Guyson Sandblaster Special makes Return
A true ‘blast from the past’ turned up at Industrial finishing equipment manufacturer Guyson International’s Skipton headquarters last Thursday 15th June, when the Hepworth ‘Guyson Sandblaster Special’ made a special appearance in their showroom to show off its full restoration glory and say a massive “Thank you” to Guyson’s current owner James Thomson for sponsoring a set of custom made new tyres – as the car was previously shod in the original tyres from back in the 1970s when it was the last run.
James Thomson (kneeling) and Andrew Hepworth with the Guyson Sandblaster Special
The four wheel drive ‘Guyson Sandblaster Special’ was brought to the showroom by Andrew Hepworth the son of the builder of the original car and driver David Hepworth and the sponsorship nicely comes full circle as it re-engages with Guyson International, a long time Hill-climb supporter, to bring backing to the project as it did in the early 70’s under James’ father.
The car, unfortunately, could only make a fleeting visit as it is very soon destined for the ‘Goodwood Festival of Speed’ where it has been invited to take part in the event. Especially fitting, in this the 70th anniversary year of the British hill climb championship, in which it excelled, winning the Championship in both 1969 and 1971 and being created and driven by Yorkshireman David Hepworth.