New Year, New Direction

There are lots of changes in store for us as we head into the New Year and New Decade. While the new bodywork for the CFR Catfish has been made, it’s finally time to officially stop production of the Catfish. The car was always meant to be a “bucket list” project, with only two or three examples made. However, we made a few good friends over the course of the 20-odd cars that have been sold, and have probably discouraged a higher number than that to not buy the car, simply because it wasn’t a perfect fit for them or we couldn’t spend the time needed with them on their potential builds.

However, we still have all the molds, drawings, CAD files and shelves of supporting parts. We’ve talked to one or two companies who are interested in continuing the Catfish production. So while we can say that our production has ended for the Catfish, we can’t say that none will ever be built again.

Thanks to everyone who have followed our builds. Your enthusiasm has kept this car alive, and I truly thank my customers for taking this journey with me.

Happy New Year!

Cord Bauer


  • John Tompkins says:

    Sorry to see that you are no longer producing this car. It was a beautiful vehicle, a great achievement (very few people manage what you have done) and looked like a blast to drive.

    I sincerely hope that you get back into this business or find someone to take it over, as it is a wonderful piece of kit (as we say in the UK) and a refreshing change from the lotus 7 clones (which are fantastic in their own right).

  • Mitch Wright says:

    Well darn it I am getting ready to pull the trigger on a Catfish now that I sold my Factory Five car.
    If someone picks up and continues production I am interested.

    Mitch Wright

  • Fred says:

    So are you guys back and making Catfishes again?

  • Mitch Wright says:

    Any updates on Catfish Production?

  • Mitch Wright says:

    I have emailed Race Car Replies a few times but haven’t heard a word, anyone been in contact with them?

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