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1973 Begg FM5

George Begg of New Zealand was a race car builder who built a total of 7 Formula 5000 cars. His first example was introduced in mid-1967. It was originally powered by a Daimler engine which was soon switched with a Chevrolet V8. The second car, the FM2, was a monocoque (like the cars that followed) introduced in 1969. It was raced by Graham McRae, Geoff Mardon, Pierre Phillips and Leo Leonard during the 1969 and 1970 season.

In 1972, two examples of the FM5 were introduced. Both were given 5-liter Chevys and Hewland gearboxes.

One example was driven by Dave Oxton who won the 1973 and 1974 New Zealand Gold Star races.


By Daniel Vaughan | Jan 2016
1973 Begg FM5 1973 Begg FM5 1973 Begg FM5 The second to last single-seater built by constructor George Begg using some components from the McLaren M10B. It started life as a spare tub for David Oxton FM5 which ran in the Tasman and NZ Gold Star Series and in England in 1973. It returned to New Zealand where it finished second to a Lola T332. It was later sold to Chas Tabot of Australia. It returned to New Zealand 10 years later as part of a private collection. The current owner purchased it in 2001 and restored it over 2 years. It current races in the Tasman Revival Series.

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