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Project 818 Design Contest Awards

Posted on May 22nd, 2011

Awards and Categories for the Next Factory Five Announced In addition to the awards previously announced, we have added a number of special categories and judges personal picks to the […]


Name That Caption Contest

Posted on May 21st, 2011

Win About $50 Worth of Factory Five Swag Factory Five President Dave Smith (right) with Rick Skeley (far left) and the crew from SKJ Customs. We are hosting a fun […]


Project 818 Weekly Design Winners and Gallery

Posted on May 20th, 2011

Grassroots Motorsports-Factory Five Racing Design Competition The guys at Grassroots Motorsport select a “Pick of the Week” from the design submissions received each week until June 1st. Being selected as […]


Sneak Peek at Carlisle 2011 Set-up

Posted on May 20th, 2011

FFR Crew is Joined by Customer Cars at this Year’s Replica Nationals The Factory Five crew and cars are set-up at 2011 Carlisle Import and Replica Nationals. This year, we […]


New Wilwood Performance Brakes News

Posted on May 19th, 2011

Demo Parts Arrive a Week Ahead of Regular Shipments We are upgrading the Mk4 Roadster to use the new Wilwood performance brakes (below). These parts will all be on display […]


Crew from SKJ Customs Visits Factory Five

Posted on May 18th, 2011

SEMA Show Car Builders Planning Big Unveil at SEMA 2011 Dave Smith with Rick Sheley (R) and the crew from SKJ Customs Rick Sheley and his guys stopped by Factory […]


25 Hour Endurance Racer at Factory Five

Posted on May 17th, 2011

Team Boothman’s Car Arrives at Factory Five for Upgrades Factory Five’s favorite son Mark Dougherty delivered old #85 yesterday and turned around and made a b-line for Pennsylvania so he […]


California ARB to Hold Workshop Discussing Specially Constructed Vehicles

Posted on May 16th, 2011

Calling All California Custom Car Enthusiasts We have just learned that the Air Resources Board (ARB) in California is considering a concept for certifying crate engines intended for use specifically […]


Meet the 818 Design Competition Judges

Posted on May 15th, 2011

Panel of Experts to Review Submissions and Select Winners We have assembled a diverse group of industry experts who have volunteered to serve as judges for the Factory Five Racing-Grassroots […]


Factory Five Customer Gunter Calzaferri’s Mk4

Posted on May 14th, 2011

Red Factory Five Mk4 Hits the Streets in PA Gunter and Jeri Calzaferri sent us these nice pictures of their completed Mk4 Roadster. It’s cool to see Mk4 version Factory […]


Father-Son Update Mk2 Roadster with New Engine

Posted on May 13th, 2011

Photos from The Witt’s New 363 Dart Engine Install Factory Five customer Andy Witt is a photographer along with being a car enthusiast. Recently, Andy and his father put a […]


Congratulations to Nate and Jen Johnson!

Posted on May 12th, 2011

Factory Five Operations Manager Welcomes New Baby Girl Nate Johnson, Factory Five’s Operations Manager, and his wife Jen gave birth to a beautiful baby girl last night around 11:00 PM. […]


Component Cars Australia Named Exclusive FFR Australian Agent

Posted on May 11th, 2011

Chris Canning and Team Help Import Factory Fives into Australia Chris Canning and the crew at Component Cars Australia have been working with our guys here at Factory Five to […]


Remember When… Open House 10 Years Ago

Posted on May 7th, 2011

Here are Some Photos from the 2001 Factory Five Open House Ten years ago, we celebrated our first Open House in our new (under construction) facility. We have some special […]


OMG!! Fred and Dan Ruth’s Stunning Hi-Tech Rod

Posted on May 3rd, 2011

There have been some very impressive Factory Five ’33s, however, I have to personally admit to being more impressed (read: BLOWN AWAY) with this stunning red ’33 Hot Rod built […]


West Coast FFRs Race at Leguna Seca

Posted on May 2nd, 2011

Five Challenge Cars and a Type 65 Coupe Run in Historics Race This past weekend, five Factory Five cars raced in the SCCA Historics Race at the famous Leguna Seca […]


Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Posted on April 30th, 2011

Super Cool Trip to the National Mall in D.C. This is a bit off topic here, but I figured some of you might get a kick out of seeing what […]


Hollywood New England Style

Posted on April 28th, 2011

Factory Five Profiled in Regional Eastern Bank Commercial It’s gratifying when your bank asks to include you in one of their commercials. Truth is, the great people at Eastern Bank […]


Flame Painting Tech on Factory Five ’33

Posted on April 26th, 2011

Street Rodder Magazine Publishes Nice How-To on ’33 Paint You might remember the Factory Five ’33 Hot Rod that was built in four issues of Street Rodder Magazine last year. […]


Factory Five Customers Hold Georgia Mountain Run

Posted on April 24th, 2011

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 […]


2011 Huntington Beach Report

Posted on April 23rd, 2011

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 […]


GTM Prototype Code Name BLACKBIRD

Posted on April 21st, 2011

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 […]


FFR Customer Tim Mauldin Profiled in Muscle Machines

Posted on April 20th, 2011

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 […]


FFR Customer John Stewart Profiled in Kit Car Builder

Posted on April 19th, 2011

Two Stunning Factory Five Mk3s in Colorado John Stewart is a Factory Five customer who I spoke to a few years back. At the time, he was building a Vans […]


Now Available: Wilwood Brake Packages

Posted on April 18th, 2011

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 […]