Cavallino magazine 7

September / October 1979

  • Language: American English American English
  • Editor: Stanley Nowak
  • Publisher: John W. Barnes, Jr.
  • Publication: Softcover | 208 x 277 mm | 48 pages

The Magazine for Ferrari Enthusiasts


On the cover a Ferrari 400 Superamerica Mark Clifford

Table of Contents

1 Ecco
2 Commento

Well, here we are starting our second year! It has been an interesting first year, many ups and downs, many trials and tribulations, but also many rewards. They say most magazines don't survive past the first issue, and even fewer past the third. If you get through one year, that's the key, and you've made it. (They say - let's hope it's true!)

4 Lettere
10 Dino 246 SP
A Look at This Exciting Ferrari

A special preview from the new book by Doug Nye, entitled 'Dino, the Little Ferrari,' to be published this fall by Osprey Publishing of London. It is the complete story of the Dino V-6 and V-8 cars from the 1950s to the present.

Doug Nye   Peter Coltrin
18 French Grand Prix
A Day for Frenchmen, and for 'The New Nuvolari'

They were the most amazing closing laps that anyone could remember. They didn't touch just once or twice or even on three separate occasions. On the television film they seemed to rub wheels right round the lap. And they weren't in saloon cars or on a slow-speed street circuit. They were at high-speed Dijon and they were driving Grand Prix machinery.

Giuseppi Bianco   Armen Kachaturian
22 British Grand Prix
Problems Arise, Points are Gained

The British Grand Prix at Silverstone was clinical, highly-organized and perhaps the most 'technical' race of the season so far. If your chassis wasn't working, or your tires were less than great, then you were off the pace at Silverstone. If things were somewhere near right, you were quick. If the were perfect, you flew, went faster than formula 1 cars have ever gone before.

Giuseppi Bianco   Armen Kachaturian
24 Ferrari 400 Superamerica
The Greatest Beast of Them All!

Superamerica - The name conveys a feeling of intensity and power rarely conceived by any automobile manufacturer. But then, the 400's were very rare cars by anybody's standard, even this of Enzo Ferrari and Pininfarina. Almost 20 years since their appearance, they stand as the apotheosis of the true luxury Grand Turismo automobile.

Allen Bishop   Mark Clifford
30 Ferrari Superamerica & Superfast
Part II - A Further Look at the Super Ferraris

While it can be said that there were some semblance of consistency in Superamerica production, there were a few SA's that deviated from their more 'conventional' brethren. Also, the Type 163 engine, the 400 SA's powerplant, formed the basis of the engines in the 330 P prototypes and 330 LM Berlinettas.

Kurt Miska   Pininfarina
38 The Second 100 Cars
The Odd-Numbered Ones, That Is

This is the first part of "The Second 100 Cars" which continues the very popular series by Mr. Nowak on "The First 100 Cars" begin in Volume 1, Numbers 1 and 2 of Cavallino. Many of you responded with new information which we published in our "Easy Answers" column.

Scan Nowak