Cavallino magazine 79

February / March 1994

  • Language: American English American English
  • Editor: John W. Barnes Jr.
  • Publisher: Cavallino Inc.
  • Publication: Softcover | 208 x 277 mm | 48 pages
  • Code: ISSN 0889-2504

The Enthusiast's Magazine of Ferrari

Cover photograph of the Ferrari 348 Spider in Italy Guy Mangiamele

Table of Contents

2 Ecco
4 Memories of old Horses
Some thoughts on an early and beloved TdF

Sitting next to the Mustang it looked rather small. By itself it looked sleek and fast and from the inside it looked and felt long and lean an lithe. It was my first and remains my favorite Ferrari of several. That sounds a bit pretentious, but we were fortunate enough to be living in Europe at the time when few people wanted clapped-out old sports or racing cars of any make.

Gary Schmidt   Gary Schmidt
6 A new artist is discovered and introduced
Uli Hack of Germany

One of the great joys in the collector car hobby is the wide variety of activities that one can get involved with. Certainly, the whole area of fine arts as it relates to these cars is a fascinating aspect of our hobby, and one that a person can make the hole of his interest. Another aspect of this pursuit is the discovery of new artists and their work who are just emerging in this expanding world of automotive fine art.

Gary Schmidt   Uli Hack
8 The Colorado Grand greets its fifth great year, and an old Barchetta enjoys the limelight
1993 Colorado Grand

The Colorado Grand remains the premier historic car tour in the U.S.A. largely due to three factors: the unique setting of the event in the vast mountain terrain of Colorado itself, the legendary vision of founder Bob Sutherland, and the competence of his staff's administration of the four day event. 1993 marked the fifth year of the Tour and it was a success in every measure.

Robert T. Devlin, Jeff Allison   Robert T. Devlin
9 512 TR Speciale introduced for Japan

Ferrari introduced a new model in Japan last Fall, a 512 TR Speciale, designed only for the Japanese market, and there will be only fifteen of them, to commemorate the fifteen years that Cornes&Co. has been the Ferrari importer to Japan. Cars come with special three piece wheels, a cloisonne Scuderia Ferrari badge embedded in each front fender (a la 288 GTO and F40), and a deep red/maroon paint job called wine-red metallic.

Junichiro Hiramatsu   Junichiro Hiramatsu
10 Exclusive interview with Dott. Gian-Liugi Buitoni
November 17, 1993

"We are expecting some fine results with our new car, the 456 GT. The fist car has already been delivered to the King of Belgium along with thirty to forty for other customers. The car is a perfect four seater. Performance-Wise, it is faster than the 512 TR at Fiorano. Our other car is the replacement for the F40. This will be introduced in September or October next year in a special event at Maranello. It will be both a coupe and an open car."

Jerry McDermott   Jerry McDermott
11 Dott.Gianluigi Longinotti Buitoni addresses the automotive press association at the Detroit Press Club
Ferrari Press Conference - November 17, 1993

"1993 has been Ferrari of North America's most difficult year as we experienced, a sales decline of 38%. However, what seemed the most troublesome was the thought that this was only the surface of more serious problems. This was not like the recessions in 1976 and 1981, but was due to some structural changes in customer demand that would jeopardize the very future of our business."

Jerry McDermott   Jerry McDermott
12 Latest F130 photos and news
More is revealed on the F130; are we on the right track?

Further photos of the F130 which have been show about. More is revealed, especially that forward curve on the rear wing side support, but please not there is still much duct tape on this model, so the final shape is still much in doubt.

13 Designed for Speed: three automobiles by Ferrari
Museum of Modern Art in New York accords Ferrari a great honour with an exhibition

In New York City, the Museum of Modern Art has accorded Ferrari quite an honor. The current exhibition, entitled "Designed for Speed; three automobiles by Ferrari" presents several Ferraris, one being this very pristine Ferrari Formula One car. It was donated by Ferrari, SpA, and will become a part of the Museum's permanent collection.

