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    Report: Factory Five's Subaru WRX-based 818 kit now on sale [w/video]

    The Subaru WRX has always needed a dash more style, and the do-it-yourself carmakers at Factory Five are looking to accomplish a lot more than that with their new mid-engine, rear-wheel drive 818. The sports car started with a contest in 2011 to create the shape for the company's next vehicle, ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #235

    Chevrolet Sonic pricing, Factory Five crowdsourcing, Coral Gables bans pickup parking, 2012 BMW M5

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    Episode #235 sends Chris, Dan and Zach off on topics like the official pricing for the Chevrolet Sonic, Factory Five's ...

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    Factory Five announces winners of crowdsourced WRX-based sportscar design [w/video]

    Factory Five hosted a contest to find a new design for its upcoming 818 sports car. The call went out to designers from around the globe, and winners have been crowned. The top dog goes by the name Nouphone Bansasi, and his hard work netted him $5,000. The 818 sportscar is going to be Factory ...

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    You can design Factory Five's new mid-engine, WRX-powered kit car

    Massachusetts-based Factory Five, the builder of some exceptional Shelby Cobra replicas and the GTM race car, has announced a new project vehicle. Starting with a Subaru WRX donor car, the Factory Five team says it will be able to produce a mid-engined two-seater for under $15,000... and you can ...

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    Shelby loses court battle to trademark Cobra shape

    The Real Deal: A 1964 Shelby Cobra, CSX2557 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Shelby and Factory Five Racing have been going at it for years. Back in 2000, Shelby filed suit against the Massachusetts-based replica builder, which resulted in Factory Five being allowed to continue ...

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    Double Jeopardy? Shelby loses lawsuit against Factory Five Racing

    Factory Five Racing Type 65 Coupe – Click above for image gallery
    The conflicts between Carroll Shelby and various kit car makers are well known and sometimes seem never-ending. Massachusetts-based Factory Five Racing has been at the forefront of the lawsuits with Shelby, and the two have ...

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    Woodward 2009: A corral of Cobras and not a real one in sight

    Kirkham FIA 289 Cobra replica - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Someday, many decades from now, after all historical records of the late 20th and early 21st centuries have been extinguished by the great internet crash of 2012, someone will be trying to figure out what happened. As ...

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    SEMA 2008: Factory Five GTM looks slick in copper

    Click above for high-res gallery of the Factory Five GTM
    Factory Five is one of those companies that you may have heard of but probably don't know where. If you happen to correctly relate them to the car world, you might remember them as a kit car company, one of dozens of Cobra re-creators out ...

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    SEMA 2008: Supercar sightings from show floor

    Click above for high-res gallery of SEMA supercars
    As much as we love its tires, we are really upset with Michelin. Where is the annual supercar lovefest that has been the Michelin SEMA booth? Last year's display was an incredible assortment of stock, tuned and race vehicles from Audi, Chevrolet ...

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    Factory Five modernizes the '33 Coupe

    Click above for more shots of the '33 Hot Rod from Factory Five Racing
    Factory Five currently sells the most popular Shelby Cobra kit by far. One of the reasons that more people build the FFR Cobra than all other Shelby kits combined is that it's the easiest one to finish, as it comes with ...

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    A guide to building your own Cobra replica

    Sure, AC may be bringing a pre-built Cobra to the US, but say the $94K price tag is just too high... or, perhaps you want the full DIY experience. Hot Rod Magazine evidently felt the same way, so it obtained a Factory Five Racing Roadster kit and attacked its 256-page instruction ...

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    Autoblog Travelogue: 2006 One Lap Of America

    Well, the fuse has been lit on the 2006 installment of the splendiforously-titled Tire Rack Cannonball One Lap of America presented by Car & Driver (better known as 'One Lap'), and as usual, your trusty Autoblog contact is on the scene. We had high hopes for 'live-blogging' the Cannonball Run ...


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