The kit car industry is famous for telling people how easy it is to build their cars. We PROVE it every month with students and a real car at the Factory Five Build School.
When most people find out that Factory Five Racing has a three day build school where students can learn how to build a Mk4 Roadster or ’33 Hot Rod from the bare frame all the way to the completed car, they can’t believe it. So we called up the team at Two Guys Garage to help us tell the amazing story of the Mott Community College-Factory Five Build School.
The idea was simple: Take Willie B and Kevin Byrd, the hosts of Two Guys Garage, and make the teachers the students. Willie B came out and attended the three day build school with twelve other students. We filmed the action, drove the cars, and had a great time for three days.
The Two Guys Garage episode will air on the weekend of November 16th at 7 AM and 17th at 9 AM on the GAC network, now that the Speed Channel is Fox Sports One. This will be a really fun episode and the students and instructors at the school made sure that the Two Guys Garage crew had a lot of fun. Check out photos below and stay tuned!
Build School instructor Scott reviews transmission choices and tech information.
Two Guys Garage filmed an episode building the Mk4 Raodster, BUT the ’33 Hot Rod was on display with the ’33 Hot Rod Build School car.
Build School instructors Jim and Charles review engine choices with some nice demos.
Build School instructors Jim, Todd, and Scott all DROVE their personal Factory Fives to the Build School. It’s great when the instructors build and drive what they teach!
Instructor Jim Jennings reviews unpacking the kit and removal of the body/panels.
The build School starts with a kit as it is delivered from Factory Five.
Two Guys Garage host Willie B gets ready to get his hands dirty.
Factory Five President Dave Smith and Two Guys Garage host Willie B.
The Build School even reviews what tools to use and techniques for spacing and drilling aluminum panels.
The episode will cover every step of the build and a lot of fun along the way.
The Factory Five big rig brought out some surprises for the episode pay off drive.
The course instructor cars were available for review throughout the weekend.
With the front suspension and rear suspension installed, the crew gets to work on the steering, pedal box, and brakes.
The cool thing about the Build School is that the students build the car. The instructors are great about making sure that everyone participates in the build and leaves confident that they can build their own car.
In 2014, the Build School will be adding 818 classes to their curriculum. President Dick Shaink (seated) with Two Guys Garage host Willie B (left), John Passante from Brenton Productions, and Bob Howald from the Build School.
Three days of car building fun.
The all-new Factory Five Mk4 rolled out of the trailer to debut on the episode.
We brought along the street car 818S for students and faculty to get a close look at.
The Build School is a great experience. The school has taught more that 1,500 people how to build a Factory Five Roadster or ’33 Hot Rod in over 10 years. Click here for more information on the Build School.