Cavallino magazine 24

November / December 1984

  • 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

Cover photograph of the Ferrari Testarossa Courtesy of Ferrari Ferrari

Table of Contents

1 Ecco
2 What Next!?

It has been quite a year at Ferrari, there is no doubting that. In fact, it's been quite a busy time at the factory for the past several years, in terms of new model introduction, more so than in the previous ten years.

4 Lettere
6 Additions and Corrections
10 The Grand Tour
Milan, Modena, Maranello and on to Venice and London

One of the advantages of being an automobile dealer is that you get to go on factory paid trips. In the case of the Ferrari this had taken me to the Long Beach Grand Prix in 1981, and on numerous trips to Paoli, Pennsylvania - to the previous importer. Trips to the factory were unheard of until 1982 when the first ever trip to Maranello was announced by Ferrari North America.

Stanley Nowak   Stan Nowak
17 Testarossa
It is the New Ferrari, it has arrived, and it's all U.S. Legal!

The new Ferrari Testarossa, and it's as fast as it looks. Radiators are now behind those side air inlets, those flat rear fender tops are a stabilizing factor, the front grill feeds air into the brakes, the new bonnet scoop feeds are to the passenger compartment, the front air dam is very pronounced and that side mirror mount is aerodynamically designed. Virtually everything on the outside of the car is new, both from a stylistic and functional point of view.

24 Ferrari at Monterey - part 2
For the record - the entrants and results at Rancho Canada, Laguna Seca and Pebble Beach. Will such a meeting ever happen again?

The greatest Ferrari gathering in a decade (or is it, of all time) is over now, but the memories linger on. Everyone thinks back to a few choice moments of their own of the long weekend at Monterey, but each and every person also shares one, large, all-encompassing remembrance, and that is the enormous size of the event, and the quantity and quality of Ferraris there.

Stephane Foulon, Stan Nowak
34 Ferraristi Svizzeri
Ferrari carries its winning tradition to Switzerland - A Nostalgic Look

Racing in Switzerland has a long and noble history, having as much activity in automotive competition as any other European country. The reason you don't hear of it now is that officially all formal racing was banned by the government in 1955 after the tragic accident that year at le Mans, France, where a dozen lives were lost. Prior to this, Switzerland hosted the Swiss Grand Prix at the Bremgarten circuit near Berne, and it was the scene of many memorable battles.

Marcel Massini   Marcel Massini Collection, Rudolf Rutz
37 A Tale of Ferrari Shift Knobs
Something Old, Something New

"Authenticity in restoration" a wiser voice than mine once said, "is sometimes a matter of what we don't know as much as what we do know." I have been the owner of 0260 MM, a 1953 Ferrari 250 Mille Miglia Vignale-bodied roadster, for 20 years - which makes me feel old. The point under discussion here is, of all things, the car's shift knob. (Bear with me; the story gets better.)

Richard L. Busenkell   Road & Track
41 You Are Cordially Invited
Ferrari Testarossa Press Review

Cavallino magian, and by extension you, our faithful reader, were invited to the press preview of the new Ferrari Testarossa recently in New York City on the morning of October 12, 1984. Sine the new car is to be sold in America, Ferrari decided to show the car in New York at approximately the same time it was being shown at the Paris Auto Show in Europe.

44 Thoughts on Grand Prix cars

At the press preview in New York for the Testarossa, they also had on display a year-old vintage Ferrari 123 C3, and while these models of Ferrari Formula 1 cars are no longer raced, they are the basis for the current C4 series. Thus, they are a good sample of Ferrari's technological efforts and so, worth a look.

45 Piloti - 1985
Michele Alboreto and Rene Arnoux

As we reported last issue, Ferrari has re-signed Michele Alboreto and Rene Arnoux for the 1985 season, with Marlboro picking up the tab. Both drivers are reportedly heartened by the recent new found speed and handling of the lengthened model 126 C4 M2, and both look forward to a winter season of testing.

Marlboro, Paolo Ongaro