FedEx/St Jude’s Charity Car at Mecum!

If you recall, last summer the team from Factory Five and pilots from FedEx built a beautiful Mk4 Roadster at the FedEx St Jude's PGA Golf Classic.  The car has raised over $50,000 in donations for St. Jude Children's Hospital, and now it is heading to the Mecum Auction in Houston,…Read More

Factory Five Community Loses a Great Guy

Yesterday, a friend of mine called to let me know that Factory Five customer Wade Chamberlain (above on left with customer Bob Lennon in 2002) passed away suddenly of a heart attack at only 47 years old!  Wade leaves his wife Beth, their children, and the entire Factory Five community…Read More

Factory Five Installs New CNC Machine

I'm super proud of the operations team as they completed a week of installation and training of our new Eastman Eagle S125 CNC trimming machine.  Huge thanks to Khalid from Eastman Company for all of the great work this week.  Factory Five Engineer Jesper I. did a great job on…Read More

Factory Five’s New Flagship Truck!

It's been a big week here at Factory Five for capital equipment upgrades.  Thanks to our partners at Anderson Motors, we've traded-in our 2004 Peterbilt tractor for a brand-new Volvo 670 to pull Factory Five's show and event trailer. Jim from Anderson Motors (center) with Dave Smith, Courtnie, Nate, Jim, and…Read More

Ultimate Factory Five Challenge Car Build

The team at Power Automedia have been working hard all year long on their Ultimate Factory Five Challenge Car build, and have been documenting their progress on their website You may recall that Mark Gearhart and his team at Power Automedia pulled the wraps off of the completed car…Read More

Ultimate Father-Son Project

If you visit Factory Five, you may have heard me brag about what a great father-son project these cars can be as I've known many such stories.  Today, I was surprised by a visit from customer Ram G. who had purchased his Factory Five Mk3 in August 2008 to build…Read More

Adrenaline Klassic Plus Magazine Tests ‘33!

Christian Rowell, writing for Canada's Adrenaline Klassic Plus Magazine, spent a day at the plant and then took the keys to the 5.0L Coyote-powered '33 Hot Rod with the new 2015 IRS for a day on the road. Christian's article came out this month in Canada's equivalent magazine to the…Read More

Join Us for Cruizing 2 the Coast, May 14

Longtime Factory Five customer Preston Kunda has raised a ton of money for underprivileged kids in honor of his daughter Miranda who passed away when she was 8 years old.  This year will be the first official "Cruizing 2 the Coast" car, truck, and bike show, and we will be…Read More

Factory Five Customer Dale A. Wins Three Times!

Huge congratulations to Factory Five customer Dale A. who scored gold at the 2016 World of Wheels show in Birmingham, AL!  Dale's car won "Best in Class" AND the O'Reily Auto Parts Choice Award for the show.  The car was also featured on the news and on's Top 15…Read More

Join Us on the 2016 Hot Rod Power Tour

Hot Rod Power Tour - June 11-17 This year's Power Tour kicks off in Gonzales, Louisiana  and heads west through Texas, Oklahoma, and finishing up in Kansas City, Kansas.  The Factory Five crew is pulling out all of the stops this year bringing along a whole fleet of factory and customer…Read More

The EPA Wants to Outlaw This!

**Update** - There's been a great response to the petition to have the EPA withdraw their proposal. The bill as crossed the 100,000 required signatures, and we want to keep things going! Check out the link below for more information and to sign the petition. Original Post: Our Government is out…Read More

Join Us for Moochfest, Saturday February 13!

The annual winter tradition of Moochfest is back!  Last year, the record-setting snow caused the event to be cancelled, and this year we are hoping for better luck.  It was only 13 years ago that I found myself hanging out on a Saturday morning with a handful of Factory Five customers…Read More

Brand-New Factory Five 24' Trailer Pick-Up!

Factory Five customer Zach W. from Norfolk, VA stopped by last Friday to pick-up his brand-new Factory Five 24' all-aluminum trailer.  Zack has built a Mk2 Roadster and is building an 818S.  Zach was here to pick-up the new 818C front end kit, and he brought the parts home inside…Read More

Yahoo! Autos Drives '33 Hot Rod!

Car & Driver Tech Editor Ezra Dyer produced this cool video for Yahoo! Autos on the Factory Five '33 Hot Rod and the newly approved Small Volume Manufacturers Law.  We sent the '33 down to North Carolina so Ezra could do some road work. Click here to also read Ezra's…Read More