Cavallino magazine 28

July / August 1985

  • 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

Cover photograph of a Ferrari 250 LM Berlinetta, s/n 5901 David Edgerton

Table of Contents

1 Ecco
4 A Rediscovered Classic?

Our travels last year brought us to a small, old Husdon river town not far from New York City, called Nyack, that is undergoing something of a resurgence as many of the townspeople have redone the decaying downtown shops into antique stores, slick boutiques, haute cuisine restaurants and the like. Bases in this little hamlet, long before antiques became fashionable to the area, has been an altogether unique and near legendary old car shop named, The Vintage Car.

8 Lettere
Additions and Corrections
17 Behind The Scenes
All the early people that helped the first Ferraris to be built

Starting a business, especially an automotive one, is not an easy task and it was supremely difficult in the years following the second World War. But Italy recovered better than most, and Ferrari in the first years had a very large industrial base from which to choose his bits and pieces for the first cars. Ferrari's 1949 Yearbook featured many of these suppliers and we reproduce them for you here.

24 The Ferrari 250 LM - Part One
Fast and dependable, with exotic good looks and race car performance, it is the quintessential Ferrari Road Racer

The Ferrari 250 LM is one of those special Ferraris that had an involved and bizarre life history, so much so that it is a wonder that it survived, and prospered at all. And surprisingly, in surviving, it became quite successful and is now revered as on of the more exotic and worthwhile Ferrari to collect and own.

David Edgerton
Feature LM
29 Ferrari 250 LM Chassis Numbers
Feature LM
30 Ferrari 250 LM Cutaway
A Close Look
Doug Pirrone, Lee Stayton   James A. Allington
Feature LM
29 Ferrari 250 LM Specifications
Feature LM
32 Vignale and the Ferrari 375 America
1953 Ferrari 375 America Vignale, s/n 0327 AL

The magic of Alfredo Vignale's art was in his unique ability to translate a stylist's perspective rendering and full scale, three view drawings directly into aluminum body panels. Vigilant was the only body builder in Italy with a substantial reputation who did not work his aluminum body panels off a wood "buck". By eliminating this step, Vignale achieved a spontaneity of line, a "look", that sprang irrationally from the asymmetry of the finished body.

Stanley Nowak   Peter Ciszweski
38 Alfredo Vignale
Sculptor in Metal

Alfredo Vignale's proven talent in handling metal was evident even at an early age. Born in Turn, Italy on June 19, 1913, he was apprenticed in a sheet metal shop at the age of eleven. By the time he was 17, he was in the full time employ of Stabilimenti Farina on the Corso Trapani in Turin. At 26, in the year 1939, Alfredo and his brothers began their own small, body building shop in the Grugliasco district.

Paolo Mallepelle
37 375 America Specifications
375 America Serial Numbers
40 Steven Kessler Motor Cars

If you've ever been to New York City, especially Manhattan, you will wonder why anyone would want to own a Ferrari in that congested metropolis. Driving a Ferrari in the city would certainly be an exercise in extreme paranoia, not to say masochism, and yet Ferraris do flourish in the big apple, they sell and resell well, and the owners do se them to a surprising degree.

44 Design of the Year: Testarossa

Auto Expo in Los Angeles celebrated its 20th Anniversary this year as one of the best U.S. auto shows. Host Rick McBride instituted a "Design of the Year" award for the most startling and original concept to grace an automobile in 1985 and the recipient was the new Ferrari Testarossa. On hand to receive that award was non other than Sergio Pininfarina himself.

Guy Mangiamele
45 It's never as bad as it seems
Ferrari 344 Cavalino Spyder

Every now an then you see some spy photos of a new Ferrari and your first reaction is "Say it isn't so!" But not to worry. Many of the examples are pure camouflage, or the design is tested in the rough. Soon the real design is refined and becomes obvious.

Alessandro Stefanini
46 Ferrari in Piccolo

Toys are made to delight and amuse children. We all have a bit of the child buried someplace inside us, and the cliche "the only difference between men and boys is the price of the toys" is almost too applicable to the subject of Ferrari toys.

Jacques Vaucher, Susan Dolan   Andrev Veljkovic
49 The Season continues

Barring a disaster of some sort, or another run of mordant bad luck, the 1985 Grand Prix season could just well be a Ferrari Championship year. All signs point to ever increasing success, and if both car and drivers continue in their present top form, then two trophies will reside in Maranello later this year - one for the Drivers Championship and one for the Constructors.

56 Avvisi Economici

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