Cavallino magazine 65

October / November 1991

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

The Enthusiast's Magazine of Ferrari

Cover photograph of the 1953 Ferrari 250 MM Series I Vignale Spyder, s/n 0260 MM Robert Devlin

Table of Contents

1 Ecco
Our menu for today
Henry T. Kistler, Julian Graham
4 Lettere
Some thoughts from you, our readers
7 The Eyes on the Classics

Of all the car shows in the world, this is the only Auto Design Show dedicated exclusively to the art of the automobile: past, present, and future. This fourth annual event honored the late Harley Earl and Sergio Pininfarina for their Lifetime Automobile Design Achievement. On Sunday, approximately 200 cars and commercial vehicles were presented to the public.

Jerry McDermott   Jerry McDermott
6 New Ferrari 348 TBF
s/n 82881

The Ferrari Club Belgio held this year's event at the marvellous racetrack at Spa Francorchamps. Members and spectators had the opportunity to see more than 160 Ferraris such as F40s, F40 LM, a 288 GTO (driven by Jean Sage), a 308 GTB Michelotto, and the Ferrari 348 TBF Competition, s/n 82881, converted by Garage Francorchamps, in their fine tradition of campaigning GT Ferraris.

Lilo Kistler   Henri T. Kistler
250 LM, s/n 5901, takes it lumps

You may remember the cover and salon feature we did in Cavallino 28 of this wonderful 250 LM, s/n 5901, owned then, and now, by Ferrari friend and stalwart enthusiast, Joe Rosen. Mr. Rosen has several Ferraris, and what's great about him, is that he gets them out and races them every chance he gets. Sometimes things happen, as at Mosport, Canada, while dicing with some unruly Aston Martin.

Steven Kastner
8 FOC Concours - Birtsmorton Court
July 21, 1991

After three consecutive years within the grounds of Brocket Hall, stately home of Lord & Lady Brocket, the FOC Concours returned to a former venue. For 1991 the rolling lawns of the magnificent period residence of Michael Dawes, Britsmorten Court, near Tewkesbury in Worcestshire, were the setting for the event.

Keith Bluemel   Keith Bluemel
10 1991 FCA National Meet

The National Ferrari Meet was held in early May near Washington, D.C. The headquarters location for the meet was Tysons Corner, Virginia, within earshot of Dulles International Airport. Track events were held at Summit Point Raceway which has a delightful vintage feel, while the National Ferrari Concours took place at Sully Plantation, a beautifully restored 18th century country farm.

Ed Gilbertson   Douglas Chadwick, Steven Pike
8 GTO at Mid-Ohio, Ferrari Fantasia, homage to Chinetti, et al.
Wayne Moyer, Doug Michael, Keith Bluemel
11 Reading Concours
Seventh Annual Reading Ferrari Concours d'Elegance and Art Show

It all started seven years ago when an Italian organization offered me the opportunity to coordinate an "Antique and Classic Car Show," hoping that I would add a little Italian flavor to it. Little did they know that I was going to spice it up with a lot of Ferrari red pepper and what started as a gathering of Ferraristi on a Sunday afternoon, has grown into a premier Ferrari event.

Pietro Castiglioni
19 Homage to Pininfarina
The Eyes on the Classics

On the Weekend of June 29-30 1991, proper Homage was paid to one of the great designers, and design firms, of the postwar era. "The Eyes on the Classics" honored Sergio Pininfarina for his contributions to automobile design, and particulary, we feel, to Ferrari.

Jerry McDermott   Courtesy of Pininfarina, Jerry McDermott
26 The last of Breed - A 1953 series I Vignale Spyder
Phil Hill's famous racer, 250 MM, s/n 0260 MM, is restored

In this year of Phil Hill, it is appropriate to hark back to one of his first truly impressive rides. In his own Ferrari 250 MM Vignale Spyder, series I, s/n 0260 MM, whereby, many feel, Mr. Hill matured as a driver. An appreciation of Mr. Hill, the Ferrari 250 MM, and Vignale's styling talents.

Robert Devlin   Robert Devlin, Julian Graham
33 Near Misses - a cautionary tale
A little something to amuse you

I have a theory that for every accident there are 100 near misses. Statistics can always tell us that our chances of having an accident are negligible, but that's not much help to those who do. As the great comedian Tony Hancock once said: "You don't have to fall of a cliff to know it hurts." So, the wise person takes every precaution, so far as he or she is able to control the situation.

David Clarke   Courtesy of David Clarke
Buon Umore
36 Ferraris in Silver

Already in the pas I wrote you (and you published) a short article on an item which, as a hobby, I was doing, i.e. a reproduction in miniature form of a Ferrari 250 MM. Since the project is now basically completed, I send you enclosed a few pictures of the "finished product". A few technical details may be of interest. The models weighs about 150 grams and is about 90% 925 silver, the balance being 18t. gold.

F.G.   F.G.
38 643 Ferrari debuts, and hopes are raised
Ferraris carrying the flag

Ferrari came back from its none-too-succesful foray into the American continent, and promptly announced the arrival of its long awaited model "643" Grand Prix car, this being at Fiorano at the end of June in the hands of test driver Andrea Montermini. The new chassis, s/n 127, was then taken to Imola for some testing against a standard 642, and both Alain Prost and Jean Alesi pronounced it a great improvement. French Grand Prix, July 7, 1991 British Grand prix, July 14, 1991 German Grand Prix, July 28, 1991 The Ferrari Team at midyear - pleasant surprises ... Hungarian Grand Prix, August 11, 1991

John Shaw
39 The English Show us how it's done
Pirelli Maranello Challenge

It is only from lack of space in previous issues this year that we have not given any proper coverage yet to that annual Ferrari competition entered in England, the Pirelli Maranello Challenge. Sponsored by Pirelli Tires and Maranello Concessionaires, the importer of Ferrari in Great Britain, the series pits "modified" and "original" late model Ferraris against one another for overall donors and class honours. The races are held at various tracks in England, with one off-island excursion to Zolder in Holland.

42 Ferrari-IMSA competition - the halfway point

With the halfway point of this season's IMSA Camel Light Championship still a recent memory, a quick review is in order. To date, Honda's Acura powered Spice has built up an eighty five point lead over the Denon sponsored Ferrari powered Spice. This year's Ferrari effort has two stories, the first being the Italian team of Martino Finotto and Ruggero Melgrati.

46 Galleria
Special services for the Ferrari enthusiast
56 Classifieds
Buy, sell, trade, wanted, etc.