Category: What’s New

Factory Five Customers Hold Georgia Mountain Run

Weekend Rally Honors Army National Guard Member Kennie Pagan If you're a Factory Five customer in the southeast region, you've probably met Garry Bopp. Garry has organized runs in the Atlanta area and will be at The Mitty this weekend with Factory Five's Jim Schenck. Garry drives a stunning blue…Read More

2011 Huntington Beach Report

4th Annual Huntington Beach Event a Huge Success Factory Five customer Mike Hartman won "Best Roadster" for FFR 5868 and "Best Ford Engine" presented by Jesse Kershaw of Ford Racing Factory Five customers turned out in droves for a perfect 70 degree sunny day at the world famous Huntington Beach…Read More

GTM Prototype Code Name BLACKBIRD

FFR Customer Richard Hillerman's Custom GTM Project Factory Five customer Richard Hillerman has built a truly impressive, one-of-a-kind GTM. The car has been featured in numerous places such as the L.A. Auto Show, GoodGuys Shows, and has been used by Capstone Turbine Group to promote their micro-turbine engines...that's right, the…Read More

FFR Customer Tim Mauldin Profiled in Muscle Machines

June Issue of Hemmings Muscle Machine Showcases Multi-Purpose FFR Factory Five customer Tim Mauldin is featured in this month's Hemmings Muscle Machines Magazine with his multi-purpose Mk3 Roadster. Tim decided to purchase a Factory Five in 2006, after driving a '71 Ford Torino, and '86 Camaro, and a 1990 Chevy…Read More

Now Available: Wilwood Brake Packages

Complete Front and Rear Billet Brake Packages We are excited to announce a new high-performance brake kit for Factory Five Roadsters, Coupes, and Hot Rods. The guys at Wilwood have done a great job, and we introduced these parts at the AHA show in Pomona, CA and the Huntington Beach…Read More

Factory Five Ranks In Puerto Rico Swell

Victor Gerenaramos From Moca, Puerto Rico Visits FFR Factory Five customer Victor Gerenaramos visited from Puerto Rico the other day and let us know that there are 10 (!!!) Factory Fives in Puerto Rico. There is a strong FFR contingent growing on the island and Victor's blue and white Mk3…Read More

Behind The Scenes of Let's Go Design's Project 3

LGD's Next SolidWorks Project Filmed at Factory Five A few weeks ago, Factory Five was busy with two film productions using the facility. One of those productions was with Jeremy Luchini and the crew of SolidWorks' "Let's Go Design" as they came to Factory Five to film the opening installment…Read More

Factory Five Heroes

Factory Five Customers Step Up to Help Kids with Cystic Fibrosis Over the years, Factory Five customers have donated a tremendous amount of money, and more importantly, time and energy towards kids with Cystic Fibrosis. Many of you may know that my daughter Jennifer, who is now 12 years old,…Read More

Factory Five in the Spotlight Twice This Week

Two Film Productions at Factory Five This Week It was an extremely busy week here at Factory Five as we were the subject of two video/film projects being done along with partner companies. Our bank is filming a commercial highlighting us as an example of a successful American manufacturing company…Read More

East Coast Challenge Series Begins Season at VIR

Challenge Series Racer John George Sends Report and Videos A good sign that Spring is here is the Challenge Series guys start heading out to the track and posting photos and videos from the races. This past weekend, the East Coast racers in the Factory Five Racing-NASA Challenge Series headed…Read More

Type 65 Coupe Rear Glass Hatch

Retro-Fit Kit Available Now! As many of you know, the Gen 2 Type 65 Coupe has a glass hatch that replaces the plexi-glass and steel surround hatch of the original design. Many customers have asked if they could buy the new glass and retro-fit on the Gen 1 Coupes. The…Read More

New & Improved Type 65 Coupe

Designed Improved in 2nd Generation - UPDATED! We've revised our Type 65 Coupe for the first time in 10 years. The changes we made are designed to make the car easier to build, perform better, and with higher quality parts. Production begins shortly and we will be shipping the new…Read More

Installation Instructions: GTM Gen 2 Diffuser

Background: Customers have reported difficulty installing the carbon fiber diffuser on the new Gen 2 GTM. This diffuser is shaped slightly differently than the Gen 1 diffuser and mounts lower. This is a direct result of wind tunneling testing that improved downforce AND improved cooling. The new Gen 2 diffuser…Read More

Spring Fever Hits Factory Five

Closing Early on Friday, March 18th for a Long Weekend It’s almost 70 degrees on this Friday afternoon, and spring fever has hit hard after the winter we’ve had. Dave Smith gave the OK for everyone here to head home early and have a longer weekend, so we’ll be shutting…Read More

Adams Automotive Works Build Dream Car

Customer Gary Adams Writes to Share His Stoke for His Mk3 Everyday, when going through the mail and shuffling through car magazines and bills, we come across a letter from a customer that reminds us how fun these builds are and how they change people's lives. We recently received a…Read More

The Next Factory Five – Project 818

All-New "World Platform" Factory Five Design Based on tough Subaru WRX running gear, Factory Five's next car has been in development for almost a year. With a space frame designed and tested on SolidWorks software, this single donor car will sell for $9,900. We will use our 15 years of…Read More