1970 George Begg FM3

Three Begg FM3s were built in the ‘Toyshop’ in 1970, to compete in the just-announced Formula Ford Championship.

Designed to give Kiwi drivers a taste of affordable single-seater racing, the Formula Ford class created a burgeoning market for good-quality cars produced in New Zealand as strict import restrictions meant it wasn’t easy to get hold of overseas-manufactured vehicles.

The newly-introduced Formula Ford gave punters quite the show: the races produced packed fields and close – often frenetic – racing.

All three Begg FM3 cars (the first was built for George Begg’s Auckland-based business partner, Rob Allen; the second and third for local Invercargill lads Wilson Crosbie and Neil Kidd) were well-raced and still exist.

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