Cavallino magazine 81

June / July 1994

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

The Enthusiast's Magazine of Ferrari


Cover photograph of Ferrari 333 SP at Atlanta 1994 W.H. Murenbeeld

Table of Contents

1 Ecco
W.H. Murenbeeld
3 Lettere

Correspondence on all sorts of matters, urgent and otherwise, from you, dear reader.

Eric delle Faille, Mike Hughes, Jerry McDermott, Seth Rosner, Marcel Massini, Patrick Ottis, John Elliot, Peter Plomp, Courtesy of Pierre Coquet
8 Tour de France 1993

The Tour de France was held for the first time in 1899. The 52nd edition of 1994 (second historical edition) was attended by about fifty competitors in the competition class, and about 120 competitors in the regularity class. In both classes Ferrari, which has a strong history in the Tour, was well presented.

Nico Koel   Nico Koel
Lettere
16 Ferrari Brunch 1994
Ferrari Brunch in Japan heralds spring and the driving season

A grey and cold day could not stop nearly 250 Ferraris and hundreds of Ferrari enthusiasts from attending the Ferrari Brunch 1994 on April 10, 1994 at the Sportscar Garden / Ferrari Art Museum in the Fuji-Hakome National Park in Japan. The owner of the Museum, of course, is the renowned Mr. Yoshiho Matsuda, and he is also now the President of the Ferrari Club of Japan for 1994.

Junichiro Hiramatsu   Junichiro Hiramatsu
Notizie
Techno Classica 1994

Essen, Germany has two motor shows each year, the first one for mainly newer cars (although race cars are prominent, along with a few older cars), but the second one, called the Techno Classica, is for classic and veteran automobiles, and it is in March. Sixteen Ferraris were present (down from the pre-recession high of fifty plus), but there were several choice examples.

Andreas Birner   Andreas Birner
17 An Italian Supper at the Cafe Markowski

Every winter Peter Markowski sends out invitations to everyone he knows to have supper with him and his crew at RPM Restorations. It's not located in downtown Boston or New York, but remotely in Vergennes, Vermont, and its ambiance is enough to bring in people from everywhere including a Ferrari 348 Challenge car that was driven nine hours to be there.

Mark Wallach   Mark Wallach
Notizie
18 A review of the Tour de France Auto
April 13-16, 1994, Paris to Nice
Pierre Goossens, Marcel Massini
Notizie
17 Innis Ireland, 1931-1994
A remembrance

Last issue we made mention of several people close to the Ferrari world who had passed on, and in doing so we didn't want to overlook another personality of not, one who was never a Ferrari regular, but who was often enough in the Ferrari racing world to have an impact.

Courtesy of Alexis Callier
Notizie
20 Major new Ferrari parts re-manufacturing announced
Old Ferrari parts remanufactured by Roelofs Engineering

Roelofs Engineering B.V. is a new Dutch based high quality automotive engineering company, which has been creating by long term Ferrari and racing specialist Piet Roelofs, and racing driver and car collector Hans Hugenholtz. Its aim is to develop, engineer and produce parts and components that are no longer available for special and historic cars.

Courtesy of Roelofs Engineering
Notizie
19 Geneva Motor Show 1994
Geneva launches F 333 SP in Europe, dignitaries attend...

The new Ferrari two seat sports racer was introduced in Europe at the Geneva Motor Show, and as you van see, it's now an "F 333 SP", s/n 003 of eight.

Henry T. Kistler   Henry T. Kistler
Notizie
A tribute to Gilles Villeneuve
Gilles Villeneuve Medals announced

Gilles Villeneuve continues to be wildly popular to a certain segment of Ferrari enthusiast, mainly in Europe, and we would not be far wrong to suggest that he is more famous now in death than he was in life, and that was considerable. As a further testimony to him, the Italian firm Il Fiorino is offering a set of three beautifully engraved medals, one in gold, one in silver and one in bronze.

22 Le Mans 1972 - A photographic walk
A relaxed look at another time and place through the eyes of a new lost lensman

A series of older photographs passed our desk recently, two rolls of color print film, somewhat faded in that pleasant way certain films show their age, and they were taken at Le Mans in 1972. That doesn't seem that long ago, but it truly is, being over twenty years now, and at that double decade age, the photos, and the era, and the cars in the photos qualify as vintage, if not quite antique.

