Cavallino magazine 88

August / September 1995

  • Language: American English American English
  • Editor: John W. Barnes Jr.
  • Publisher: Cavallino Inc.
  • Publication: Softcover | 208 x 277 mm | 64 pages
  • Code: ISSN 0889-2504

The Enthusiast's Magazine of Ferrari

Cover photograph of the Ferrari 212 Inter, s/n 0161 EL Ned Gray

Table of Contents

1 Ecco
Ferrari SpA, John Sinkgraven
4 Lettere

Your fellow readers give their thoughts on Florida racing in the old days, Ferrari 121 LMs, six cylinder Ferraris, and Superamericas.

James LaTournette
10 30th Anniversary of the 1000 km of Monza sees some classic racing Ferraris
May 6th, 1995

To celebrate a special 30th anniversary of the legendary Monza 1000 Km race, they held a "retro" event on May 6th. Entered were four Ferraris: Peter Heuberger's Ferrari 512 M, s/n 1040; Peter Hannen's 365 P, s/n 0824; David Piper's Ferrari 330 P2, s/n 0836; and Chris Rea's Ferrari 250 LM, s/n 8165

Henry T. Kistler, Lilo Kistler   Henry T. Kistler
European Ferrari Meeting hosts new and old cars at Hockenheim

Francis Mittel in Alsace holds a Ferrari event each year, and this year he was joined in May by the Club Ferrari Suisse and the Ferrari Club Deutschland, to host a large gathering at the Hockenheim circuit for Ferrari owners from Switzerland, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Austria and Italy. The oldest Ferrari in attendance was a lovely deep blue Ferrari 250 GT PF Coupe, s/n 1123 GT of Gérard Samuylo.

Andreas Birner   Andreas Birner
Southern California enthusiasts host local gathering
Skeets and Sharon Dunn Picnic, Osuna Ranch, California, April 30, 1995

Ferrari events hosted by private owners and collectors are becoming more common these days and one of the best is that held each spring by Skeets and Sharon Dunn at their Osuna Ranch in southern California (the former Bing Crosby estate). Spread out under the pines and the palms were up to 100 classic and late model Ferraris, including a row of various 250s.

Bill Noon   Bill Noon
14 Mille Miglia once again provides Ferraris a chance to relive history on a grand stage
Brescia - Rome - Brescia, Italy - May 18-21, 1995
Marcel Massini, Henry T. Kistler   Henry T. Kistler
10 54th Tour de France Auto
Paris - Tours - Clermont Ferrand - Albi - Biarritz, April 26-29, 1995

For the fourth year in a row, the historical version of the Tour de France Auto took place in April in, of course, France, starting as usual in Paris, and ending this year in Biarritz, where it had stopped, or passed through, before, in 1925, 1960, 1969, 1972, 1973, and 1981.

Pierre Goossens, Henry T. Kistler, Lilo Kistler   Lars Theunissen, Dion Bosch, Pierre Goossens, Henry T. Kistler
17 Pietro's Party - May 7, 1995
11th annual Reading Ferrari Concours d'Elegance

It won't rain - it can't rain - when Ferraris take over the green lawn below the Reading Pennsylvania Country Club. This year was no exception, even with rain the day before. The annual gathering brought out the best of the best. A tent in the field's center had the Pebble Beach and Cavallino Classic winner, Oscar Davis' 250 GT Cabriolet Speciale, s/n 1737 GT.

Mark Wallach   Mark Wallach
18 Huge Ferrari gathering in Japan highlights the introduction there of the Ferrari F50
Forza Ferrari in Suzuka, April 8, 1995

The Ferrari Club of Japan and Cornes & Co., Ltd. (the Ferrari importer into Japan) organized a monumental Ferrari meeting on April 8-9, 1995, names "Forza Ferrari in Suzuka." Exactly 427 Ferraris were gathered together at the event, including the very newest Ferrari from Maranello, the Ferrari F50!

Junichiro Hiramatsu   Junichiro Hiramatsu
20 Ferrari Club of America again presents the largest annual gathering of Ferraris in America
National Ferrari Concours - Columbus, Ohio - May 19, 1995
Ed Gilbertson, Sherry Lindberg   Mark Wallach, Marc Sonnery
23 "Un buon Pastore"; and a legendary Designer
A heartfelt tribute to the legendary Battista "PININ" Farina

Battista "Pinin" Farina was born in Torino on April 2nd, 1893 to a hard working couple who had relocated to Torino from Cortanze d'Asti, a village in the Piemonte region not far from Torino. "Pinin" was the tenth of eleven children, the youngest of the boys, and was considered the "puppy" of the family. They called him "Pinin" which in Piemontese dialect means "the youngest of the breed."

Pietro Castiglioni   Ken Lewis Collection
28 Ferrari F355 Spider!
Variation on a theme - full convertible completes the current Ferrari model line

Introduced in Europe in May in Monaco just before the Grand Prix, and now presented in the U.S. in Beverly Hills in June, the new Ferrari F355 Spider is a stylish addition to the Ferrari line, replacing the angular aggressiveness of the Ferrari 348 series with the subtle and subdued urgency of the Ferrari F355 Berlinetta. The Spider is a potent, rapid car, with the advantage of environment in-your-face driving.

Ferrari SpA   Ferrari SpA
32 Ferrari 212 Inter, s/n 0161 EL; How a sedan becomes a racer and a noteworthy one at that. Plus a mystery solved at the 1951 Carr
A Ferrari "Sedan" designed for racing - or one manufacturer's approach to winning a race in a far off land

In 1935, Mexico began work on a road system that would consist of two major highways running north and south from Mexico City to the Texas and Guatemalan borders. The officials involved could not have foreseen that this plan to create economic opportunity for, and social awareness of, their then third world country would one day be the basis for one of the greatest adventures in the history of motor racing.

Michael T. Lynch   Ned Gray, Dean Batchelor
40 Grand Prix season steadily improves, and results are seen
Formula One Championship

San Marino Grand Prix, April 30, 1995 - Progress is shown, Alesi up Spanish Grand Prix, May 14, 1995 - An interesting weekend, Berger up Monaco Grand Prix, May 28, 1995 - Crashes galore, but Berger is up Canadian Grand Prix, June 11, 1995 - Alesi finally wins the big one!

Denis L. Tanney
41 Spa Ferrari Days adds historical racing to modern racing and the Challenge
Spa-Francorchamps, May 5-7, 1995

This year's Spa Ferrari Days event in May was even better than the year before, more like a small FF40 with the atmosphere of the fifties. Mr. Jacques Swaters did a very good job in getting these historic Ferraris together at such a famous circuit. There was an atmosphere of real sportsmanship, and with such terrific Ferraris of the fifties and early sixties, many people felt they were back in time. What an event!

John Sinkgraven, Pierre Goossens, Patrick Morlet, Andreas Birner   John Sinkgraven
45 Ferraris at the 1995 Le Mans race

Well, here we are. Le Mans 95 is upon us and the question is who would win the argument of entering an Ferrari F333 SP or not: Massimo Sigala and the Euromotorsports Team or the vetoing Factory? But very soon, the talk of the town in Le Mans is about a yellow Ferrari fresh from the USA; yes; it is here. There it was, a Ferrari prototype in the Le Mans pit lane for the first time since 1974!

Marc Sonnery, John Sinkgraven   John Sinkgraven
48 Galleria
Special services for the Ferrari enthusiast
64 Mercato
The market as of August 1, 1995, from a survey of selected dealers