We are specialist car builders of Factory Five Racing products. We assemble our cars at our own workshop. As new cars, we ensure that all IVA and registration documentation is completed before your car is delivered. Many of our customers prefer to have a unique, customised cars. We are very happy to work with you to deliver the car of your dreams.
We have some customers who prefer to build their own cars. We are happy to supply all the parts that you require along with our limitless technical support.
However, if your project has come to a halt, or your circumstances have changed and you need your project completed we are more than happy to help.
You may just need your pride and joy serviced or prepared for holidays or car rallies.
At Tech Autos we have carried out classic restorations on many classic and vintage cars. We use our specialists partners to carry out body & paint work and our trimmers for interior works. Everything else we carry out ourselves. We have tackled projects which were delivered in boxes to cars that just required recommissioning. During a typ
At Tech Autos we have carried out classic restorations on many classic and vintage cars. We use our specialists partners to carry out body & paint work and our trimmers for interior works. Everything else we carry out ourselves. We have tackled projects which were delivered in boxes to cars that just required recommissioning. During a typical complete restoration, the car would be stripped completely to its component parts. As each part is removed it is inspected, labelled and categorised into what can be restored, repaired or is in need of replacement. The chassis or frame can be either media blasted or acid dipped depending on customer preference. Panel work will be replaced using genuine parts where available or fabricated and welded. Tech Autos carry out all mechanical works to engine, gearbox, steering, suspension etc upgrading where necessary. Once the body is back from the body shop, full reassembly takes place in our workshop.
Here at Tech Autos we have been car builders, providing classic restoration & repairing cars for the last 20 years. We have created and built a wide range of kit cars, each one driven by our passion for excellence and attention to detail. Every car we work on is unique, something we pride ourselves on. The understanding that each customer has a unique set of requirements and specifications.
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Factory Five Racing is almost definitely the largest kitcar manufacturer in the world in volume terms and although a variety of people have personally imported their kit packages here over the years the Massachusetts-based company has never really had an official agent in the UK who have imported their complete range – until now.
Dan Walsh of Tech-Autos of Frome, Somerset has been restoring and modifying a variety of cars for several years and he recently did a deal to represent Factory Five here. He’ll be bringing in most of the range including Roadster, Subaru Impreza-based 818S and Type 65.
Dan will offer some of the models in kit form others as turnkeys only, due to the complexities of making them UK-compliant, but he is currently building his first 818S demo car, powered by a tuned Scooby flat-four unit.
The company plan to have a presence at this year’s National Kit Car Motor Show at Stoneleigh as well as the new Newark show in July.
818S and its sister 818C will be available in kit form with prices starting at £19,800 inc VAT with turnkey Type 65s from £93,480 inc VAT. We’ll be bringing you more information as things progress.
Exciting times in the UK for Factory Five Racing and Tech-Autos. More information is available from www.tech-autos.co.uk or 07494 339 929 or alternatively, for all things, FFR visit www.factoryfive.com ENDS."
A warm welcome to totalkitcar online … In volume terms Factory Five Racing must be the world’s biggest kitcar company.
It has always puzzled me that they’ve never managed to really crack the UK market and although there’s probably more of their cars being built (or on the road) here than you think, several companies have had a go without really managing to really establish the brand here.
Tech-Autos are the Factory Five importers for the UK
That looks about to change. A go-ahead company based in Frome, Somerset called Tech Autos and run by the very helpful and friendly Dan Walsh have big plans. Plans that are definitely achievable while they’ve already sold several FFR kits and cars in the UK. I’ve been very impressed by Tech Autos.
Their range consists of Roadster (available in Mk4 427-style), 289 and Challenge (race) versions.
Then comes their hot rod range – 33 Ford, Speedstar Coupe, 35 Truck and Barrett-Jackson Edition Truck), topped off by the GTM supercar and 818 (in ‘C’, ‘R’ and ‘S’ guises) sportscar.
Dan tells me that he can supply most of their range in either kit or fully built form and he’ll be happy to help you with any enquiry you may have.
In addition, Blueprint Engines is one of America’s leading V8 specialists and Dan is also acting as UK agent for them now, too. Blueprint has options for Ford, Chevy and Mopar with their units built on a reconditioned ‘seasoned’ block or in some cases brand new castings. View www.blueprintengines.com.
To find out more about Dan’s activities visit www.tech-autos.co.uk.