Who we are
Scuderia-Cento-S is a race and rally team established by Marco Trevisan and Urs Ernst, two die-hard Austin Healey 100S drivers. Their aim is to support and share rallying and racing activities with other classic car enthusiasts. The Scuderia-Cento-S is the shrine of Austin Healey 100S. More than half of the existing 100S are owned by club members.
Club membership is limited to 55, which is the number of 100S originally constructed. With the worldwide network the club can supply all information and tips needed to prepare historic rally and race cars and to participate in race and rally events all around the globe.
Members can participate in events run by the Club and can benefit from team support in national and international historical motor sport activities. In the interest of furthering the racing spirit of the club, in-house courses for rally navigation and practical technical seminars are held on a regular basis at the team’s premises in Dietikon. And each season is crowned by the legendary "End- of- the- Race-Year Party " highlighting the international nature of the club and featuring wellknown guest speakers from the historic racing scene like Roy Jackson-Moore, Jack Sears, John Chatham and many more.
Stelvio GmbH is the operating company behind the Scuderia-Cento-S. It is owned by the families Trevisan and Ernst. It acts as a general contractor for top quality Austin Healey restorations. Top level restorations are achieved through close cooperation with highly-regarded international Healey specialists. Because of its outstanding international contacts, Stelvio GmbH has a successful track record in finding interesting restoration projects. The company also provides Scuderia members with Austin Healey replacement parts and an advisory service.
The 100S Story
After the 100 was successfully sold around the globe and well into production, Donald M. Healey came under heavy pressure from distributors, particularly in America, to build specially prepared cars to meet demands from customers in racing. DMH agreed to build a number of specially built cars that would be sold to selected customers. Morris Engines would build and supply special engines with single port Weslake-designed heads and Austin would supply all the components needed. Jensen were producing special all-aluminium alloy bodies of an extraordinary quality. Dunlop supplied racing disc breaks to be mounted all round, previously tested on special test cars and racing tyres.
Gerry Coker was instructed to design some schemes for a body based on the “100” but with features that would make it distinctly different. A model was built based on the chosen designs for the best aerodynamics in a wind tunnel. Joe Jarick the 100S expert and our historian is still in possession of this model.
This special racing car received his name “100S”, S for Sebring after the success in the 1954 World Championship Sebring 12 Hours finishing 3rd overall and 1st in class. All 50 production cars where build in “The Cape” main hanger in Warwick, in batches of 10 cars at a time. Engineering under the direction of Geoffrey Healey, had always complete control over the production and necessary modifications, every car was road tested by Geoffrey and/or by Roger Menadue. Geoffrey commented: ”It was a pleasure to road test an “S” and it was something we would not let others share”. It is also interesting to note that the chassis plate carries the name “Healey Motor Company Ltd” and not Austin Healey. This is taken from Geoffrey’s Book “The Healey Story”.
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