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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 […]


Factory Five Ranks In Puerto Rico Swell

Posted on April 15th, 2011

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 […]


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

Posted on April 13th, 2011

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 […]


Let’s Go Design Visits Factory Five for Inspiration

Posted on April 12th, 2011

Project 3 Is Now Underway Our good friends at SolidWorks and Let’s Go Design have started a new project and came to Factory Five Racing for some inspiration and ideas. […]


Factory Five Heroes

Posted on April 8th, 2011

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 […]


Kustoms & Hot Rods Magazine Profiles Tasca ’33

Posted on April 5th, 2011

620 HP Blown Coyote Powers This Screaming Yellow Tasca ’33 The guys at Kustoms & Hot Rods magazine wrote a nice article on the crew at Tasca Ford’s recent build-up […]


Factory Five in the Spotlight Twice This Week

Posted on April 3rd, 2011

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 […]


FFR Customer Art Kelly Kicks Off the Show Season in Pensacola

Posted on March 31st, 2011

Reaction to Factory Fives at the 32nd Annual Mustang and All Ford Show Along with the race season getting under way, so is the show season and we’ve already gotten […]