Cavallino magazine 90

December 1995 / January 1996

  • 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

On the cover the 1950 Ferrari 166 MM Touring Barchetta, s/n 0054 M Marc Sonnery

Table of Contents

1 Ecco
Spyridon Cacoutis, Louis Klementaski, Mark Wallach
4 Lettere

Thoughts from your fellow readers and cohorts on Ferrari 512 Ms, 212 Exports, 212 Inters, 340 Mexicos, 410 Superamericas, Fangio, Ferrari 250 S Coupes, and 121 LMs. It's a nice, thoughtful, meditative mix.

Cris Vandagriff, Larry Nicklin, Carlos Kaufmann, Tony Watson, Marcel Massini, David Castelhano   Rainer Schlegelmilch, Dean Batchelor Collection, Roberto Decurnex, George Shelley, David Castelhano, Mark Wallach
10 F50 introduced in Germany

The Ferrari F50 continues to make the rounds, and is here seen at the recent Frankfurt Auto Show. It was placed in a display of other Ferrari current models, all in silver, while the new Ferrari F50 was shown in Red.

Jerry McDermott   Jerry McDermott
Colorado Grand is truly grand

The seventh running of the Colorado Grand featured twenty four grand and glorious Ferraris among the more than eighty cars participating in America's foremost touring event. The Grand seems to attract Ferraris, and there was no shortage this year as out-and-out Ferrari racing cars and sporting road cars took advantage of the cool, crisp autumn air in the Colorado Rockies for the 1,000 mile Grand Tour.

Jeff Allison   Jeff Allison
12 Ferrari Fantasia in Chicago closes a street and opens the wallets for charity
Chicago, IL - June 18, 1995

Chicago, among its other interests and pleasures, has the unique Oak Street, on which is located a wide array of European stores, Recently, it hosted over 100 Ferraris which were lined up down the center. The occasion was the 1995 Ferrari Fantasia. The public was invited and over 15,000 of them came, with much of the proceeds going to a local charity.

Karen Baker   Karen Baker
13 Oldtimer Grand Prix is true to its name, and gets better with age
August 11-13, 1995
Andreas Birner   Andreas Birner
10 Molitor / FCA event closes summer season

Best of Show at the recent FCA Fall Festival in Mendham, New Jersey, hosted by the ever energetic and cordial Jerry Molitor, was the 1974 Dino 246 GTS brought by owner Mike Malucci, and restored by Nate Cantwell. Winner of the Peoples Choice Award was Bob Kerekes' very nice and very red 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4.

Denis Tanney   Denis L. Tanney
14 Pebble Beach displays rare Ferraris at its 45th event
Pebble Beach, California - August 20, 1995
Ed Gilbertson, Sherry Lindberg   David Newhardt, Stephen Schwartz, Parker Hall
12 Newport Beach Concours celebrates 13th year - and rare Ferraris participate
Newport Beach, California - October 1, 1995
William Noon   Guy Mangiamele
15 Laguna Seca always draws some of the finest Ferraris
Laguna Seca, California - August 19-20, 1995
Gerarld Roush   Stephen Schwartz
Concours Italiana has impressive Ferrari turnout
Carmel Valley, California - August 18, 1995

The Monterey weekend included the Concours Italiana, and over 400 classic and exotic Italian automobiles and motorcycles were present, including 120 Ferraris. This latter was due to the efforts of the FOC and the FCA. Giorgetto Giugiaro was the special guest, and one always wondered what the results would have been if he had been allowed to design some Ferraris.

Ed Gilbertson, Sherry Lindberg   Stephen Schwartz
16 The real action in Monterey
The great Texas Ribs / Wisconsin Bratwurst cook-off au deuz

The second annual Texas Barbecue Ribs / Wisconsin Bratwurst Cook-off was staged once again in the parking lot at a fine old Monterey Motel on Friday evening of the annual Monterey car weekend.

Sam Smith   Alan Boe
18 A Ferrari 250 Gran Turismo inaugurates a dynasty!
Ferrari 250 GT LWB "Tour de France", s/n 0503 GT

These early Ferrari 250 GTs were constructed in answer to a competitive threat - Ferrari's response was strong enough to retake a World Championship and add to a growing legend.

Harry Newton, Jess Pourret, Marcel Massini   Courtesy of Bob Smith and Robert Devlin, Ferrari Market Letter Archive, Pierre Goossens, Courtesy of Antoine Prunet
16 Jesse Alexander is subject of an exhibit

Jesse Alexander has long been familiar to many of you as the best motorsports photographer of the post war era. More than fifty of his always professional photographs are now on display at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.

