Cavallino magazine 6

July / August 1979

  • Language: American English American English
  • Publisher: John W. Barnes, Jr.
  • Publication: Softcover | 208 x 277 mm

The Magazine for Ferrari Enthusiasts


On the cover a detail of the Ferrari 312 T4's front wing Chuck Queener

Table of Contents

2 Commento

"Grand Prix racing is no more related to what goes on at Snetterton, or Lime Rock, Conn., or even Sebring, than sandlot foodball is related to what goes on at Yankee Stadium, Grand Prix racing is more money, more speed, more skill, more tension, more danger, more triumph, more tragedy. Grand Prix racing is the ultimate. Grand Prix racing is the Himalaya; all else is the Catskills." - Roger Daley

Peter C. Coltrin, Alessandro Stefanini
4 Lettere
David S. Nagel, Nathan Beehl, Richard Lahert, Jr.,Ken Eberts   C.W.Q.
6 Calendàrio
10 Daytona Spyder
Ferrari 365 GTS/4

The fact that Ferrari's 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spyder was one of the most beautiful models ever produced by the factory in Maranello is difficult to argue. It is just as obvious now that Ferrari didn't produce enough of these soft-top version of the beloved Daytona, as is proved by the current trend toward having coupe examples of the Scaglietti-built cars "convertibilized." With current prices for decent condition Daytonas running from $35,000 to $50,000, it takes a certain amount of courage just to have the job done.

Guido Ferretti
Guido Ferretti
16 Spanish Grand Prix

It was a cool evening in Modena, but somehow it didn't matter. Perhaps it was the approach of the first European Grand Prix. Jody Scheckter pressed the window button in his Ferrari 400 GT's console and settled back for the long drive home. Rain began to speck the 400's windscreen, but Scheckter, still in open-necked shirt, thought nothing of it. He hummed quietly to himself, "It's a long way from Maranello, it's a long way, to go ..."

Giuseppe Bianco
Formula One
19 Belgium Grand Prix
Scheckter's Indestructible T4

What you easily forget about the professionals - and about the Ferrari drivers in particular - is that they's seen it all before. They know about the roadworks on the freeway, about the inferior quality of the steak au poivre, about the slowness of the new track surface. For them, such details are not to be discovered on the first day of practice. For them practice begins some ten days before - at testing. At the Zolder test, the surprises were there to be discovered.

Giuseppe Bianco   Philipps Photographic
Formula One
24 Monte Carlo Grand Prix

The week before Monaco, Jody and Pam Scheckter went north to the best health farm in France. "I guess it was all right," said Jody, " but gee they starved you. I couldn't believe that you could live on so little food." Fit even be entered the place, Scheckter returned (home) to Monaco in peak condition. He would need to be with the Grand Prix imminent.

Giuseppe Bianco
Formula One
28 David Piper
In Tune with Ferraris

In 15 years of motor racing, from 1955 to 1970, David Piper became one of the most experienced and widest-travelled of all owner-drivers. David was born an Englishman in 1931, and first achieved some prominence in 1955 when he won Eire's Leinster Trophy race with a supercharged MG-engined Lotus 6. In 1956 he and Bob Hicks raced Lotus 11 sports cars in Europe, driving them on the road between races with their tool kits, baggage, and spares in the passenger seats.

Doug Nye   Chuck Queener
36 Ferrari 365 California

Ferraris are uncommon automobiles in their own right, but there are those Ferrari types which are more uncommon than others. Within the realm of the production Ferraris one of the most uncommon is the Ferrari 365 California, a continuation of two Ferrari traditions.

Gerald Roush
40 Reviving Lost Ferrari GP Cars

The early January summer sun baked down on the Ardmore airfield circuit as the cars for the 1957 New Zealand Grand Prix were wheeled into position on the grid. In pole position was a 4.5-litre V-12 Ferrari driven by local man Ron Roycroft. Beside him were a pair of 3.5-litre Super Squalo Ferraris driven by Peter Whitehead and Reg Parnell. The tale of two of those Ferraris - Roycroft's V-12 and the Whitehead Super Squalo - in interesting to trace from Grand Prix days in Europe through the brief summer of glory Down Under in 1957 to a sad period of dismemberment and the final restoration in the care of car collector and connoisseur Gavin Bain who lives on the edge of one of the many bays that serrate Lyttelton harbor in New Zealand.

Eoin S. Young   Geoffrey Goddard, Jack Inwood