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The Hepworth Family

As you already know Ryan is the third generation in seven decades of racing driver in the Hepworth family.

But this page will teach you a bit about where it all started.

In 1958 the late David Hepworth began competing in a Morris 1000 Traveller begining an association with Motorsport and classic cars that the family continues to maintain. The early years were mainly around rallying and hill climbing after many years competing with Morgan,Austin Healey,Cooper,Brabham and David reached his pinnacle winning the British Hillclimb championship in 1969 and 1971 with a self built four wheel drive car the Hepworth Ferguson 4wd (Sandblaster Special) which is still owned by the family (see restoration projects). The early 70's saw the purchase of the entire BRM P154 and 167 Can-am sports car team this saw him competing on the continent in the Interserie series all but one of the P154's and P167'sare also still in the Hepworth family collection. The early 80's saw the building of the Hepworth GB1 Can-am car which was built up around the last ever BRM formula 1 car the P230 unfortunatly the car was substantialy damaged in a testing accident before it got the chance to race, restoration of this car will begin this year after which it will hopefully start its first ever event.

The early 1980's then saw David's sons Andrew and Stephen start to compete, from club karting and begining a journey that has seen them compete in saloon cars, various single seater series including Formula Ford 2000, Formula 3, Formula 3000, sports cars including the Le Mans 24 hours, Daytona, 24 hours, Sebring 12 hours in addition there have been rallies incuding the carrera sudamerica and classic Adalaide.

In the early 2000's saw Davids grandson Ryan start competing in go-karts and continue up the ranks through junior formulae and rallying.

With such a record in motorsport the Hepworth family is known internationally for motorsport and is highly respected within the paddock and away from the circuit.

Ryan is hoping that he can continue the legacy and heritage of the Hepworth family alongside his father and uncle.