Cavallino magazine 4

March / April 1979

  • Language: American English American English
  • Editor: Chuck Queener
  • Publisher: John W. Barnes, Jr.
  • Publication: Softcover | 208 x 277 mm | 56 pages

The Magazine for Ferrari Enthusiasts


On the cover the 1972 Ferrari 312 P, s/n 0886 John Lamm

Table of Contents

1 Ecco
2 Commento

Fiat Motors of North america invited me to their national press conference at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas for the introduction of their 1.5-litre Strada. Speaking at the elaborately orchestrated song and dance unveiling was Fiat's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Giovanni Agnelli. Also in attendance was Luca Montezemolo, once Direttore Sportive at Ferrari.

Check Queener   Greg Jarem
4 Lettere
Easy Answers
8 Calendàrio
10 La Leggende Ferrari - Ferrari Sport et Prototypes
by Antoine Prunet
Kurt H. Miska
Altre Pagine
14 Ferrari 121 LM

The ground shakes, the car shakes, and you shake. A booming exhaust not pounds on your ears. The Ferrari 121 LM is not a subtle car. It looks so aggressive that there is no mistaking its purpose.

Chuck Queener, Jess G. Pourret   John Lamm, Studio Worner, Ralph Poole, Dean Batchelor, Jess G. Pourret Collection
22 Ferrari Scale Models

I began collecting model cars seriously in 1966, after working on an article on the subject for Road & Track magazine, although I had built many kits and had scratch built a number of other cars before that. In the late 1960s there were only about eight or ten new diecast models appearing each month, costing around $3 to #4 each, and it was well within my resources to collect every racing, sports, GT, classic, and show car model that came out.

Jonathan Thompson
26 1979 Daytona 24 hr.
The First Annual Daytona 24 hour Vintage Car Race

For those of you who don't believe that the breed improves with age, all you have to do is look at the results of the Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona over the last few years. Even though the Daytona has been out of production since 1974, it has continually improved its performance, and this is against the factory efforts from Porsche and BMW.

Ken Starbird   Bill Warner
28 Ferrari 312 P 1971-1973

Ever since the introduction of the 308 GT4 at the Paris Salon in October 1973, I have been intrigued with the thought of a 312 GT or more properly, a 312 BB. Economics aside, a 3-liter 12-cylinder mid-engined Ferrari appears to be a logical evolutionary step. At any rate, that is not the purpose of this story.

Chuck Queener   John Lamm
32 Ferrari 312 P
A splendid little Car

I actually started racing in 1959 using a Morris 1000 Woodie, a most troubled car, which I used for business during the week and then took it racing on the weekends. In 1960 I did something similar with a Mini Minor and in 1961 with an XK120 Jaguar and 1962 with a Morgan +4. All these cars were prepared by me at night, raced on the weekends, and used for business during the day.

Brian Redman   Richard Corson
37 Ferrari 312 P Test
Whereby A Frustrated Test Driver Finally Gets Behind The Wheel

Constant readers of Cavallino (how's that for giving a magazine that's only published four issues some historical significance) should vividly remember Chuck Queener's driving impressions (and my non-driving depression) and my test of the ex-Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 312 T formula one in the January/February issues.

John Dinkel
38 Superamerica & Superfast - part I
A Look at a Series of Super Ferraris

It is generally acknowledged that all Ferrari are top-of-the-line cars, certainly when compared to the much more mundane, mass-produced products of Detroit, Turin of Stuttgart. Nevertheless, even though Ferraris already are very super indeed, The Master from Maranello always had, and hopefully always will, at least one model, or series of models that rank above his regular "production" cars. The Superamerica / Superfast series was just that.

Kurt H. Miska   Dean Batchelor Collection
42 Argentine Grand Prix
Lotus 79 Clone Surprises Everyone

You could be cruel and begin with the scene in the Buenos Aires Sheraton - the one where Jody Scheckter is on his way down from the fist-floor coffee shop, and James Hunt is on his way up. They stop to talk on the stairs, the new Ferrari man and his opposite number at Wolf, and a crowd gathers around them. Before you can say "Forghieri" there are swarms of girls - prime, Argentine girls - clammoring for autographs, standing besotted, and generally making themselves available

Giuseppi Bianco   Phipps Photographic
46 Brasilian Grand Prix
Not Again ?

It became routine after awhile, but only after awhile. Seven-thirty a.m. in the Sao Paulo Hilton's coffee shop, fresh pineapple and boiled eggs for breakfast and then off to the Fiat 147, a briefcase and helmet bag in hand. Gilles and Joanne Villeneuve always liked to be away before the traffic thickened. They do not like sitting in traffic jams.

Giuseppi Bianco   Phipps Photographic
50 Notizie

Villeneuve and Schecker, 1-2 in South Africa Ferrari 312 T4 Dottore Bruno Albino The Magazine for Ferrari Enthusiasts 408 GT4? How many Ferraris? John Dinkel Otto Zipper 1914-1979

Chuck Queener   Phipps Photographic, Peter C. Coltrin
54 Ferrari & Homologation

Stan Nowak's article in the September/October issue of Cavallino on the First 100 Cars served as a memory trigger that caused me to ferret out an item that very few Ferraristi have ever seen before. This is a brochure produced by Ferrari on the 166 MM as part of the process of securing homologation for the model from the Commission Sportive Internationale (S.C.I.)

Joel E. Finn
56 Piccola Pubblicita

Piccola Pubblicita is the classifieds section, where private parties can advertise Ferrari cars, parts, or memorabilia to an enthusiastic and interested audience around the world.