First Mendeola Production Transaxles Ship

This has been a very long time coming. About one year ago, we began taking deposits on what was to be about a three month project with the guys from Mendeola Transmissions. Specifically, the project involved an affordable, high horsepower capable transmission for the GTM which would provide a better alternative Porsche transmission.

Today, I bring the long-awaited good news that the boys at Mendeola have finally come through. Customer Joe Masciarelli was here today to pick-up his transaxle. Joe was customer #001 on the order list. As of today, three units have shipped and it appears that Mendeola is building 2-3 units per week. Patti Maloney here in Materials will be coordinating deliveries.

On behalf of everyone at Factory Five Racing, I offer my sincere gratitude to all of the Factory Five customers who have waited so patiently for this project to come to production. More details as they become known.

Dave Smith

FFR President Dave Smith with customer Joe Masciarelli, Eddie, Nate, and Jesper.


The new transmissions are shipped in a very well engineered custom crate.


Joe tells me he'll be go-karting in a few days.