About Us

Scholar engines were formed in September 1968 to produce modified performance road, race, rally and various competition engines. During this period of time we have gained an enviable record for producing highly competitive cost effective engines.

Our most outstanding achievements have been in ultra competitive “Formula Ford” racing class, both in the Kent engine and latterly Zetec engine categories, and with the introduction of the all-new Ford Duratec, we are now fast becoming Duratec specialists. Many of the worlds leading racing drivers have used the services of Scholar during the early part of their careers. In 2002 five Formula One Grand Prix drivers were past customers of Scholar Engines

Now situated in Mendlesham, Suffolk, the 6000 sq. ft. factory is comprehensively equipped to carry out a vast range of in-house machining and testing operations. This includes cylinder boring and honing under operating conditions, computerized camshaft, airflow and dynamometer testing. Our ten-strong workforce has over one hundred and fifty years combined experience of working with performance and racing engines.

At present they are deeply involved in developing Rover K-series, Ford Zetec, Duratec and Vauxhall 850 engines for competition and track day use.