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Factory Five Takes on California Mudslide

Posted on January 30th, 2011

Customer David Stokes’ Mk3 Roadster Goes Four Wheelin’ We got these cool images from Factory Five customer David Stokes whose Mk3 was caught in a torrential rain storm and canyon […]


Images from January 27 Northeast Snow Storm

Posted on January 29th, 2011

Factory Five is Operational Through the Storm Yet another Nor’Easter hit us over night delivering 8-10″ of snow on top of the last two storms. This kind of snow fall […]


Street Rodder Road Tour News

Posted on January 29th, 2011

Factory Five Sponsors 2011 Road Tour Check out this month’s Street Rodder Magazine for coverage of the 2010 Road Tour. The Factory Five leg of the tour began here in […]


15 Year Anniversary Special Edition Mk4

Posted on January 20th, 2011

First Ever Limited Edition Factory Five Now Available $25,990 I am excited to tell you about a first for Factory Five. In recognition of our 15 Year Anniversary, the team […]


FFR Customer Gary Hagar Wins Again!

Posted on January 15th, 2011

International Show Car Association Achievement Award I received an e-mail from customer Gary Hagar today. If you remember Gary’s ’33 Hot Rod won numerous awards this past summer, and his […]


Honeymoon in Wareham Part Two

Posted on January 2nd, 2011

FFR Customer Craig West Returns Home FFR President Dave Smith with customer Craig West and his pit crew Jack. The new year always puts me in a nostalgic mood as […]


The Perfect Storm

Posted on December 29th, 2010

Year End’s Crazy Busy Here at Factory Five, Sale Briefly Extended Last week was the official end of our big sale. Because many of our staff were on vacation, and […]


Customers Cliff and Rick Cook Profile

Posted on December 28th, 2010

St. Petersburg Times Newspaper Features Their Build Factory Five customers Cliff and Rick Cook from St. Petersburg, FL were recently featured in the Sunday, December 26th issue of the St. […]


Thank You SawTech!

Posted on December 24th, 2010

Christmas Pizza Lunch From Our Friend’s at SawTech Our good friends at SawTech gave us a great gift for the holidays in the form of a pizza lunch. You’ve seen […]


Tasca-Built Factory Five ’33 Gets Cool Updates

Posted on December 23rd, 2010

Addition of Fenders, Soft Top, and Engine Side Covers Bring This Street Rod to the Next Level The crew at Tasca Ford have made some nice additions to Bob’s personal […]


Season’s Greetings from All of Us at Factory Five

Posted on December 22nd, 2010

Updated Holiday Schedule The image above is from the Factory Five-Mott Community College Build School. Instructor Charlie M. continues the tradition of driving the newly-built three-day class car….weather not dependent! […]


GTM Transmission Update

Posted on December 21st, 2010

Initial 15 Orders Sold Out! The first 15 FFR-Mendeola transmissions are sold out. The introductory price of $7,499 is no longer available and the parts catalog now shows the regular […]


Tasca-Factory Five Partnership Featured in Modified Mustangs and Fords

Posted on December 20th, 2010

In the January 2011 issue of Modified Mustangs and Fords, editor Mark Houlahan gave us some pretty good ink and publicized our build partnership with Tasca Ford in Cranston, RI. […]


15 Year Anniversary Special Edition Mk4

Posted on December 19th, 2010

I am excited to tell you about a first for Factory Five. In recognition of our 15 Year Anniversary, the team and I have drawn up plans to manufacture 15 […]


FFR’s Dave Smith Talks with The Muscle Car Place

Posted on December 17th, 2010

Listen to Dave Talk with Robert Kibbe in New Podcast Episode Robert Kibbe from The Muscle Car Place recently interviewed Factory Five President Dave Smith for an episode of their […]


Official Beer of Factory Five Racing

Posted on December 8th, 2010

Locally Brewed Ipswich Ale Earns Our Thumbs Up One of the cool things about running your own company is that you can do things like naming an official beer. Factory […]


Factory Five in 2011 DuPont Hot Hues Calendar

Posted on December 3rd, 2010

Red and Cream ’33 Coupe Built by Gary Hagar is June Huge congratulations to Factory Five customer Gary Hagar whose car has become quite the celebrity. His car was featured […]


Eric Perchak’s Twin Turbo GTM

Posted on November 27th, 2010

Check Out Eric’s 700 HP Daytona Blue GTM Eric Perchak is the owner of E&R Cycle in Hazleton, PA and has been in business since 1997. They specialize in serving, […]


FFR Customer John Pettersen’s Matching Roadsters

Posted on July 25th, 2010

John stopped by today driving his silver striped, 432 powered Mk3 Roadster. He was here to buy a new pair of seats (the Mk3.1 and new Mk4 have upgraded British […]


Factory Five Customer Tony Zullo Profile

Posted on July 10th, 2010

With our blue SEMA winning Hot Rod on it’s way to Ohio for the annual GoodGuys Nationals show, and our other Hot Rod in pieces in R&D getting a new […]


West Philly High School Students Build GTM

Posted on February 6th, 2010

Car Entered in Progressive Automotive X Prize High school students from West Philadelphia High School are making moves and doing some inspiring work inside the walls of their Automotive Department. […]


Hot Rod Magazine Builds a Factory Five ’33 Hot Rod in Five Days

Posted on November 28th, 2009

November issue kicks off three-part build up article “Factory Five’s latest looks like a ’33 Ford but handles like an Indy Car.” Rob Kinnan Hot Rod Magazine Editor When I […]


Amp=D’s ’33 Hot Rod at SEMA 2009

Posted on November 6th, 2009

FFR Showcases an Electric Hot Rod in Their SEMA Booth The Amp=D built battery powered Hot Rod was the covered extensively by the press at this year’s SEMA Show. For […]


Ride Along 200+ MPH Coupe at Bonneville

Posted on December 15th, 2008

World Record setting FFR at Bonneville 2008 video Factory Five customer and all-around good guy Farra Snook and his SoFast Racing team set the World Land Speed Record at the […]


See Dick Smith’s #198 at the Pier

Posted on March 25th, 2008

CSX 3035 to be one of the stars at the California Cruise-In Just another reason to join us at the Huntington Beach Pier on April 26th – Dick Smith’s legendary […]