Begra Mk III sports racer - s/n 3-002

George Avent bought #3-002 in 1962. He was SE Division runner-up 1962 & 1965 & Division champion 1963-64. Avent bought the car without an engine and put in a Fiat 750 TC from Team Roosevelt
For the 1964 Riverside runoff he put in Fiat 850 TC but had engine problems. 

  • 5/20/62 - Savannah Div - 3rd HM
  • 7//15/62 Walterboro Div - 1st 
  • 7/28-29/62 Sebring Div - spun out
  • 9/2/62 - Daytona Div - 4th 
  • 9/16/62 - Courtland Div 2nd 
  • 10/27-28/62 - VIR Reg - 1st OA / 1st OA
  • 11/8/62 Savannah Reg 1st 
  • 3/2/63 Fernandina Div - 2nd 
  • 4/28/63 Walterboro Div - 1st 
  • 5/19/63 Savannah Div - 1st / 1st 
  • 7/6-7/63 Courtland Div - 1st OA / 1st / 1st 
  • 7/20-21 Sabastian Div - 2nd / 1st 
  • 9/1/63 Daytona Div - 3rd 
  • 9/21-22/63 Donalsonville 1st / 2nd / 2nd
  • 10/19-20/63 Spartanburg 1st / 1st
  • 11/2-3/63 Jacksonville 1st / 1st
  • 3/7-8/64 Fernandina 1st / 2nd / DNF blew engine
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#62 - George Avent
(photo from Gene Beach)
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Begra Mk 3 (#3-002)
(photo from Gene Beach)
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#62 - George Avent
4/65 VIR
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#62 -  George Avent
10/62 VIR

The car was sold to someone in Lincolnton NC in 1967 and after an estate sale it ended up in a junkyard in Shelby NC. Harry Puckett bought it from the junkyard and sold it to Norris Haynes, who sold it to Barry LeVan 10 years later.


Photos from Barry LeVan - click on any for a larger version

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extra rear  - perhaps original
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extra rear - perhaps original
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2003 - after restoration