Category: What’s New

From Bucharest with Love!

Factory Fives are being built all around the world! Here's a great story from Bucharest, Romania. Factory Five Tudor Vicol called the Factory Five Build School in November of 2009 and reserved a place in the next class. Tudor is an automotive engineer, and he knew the FFR chassis was…Read More

68th Annual Grand National Roadster Show Report

I travelled out west to attend the Grand National Roadster Show in Pomona, CA. The Factory Five crew was mostly unavailable following the previous week's Barrett-Jackson Show, so I asked some customers to help with our booth. The 3-day show had beautiful weather, sunny and mild with good crowds every day.…Read More

Customer Bob B.’s Beautiful Build!

I met Factory Five customer Bob Boyce when he picked up his Mk4 Roadster last winter (a year ago). Super guy, and like a lot of Factory Five customers, still waters run deep. Turns out Bob is quite a talented guy and in less than a year, he turned our…Read More

S3 Magazine Profiles 818R

Huge congratulations to customer Ron Ewerth of Hiawassee, GA as his highly customized Factory Five 818R was featured in this month's S3 Magazine, issue 41. Ron built his 818R using a 2004 Subaru WRX, but upgraded the engine to the Japanese STi 2.0L EJ207. Even though its an R version…Read More

Barrett-Jackson 2017 Photos & Wrap-Up Report

The 2017 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale event is now in the history books. This year was the first time we've been to Barrett-Jackson since 1997! We plan on making this an annual event. The weather was a mix of beautiful and miserable. The team did an outstanding job answering customer questions and…Read More

Gen 3 Type R Coupe Built for Racer Chick

Gen 3 Coupe production continues to ramp up.  There have been a few delays, but the project is storming ahead at record pace and it is the best new product launch in our history. Yesterday, Dave Pohli and George Daulton from the Ohio Cobra Club were here at Factory Five Racing…Read More

Factory Five’s Show Strong at Barrett-Jackson

While our crew is working hard building a steel body '33 Hot Rod at the show and manning the Factory Five show truck, customer cars are heading across the block at the Barrett-Jackson auction this year. We even have a customer Hot Rod being auctioned across town at the Russo…Read More

Barrett-Jackson 2017 Photos! More Pics Added!

The 2017 Barrett-Jackson Auction is officially underway! The crowds are huge, the weather is mild, and our crew is very, very busy covering our show truck with display cars and also building a steel body '33 Hot Rod in the DIY area. Check out photos from this week. Photos from…Read More

New Engine from BluePrint Engines!

Question: What do you do when your tired old race motor finally gives out? Answer: You call the good guys at BluePrint Engines for a brand-new mill! The crew at ReinCarNation Magazine follows our engine swap in our 289 USRRC Replica. The article goes through the engine swap/installation, tech bits…Read More

Coupe Or Roadster? Cover of Reincarnation Magazine

Steve Temple from Reincartnation Magazine writes a cover story on two Factory Five customers who built two very different, but very similar cars. Factory Five customer Mario Abril built a beautiful 427 ci. powered 570 HP Mk4 Roadster while fellow southern Californian John Saia built this very period-correct Daytona Coupe...…Read More

Factory Five’s Top 10 of 2016

2016 is in the history books and it was another banner year for Factory Five and our ever-expanding community! We've made huge investments in the company, from new facility upgrades, new equipment, and new property to our exciting new Gen 3 Coupe and all-steel '33 Hot Rod body, the company is…Read More

Factory Five ’33 Wins Top 5 at SEMA 2016!

Factory Five customer Greg Clouse’s '33 Hot Rod was selected by Rod Authority as the first of five Top Roadsters from SEMA 2016! This is a huge accomplishment, and Greg's car was already featured in Street Rodder Magazine. Greg has the guys at West Coast Auto Craft fabricate a steel…Read More

First Gen 3 Coupe Ships!

After more than a year of development, we are excited to announce that the first customer Gen 3 Type 65 Coupe has shipped! Factory Five customer Henry Renaud has earned a reputation from the cars he has built. Search Factory Five archives and you'll know that Henry is not only a…Read More

All-New Gen 3 Factory Five Coupe

Introducing the all-new Gen 3 Factory Five Daytona Coupe replica.  This third generation car is completely new.  There is not a single piece of steel chassis, aluminum panel, or composite body that is shared with the previous gen 1 and gen 2 car!  This is effectively an all-new Factory Five design. After…Read More

All-New, All-Steel Factory Five ‘33!

Introducing the first ALL-STEEL Factory Five body! The body costs $9,990 and is an option that can be added to the Factory Five '33 Hot Rod.  Now you can build the world's best-selling and best-performing Hot Rod with an industry-leading, quality steel body just like Henry made! Last year after…Read More

Back from SEMA 2016: Full House!

Now is a great time to visit Factory Five Racing! The entire crew and all of our cars are back from SEMA and the Emerald Coast Cruizin', and  you can check out all of the new cars here in Wareham, MA. The highlights from the SEMA Show and the newest…Read More