New McLaren MP4-12C and Factory Five GTM on Yahoo

[caption id="attachment_3870" align="alignnone" width="626" caption="Factory Five GTM hits the main page of Yahoo Autos! (With a little help from a car called the McLaren MP4-12C!)"][/caption] A few weeks ago, we hosted Automobile Magazine's Ezra Dyer here at Factory Five Racing. Ezra had brought one of the very first McLaren's down…Read More

Factory Five Brochures Available Online

We've posted PDF versions of our latest brochures on our website and you can view them for free. We're still happy to send your hard copies. Here's a sample brochure and you can view each one under that kits web site section in the left hand column navigation bar. Factory…Read More

Stand and Recognize Capt. Brandon Stockwell, USMC

Today I received an e-mail from Mike and Kim Stockwell, the parents of Capt. Brandon Stockwell, who gave us an update on how he's doing after his fourth deployment to Afghanistan and Iraq. Mike included some photos of Brandon with his Factory Five Roadster and the attack helicopter he flies.…Read More

Factory Five Army Assembles

If you know Factory Five, you know we don't have any salesmen. Rather, our customers are our salesmen. Recently, our truck driver Scott "Honey Badger" Bell told us every time he goes out on the road, he's constantly swarmed with people asking about the cars. We gave him a few…Read More

2012 Carlisle Imports & Replicas Show Report

This year's Carlisle Imports & Replicas Show featured perfect weather and lots of great people.  The full FFR line-up was on hand including customer Tim D.'s 347-powered Mk4 Roadster and customer Tim P.'s Type 65 Coupe.  This is one of the few Coupes with a dual overhead cam 4.6L drivetrain.…Read More

Factory Five Racing Parts Catalog Upgrade

Here's a sneak peak of the updated FFR parts catalog. You may have noticed the last few days we've been having some technical problems with our parts catalog. We apologize for the inconvenience as we are in the middle of a parts catalog upgrade. At this point, everything should be…Read More

Factory Five Wins AHA Good Manufacturing Award

[caption id="attachment_3665" align="alignnone" width="694" caption="Factory Five wins Association of Handbuilt Automobiles GMP Award for third year!"][/caption] We've been attending the west coast's largest handbuilt automotive show since 1996. The AHA (Association of Handbuilt Automobiles) hosts hundreds of customs at their annual show in Pomona, CA. In 2004, and again in…Read More

Automotive Icon Carroll Shelby Dies at 89

Last Friday morning I learned of the passing of Carroll Shelby. I immediately posted the news to our Factory Five Forums and community. For the first time in a long long time I was without words. While I have fought Carroll for years, with all my effort in court over…Read More

Factory Five Supports SEMA-Washington, DC Rally

Factory Five Racing, along with SEMA member companies like Autometer Gauges, Banks Engineering, Cooker Tires, and others, gathered this week in our nation's capital to represent pending legislation to our senators and congressmen. The 2012 SEMA Rally had companies display their products in the lobby of the Rayburn Congressional Office…Read More

Cajun Chris Visits Factory Five

Chris Gaudet from Louisiana Makes the Trek to Wareham There is an autocross tomorrow at Fort Devens so I figured I would take the Mk4 out on a shake down to make sure it's ready. We have a new master cylinder on the car, so I decided to do some…Read More