Cavallino magazine 8

November / December 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 Gilles Villeneuve photographed Armen Khachaturian

Table of Contents

2 Commento

When we think of Enzo Ferrari, and more particularly, when we ponder the creations of this man, we concentrate on the automobiles built and sold, and on the race cars built and campaigned, since the end of World War II. One thing is usually overlooked, however, is the fact that the man did not start this grand adventure until he was 50 years old, an age when most men begin thinking of retirement.

4 Lettere
6 Calendàrio
10 The Alfa-Ferrari 1935 Bi-Motores
A look at one of the first "Ferraris"

I suppose it could be conjectured that the Bi-Motore Alfa Romeo-Ferrari was conceived more from a sense of frustration than being a special exercise from the brains of Luigi Bazzi and Enzo Ferrari. Whatever the prime idea, there is not the slightest doubt (in spite of some writers) that is was a Ferrari project and had nothing to do with the design team of Alfa Romeo at Portello even if the parts were Alfa's.

Godfrey Eaton   Courtesy Alfa Romeo
17 Season Ends with Victories
Germany, Belgium, Italy, Canada, United States et al.

The FIA Prizegiving is very French and very difficult to understand, but that didn't matter. They were starting from the bottom, from the World Karting Champion, and they would be ending at the top. It'd be obvious when it was his turn.

Giuseppe Bianco   Greg Jarem
20 Jody Scheckter - World champion
An appraisal of Ferrari's new champion

It should really come as no surprise that Jody David Scheckter has won the World Championship, and won it in a Ferrari. The only surprise is that he didn't do it sooner. He was offered a Ferrari contract to drive the prancing horse Formula 1 cars in 1974 - five years before he actually accepted or was in a position to accept.

Eoin Young   Armen Kachaturian, Greg Jarem
24 To Mexico with Love
Ferrari 250 Mille Miglia s/n 0239EU

On January 1st, 1975 I flew from New York to Mexico City. Nine days later I returned to New York having purchased four old racing cars for a good friend: a 300S, a 350S, and a 150S Maserati, and an MT4 OSCA. The car I did not buy was a 1953 Ferrari 250 Mille Miglia Pininfarina Coupé which had been in Mexico since new.

Stanley Nowak   Stan Nowak
30 Boxers Beautiful
For road but not for track

One of the factors that have contributed to the Ferrari "mystique" has been the quickness with which the factory has incorporated exotic racing technology into its road cars. The Berlinetta Boxer, a low Pininfarina-styled Gran Truism 2-seater with a 4.4-liter, 4-camshaft flat-12 in mid-position, made its debut as a show car at Turin in 1971 and entered production in 1973 as the Ferrari 365 GT/BB.

Jonathan Thompson   Jean-François Marchet, Bill Oursler
36 Ferrari Philately
Another area of Ferrari Memorabilia

$ 250,000 for one at an auction, people investing in them, counterfeits, and phones. Sound familiar? Well, this happens in the world of stamp collecting as well as in the current world of exotic automobiles. Almost everyone, at one time or another, has collected stamps, it is one of two most popular indoor hobbies. Stamps and Ferraris are two subjects that most people don't associate together but Ferraris on stamps do exist.

Gene Babow
43 Notizie
Ferrari North America
46 Dino - the Little Ferrari
by Doug Nye

After a bit of a lull in Ferrari publishing, several interesting new titles have appeared and several more are promised. One truly refreshing one that is available now is Doug Nye's book on the Dino series of cars built by Ferrari. Nye is not a newcomer to automotive writing having already written many books and articles dealing with other makes but he is new to Ferrari research and writing.

Kurt H. Miska
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