this car at the 2011 SEMA Show with the…Read More

Seven Factory Five Coupes

Week Ending August 12th, 2011 There were six original Coupes produced in 1965. In 2011, Factory Five Racing launched our Gen 2 Coupe and shipped our 500th car! Without taking anything away from the original cars, which won the 1965 FIA World Championships...FFR Coupes have earned their own stripes and…Read More

Huge Thanks to the Crew at The Engine Factory

Pizza Lunch on Friday Provided by The Engine Factory We have some of the best vendors as partner companies! Last Friday, the boys at The Engine Factory surprised us with a free pizza lunch and we wanted to send them a quick thank you! The crew here enjoyed the pizza!…Read More

Powerblock to Showcase the Factory Five Roadster

MuscleCar Build of a Mk4 Roadster Coming Soon Courtney Hansen from Spike TV's "Powerblock" welcomes Factory Five Racing president Dave Smith back to Powerblock this weekend along with one of his incredible Mk4 Roadsters. They only made 300 of the original cars, so they’re hard to find and just about…Read More

Built, Not Bought. Factory Five in Hot Rod Mag

Factory Five Roadster Hits Power Tour Factory Five customers Dale and Jason Frier of Syracuse, New York were profiled in the October 2011 issue of Hot Rod Magazine driving their FFR Roadster in a driving rain storm (hardcore!). Our guys have been on the Hot Rod Power Tour numerous times…Read More

Factory Five Customer Paul F. Wins at Granby

Paul's Roadster Wins Third in Field of Over 3,000 Paul accepting his award for third place at the Granby, Quebec car show. We received a quick e-mail from Factory Five customer Paul Fouquette from Canada who recently went to a car show in Granby, Quebec. The car show hosts over…Read More

Factory Five Tests the 5.0L Coyote Engine

FFR's Dave Smith Tries Out the Coyote Engine in the '33 Hot Rod Featured on the PowerBlock As many of you may remember, HorsePower TV installed a new 5.0L Coyote engine in a Factory Five '33 Hot Rod in one of their episodes last season. We have it at our…Read More

Factory Five Forum Caption Contests

Win Free Ford Stuff by Writing Best Caption on Forum The guys at Ford Racing sent us some cool swag and so we figured we'd share the wealth and do some give-aways with 4 caption contests. The rules are simple - our guys here will pick what we think is…Read More

Factory Five in Wall Street Journal

FFR President Quoted in July 27 Article on "Dream Cars" This morning Wall Street Journal (Wednesday July 27th), has an excellent article on the increasing popularity of component cars and pending legislation that FFR President Dave Smith has been closely associated with. The SEMA sponsored "Small Volume Manufacturers Bill" is…Read More

End of the Day Drive Home

1968 All Over Again by Dave Smith Sometimes I forget what a great job I have. Last night it had been a long day and it was HOT out. I decided the old 427 FE Mk3 of mine needed some miles. I drove 45 miles home (I have a long…Read More

2011 Right Coast Nationals Report

Great Weather, FFR Give-Away '33 Hot Rod, and Great Customers! The 2011 Right Coast Nationals Give-Away car was built by Morrisville College. The 2011 Right Coast Nationals held at the fairgrounds in Syracuse was a HUGE success! This year, there were a number of firsts for us. A Factory Five…Read More

Join Us at Tasca Ford September 10th!

14th Annual Mustang & Live Music Event Features Tasca Mod Shop Built Factory Five Hot Rod Join the Factory Five crew as we head over to Tasca Ford for their 14th Annual Mustang and Ford Show in Cranston Rhode Island. The event is set to kick-off at 10 a.m. and…Read More

Tech Crew at Right Coast Nationals

Tech Support Closed Thursday and Friday, July 14 & 15th We are open today and tomorrow with a small crew here as the bulk of our team are at the 2011 Right Coast Nationals in Syracuse, NY. If you get a chance to attend the 2011 Right Coast Nationals, stop…Read More

Factory Five Customer Cars on the Forum

Check Out Some Great Customer Builds On The Factory Five Forum Customer Scott Herold and customers Brandon and Tracy Marshall are just the two most recent customers to post their photos of their Factory Five projects on the new Factory Five Forum. If you haven't been to the forum, you…Read More

Factory Five Customer Paul S. Visits

Old School Mk2 Done Right and Driven Daily Factory Five customer Paul Souza brought his red Mk2 driver by the other day and we had a chance to check the car out. Paul has made some nice upgrades to the car including rear 3-link suspension, shock upgrades, and has added…Read More

FFR-NASA Challenge Series Race at Mid-Ohio

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Event the Weekend of July 16 and 17 Factory Five engineer Jim Schenck will be heading out to Mid-Ohio with a very full field of Factory Five Challenge Series Racers for the July 16 and 17 NASA-FFR Challenge Series race. We'll post a complete race report…Read More