New & Improved Type 65 Coupe

Designed Improved in 2nd Generation - UPDATED! We've revised our Type 65 Coupe for the first time in 10 years. The changes we made are designed to make the car easier to build, perform better, and with higher quality parts. Production begins shortly and we will be shipping the new…Read More

Installation Instructions: GTM Gen 2 Diffuser

Background: Customers have reported difficulty installing the carbon fiber diffuser on the new Gen 2 GTM. This diffuser is shaped slightly differently than the Gen 1 diffuser and mounts lower. This is a direct result of wind tunneling testing that improved downforce AND improved cooling. The new Gen 2 diffuser…Read More

Spring Fever Hits Factory Five

Closing Early on Friday, March 18th for a Long Weekend It’s almost 70 degrees on this Friday afternoon, and spring fever has hit hard after the winter we’ve had. Dave Smith gave the OK for everyone here to head home early and have a longer weekend, so we’ll be shutting…Read More

Adams Automotive Works Build Dream Car

Customer Gary Adams Writes to Share His Stoke for His Mk3 Everyday, when going through the mail and shuffling through car magazines and bills, we come across a letter from a customer that reminds us how fun these builds are and how they change people's lives. We recently received a…Read More

The Next Factory Five – Project 818

All-New "World Platform" Factory Five Design Based on tough Subaru WRX running gear, Factory Five's next car has been in development for almost a year. With a space frame designed and tested on SolidWorks software, this single donor car will sell for $9,900. We will use our 15 years of…Read More

Factory Five on Speed Channel

Speed Makers Profiles Guys Who Build Speed Broadcast Dates: Thursday, March 24 at 8 PM and 11 PM EST Friday, March 25 at 8 AM Friday, April 8 at 10 PM Check you local listings. Speed Channel debuts an all-new show called Speedmakers. Produced by Michael Hoff productions, the same…Read More

The Original "California Kid"

SEMA Magazine Takes a Look Back SEMA News, March 2011 This month's March issue of SEMA News has a really cool look back article on the original California Kid Hot Rod. On the side of a California road is Pete Chapouris and the very famous '34 Ford three window during…Read More

New Rear Exit Exhaust for '33 Hot Rod

New Exhaust System In Stock The Factory Five '33 Hot Rod comes with a standard polished stainless steel mufflers and exhaust system. Downstream of the muffler, the exhaust has a side exit design. This new rear exit exhaust system was designed as an upgrade to the standard exhaust. The parts…Read More

Towards SEMA 2011

Factory Five-Koni Shocks Gen 2 GTM Being Built We're already busy in the advanced planning stages of the 2011 SEMA Show and one car that will be a show stopper is this Gen 2 GTM (featured in the April 2011 issue of KCB Magazine). The car is being built in…Read More

Factory Five Gen 2 GTM Featured

Kit Car Builder Magazine Profiles Lastest FFR GTM The April 2011 issue of Kit Car Builder magazine arrived with a pleasant surprise of our Gen 2 GTM on the coverand a nice four page article inside! Automotive journalist Joe Greeves caught up with us in Florida and photographed the car…Read More

Cruisin' Style Magazine Profiles Factory Five

Performance Automotive's Daytona Customer Event The February 2011 issue of Cruisin' Style magazine has a nice feature on the customers who attended the 2010 Turkey Rod Run at Daytona last Thanksgiving. Kudos to Ron Raimonda at Performance Automotive (a Florida based builder of Factory Five Racing cars) and Wayne Presley…Read More

Tasca Ford "Drop-In" Engine Packages

Running Engine/Transmission Assemblies Ready to Drive The crew at Tasca Ford's Mod Shop have launched three engine packages, but these are more than just engine packages.  They are drop-in, ready to drive running engines with transmission, clutches, pulleys, intakes, everything! There are three packages available: A 340 HP 5.0L 302…Read More

Help Design the Next Factory Five!

First Place Wins $5,000 in FFR-GRM Body Design Competition Factory Five Racing is giving you the opportunity to join the ranks of automotive artists like Giugiaro Bertone and Pininfarina with our Factory Five-Grassroots Motorsports Magazine Design Competition. Your job is to sketch, draw, or otherwise develop a concept shape to…Read More

Body Design Competition

Help Design the Next Factory Five with Grassroots Motorsports Concept drawing by Murray Pfaff at Body Design Competition Starts March 1st The base dimensions, running gear, and chassis/suspensions work has been determined.  The body shape of this two-seater, mid-engined roadster is not finalized and we have decided, in conjunction…Read More

The Next Factory Five Car

Factory Five Designs New Mid-Engine Sports Car Based on tough Subaru WRX running gear, Factory Five's next car has been in development for almost a year.  With a space frame designed and tested on SolidWorks software, this single donor car will sell for $9,900.  We will use our 15 years…Read More

Back to the Grind After Winter Open House

Photos from Around FFR The dust has settled after our big Winter Open House and the crew is getting back to work. It's fun seeing the parts start rolling in now for the Anniversary Cars and the Gen 2 Coupe as well. Here are some photos from production. Dave Smith…Read More

Five Factory Five Surprises

Winter Open House "Moochfest" News I am pleased to bring you news of some fun projects that we've been working on here at Factory Five. If you are attending the Moochfest, you will get a close-up look at some of this work. If not, here is a short summary of…Read More

2011 Winter Open House, "Moochfest," Report

Big Crowds Come to Wareham for Winter Open House Factory Five stalwarts John George and Rob Baker (driving) hardcore. My tech support manager Jason Lavigne said it best, "I think we need a bigger building." This year's Winter Open House, also known as Moochfest (more on that in a second),…Read More

Join the New Factory Five Forum

As part of a major effort to better connect with our customers, suppliers, and vendors, we have sponsored an all-new online discussion forum.  Many Factory Five customers are helping with this effort.  The new forum has updated blogs, photo galleries, and is a great place to connect with Factory Five…Read More

The Road Ahead for 2011

By David Smith, President Two years ago it seemed as though the world was going to end. The reports from the media predicted an economic depression akin to the 1930’s. Things here looked fairly grim back then as well, and it wasn’t just the economy. As 2009 dawned we were…Read More