Don N.’s Mk4 Featured in 4th of July Parade with over 500k in Attendance!

Don N., a loyal member of the Factory Five community, always brings a smile to our faces with his updates. He recently attended the Huntington Beach parade in California over the Fourth of July! Don shared, “There were 550,000 people in town, and FFR was proudly represented. I wore my…Read More

Happy July 4th from Factory Five!

"I am well aware of the toil and blood and treasure it will cost us to maintain this declaration, and support and defend these states. Yet through all the gloom I see the rays of ravishing light and glory. I can see that the end is worth all the means.…Read More

Glenn B.’s Coupe & Rally North America Drives $200k for Camp Sunshine

Factory Five has a way of connecting good people across the country through the vessel of building your own car. Glenn B. from just outside of Hershey, PA stopped by with his Gen 2 Type 65 Coupe after helping to raise nearly $200,000 for Camp Sunshine during a charity road…Read More

Customer Allen H. Graduates his Mk4 Roadster

"I never even changed oil in a car before building it," wrote Allen in an email to us sharing his 25th Anniversary Mk4 Roadster (#24 or 25) build graduation. Allen is a retried emergency medicine physician, and his family presented him with the Anniversary Mk4 as a gift to him…Read More

July POM

Congratulations to customer Scott P., (@namrups on the Factory Five Forum) for this stunning shot! He is the July 2024 Picture of the Month Winner! 🏆 Model: Type 65 CoupeFFR Number: FSR1000393DC  Description of Setting: Talmadge Park, taken early afternoon with a phone Location: Mechanicville, NY   You can view…Read More

Customer Dan Q. Graduates his Hot Rod Build

“My kit was delivered on May 29, 2023 and I am about 99.5% done right now," wrote Dan. "It has been a blast building this car! I have completed everything myself, including body and paint, along with a few custom touches like the engine-turned firewall, dashboard, and door interior trim…Read More

Mid-Week Pickups!

Happy Wednesday! Today, we had some exciting pickups! Mike E. picked up a Type 65 Coupe build for Lawrence C. this morning. Later in the afternoon, Tom R. took home his long-awaited Factory Five Mk4 Roadster build. Tom has been dreaming about this moment for a while and even brought…Read More

2024 London Cobra Show Report

The annual London Cobra Show is always a highlight of the year reuniting us with the midwest Factory Five community. Over 150 cars attended this year's LCS car show on Saturday, June 22nd, and Factory Five was well represented with customers coming from all over the country including Ohio, New…Read More

Bruce B. Picks Up his 289 Roadster!

Bruce B. of Vermont recently embarked on his Factory Five 289 Roadster journey, picking it up in the midst of summer heat alongside our team member, Chris. We're excited to follow Bruce's build progress! Later on, we had the pleasure of hosting Robert F. and his wife from Indiana for…Read More

Mass Cruisers and Adam M.’s Mk4

It’s an awesome morning here at Factory Five as we get ready for the Mass Cruisers Car Show at Patriot Place this afternoon. Join us tonight from 4 pm to dusk! Adam M. from Ontario, Canada is also here picking up his Mk4 Roadster. When asked what he’s most excited…Read More

Ask Dave Anything Episode 2 is Up!

We are launching a new video series called "Ask Dave Anything".  You can post your questions to our Facebook page, to Instagram, to LinkedIn, The Factory Five Forum, or email to us at  I will do my best to answer your questions directly and share almost 30 years of…Read More

Customer Tim C. Takes his Coupe to Cars & Coffee

Customer Tim C. recently attended the Bethlehem Cars and Coffee, a monthly summer event held at the historic site of the Bethlehem Steel Plant. This gathering attracts thousands of cars from Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey, showcasing a diverse range of vehicles, from European and Japanese to American classics and…Read More