Michael Harding from Street Muscle Magazine has covered the Factory Five Huntington Beach Cruise-In for a few years now, and he has had a front row seat to the show and to the wide variety of exceptional hardware that arrives each year. This year, Michael has written a great article with tons and tons of photos. He has also highlighted four exceptional customers from the HB 2017 Cruise-In. Congrats guys on some well-deserved recognition.
“There are always plenty of ’33 Hot Rods at the Huntington Beach Cruise in with Factory Five. While we’ve seen some that were over the top, some that were under the wire, and others that broke the mold, this entry from Rick Walton from Crescenta, California, is one that we’ve had our eyes on for a couple years now.” – Michael Harding
“The 818 is Factory Five’s small car, and while we have seen some early versions of this car with electric power, they’re really set up to run the Subaru Boxer engine. Ray Pasquetti, from Roseville, California, received his 818R in May of 2014 and brought it out to show it off this year. It definitely looks like a lot of fun to race around in.” – Michael Harding
“The GTM is the car that strayed off the path of Ford, for Factory Five. It’s a kit that utilizes Corvette hardware into a supercar-like package that looks like it belongs on the track instead of the street. This has always been one of our favorite Factory Five cars, and Thomas “Wayne” Mills of Courtland, California, brought his LS7-powered GTM out to the show on Main Street.” – Michael Harding
“Building a Factory Five kit car has always been a special treat for a gearhead. But when that gearhead is just starting to bud, and his father decides to build the car together – father and son – then it’s even better.
Roman Biller has been to the show here at Huntington Beach before, and having worked mostly on building bikes, he decided that it was time he bought a car from Factory Five and got to working on it with his son, Vincent. They brought out their “Build in Progress” ’33 Hot Rod, and showed off their progress to the non-stop crowd that we found around the car all day.
Asked what do they like most about the car? They both agreed it was the engine. That’s bringing him up the right way, and we’re just a little envious of Vincent getting this life lesson in a full size model kit to share with his dad.” – Michael Harding
Power Automedia also produced a 5-minute video recap of the event which you can view above. Click here to read the full article on Street Muscle Magazine’s website.