Customer Joe M. Nears Completion of GTM

[caption id="attachment_3084" align="aligncenter" width="694" caption="Factory Five customer Joe M. with FFR Tech Manager Jason Lavigne."][/caption] "Don't worry," said Joe, "this GTM isn't going to be a trailer queen." Factory Five customer Joe M. is getting close to finishing up his build of a Gen 2 GTM and is also getting…Read More

Hardcore Factory Five Supporter Matthew Paquette

Matthew's evaluation of Nate's supercharged small block Mk3 Matthew Paquette, age 14, convinced his mom to come and visit Factory Five. After a tour with President Dave Smith, he was given a test drive by planet manager Nate Johnson in a 450 HP supercharged Mk3. We were all impressed with…Read More Covers GoodGuys Del Mar

Factory Five Customer Erik H. Wins Autocross Compeition The website has excellent coverage of the 2012 Del Mar GoodGuys Show held a week or so ago.  Above, customer Erik Hansen drives his Factory Five '33 to victory in the autocross competition. Check out for full details.Read More

Customer Henry R.'s Vintage '33 Flathead

Henry Renaud has been an active member of the Factory Five community for 10 years.  His latest build is a Factory Five '33 Hot Rod that earned Top 10 honors from at the 2011 SEMA Show.  Henry is a Colonel in the USAF and builds cars in his spare…Read More

Spring Kick-Off, Happy Easter!

Spring got started early this year with a very mild New England winter, but the Easter weekend is the traditional beginning of spring and it is BEAUTIFUL here in Massachusetts. Everyone has spring fever and today was a great example. [caption id="attachment_2916" align="alignnone" width="694" caption="FFR President Dave Smith with customer…Read More

Car Warriors' 33 Hot Rod Build-Off – April 4th

[caption id="attachment_2626" align="alignnone" width="694" caption="East and West Coast teams with three special guests. Center-Left: Factory Five President Dave Smith's daughter Jenny Smith. Center-Right: Emily Kern. Right: Bleu Scott"][/caption] Watch Speed Channel on Wednesday, April 4th at 9 PM EST to see a really fun episode of the show Car Warriors.…Read More

Watch MuscleCar TV Episode Now Online

Click here to watch the full episode on Powerblock's website. One of the most exciting episodes we've ever done is now available to watch online. The crew at MuscleCar TV did some wrenching on our Mk4 demo car and then ran that car against an original 427. The guys at MuscleCar installed Ford's new…Read More

An Award Winning Weekend

Three big wins this past weekend for FFR and Customers. Factory Five customer Eric Hansen won 1st place at the Del Mar Goodguys show autocross competition on Saturday.  At the same time on the other side of the country, FFR customers Tim Dolan and John Takvorian earned Best in Show wins…Read More

SEMA Magazine Article Discusses New Legislation

In a recent issue of SEMA News, there is an in depth article about the new legislation updates made in the state of Massachusetts for titling and registering a home-built automobile. Factory Five customer Joe Leone is featured in the article as we was instrumental in getting the law written…Read More

Factory Five Thanks Sgt. John Haselroth & US Military

I am proud that Factory Five Racing has always supported the United States Military.  From the earliest days, post 9/11, when our office manager Kerri Kuehne's husband Brian was deployed to Afghanistan and the crew here picked up the slack while Kerri worked part time (with full time pay) taking…Read More

Factory Five Hits the Books

Coming this July, in time to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the C-car, is D. Brian Smith’s new book How to Build Cobra Kit Cars. Smith is the former editor of Kit Car Magazine, and in March 2012, he completed the assembly of a Factory Five Mk4, which serves as…Read More

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 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