Cavallino magazine 14

January / June 1982

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

The Magazine for Ferrari Enthusiasts

Table of Contents

1 Ecco
2 Commento

This is our fourteenth issue of Cavallino, continuing in our new, expanded form of more pages, more color, more news and racing. As we've said many times before, there's no limit to the amount of Ferrari information out there, both in the form of historical documentation and in the shape of the latest news and events.

4 Lettere
5 Additions and Corrections
8 Ferrari Literature

Way back in the very fist issue of Cavallino over two years ago, we ran an article on the factory-issued literature from 1965 onward. Ferrari, of course, had issues literature previous to this, but in 1965, that began numbering the pieces; the first number is its place in chronological sequence, the second number was the year issued. The number was found usually on the back cover at the bottom, and while making it easier for dealers and owners to order the appropriate piece, it has also made the Ferrari literature collector's task much simpler. It may not be simpler to find all the pieces at this late date, but it lets the collector know that exactly was published.

Rainer Heiderstadt
12 009 S
A Brief History of an Early Road-Goind Ferrari

Ferrari has done some strange things but surely few so strange as producing this rather slow, small saloons in the first serious year of Ferrari production. These cares were Ferrari 166 Sport, featuring the same basic engines as the original 2 litre sports-racers but with only a single 32 DCF carburettor rather than the three used on the faster cars.

Simon Moore
18 The Mondial 8
We Get Ferrari's Latest

Alright, alright. So, it doesn't have 12 cylinders, and it doesn't have that "ripping canvas" V-12 sound, and it won't break your neck when you plant your foot on the accelerator, and it won't stay glued on the road you've really gone past your limit, but it does everything else a Ferrari is supposed to do.

David Egerton, SEFAC Ferrari
24 The Mondial 8 - A Styling Study
When traditions meets the future

The theme that Ferrari suggested to Pininfarina was not an easy one to develop: designing the body for a mid-engined 2+2 car. Not only that, it was necessary to design it without altering the low aggressive line adjusting the two super-imposed shells, typical of all recents cars born from the co-operation between Maranello and Pininfarina.

Vittorio Sabadin   David Edgerton, Pininfarina
28 Ferrari Lui - Continued
The Tears in Valentin Park.

When we fist ran part of this book in Cavallino No. 5, we received some negative feedback from those close to Ferrari. They said they felt it was not totally complimentary to Mr. Ferrari and should not be published. We could find nothing disparaging in the book and beyond that, it is one of the few accounts in English that relate Ferrari's early years. We've had many request to continue the series, and now here following, the next instalment.

Gino Rancati, Dr. Angelo Wallace   Courtesy of Alfa Romeo Museum
36 312 GP
Ferrari and the 312 B Series in the Seventies

Ferrari went from 1949, his second year in Grand Prix racing, until 1957 before he stuck a year in which one of his cars did not win a Grand Epreuve. That eight years has remained his longest string of seasons with at leat one major victory. The sixties were not so kind and Ferrari automobiles were skunked in championship racing four times including of the last six years of that decade.

Michael T. Lynch   Terry Thompson
42 Le Mans and the Berlinetta Boxer

Is our last issue, we told you of the fortunes of the Ferrari 512 BB LM 34445 at the 1981 Daytona 24-hour race, and how a new car, 35535, was being prepared for Le Mans. Well, that car went to Le Mans and did quite well, as did the Charles Pozzi team which came in 5th overall and 1st in the IMSA GTX category; the former car was 9th overal and 3rd in the GTX. Three other competed, but were sidelined with troubles.

Paolo Mallepelle   Tom Davis, Paul Pappalardo, Scuderia Bellancauto, SEFAC Ferrari
48 Notizie

More Rumors, FCA National Meet - 1981, L'Art et l'Automobile, Supercar Test, Raid Ferrari d'Epoca, Power to the 308, Models ... Models ..., The Unveiling, NART Returns

55 Illustrated Ferrari Buyer's Guide
by Dean Batchelor

This is one of those projects that a lot of people in Ferraris said they were going to do but no one has gotten around to doing it until now. And fortunately, one of the most qualified persons in the Ferrari world has done it, old time Ferrari historian and expert, Dean Batchelor.

Altre Pagine
The Ferrari Legend: The Road Cars
by Antoine Prunet

This is the big book of the season on Ferrari, and it's well worth the money to buy it, and the time needed to read through it. Basically, it's the Fitzgerald / Merritt bible all over again, but without any of the sports or prototype cars.

Ferraris for the Road
by Henry Rasmussen

If you follow the automotive book market you'll be aware of a series of books originated and produced by Henry Rasmussen, entitled "the Survivors Series." They have become justifiable famous because of Mr. Rasmussen's superb photography on the cars in question, and because of the quality in design and production.