Most UK kitcar enthusiasts know that US manufacturer Factory Five is almost certainly the biggest kitcar company in the world in volume terms. The Massachusetts-based operation also has a UK outlet again in the form of Dan Walsh of Poole-based Tech Autos.

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Hunter Murrell Motorsport, run by all-round good blokes Ian Hunter (no, not that one!) and Jim Murrell represented FFR for a couple of years back in 2007-2008, but the pressures of their day jobs meant that they couldn’t devote full-time to it. They had a couple of fine demonstrators, built by Cobra maestro, Anthony Hale (now the owner of Crendon Replicas).

Dan can supply much of the FFR range from the Mk4 Roadster (427 replica) plus the USSCC-spec 289 version. The Hot Rod truck is another kit he can supply, plus the 818 supercar.

I recently sampled a Type 65 Coupe (Daytona replica) which I found to be an excellent car and you can read more about that one in the forthcoming November/December issue of TKC MAG.

FFR doesn’t offer turnkeys but Dan can build you one in the UK, while he can also access the full Ford V8 engine (and Chevy, too) range from crate motor specialists, Blueprint Engines. A brand-new Coyote-based Aluminator had recently landed in his workshop complete with Tremec TKX five-speed gearbox ready for a customer build.

Find out more about Tech Autos activities by visiting or calling 07494 339 929 ENDS.