What we have in this issue number 183
More letters from your fellow readers, with a thought or three from the experts.
1951 British Grand Prix
The first of a long series
Since his coming into the world of Grand Prix motor racing as a manufacturer at the end of the 1948 season, Enzo Ferrari found again in his path his former employer Alfa Romeo. This first confrontation was not to his advantage, but the absence in the next year of the manufacturer with the four-leaf closer emblem allowed him to glean hist first successes in Formula One.
Interview with Jose Froilan Gonzalez
Ferrari 612 Can-Am
Oh, what might have been. Of all the potential threats to McLaren's Can-Am domination, Ferrari could have been among the fiercest. Indeed, at certain magic moments during 969, this particular Prancing Horse looked to be a true challenger to the all-conquering M8Bs.
Prince Bertil's Ferrari Speciale
The Power and the Privilege, the Royal Blue 0853 GT
The order for this new coupe was placed with Paul Vallée and Charles Pozzi through their company, Autoval, in Paris, France, by Bertil Gustaf Oskar Carl Eugén, the Duke of Halland, better known to the world as His Royal Highness, Prince Bertil of Sweden.
Unknown gremlins bedevil our team
As now seems to be normal practice, with each new season comes new regulations. The reintroduction of KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System), together with a driver operated adjustable rear wing (DRS), are the two main regulation changes, but there is also another factor, a new tire supplier in the form of Pirelli.
Ferrari 458 Italia GT's make their debut on two continents
Le Mans Series
A strong entry for the first round of the LMS at the Paul Ricard circuit in the South of France included four Ferrari 458 Italia GTs in the new GTE-PRO class, and four Ferrari F430 GTs and GTCs in the GTE-AM class. The new for 2011 classes come with the demise of the poorly subscribed GT1 class in the series.
Older GT Ferrari takes one class at Sebring
American Le Mans Series
Seven Ferrari competed in the 2011's Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, in two new classes - GTE (AM) which requires that only one driver can be professional while the other two (or three) are non-professional, or in other words, talented amateurs or "gentlemen racers", to use a term from the old days.
275s & Dino 246s become the Ferraris of choice at the Tour Auto
Each year in April, Peter Auto invites the participants of the entire world to discover the charms of France, during the revival of the famous event. Time has flown and the Tour Auto Optic 2000 this year now celebrated its 20th edition. The "road book" which details the route headed this year towards the south of France, for a total of four circuits and nine specials events over five days.
Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance
It only grows larger, year after year - there's no stopping it - now or forever, but that's a good thing. It's the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, ensconced at the Ritz-Carlton on the Atlantic Ocean. Even as the economy takes its toll on other multi-marque events, this behemoth continues to expand - over 275 automobiles on hand, all special, all unique, all worth seeing.
23rd Techno Classica
Newest Ferrari amazes Geneva Salon
The major news at the Geneva Salon was, of course, the sudden arrival of the new and only recently announced large Ferrari, the iconically and ironically named FF - four seats and four-wheel drive.
A Guide to all Ferrari produced
Plus the market as of June 1, 2011... from a survey of selected dealers
A compilation of all the GT, Sport and Production Ferraris, with numbers made, chassis number ranges and current pricing.