Cavallino magazine 48

December 1988 / January 1989

  • Language: American English American English
  • Editor: Stanley Nowak
  • Publisher: John W. Barnes, Jr.
  • Publication: Softcover | 208 x 277 mm | 56 pages
  • Code: ISSN 0889-2504

The Magazine for Ferrari Enthusiasts

Cover photograph of a Ferrari 275 GTB/4, s/n 9609 David Edgerton

Table of Contents

5 Ecco
8 Lettere
By you, dear reader
14 The market escalates, and leaves many behind

As inevitable as it was, we can only grieve over the death of Enzo Ferrari. I think we almost began to believe that he would go on forever, that he was indestructible. Of course, the market anticipated his death and the reality only helped strengthen it. However, it is still a delicate market and on the high side it is erratic.

Stan Nowak
18 Enzo Ferrari
His own thoughts on how a racing car is born

Enzo Ferrari, unlike some other great achievers, was never at a loss for words, and he was always ready with a fast and oftentimes witty comment on anything which crossed his path. In more reflective moments, he could take pen in hand and formulate his thoughts into a direct, well reasoned, well organized, and careful discourse (no ghostwriters here).

Enzo Ferrari
20 The Ferrari 275 Berlinetta Series
Important, exciting, pivotal Ferraris, the finest of them all?

This stunning 275 GTB/4 before you, which graces these pages and resides on our cover, was very nearly not here at all. It has sustained a debilitating crash many years ago, a high speed excursion into a wall, that just about took the nose completely off. As happened to many early Ferraris after such an exercise, when their inherent significance was not yet appreciated, No. 9609 lay about for a good long time waiting to be fixed.

David Edgerton
The 275 Berlinettas
23 A Confession
Driving the Four Cam and seeing the Light

I have always known that I'm a man of the decade of the 1950s. Racing and sports cars have long been a principle interest. When Phil Hill won at Pebble Beach in 1953 in his 250 MM Vignale Spyder, No. 0260 MM, I became a 250 man. As the drum brake era finally gave way, to disc brakes fitted to race and road Ferrari in 1959-60, I became aware that my sacred beliefs in what made up a Ferrari were about to be challenged.

Robert T. Devlin   David Edgerton
The 275 Berlinettas
26 Ferrari 275 GTB/C
The complete story of the Competition Versions

With the Ferrari 250 LM effectively ruled out of the GT class, and the 250 GT SWB Berlinetta completely out of production, Enzo Ferrari could only go two ways. He could, and would, update the 250 GTO for the 1964 season, and also begin to develop a competition version of the new Ferrari 275 GTB which was to be introduced in the fall of 1964.

Dyke Ridgley   Dyke Ridgley, Len Katz, DPPI
The 275 Berlinettas
31 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Specifications
The 275 Berlinettas
34 Ferrari Club France celebrates

The 20th anniversary of the French Ferrari Club was held at the splendid estate of Pierre Bardinon, Le Mas du Clos, home of the finest collection of Ferraris in the world. Many important events occurred during the club reunion, notably, the first participation of a Ferrari F40 in a club race, and Maurice Trintignant behind the wheel of Pierre Bardinon's Ferrari 375 Plus, the same car in which Trintignant won at Le Mans 34 years ago.

Christian Rochet   Stephane Foulon
36 Monterey and Elkhart Lake revisited

It was August and time to once again make the annual pilgrimage to the Monterey Historic Automobile Races and Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, which are held each year on the beautiful Monterey Peninsula in Northern California. We have been attending these events for many years and yet there is always a sense of anticipation and excitement as we load up for the journey.

Ed Gilbertson   Paul Bartoletti, Alan Yorgason
39 FCA Annual Meet

When I visited Elkhart Lake in 1987, it was to see the Chicago Historic Races at Road America. When we repeated the journey to Wisconsin in 1988, it was for the purpose of attending the Ferrari Club of America Annual Meeting on August 4th to 7th, where I was once again Chief Judge for the National Ferrari Concours.

Ed Gilbertson
40 Ferraris again at the Nürburgring

The Oldtimer Grand Prix on the Nürburgring, which took place from the 11th to the 14th of August, 1988, was something special, as the organizers has chosen Ferrari as the marque to be honored for this year, since Enzo Ferrari had his 90th birthday in February. Actually, ten thousand visitors and hundreds of Ferrari owners on their way back from this fascinating celebration, hear on their radios that the man they had honored over the long weekend had gone.

Jürgen Lewandowski   Marcel Massini
44 FCI-FCM Viaggi in Terra di Motori
Ferrari Club Italia / Ferrari Club Maranello

After their highly succesful inaugural meeting in 1987, the Ferrari Club Maranello combines forces with Ferrari Club Italia for 1988 to run the Viaggi In Terra Di Motori meeting entered in and around Maranello over the weekend of September 10-16. With the deeply mourned passing of Enzo Ferrari on August 14, 1988, the gathering also marked the first Ferrari meeting in Italy since that date.

Keith G. Bluemel   Keith G. Bluemel
46 Meadow Brook, 1988

Although this as the year of Porsche and Auburn at the Meadow Brook Concours d'Elegance, there were enough Ferraris to satisfy anyone, let alone the added attraction of the Birdcage Maserati, Porsche 917, Scarab, and Alfa Romeo Monza, among others. Dave Cummins' beautiful, and beautifully restored, 1959 Series Three Ferrari Super America, No. 1495 SA winning the Meadow Brooks Concours on its first showing.

Jerry McDermott   Len Katz
48 Quattro Ruote Motrici
Ferrari 408 4WD

For well over a year, there has been a red Ferrari four wheel drive development car regularly seen in the vicinity of Maranello, with pictures and reports appearing in various motoring publications around the globe since then. This has recently been joined by a yellow sister car, which may lead on to surmise that a production version may be imminent.

Keith G. Bleuemel   Keith G. Bleuemel
49 Dutch Treat

Once every three years, the Ferrari Club of one of the Benelux countries organizes a large international Ferrari event. On June 10, 11, and 12, 1988, it was the turn of the Ferrari Club Nederland to host this memorable event, centered around the famous Zandvoort circuit in Holland.

Michael Sheehan   Nico Koel
51 Michelin Maranello Challenge continues

We missed out reporting in the last issue on the continuing Michelin Maranello Ferrari Challenge in Great Britain, but we don't want you to assume nothing of impact has happened in that interim. On the contrary, the racing has been great and up to its usual competitive level. Ah, it's good to see street Ferraris having a good go.

52 The Turbo era approaches the end, with ups and downs for Ferrari
Formula 1

Hungarian Grand Prix: August 7 Belgian Grand Prix: August 28 Italian Grand Prix: September 11

53 Assistenza
54 Calendario
56 Where to Find Us