Last week was a big week on the customer front with several show wins, and one of the fastest drag race times ever. There were a few pickups from Connecticut, and even Mike Everson’s got a new shop dog. Check it out!
Paul Borror managed to score another first-place award in the 1400.0 Handbuilt Sports class. That’s twice for his Coupe. He says, “The first time was three years ago just after it was finished and not driven or legal. Fun to show it again as a driver, although pretty sure it’s Autorama days are over. But it was a good run.” Check out his recap and observations from the experience here https://thefactoryfiveforum.com/showthread.php?45404-Detroit-Autorama-2023-Gen-3-Coupe-59.
Sick Week was even sicker with Chris Hein’s Factory Five ’33 Hot Rod. Chris ran a drag time of 8.94 seconds at 156.46 mph down in Florida during the Sick Week races. Chris even did some interviews for Sick the Mag and 1320 Video, as well as Engine Builder Magazine.
Jason Hargrove will be attending World of Wheels with his Mk4 Roadster this weekend. Some details on his build include:
• Body and Paint – Spotlight Customs (Ga): Randy Apple Red (III) – Paint House (Tx), Ford Pearl white stripes
• Engine – Custom SBF 347 Stroker (self): Aluminum Edelbrock Dual quad carbs and manifold, Aluminum TFS twisted wedge heads 170cc/61cc, Custom Compcam Camshaft, DSS Racing Stroker kit with forged aluminum pistons, Billet Specialties Dress up and many other goodies. 421 HP 428 Torque, Tuned and Dyno tested by Mike post – DynotuneMP
• Transmission: Tremec TKO 600 5 speed with overdrive, Custom geared from Mike Forte
• Black powder coat chassis, 302 Stainless steel Headers and side pipes, MSD distributor and Ignition, Moser 8.8” 3-Link Solid Axle Rear End Housing, 3.55 Gears with 5-lug Axles, Vintage Halibrand Replica Wheels, 15” X 8” Front and 15” X 9” Rear with knock offs, 15″ Mickey Thompson s/t white letter tires
Mark Houlahan won an award at the most recent Plant City Strawberry Classic Cruise-in sponsored by AAA. Mark said they had, “perfect weather so we took our Mk3.” After speaking with Dave Smith at SEMA about letting it sit for too long, Mark got his Mk3 Roadster back on the road. It seems like Mark and his car are enjoying the road time together!
Kenneth Reilly went home with his new 289 Roadster kit.
Mark Dill picked up his Mk4 Roadster kit as well over the weekend. Both pickups were from Connecticut!
Mike Everson brought in his new “shop dog in training”, Mac. Mac was well-received by the team working hard to fulfill customer orders, and make more of these incredible customer stories happen!
Safe to say Factory Five has had a busy week, and so have Factory Five customers! Congratulations to Paul B., Jason H., Kenneth R., Mark D., Chris H., Mike E. and to any other Factory Five customers with good news this week.
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