1st Quarter Physical Inventory

Not the most sexy project but absolutely critical to our business is quarterly parts inventory. The crew is working on this big project until the end of this week so if the phones are a bit slow, please bear with us... We'll be at full strength on Monday. Shipping is…Read More

Go on a Factory Five Tour with Paul J.

The crew from the car enthusiast website bitchinauto.com came by Factory Five on Monday to go on a tour of the Factory Five Racing facility. President Dave Smith took the guys around showing them everything from the welding and molding shops to the Hot Rod being built by employees in…Read More

Just Another Good Guy

FFR Customer Ray McEdwards Makes Us Proud I love telling folks about the amazing people in the FFR community and Ray is one of the best. The other day I received some checks made out to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, on behalf of my daughter Jenny from Ray and his…Read More

Factory Five Customer's Four Week Road Trip

Honey Badger (Scott) visited the GoodGuys car show at West World in Scottsdale, AZ this past weekend where he met up with an FFR owner competing in the autocross! Dennis Russell and his friend Ike are on a four week road trip. They'll be heading over to the Texas World…Read More

The Fisher Family Project

M3 Roadster Built the Right Way! The other day I got the nicest surprise! I received in the mail a printed, bound book from the fisher family that detailed and chronicled their Mk3 Factory Five build. I met Steve and his wife Tiffany in Huntington Beach last year at the…Read More

Too Good to be True

FFR Customer Karen Salvaggio Wins on the Track and Off. If you are in the Factory Five community you will eventually get to know Dr. Karen Salvaggio. Karen is a good friend, a competitive racer, and a tremendous supporter of the Factory Five family. Karen competes with a Factory Five…Read More

Speedmakers Profiles Factory Five Cars

Watch Full Episode Right Now Online! Last year Speed Channel's show, "Speedmakers", came out to Wareham to shoot some of our cars in action and see the operations up close. The resulting episode was called “Speedmakers: Megakits.” The episode aired a while back on Speed and it is now available…Read More

Ownership Change at Factory Five

Dave Smith Buys All of Company Over the past 15 years I have had the frequent honor of bringing important news of the company to all of you. Recently, I’ve spent some time looking back over our website archives and remembering so many Factory Five milestones and adventures with good…Read More

Factory Five Picture of the Month Winners

The Winners for February 2012 Have Been Announced The new Factory Five Forum continues to grow as we have passed 6,000 member and over 50,000 posts. As a way of saying thank you, and rewarding the community, Factory Five sponsors a monthly "Picture of the Month" contest. Each Factory Five…Read More

FFR Customer Erik Hansen Builds a Stunning '33

Car is First Salvo from New Company '33 Machine Erik Hansen has earned some impressive bragging rights in a short amount of time. He built a truly beautiful and unique '33 street machine and also served as a team member on the west coast crew of an upcoming episode of…Read More

More Good News from Down Under

Chris Canning from Component Cars Australia Builds a Beauty Chris Canning and his company Component Cars Australia are our official Australian distributor and he posted photos of his most recent creation on The Factory Five Forum. We just sent an ocean crate with four more Factory Fives headed down under.…Read More

Factory Five Earns 2011 Editor's Choice

Grassroots Motorsports Magazine Top Honors Grassroots Motorsports Magazine is THE hardcore racers magazine of choice. Frankly, it's one of the best magazines printed today, and I'm not saying that because the editor's just gave us a 2011 Editor's Choice Award. Pick up the Feb 2012 issue (on newsstands now) to…Read More

A New Father-Son Build Begins

Tom and Nate Get an Early Mk4 Christmas Present Tom and Nate Wilson picked up their Mk4 Roadster this afternoon with their friend Tobey. "I haven't been able to sleep for the past 4 days," Tom said to Dave Smith describing how excited he was to begin building the Roadster…Read More

Grassroots Motorsports Delivers Great December Issue

Tim Suddard and Gang Continue to Lead Amateur Racers The December issue of Grassroots Motorsports sets another high watermark for the magazine with some great articles and features. [caption id="attachment_974" align="alignnone" width="675" caption="Coverage of the 2011 NASA Nationals was excellent and extensive."][/caption] The December issue includes coverage of the 2011…Read More