Ferrari N.A.
"Club della Rossa". What is it, and when ?
Planned race track is shown to insiders

Plans are afoot to build a country club / race track outside of Maranello that will be for the exclusive use of Ferrari and its customers. This model is on display somewhere in the Factory compound, so the projects is very much out of the planning stages, and awaits only a final go ahead. The full-sized project reportedly will have a complete race course and pits, with a garage to house cars.

Fox Talbot
14 Vintage Ferrari Meet held in Japan
Some great Ferraris appear

At the first annual Vintage Ferrari Meeting held last Fall at Mr. Yoshiko Matsuda's Sport Car Garden (and Ferrari Museum) in Japan were these seven Daytonas plus about sixty five other classic Ferraris, dated up to and including 1984.

Junichiro Hiramatsu   Junichiro Hiramatsu
16 The Phoenix Ferrari; s/n 0720 TR
The birth, life, death, rebirth, and second life of a famous 250 Testa Rossa

It was probably the first 250 TR I ever saw in person and in action; as a result, I took these numerous photos which illustrate this article. While s/n 0720 was a typically red Ferrari, later TRs weren't always campaigned with a red paint job. The cars were called pontoon-gendered, of course, referring to what was left of the fender after removal of the cut-a-way body, designed to cool the drum brakes underneath.

Jerry McDermott, Dixon Johnston   Jerry McDermott, Marcel Massini
14 Ferrari 330 Registry announced

Recently announced was the formation of the Ferrari 330 Register and its aim to two-fold: to provide a quality source of information for future reference, and to publish a 330 Register in the future. You are asked to send any and all information you have on 330 Grand Touring models, including chassis number, ownership history, Factory installed options, unusual features, and copies of build sheets if you have them.

Mark Jennings   Mark Jennings
20 The 348 Spider for a Day
Come for a drive in Ferrari's newest convertible on the Autostradas of Italy and on Ferrari's own track, Mugello

The phone call that confused out test of the 348 Spider was rather different from other calls I had received from Ferrari. It was our old friend Dr. Perfetti, saying that the date we had agreed upon was fine, but that he had no driver he could put at our disposition. Would I mind coming up to the Factory at around 9:30 am, and driving the Ferrari down to Mugello myself for our track and photography session?

Guy Mangiamele   Guy Mangiamele
27 Salut Gilles!
A unique example of the modeler's art

Inventiveness is a hallmark of all car model builders, and it's not a quality you'd expect to find in this patient and severely goal oriented group of enthusiasts, since completing an exact duplicate is their raison d'être, but in their quest to make as exact a duplicate of the original as possible, they often must search for the right material to be imitated.

Derek Crymble
28 Ferrari GT effort begins
348 Challenge prepares for first U.S. racing season

Take a Ferrari 348, add the safety kit, and the Pirelli slicks on the Speedline wheels and you're ready to go. Pirelli, Speedline, and Agip are series sponsors.

30 Japan and Australian races finish the year
1993 Formula One Championship is filed away; it's the property of historians now

Japanese Grand Prix, October 2, 1993 Australian Grand Prix, November 7, 1993 End of Season rumours Ferrari Team reorganizes

Paul Khoo
31 New Sports Prototype takes shape
1994 Ferrari 333 SP

After twenty years' absence from the sports car tracks of the world, the Prancing Horse will again be in competition. While the new car is designed for competition in the IMSA or European series as well as at Le Mans, the initial appearance will be with IMSA. A total of eight cars will be built with the first deliveries in February, 1994, with the manufacturing program being completed by April, 1994.

Jerry McDermott   Ferrari N.A.
"1000 Millas Sport" keeps Argentine endurance racing alive
Fifth annual event hosts several Ferraris

Ferrari racing does continue on a grand scale in Argentine. Here is the winner of the fifth annual "1000 Millas Sport" which runs through the Argentine countryside, and from town to town.

Tony Watson   Tony Watson
33 Mercato
The market as of February 1, 1994, from a survey of selected dealers
34 Galleria
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