In the mid to late sixties Group 7 or CanAm cars were the most powerful and fearsome cars on the planet, even faster than the F1 cars of the day. Even in New Zealand competitors and car builders got in on the act.
George Begg, the pride of Drummond in Southland, and a prolific race car builder was an early convert to these thunderous weapons which, with very few rules, allowed car builders to fully exercise their imaginations.
The McBegg, the 8th car, was built by George Begg after he spent 6 months working with Bruce McLaren at the McLaren factory in Colnbrook. The car was based on a Mclaren M1 spaceframe chassis powered by a full house 5.9L Chevy engine with an M6 CanAm body and at the time was undoubtedly the best CanAm style car in NZ.