Cavallino magazine 91

February / March 1996

  • 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 the Ferrari 212 Vignale Cabriolet, s/n 011 E David C. Wendt

Table of Contents

1 Ecco
David C. Wendt
4 Lettere
Jeff Allison, Marcel Massini, Lance Hill, Kurt Stagmaier, David N. Seielstad, Robert E. Michaud, Dave Fogg, Michael Lynch, Christopher A. Kantarjiev   Jeff Allison, Dan Williams, Boyd Harnell
10 Collezione moves, but not too far - remains in San Marino
Maranello Rosso Collezione

We have touched on the great Maranello Rosso Collezione in San Marino, Italy, several times before, and we want to bring the famous museum to your attention again because they have moved. They are still in San Marino, but no longer in the fortress-like, multi-floored structure high up on the mountain in the old town. Rather, they are in a larger, more spacious building near the border of the "Repubblica", surrounded by an ancient garden.

Maranello Rosso Collezione
The new 1996 Raupp Ferrari Calendar
Just released

The new 1996 Ferrari calendar of renowned German photographer Gunther Raupp has just been released. In its twelfth edition, the 1996 calendar presents the most beautiful and spectacular Ferraris in private American collections. The official calendar of the Ferrari Club of America has been printed in a worldwide limited edition of 6,000 copies only and each is individually numbered by hand.

Marcel Massini   Courtesy of Gunther Raupp
12 Ferrari leather supplier Connolly expands its horizons
Quality begets Quality

One of the nicer rewards of owning a Ferrari is opening the door and setting yourself into a seat that is covered with Connolly leather. That look of refined luxury, that blessed aroma, and of course, that pliant, smooth feel all are part and parcel of a fine motoring experience.

Courtesy of Connolly, Ltd.
14 Canadian Dealer opens new Ferrari palace
Ferrari of Ontario

Several dealers are opening new showrooms to highlight Ferraris, and the latest is the Ferrari of Ontario operation in Toronto, Canada. Owner Remo Ferri realized a long-held dream to build a proper showcase, and many Canadian Ferrari owners and enthusiasts were invited to the opening celebrations. Also on hand were Gian Luigi Buitoni and Giampaolo Letta from Ferrari North America.

Courtesy of Ferrari of Ontario
Ferrari F50 makes a quiet debut in North America
Texas loyalists host it at a party

The Ferrari F50 was launched in the U.S. in Texas on December 2-3, 1995 at the Texas World Speedway. Ferrari invited local Ferrari owners and enthusiasts, and with the help of local Ferrari dealer Ferrari of Houston, much was accomplished.

James T. Lowery
17 F50 by the Numbers
All the early chassis numbers and relevant information

The first tabulation of the initial production run of this great new Ferrari. All the information available as of January 5, 1996 compiled for you.

Marcel Massini   Marcel Massini
20 The SEFAC Hot Rods
Ferrari builds the ultimate 250 GT SWB

Ferrari 250 GT competition cars absolutely dominated European and International Grand Touring road racing from 1955 to 1964. With on-going evolutionary improvements from season to season, and in some cases from race to race, Ferrari continued to find the extra horsepower, improved handling, braking and dependability needed to win each year.

Michael Sheehan, Marcel Massini   John Lamm, Courtesy of Antoine Prunet
28 Beauty is in the Details
The nuances of a 1951 Ferrari 212 Vignale Cabriolet, s/n 0110 E, explained and summarized

Introduced on Ferrari's stand at the Turin Auto Show in April, 1951, the 2.6 liter 212 was part of a new and expanding Ferrari line, which included the larger 340, 4,100 cc V-12 shown at the December, 1950 Paris show. The 212 was an expansion of Ferrari's original engine, the Colombo designed 125. Adding to client choice, some 2.3 liter 195s were also produced during the 212 production run.

Michael T. Lynch   David C. Wendt
37 Bracco's "Bomba"!
A fearless driver and a prototype Ferrari unite to win the Mille Miglia

Enzo Ferrari had the last word about Giovanni Bracco: "He died in bed from a combination of wine, women, and the good life." What a way to go! But before he went, he was one helluva driver. Fearless, and at his post war peak, he won the 1952 Mille Miglia for Ferrari in this Vignale bodied Bomba, s/n 0156 ET. Most importantly, the impact of this car winning over the new 300 SL Mercedes made Italy come alive with a vibrancy that the country desperately needed.

Mark Wallach   Mark Wallach, Courtesy of Franco Zagari
40 The last Hurrah!
Ferraris do battle in the final Carrera Panamericana

World renowned as the most famous contest of speed and stamina ever devised, the Carrera Panamericana Mexico ran from 1950 to 1954. Although it did not establish a long tradition like the Targa Florio, the Mille Miglia, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, or the Indy 500, it was among the most prestigious of auto racing events and was recognized as the most dangerous and challenging of all open road races ever recorded in the annals of motor racing history.

Boyd Harnell   Body Harnell
46 Galleria
Special services for the Ferrari enthusiast
56 Mercato
The market as of February 1, 1996, from a survey of selected dealers