Customers take center stage this month as we have tons of cool news and amazing customer accomplishments to share!
The heart and soul of Factory Five has always been our cars, but encompasses so much more. The cars we build end up building amazing stories that become as important as the cars themselves! Don’t believe me? Build a Factory Five or ask someone who already has!
Factory Five’s West Coast painter Jeff “Da Bat” Miller has hatched his fair share of Factory Five stories! HB 2016.
This month has brought a treasure trove of stories and accomplishments. It also brought along some amazing cars. Here are a few.
Our favorite tech, Courtnie Provencher, has helped tons of people spec out and build their Factory Fives. Last Saturday, Courtnie posted #SideShotSaturday on Facebook and invited customers to post theirs. Kevin H.’s car above was one of many awesome cars. Check out more customer Factory Five side shots here.
Factory Five Forum “Picture of the Month” Winner – David W.!
Congratulations to Factory Five customer David W. from Ontario, Canada! David won the Picture of the Month honors and a $250 gift certificate on thefactoryfiveforum.com (forum handle “willzy”) with this shot of his beautiful red Mk3 Roadster next to a B-25 Mitchell! You can view other POM winners here.
Snap-On Tools Series “From the Ground Up” Features 818C
Our sponsors at Snap-On Tools spent a week here at Factory Five filming the complete build of an 818 Coupe. The show is now online on YouTube and Facebook. The car has just made its debut this past weekend at the Snap-On Tools National Convention in Orlando, Florida! Click here to watch the episodes.
Factory Five Customer Charles R.’s ’33 at Hot August Nights
Factory Five ’33s are winning car shows and race events all around the country. It’s been a long time since we’ve been in the Pacific Northwest, but thanks to guys like customer Charles R., we are still represented! Charles brought his Factory Five ’33 Hot Rod to Reno’s “Hot August Nights” and shared this photo on our Facebook page. Nice job, Charles!
Closing in on 2 Minutes at Ultimate Track Car Challenge
Factory Five customer John George recently earned back-to-back race wins at a NASA event at Palmer Motorsports Park. John isn’t the only one cleaning house on the track!
Factory Five customer Trevor P. has been competing in the Tire Rack Ultimate Track Car Challenge for some years now with his track-ready Factory Five. This year Trevor lapped Virginia International Raceway’s 3.27 mile full course in 2:01.572 earning him a 13th place overall finish against cars costing 5x as much! Impressive result considering the competition in this year’s challenge. Check out the full article in Grassroots Motorsports Magazine’s October issue. Trevor dropped nearly three seconds off last years’ time and hopes to get into the sub 2:00 club next year. Huge congrats Trevor on behalf of everyone at Factory Five!
GTM Earns Cover of UK Complete Kit Car Magazine
Factory Five Cars are earning proper street cred over the pond in Great Britain, and cars like this stunning white Factory Five GTM are part of the reason.
A Factory Five GTM made the cover of the August 2016 issue of Complete Kit Car Magazine! The build is profiled in the magazine which you can order on their website here.
Editor Ian Stent and his talented British team do a very nice job with this magazine. They have previously written about the Factory Five Roadsters and Coupes, and this GTM is, according to the magazine, the first one on UK roads.
Note: Many Factory Five models are now available in right hand drive from the factory. Those models include our best-selling Mk4 Roadster, ’33 Hot Rod, Type 65 Coupe, and 818S, R, and C.
Many thanks to Aussie Chris Canning for pushing us towards right hand drives!
BluePrint Engine Giveaway Winner Announced!
If you’ve been following our website or internet forum, you are aware of BluePrint Engines Factory Five customer engine give-away.
Congrats to Factory Five customer Steve W. from North Carolina (WIS89 on the forum) who won Blueprint Engines giveaway on TheFactoryFiveForum.com!
Steve and his son picked up their Mk4 Roadster kit in December 2013. Steve and his two sons, who both graduated from the US Naval Academy, are doing their build as a tribute to the Blue Angels!
You can read Steve’s full post and check out the other entries on the forum here.
BluePrint Engines has a full line of completely assembled crate engine/transmission packages ready to drop into your Factory Five.
InMyGarage.com Features Coyote-Powered Factory Five Coupe
Factory Five customer Michael L. built this nasty red and black Factory Five Type 65 Coupe sporting a 5.0L Coyote pumping out 412 HP! The car was featured on the website InMyGarage.com. Click here for the full story and more photos of Michael’s beautiful car.
RockAuto.com Features Factory Five GTM Collectible Magnet
Factory Five customer Conrad P.’s GTM is featured as one of RockAuto.com’s latest magnets. Very cool! Factory Five’s Jim Schenck has a near-complete collection covering his door in R&D and this is the best one!
It’s been a long time since we’ve offered CASH OFF any of our kits. This summer, you can take $1,000 cash off any Factory Five model OR you can choose to bulk up your car with $2,000 in free options! The sale will run through Labor Day and then it’s gone, so let’s get building. Click here for full details.