SEMA 2023 Day 1 Report!

The 2023 SEMA Show is off to a great start! This year, we brought customer Chris Hein's amazing 8.5 second 1/4 mile '33 Hot Rod, three new Factory Five XTF Trucks, and a beautiful Mk4 Roadster built by the crew at the Austin Hatcher Charity. Reports from the floor say…Read More

Customer Rich C.’s Race Coupe

Customer Rich C. shared these awesome track photos showing off his unique Factory Five Type 65 Coupe R build. He recently completed his build, and has been hitting the track! Rich says, “My wife, Kristen, and I race vintage cars together. She races a ’65 Mustang. We run a combination…Read More

Chris Hein’s Iconic Rocky Mountain Race Week

Chris Hein and his Factory Five '33 Hot Rod set a new record during Rocky Mountain Race Week with an impressive drag time of 8.53 seconds! Chris made this record-breaking run at Kearney Raceway in Nebraska and shared his excitement, saying, “second round I was able to make a clean…Read More

Car and Driver Tests the New Factory Five XTF!

Everyone here at Factory Five knows that the new XTF Pre-Runner Truck is awesome... but it sure is nice to get that feedback from a qualified third party like Ezra Dyer at Car and Driver Magazine. Ezra thrashed our first production truck for over 400 miles, and got some killer…Read More

October POM Scott D.’s Mk4 Roadster

Congratulations to Scott D. (forum handle Sdonnel) from Maumee, OH on being named the October 2023 Picture of the Month winner with this photo of his Mk4 Roadster at Toledo Express Airport with one of two remaining airworthy B-29 Super Fortresses. Scott built his Roadster with a 351W, TKO600, 3.73.…Read More

Racing for a Cure to Cystic Fibrosis

Proud of my daughters Madison (left) and Nicole (right) as they completed the Chicago Marathon this past Sunday and raised over $2,600 for The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The conditions were really perfect, partly sunny and near 60 degrees. They ran it in 4 hours and 53 minutes, and finished together.…Read More

View New XTF Off-Road Photo Gallery

The crew had some fun doing some off-road testing with our two XTF Pre-Runner Trucks in October 2023. It's 1995 and the world has no idea how good this thing we have created is. A Raptor R on steroids, with rabies.. and you gotta build it yourself. Click here to…Read More

Meet Craig A. and his awesome family!

Meet Craig A. and his awesome family! This weekend, Craig took a huge step toward realizing a long-held dream. Thanks to Factory Five and Stewart Transport driver, Mark S. Craig’s Factory Five Type 65 Coupe kit made it home to Michigan safely! Craig's dad played a major role in “steering”…Read More

John’s “Aardvark”, FFR Mk 4 build

Factory Five customer Col. Gale L. from Michigan purchased a Factory Five Mk4 Roadster complete kit. He successfully installed the running gear and brake lines, displaying his enthusiasm for the project. Unfortunately, due to health complications after his service as an Air Force pilot, Gale faced limitations in progressing further…Read More

FFR PDG GTM Trans Am Team Places at Portland

Congratulations to the Factory Five PDG GTM Trans Am team for their impressive performance at at Portland International Raceway! The team secured 2nd and 3rd place in a competitive field of 45 cars, aired on NBC Sports last weekend. Not only did they dominate on the track, but the team…Read More

The Dillon Family and Their Factory Five Kit Cars

Linda Dillon has had the privilege of watching her five sons grow up immersed in the world of building, crafting everything from go-carts to lawnmowers and various machines. Their shared passion for engineering and automotive craftsmanship continued into adulthood, as they began assembling and customizing an impressive collection of cars.…Read More

Brian L. Wins ‘Allen Grant Choice Award’

Customer Brian L. received a special invitation from the Shelby American Collection in Boulder, Colorado, for their charity event. Brian was given “the number 1 slot for the show" and learned that icons Allen Grant and Peter Brock would be in attendance. Allen's iconic CSX2128 Cobra was there in the…Read More

Scott P.’s Race to the Finish

Background  "Let me start by telling you a little bit about myself. On July 14th, 2023 I will be 70 years young. I am twice divorced, and have a 17 year old daughter by my second wife that is the apple of my eye! I live alone, and other than…Read More

Customer David H. Receives his Mk4 Roadster

Many kids started their first day of school this week, and many Factory Five kits found their way home this weekend. One of those kits was David H.’s Mk4 Complete Kit. 8 hours later he completed his inventory and “after going through 46 pages of parts I’ve identified just 4…Read More