What we have in this issue number 185
Letters of note from your fellow readers.
From driver to team manager
Peter Schetty's four years at Ferrari
When one has the choice between two promising futures, it is not always easy to choose. To pursue the family business or to live his passion for motor racing, such was the dilemma which confronted the Swiss Peter Schetty. He had finally the opportunity to do both, one after the other ...
The Ferrari of Grand Prix Champions
The extraordinary tale of a special Ferrari 212 Export Berlinetta, s/n 0092 E
"Although no one could have known it at the time, Vignale and Michelotti were nearing the top of their game when they came up with the lines for s/n 0092 E."
Some good placing revive the team
The team struggles to stay on pace, with new upgrades bringing them even closer to the front ranks again. One of the main catalysts has been Fernando Alonso himself, who is ever upbeat and positive, spurring the team on, both in public and in private.
GT Class wins prove difficult but achievable
American Le Mans Series
Sponsorship is still a drag on the performance of the USA based Ferrari GT teams, with not enough support to do enough testing or run two-car teams or multiple teams. But onward they push ...
International GT Open series loves Ferrari
Simple rules, simple format, simple goals - all add up to a GT series that has captured everyone' s attention, and captured GT cars as well. Private Ferrari teams are on board.
Concours on the Avenue awards persistence
On the hiatus of one year, Doug and Genie Freedman were back with a show that was better than ever, and one that the town of Carmel realized is an asset to their small community. Location is all-important, and this show has brought cars and owners and people, and therefore, business to this small pearl perched on the Pacific Ocean.
The Quail - a motorsport gathering
The recession takes a time-out for this day, The Quail presents a fairy tale of good living - the way it should be all year long. Enjoyed for a day, all we can do is thank the inspired organizers.
The Italian Lions roars back
All the best of Italy comes to California, and Italy has much to offer as you know - automobiles, food, wine, opera and fashion. This great event was started many years ago to glorify this heritage, and after a few recent setbacks is back as the premier showcase for all that we love about the culture of Italy.
Pebble Beach still outshines all others
Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
Unbelievable as it may sound, this premier event has grown ever larger, as everyone in the automotive trade realizes they have to be here to conduct business. In its own way, it is as significant as any modern auto show in the world's main cities - Turin, Paris, London, Frankfurt, Geneva, New York, etc. Quite an accomplishment.
Laguna Seca rumbles and roars
Monterey Motorsports reunion
A dream started over thirty-odd years ago by Steve Earle, to have real old race cars racing again, soon found its reality, as the historic races at Laguna Seca were a success from the start. Even though under new management and under a new name, the spirit lives on unimpeded, as race cars come from all over the globe to enter the matches and match wits with their former rivals.
Monterey saw spectacular highs amongst all marques
Monterey auction results
A Guide to all Ferrari produced
Plus the market as of October 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.