Tom V.’s Cover-worthy Factory Five ’33 Hot Rod

Tom Veale’s Factory Five ’33 Hot Rod was featured on the cover of Motor Trend for the Hot Rod Power Tour! The picture was taken by Motor Trend while he was heading South out of Nashville.

Motor Trend must have liked Tom’s car as it has appeared in a couple of their Facebook posts. 

Some other events Tom has been to included a Northwoods Shelby Club event. Tom raved, “Everyone was always surprised at how well handled, braked and kept up with traffic – even on street tires with ‘white walls.'”

Pictured is Turn 7 at Road America.

Tom said he “had the only FFR ’33 Hot Rod in the Power Tour of around 3,000 cars. There were a few Roadsters, but I never met their drivers.”

Tom’s Hot Rod Specs:

’33 Ford Street Rod – by Factory Five Racing

Kit Manufactured in 2008, #007 Chassis
Assembled and licensed in 2009

Paint – Jaguar Chili Red Mica/ GM Panel Truck Tan

Running Gear – 1993 Mustang GT Donor
5.0L Pushrod Small Block Ford Fuel Injected

Tremec 5 – Speed Gearbox

Ford 8.8” Solid Rear Axle w/Trac Lok Differential
All Wheel Disk Brakes – No power assist

No Power Steering
No Radio
No Heater
No A/C

…just brutish Torque and Horsepower in a 2300 LB Car