Cavallino magazine 34

August / September 1986

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

The Magazine for Ferrari Enthusiasts

Cover photograph of a Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Berlinetta Scaglietti Guy Mangiamele

Table of Contents

1 Ecco
Number Thirty Four
4 Lettere
8 Additions and Corrections
10 Posters: The Ferrari in Art and Advertising

Posters, the most basic form of advertising, have an artistic history as flavorful as the evolving products they promote. Toulouse-Lautrec, Mucha, Cassandra, all gained great fame from the making of posters, when hand painted works were the order of the advertising day. In the world of automotive art, where top artists are commissioned to promote cars, accessories and especially races, posters are almost always more than mere advertisements.

Jacques Vaucher, Susan Dolan   Beligond, Bill Stahl, Michael Turner, LeRoy Neiman
16 The Four-Cam
A History and Evaluation of Ferrari's most honored and revered model

Enthusiasts seemed to realize that the 275 GTB/4 was already a classic Ferrari while it was still a new car on the showroom floor. By Ferrari stands, the new cars sold well and even in the late 1960s and early 1970s (the lowest period in the overall Ferrari market), 275 GTB/4s never fell to the low prices to which the other models dropped.

Dyke W. Ridgley   Guy Mangiamele, Courtesy of Richard Merritt
Ferrari 275 GTB/4
23 275 GTB/4 Specifications
Ferrari 275 GTB/4
26 275 GTB/4 Serial Numbers

The listing of serial numbers contains the total 275 GTB/4 production, including the ten NART Spyders.

Gerald Roush, Hilary Raab
Ferrari 275 GTB/4
27 4-Cam
An appreciation of why it affects us so

Light poured over the bodywork, and it seemed as though the poise of the bodywork, and it seemed as though the poise of the entire car followed that elongated form. It was relaxed, clearly comfortable with the profile of its strength. In spite of the distance, it had to be a Ferrari 275 GTB/4.

Guy Mangiamele
Ferrari 275 GTB/4
28 Mille Miglia - 1986
The Great Ferrari Race as seen by one of the participant

If you are a car nut, and in particular, a sports car nut, or more specifically, a Ferrari nut, then the current Mille Miglia event was for you. Furthermore, if you grew up when the cars from 1927 to 1957 were around and running races for real, then it will have had even more appeal for you. Being in the 1986 running of the Mille Miglia was one of the most exciting things I've ever done, bar none.

Douglas Pirrone   F.R. Mazzi-Saunders Int., Bob Robin
31 Mille Miglia 1986
List of Ferraris entered (57 cars)
Marcel Massini
32 Twice Told Tales - 1958 Belgian Grand prix
Ferrari came, saw, and did not conquer - but, in a sense, won anyway

Ferrari legends are not always carved into stone by victories on the race track. Often, the very stuff of the Ferrari mystique is formed by some heroic action or deed. Very often on the racing circuit, a Ferrari can lose, but without disgrace; often, it can lose and even gain some glory, by its actions, its efforts, its skill, its daring.

Michael Turner
34 News and Notes

The unpredictable shifts of international finance have accomplished in three months what Ferrari North America and the authorized dealer network have not been able to accomplish in three years, namely, killing off the Ferrari grey market. The loss of power of the dollar against most currencies including the Italian lire has made it difficult to purchase cars in Europe for resale in the U.S. Very simply, it now takes 20 to 30 % more dollars to buy a Ferrari there, and that doesn't leave much room for profit after it's been brought here.

36 Ferrari Modes Small

In a previous issue we spoke of Ferrari models made of wood by R.D. Marinade. Another material from which Ferrari models have been made is plaster. This material has been put to good use by Ken Dalton of England who produced the Roadace models. The 1/200 scale series of models, known as Roadace Miniatures, are truly amazing to see. They, as are their larger 1/100 scale brothers, Roadace Replicas, are mounted on wood plinths.

David Robidoux   Ray Doucet, David Robidoux
38 The Season continuous - Races run, Lessons learned ... not much else to say
Formula one

San Marino Grand Prix (April 27) Monaco Grand Prix (May 11) Belgian Grand Prix (May 25) Canadian Grand Prix (June 15) Detroit Grand prix (June 22)

Autosprint, Giorgio Piola
44 Heard over the Factory Wall

It was announced in May that Michele Alboreto has signed a contract to driver with Ferrari again in 1987. This was a surprise, since Alboreto has long been publicly dissatisfied with the reliability and handling of the Ferraris for the last year. He wants to be World Champion and was said to be looking to other teams for the chance.

Giovanelli, Autosprint
48 Avvisi Economici
Have a Ferrari you want to sell ... or Ferrari Parts ... or Ferrari Memorabilia?