Mark Houlahan
Tech Editor, Mustang Monthly
July 1, 2008
Photos By: Factory Five Racing

Mark Weber also provided us with the full listing of award winners:
Allan Uzwiak - Best Use of Chrome
In honor of Allan's incredibly polished LS7 engine intake, heads, and every other visible component, Allan's GTM was referred to as the Best Use of "Shiny Stuff."

Denis Surette - Most Innovative Improvement
(A unanimous decision among the judges, Denis' custom-molded, aerodynamic rollbar cowlings were not only innovative, but completely redefined the look of his Mk2 Roadster.

John Mills - Best Paint Award
In a field of over 100 of the most beautifully painted cars in the region, John's metallic-flake Sunburst Orange Mk3 stood immediately out from the crowd.

Bob Peckham - Best Engine Award
This award may soon be renamed the Bob Peckham Best Engine Award, as Bob has captured it two successive years for his classic, Weber-stacked carburetion system.

Charlie Costa - Best Interior Details
Charlie customized the Factory Five tan leather interior, featuring a hand-made wood-grain dash, to create one of the most remarkable interiors we've ever seen.

Bill Cooke - Best in Show, Under Construction
Accepting our invitation to bring his Factory Five in any form of build, Bill brought his Type 65 Coupe Rolling Chassis, replete with Clecko fasteners holding the aluminum panels in position.

Steve Botellio - Best in Show, FFR Mk Roadster
A thing of beauty from every angle, Steve's Mk3 Roadster also represented the best of these cars as one of the top finishers (338 hp, 376 lb-ft of torque) in the Horsepower Shootout contest on the Mobile Dyno.

John George - Best in Show, Challenge Car
John drives his Challenge Car on the street virtually every day--perhaps that's why he and his Challenge Car are often out front in Challenge Series races around the country. John captured the FFR Challenge Series Northeast Regional crown in both 2006 and 2007.

Paul Murphy - Best in Show, FFR Spyder GT
This Spyder stands out from the crowd because of its rare heritage, but also because of its stunning silver metallic-flake paint and cold-air ram sticking up through the hood.

Bob Potter - Best in Show, FFR GTM
This bright Ferrari-red Factory Five Supercar was selected for its attention-to-detail on every level, turning a home-built race car into a finished jewel comparable to any museum-worthy sculpture on wheels.

Charlie Costa - Best in Show, Overall
The perfection outside the car matched the unparalleled interior, as Charlie's Mk3 Roadster unanimously took Best in Show as well as the Best Interior award.

Charlie Adams - Horsepower Shoot-Out Champion
With a daily driver built from a Mustang donor car, Charlie Adams is the quintessential FFROG. Pushing out 424 hp and 391 lb-ft of torque from a stock 5.0L block using stock internals and heads salvaged from a junkyard donor, Charlie clearly has the best bang for his budget.

Additionally, Factory Five customer David English rode away from the Open House the proud owner of a new TGB Pit Bike, winning the free raffle drawing available to all who brought their Factory Five to the event.