THE COL­LEC­TOR

Car (South Africa) - - FEATURE -

Des­mond Gutzeit (63) left school at age 15 and landed a job as an ap­pren­tice me­chanic. Af­ter en­list­ing in the army, he bought his first tip­per truck for R300 with money he bor­rowed from his sup­port­ive par­ents. That formed the build­ing blocks of what to­day is Dezzi Equip­ment, a man­u­fac­turer of earth­mov­ing gear that has a mar­ket through­out South­ern Africa. Apart from this fam­ily busi­ness, the fam­ily also owns Dezzi Race­way, a track fa­cil­ity at their res­i­dence and fac­tory out­side Port Shep­stone where reg­u­lar mo­tor­sport events are held through­out the year. It was also the track of choice for Per­for­mance Shootouts 2014 and 2018.

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