Jesse Alexander
22 Olivier Gendebien and s/n 0503 GT!
Ferrari 250 GT LWB "Tour de France", s/n 0503 GT

Olivier Gendebien was one of a number of outstanding Belgian gentlemen drivers in the fifties and early sixties. He was atypical in that his skill vaulted him to the professional level. His racing talents were mostly applied to Ferraris, and he stablished himself as one of the best sports car drivers during the period.

Michael T. Lynch
26 Barchettas Beautiful!
Some thought and observations on the Ferrari 166 MM Touring Barchettas in general, and on s/n 0054M in particular

The Touring body found on these Ferrari 166 MM convertibles is famous, and rightfully so. Designed by the established Carrozzeria Touring of Milan, it was so different from the other two-seater 'Spider' sports cars that when the journalists saw it they found it necessary to invent a new name to identify it; the name 'barchetta', for little boat, which from that moment distinguished that type of body.

Keith Bluemel, Marcel Massini, Ed Gilbertson, Gerald Roush, Michael Sheehan   Marc Sonnery, Corrado Milanta, Federico Formenti, Dean Batchelor
33 Ferrari and Fangio - When Giants collide
Two great men of motorsport - could they ever see eye to eye?

With the passing of Juan Manuel Fangio on July 17, 1995, it is appropriate for Cavallino to review Fangio's involvement with Enzo Ferrari. Sadly, the relationship did not show either man at his best.

Michael T. Lynch   Louis Klemantaski
39 Grand Prix racing continues with mixed results
Formula One Championship

Belgian Grand Prix - August 27, 1995 Italian Grand Prix - September 10, 1995 European Grand Prix - Nürburgring, Germany - October 1, 1995

John Sinkgraven
Eddie Irvine is hired to pair with Michael Schumacher, and the V-10 is tested with good results

After we went to press with the last issue, the second bombshell was dropped by Ferrari: Gerhard Berger was leaving the team as well, heading in 1996 to Benetton to partner Jean Alesi. Everyone was caught off guard, but on reflection, it was seen to be inevitable. In late September Ferrari announced it had signed up Eddie Irvine to be No. 2.

42 The F333 SP wins the IMSA WSC Championship
Texas style World Sports Car Racing

With only three races left on the IMSA schedule, the competition for qualifying was intense at the Seitel Texas World Grand Prix held at the Texas World Speedway on September 10, 1995. From the early practice/qualifying sessions, it was apparent that this was a Ferrari versus Ford battle.

Jerry McDermott   Jerry McDermott
43 Ferrari Challenge finals held in Texas heat
U.S. Ferrari Challenge

The lsast two races in the 1995 series were held at the Texas World Speedway as part of the Seitel Grand Prix presented by Ferrari of Houston. Saturday's Ferrari Challenge was race No. 9 in the series, and the No. 10 race on Sunday replaced the cancelled Willow Springs race.

Jerry McDermott   Jerry McDermott
44 Japan completes first successful Challenge year at Fuji
Japanese Ferrari Challenge
Junichiro Hiramatsu   Junichiro Hiramatsu
45 Ferraris converge on Mugello from around the world
Tutte le Ferrari in Pista - Mugello, Italy _ October 13-15, 1995
Marcel Massini   Marcel Massini
46 An evening with Olivier Gendebien and ... a tornado

Spending an evening by the fireplace in a French chateau listening to a four time Le Mans Ferrari winner is reason enough to remember, but if you add to it a violent tornado in the middle of dinner, complete with 100 year old trees falling like twigs, well, we indeed have ... a twice unforgettable evening in 1993.

Marc Sonnery   Alexis Callier
50 The Lure of Le Mans
Striking visual images of Ferraris at Le Mans in 1970 and 1971

Why do we all like Le Mans? And why do we all want Ferrari back there, even though we understand Ferrari's hesitation about going back until the Ferrari F333 SP's endurance capabilities are known? Le Mans is a huge event, in size and prestige, and is rivalled today only by the Indy 500. Ferrari was at Le Mans often, and won many times, and its name is part and parcel of this French classic.

Courtesy of John Sinkgraven
52 Galleria
Pruducts and services for you, the Ferrari enthusiast
64 Mercato
The Ferrari market as of December 1, 1995