Factory Five in Wall Street Journal

FFR President Quoted in July 27 Article on "Dream Cars" This morning Wall Street Journal (Wednesday July 27th), has an excellent article on the increasing popularity of component cars and pending legislation that FFR President Dave Smith has been closely associated with. The SEMA sponsored "Small Volume Manufacturers Bill" is…Read More

End of the Day Drive Home

1968 All Over Again by Dave Smith Sometimes I forget what a great job I have. Last night it had been a long day and it was HOT out. I decided the old 427 FE Mk3 of mine needed some miles. I drove 45 miles home (I have a long…Read More

2011 Right Coast Nationals Report

Great Weather, FFR Give-Away '33 Hot Rod, and Great Customers! The 2011 Right Coast Nationals Give-Away car was built by Morrisville College. The 2011 Right Coast Nationals held at the fairgrounds in Syracuse was a HUGE success! This year, there were a number of firsts for us. A Factory Five…Read More

Join Us at Tasca Ford September 10th!

14th Annual Mustang & Live Music Event Features Tasca Mod Shop Built Factory Five Hot Rod Join the Factory Five crew as we head over to Tasca Ford for their 14th Annual Mustang and Ford Show in Cranston Rhode Island. The event is set to kick-off at 10 a.m. and…Read More

Tech Crew at Right Coast Nationals

Tech Support Closed Thursday and Friday, July 14 & 15th We are open today and tomorrow with a small crew here as the bulk of our team are at the 2011 Right Coast Nationals in Syracuse, NY. If you get a chance to attend the 2011 Right Coast Nationals, stop…Read More

Factory Five Customer Cars on the Forum

Check Out Some Great Customer Builds On The Factory Five Forum Customer Scott Herold and customers Brandon and Tracy Marshall are just the two most recent customers to post their photos of their Factory Five projects on the new Factory Five Forum. If you haven't been to the forum, you…Read More

Factory Five Customer Paul S. Visits

Old School Mk2 Done Right and Driven Daily Factory Five customer Paul Souza brought his red Mk2 driver by the other day and we had a chance to check the car out. Paul has made some nice upgrades to the car including rear 3-link suspension, shock upgrades, and has added…Read More

FFR-NASA Challenge Series Race at Mid-Ohio

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Event the Weekend of July 16 and 17 Factory Five engineer Jim Schenck will be heading out to Mid-Ohio with a very full field of Factory Five Challenge Series Racers for the July 16 and 17 NASA-FFR Challenge Series race. We'll post a complete race report…Read More

Join Us at the 2011 Right Coast Nationals

Syracuse, NY July 15th thru 17th Join us for the 12th Annual Right Coast Nationals car show in Syracuse, NY at the fairgrounds on July 15-17. This year, we will be bringing our latest Factory Five cars and will be joined by customer cars. The Syracuse Nationals is truly the…Read More

Special Thanks to Kit Hill and Marissa Ballentine

Quilted Blanket Raises $1,000 for CF at London C-Car Show I wanted to take a moment to send a special thanks to Ms. Kit Hill (center) and Mrs. Marissa Ballentine (center right) shown here with my daughter Jenny (left) and Emily Kern (right) holding the special London Cobra Show quilt…Read More

John Pettersen's 15,000 Mile Mk3 Roadster

John Returns from Road Trip to Florida in Mk3 Factory Five's Rick Masters and customer John Pettersen catch up after John's road trip. Factory Five customer John Pettersen has just returned to Massachusetts from a trip to Florida that saw him reach the 15,000 mile mark on his Mk3 Roadster.…Read More

Back Home from London…Ohio

Cars Arrive Back Home in Wareham from London C-Car Show Every time I forget what a cool job I have, I walk around the building and take some pictures with my cell phone camera. I swear more things happen on a daily basis here. This morning, the truck arrived from…Read More

2011 London C-Car Show Report

$100,000 Raised for Cystic Fibrosis and Perfect Weather Greets Show Participants! Huge news to report this year from the annual London, Ohio C-car Show! The weather was great, the crowd was huge, and the number of replicas in attendance was about 200! The biggest news of the show was that…Read More

Website Jalopnik.com Picks Factory Five TWICE!

Best Auto-Related Father's Day Gifts and Best DIY We have to say thanks to the cool guys at Jalopnik.com for highlighting our cars twice recently. In their post "Ten outrageous Auto-Themed Father's Day Gifts," the Factory Five Mk4 Roadster was recommended as on of ten gifts for dad that are…Read More

Video of 14th Annual Factory Five Open House

Highlights from the Event with More to Come We put together a short music video of last weekend's Factory Five Open House with clips of the cars arriving, the lines for some hot dogs, the busy scratch and dent sale, warehouse tour, and of course, the car show. Check the…Read More