Courtesy of Ken Lewis
Feature
26 Ferrari 275 GTB, s/n 6885 GT - A history and an appraisal
Part One: the 275 GTB Competizione is compared to the 275 GTB Berlinetta

Meet the "GTO 65:, Ferrari's boldest attempt to bend the rules of international racing to his own design. It is a rules "gatecrasher" from the fascinating and frantically productive age of the Modenassic 1960s, otherwise known as 275 GTB, s/n 6885 GT. It is a very special car indeed, one that was so tight-lipped about its secrets that it forgot to breathe.

Marc Sonnery   Eric delle Faille, Guy Mangiamele, Marc Sonnery
Feature
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Part Two: the short but not too happy early life od the 275 GTB, 2/n 6885 GT, in competition...

Let us now follow the cosmopolitan career of 275 GTB, s/n 6885, from the Sicilian hillsides all the way to the Bahamas via its gritty le Mans participation. It is important at this point to examine the context in which all this racing took place. Ferrari had decided to take a pass on Sebring, one of the 1965 championship's early races, after Sebring promoter Alec Ullman received permission from the CSI to include unlimited sports cars in the race.

Marc Sonnery   Eric delle Faille, Ned Gray
Feature
34 F 355 SP! - a detailed view of this radical new Ferrari
It's here, it's fast, it's racing, it's winning!
David H. Brady, Marc Sonnery, Guy Mangiamele
Feature
37 Brazilian GP - Alesi up, Berger out
Formula One

Everyone came to the Interlagos circuit with high hopes, as always happens at the first race of a year, but especially more so for Ferrari - new car, new team, new goal, new outlook.

Corse
Pacific GP - Berger up, Alesi out, Larini in

Back in Italy, Ferrari began testing new chassis components to rectify the understeer. This included modifications to the chassis to stiffen it, and to the bodywork to improve air flow.

39 Round two of the Ferrari 348 Challenge
Texas World Speedway, March 13, 1994

Unlike the swaying palm trees and alligators of the first race, the second race in the Challenge Series was held in the desert-like plains of Texas. Furthermore, while the course was banked oval, most of the race was held on the infield sports car section, and the cars didn't hit the top speeds of the first race.

Jerry McDermott   Jerry McDermott, J. Lowery
Corse
38 Pacific Grand Prix, April 17, 1994
Formula One

The Argentine race has been canceled, and a new race was quickly substituted at the new TI Aida circuit in Japan, so everyone left South America sooner than they wanted and headed to the orient much sooner than they cared for.

Corse
San Marino GP - Larini up amidst tragedy

Nicola Larini in his Ferrari came in second in the race at Imola, a great victory of course, but it was overshadowed by the death in the race of three time World Champion Ayrton Senna. A great tragedy for the sport.

37 The 1994 Ferrari Grand Prix Team
Corse
40 The racer's guide to purchasing safety apparel

No matter how long you've been racing, you should appreciate the need for safety apparel. Knowledgeable estimates put the temperature of a race car fire somewhere between 1,200 and 1,700 degrees. As huma flesh burns at a mere 180 degrees, the value of protection from the horrible effects of fire is beyond dispute.

Brian Allman
Corse
38 Four Cars, Four Ferraris
New Ferrari F 333 SP's rule IMSA race in Atlanta

Joy Cochran takes the win at the Road Atlanta portion of the new Exxon World Sports Car Championship, April 17, 1994, in his very new F 333 SP. Gianpiero Moretti and Eliseo Salazar drove the Momo entry to second place after a very good race. In fifth place was the Ross Bently/Andy Wallace entry, and they are credited with receiving the fist sold-to-a-customer-off-the-street F 333 SP, s/n 003. Mauro Baldi was fastest all day and in the lead in the Eruomotorsport entry, but rear end troubles took him out two thirds of the way.

Robert Pease, W.H. Morenbeeld
Corse
41 Mercato
The market as of June 1, 1993, from a survey of selected dealers
42 Galleria
Special services for the Ferrari enthusiast