Twenty-five years ago, there were a lot of companies offering Cobra replica kit cars. Most of those companies appeared and disappeared faster than a strobe light. Factory Five Racing (FFR) was founded in 1995 and is not only still around today, but is continuing to grow its product line. The company is probably still best known for its sports cars, especially the Cobra and Daytona Coupe offerings, but FFR surprised a lot of enthusiasts when it introduced the 1933 Hot Rod. Now it’s surprising people again with the new FFR 1935 Hot Rod Truck, introduced this year.
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Dave Smith, owner of FFR, told us that after the company’s success with build-it-yourself sports cars, he wanted to pay more attention to hot rodding. He did that with the 1933 Hot Rod. “The challenge was to interest hot rodders,” Dave told us. “The hallmark of hot rodding is collecting parts. So how do you make an in-the-box component car package appeal to them?” The answer, he said, is to offer builders a lot of choices.
With the new 1935 Hot Rod Truck, fenders, running boards, and the ash wood bed kit are some of many available options builders can choose—or not choose—for their unique project. Engines and transmissions, wheels and tires, and paint are not provided with the truck, allowing the individual to choose these components according to their personal build style.