Cavallino magazine 51

June / July 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 the Ferrari 750 Monza, s/n 0568 M Jukka Mäkelä

Table of Contents

1 Ecco
4 Ferrai enter the Real World

The time has come to speak of dire thing, good reader, not the usual tame shockers that afflict the Ferrari faithful, but really dire things, like auto theft, bogus cars, forged data sheets, counterfeited literature, that sort of thing. The lovely world of Ferrari has a dark side indeed, and what was once a simple hobby has now taken a perilous turn. Is nothing sacred? Sadly no.

8 Lettere
from our readers
14 Scuderia Ferrari Pubblicazioni Ufficial
by Dave Robidoux

Ferrari literature has a particular and special interest since, in many ways, the history of Ferrari can perhaps be better traced than from any other source. But is should be noted that much of the literature should be read not only for what it says but for what it implies. In December, 1929, the Scuderia Ferrari was formed as a private racing team. Although Enzo Ferrari was not the principal shareholder, his organizational talents were well known and he "ran the show". Hence his name.

17 Ferrari Model Contents reveals some exciting Ferrari Models

We had our first Ferrari International Model Contest, co-sponsored by the good people of Auto World Models, and the results were truly satisfying. There were entrants from all over the U.S. and also Europe, and the models submitted were of especially high quality. What surprised us was how many modellers took a regular kit and instead of just building the kit as per instructions, went beyond that and added innumerable details to make the model even more correct.

Paul Spradlin, Doug Petersen, Andrew Sapiro, Jacques Bonnet
21 Baracca
The Emblem behind the Emblem, the Legend behind the Legend

The symbol most often identified with Ferrari is the Cavallino Rampant or "Prancing Pony" (now the "Prancing Horse"). Enzo Ferrari himself indicated that the emblem was carried originally on the plane of Major Francesco Baracca, Italy's greatest aviator in World War I, and that the symbol was given to him by Contessa Poalina, Baracca's mother, to "bring him luck'. Ferrari accepted, and only changed Baracca's background to yellow to indicate Modena, his own home city.

Jerry McDermott   Courtesy of Jerry McDermott, Courtesy of David Robidoux Collection
24 Ferrari on Ice
Finnish 750 Monza s/n 0568M surfaces after twenty five years

There had been a rumor in Finnish classic car circles for al on time about an old Ferrari Sports Racer of the 1950s that had remained untouched in a garage somewhere in southern Finland, after its owner/driver had gotten killed in the very early 1960s in a flying accident. After innumerable interviews and trips around Finland, we were finally able to locate the car.

Jukka Mäkelä   Jukka Mäkelä
26 Ferrari Mondial 't' introduced
This Benign Cruiser hides a motherlode of new technology. All the good news is on the inside.

Everyone flocked to the Geneva Auto Show in March to see the rumored debut of the Ferrari 348 series of GTB and GTS, and they were disappointed, as the Ferrari Mondial t was introduced instead. Actually, they should note have been disgruntled since in many ways, this introduction was more important to Ferrari, and to the close followers of Ferrari, than the simply debuting of an updated type of car model.

Ferrari Factory, Paul DuBois
28 Mexico
Ferrari 340 Mexico Berlinetta Vignale, s/n 0224AT

Of one spyder and three berlinettas built, this No. 0224 AT berlinetta 340 Mexico stand today in very fine, nearly original conviction. It raced in the 1952 Carrera Panamericana race, driven by Luigi Chinetti and Jean Lucas, where it finished an excellent third behind the overpowering Mercedes 300 SLs. This car never raced again. It went through a succession of owners, all whom cared for it well, and now it resides in the Auburn-Cord-Deusenberg Museum in Auburn, Indiana.

Alan Boe   Alan Boe, David Robidoux Collection
32 What am I bid ?
The State of the Market - an interview with Robert Brooks of Christie's and consultant Doug Nye

The Ferrari marketplace has left many people astonished. Almost anyone who ever owned a Ferrari now regrets having sold it, or at least for such a low price. What was once, and not so many years ago, the purview of enthousiasts, has become a business. Although perhaps many of the enthusiasts are saddened that their passion for trading and driving Ferraris has been superseded by others' greed for profits, there is no question that the clock cannot be turned back.

Guy Mangiamele   David Edgerton
36 Making a 365 P2/3 tractable for the Street
(in case you ever have to do it)

I am told that life consists of a series of peaks and throughs. The story I am about to relate was definitely one of the peaks of my life with motor cars. I have put together this story to the best of my ability utilizing details that, fortunately, I still have in my files, and using my mechanical memory to the fullest possible advantage.

David Clarke   David Clarke
49 Season begins on a High Note .. a Win no less

Brazilian Grand Prix, March 26 San Marino Grand Prix, April 23

50 Ferrari F40s in Action

Will we see the Ferrari F40 LM in the United States? Very possibly, and possibly very soon. Gianpiero Moretti of Momo Wheels hopes to have an Ferrari F40 LM in some IMSA races by mid-year, to mate with his already racing Porsche 962. He has on of the first of this Michelotto made cars, and there is said to be Factory "sponsorship" but to what extent is not known.

49 Squadra Corse prepares for 1989

On March 20, 1989, Cavallino was one of the few members of the press invited to view the unveiling of the Ferrari Club Italia's official racing team for the new season. Last year's effort, in which Corrado Cupellini grasped the Coppa FIA on August 14 (the very day of Enzo Ferrari's death) with his win at Nurburgring, was contested with two F2 cars, a 1951 Ferrari 166 F2 and a 1959 Ferrari 156 F2 Dino. This year, the team will take on the even larger challenge of the Prototype class.

Guy Mangiamele
51 Pirelli Maranello Challenge begins

Our friends in England started early this year, very early in fact, March 18th, but cloudy skies and frosty temperatures didn't stop seventeen Ferraris from showing up and having a good go at this year's first race at Silverstone, England. Pirelli Tires is the main sport this year and they were at the track with their people, and a transporter full of the racing tires needed for this very fast and competitive series.

52 Calendario
Events at which Ferraris will be found in 1989
53 Assistenza
56 Informazione