1972 George Begg FM5
While the Begg FM4 might have been George’s favourite car, it was the appearance of the Begg FM5 that made everyone sit up and realise that world-class race cars were being produced from a little workshop in Drummond, Southland.
Built in 1972, the Begg FM5 was all swoops and voluptuousness: a stark departure from the form of both the Begg FM2s and the Begg FM4.
Driven by Frank Bray and David Oxton, this superb F5000 vehicle was eventually taken to the United Kingdom to compete. After a stint in the United Kingdom the car was sold to legendary driver David Oxton who then won his third Gold Star in a row.
The ‘FM’ denotes that this vehicle was one that George worked on in conjunction with Fred McLean.
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