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 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