1969 Begg FM2
Built for the 1969-70 season, this was one of two cars built for the very first season of F5000.
George Begg enlisted the help of local man Fred McLean to help design and build these vehicles.
The first Begg FM2 – the one that can be found on display at the George Begg Bunker – was mainly driven by Geoff Mardon, with Graham McRae and Leo Leonard also having stints behind the wheel. The second car, which was eventually lost, was driven by American Pierre Phillips.
The Begg FM2 vehicles were straightforward affairs, built along wedge lines. Although that first season wasn’t a happy one Graham McRae ended it on a high note, winning the Gold Star Championship round at Levels.
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