No Beck was ever built on a belly pan. The early ENVEMOs were, and those were tied to both my father and Chuck but at the time had nothing to do with Chamonix (actually pre-dates Chamonix). Likewise the PUMA was on a belly pan, and both my father and Chuck did some work for PUMA (mostly my father) but that also pre-dates Chamonix. It is likely that the linked information contains these errant statements due to some simple confusion, which I see all the time, especially since all of these companies and products stem from 2 generations of just 3 families.
From a quick scan through that linked site: unfortunately it is littered with errors and misinformation. Its neat that someone is trying to catalog all of the companies, but its just plain wrong (and I only looked at 5-6 companies that I know the history personally).
Special Edition actually came on MUCH earlier also. It was a side company for special projects, like the Special Edition SHOgun and the Special Edition RAMside truck bed conversions. These were products of Ford's Rick Titus, Chuck Beck and my father, Kevin.
The most common misconception that I always see is the history of Chamonix: Chamonix did not exist as a car factory before my father and Chuck turned it into one. Since we stopped producing in Brazil there have been several attempted "restarts" of the Chamonix brand and the old molds. Chamonix NG was the first, a few others failed and Athios is the latest. I do believe that Newton, who headed up the original Chamonix plant, is involved in the restart of Athens, while some of the other attempts were outside individuals renting the old molds.
Badges: The oval prancing horse is Chuck's own coach builder badge for Beck Development. It was also the logo used in early 550 advertising and Chuck uses it (very limited) still today. The Chamonix and Beck crests were designed during the era of our Brazil factory and @Lane Anderson is correct in the origin of the southern cross. It was adopted as the worldwide Beck logo in the early 1990s and has been ever since, and yes I own the name(s) and logo(s). The block looking Chamonix NG logo was made by one of the companies renting the molds, probably around 2011/2012, and was a tribute to the old logo since they could not actually use that logo