Men’s Journal

Factory Five was featured in the Men's Journal article Style & Design 2023: Hot New Gear You Need in Your Life. Men’s Journal editors and contributors picked the latest gear that will "improve your life in the year ahead—and look good doing it." From the article, “We brought a professional business…Read More

Pilot Bobby Rommo’s ’33 Hot Rod

This P51 airplane looks better with Pilot Bobby Rommo's Factory Five Hot Rod next to it! Bobby owns a Gen 1 ’33 Hot Rod with a 6.2L V8, and 6-speed manual, (LS3/T56). The paint color is Watkins Glen Metallic with PPG's matte clear coat and red powder coated control arms. …Read More

Paul’s Miracle Build

Paul Hagan had a Factory Five Mk4 Roadster delivered June 2020. “I fell in love with this car when I was 15 years old” says Paul. “This was a project I built with my now 18 year old son. We had so much fun our plan is to do a…Read More

Launch into your day like Phil!

Launch into your weekend like Phil! Phil Ferkey’s Roadster logs a solid 60’ time at 1.52 seconds.  From Phil about his car “It’s equipped with a naturally aspirated 521 big block Ford and a face-plated TKO600 transmission built by liberty gears near Detroit Michigan. Out back is a Moser Fab9 …Read More

Customer James Shaw’s ’33 Hot Rod

James Shaw ordered his kit in 2017, and it took him just under 3 years to get it registered and driving. Built on a budget, he told us “I still haven't painted it and used a junkyard rear and a small-block chevy motor that a local drag racer was selling dirt…Read More

Customer Will Bolton Shares the Stoke!

Will Bolton from North Carolina shared this glamor shot of his completed FFR Roadster. In the spirit of sharing the stoke, here’s the story behind the picture. “My brother took me up on a last minute drive on Tail of the Dragon last weekend. This photo pretty much sums up the…Read More

A Truck Named ‘Eleanor’

Loren and Shelly Diede own a ’35 Hot Rod Truck named Eleanor with electric power steering, a 3-link rear suspension and powder coated frame. They’ve been winning awards and generating interest at local car shows. Loren says, “We entered her in a local Father's Day car show. This is one of…Read More

2022 Open House Report

In 1997, we had been in business for two years and we decided to have our very first Open House –maybe 25 cars showed up. It was a chance to hang with the people who pay our rent and check out cars. Over the years, thousands of people have attended…Read More

All-Weather Drivers

Pictured above are Sean (Indy) Puckett and wife Michelle driving his buddy Chris LeCornu's Factory Five Mk4 Roadster. They took Chris's car from 5th Gear Car Rally, a thousand miles from San Diego to Tucson. Then they headed to Scottsdale and the famous Route 66. Indy and Chris say their…Read More

21st Season Driving!

Celebrating good driving weather with customer John Mackay’s 21st season driving his Roadster. John says his trip to the Olympic Park “is a nice day's drive at just over 300 miles.” In regards to his car he says, “using coil-overs and 6-piston Baer brake calipers in all four corners as…Read More

Kevin Heneghan’s Factory Five MkIV Roadster

Kevin Heneghan’s Factory Five MKIV Roadster was recently featured on his home town of Morgan Hill, California’s 4th of July Festival social media. It’s an early MKIV received in January 2012, and took him 3 years to build. Kevin started his build when his oldest was 14, with “lots of…Read More