Cavallino magazine 95

October / November 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

Cover photograph of the Ferrari 550 Maranello, s/n 105879 Marcel Massini

Table of Contents

1 Ecco
John Sinkgraven
4 Lettere
Brian Redman, Emile Yamano, Christian C. Scott, Mark Wallach, F.B. Wheatcroft, Keith Bluemel, Michel Giacomelli, David N. Seielstad, Brent Chesley   Nigel Snowdon, Marcel Massini, Marc Sonnery, Michael Giacomelli, Edward Hyman
14 Ferrari prototype F131 with Engine F136 seen around Maranello

Seen around Maranello, the prototype F131. While Ferrari takes great care to camouflage its future cars, much can be learned by noting and comparing details. While this prototype sports an F40 body style, the car is actually shorter, lower and wider than the F40, and has a lessened wheelbase. Shape of front bonnet indicates new chassis technology underneath, and size, type, and placement of the engine can be seen through the rear window.

Alessandro Stefanini   Alessandro Stefanini
Dusseldorf Concours a showcase for Ferrari

Former German Ferrari importer, and now dealer for Düsseldorf, Germany, Auto Becker Ltd. held a Ferrari Concours on Düsseldorf's "Köningsallee". The oldest Ferrari was Bernd Hahn's Ferrari 166 MM/53 Barchetta, s/n 0264M, sparkling in the damp.Helmut Becker's new Ferrari F50, s/n 105139.

Andreas Birner   Andreas Birner
16 New internet Ferrari Magazine announced, in association with Cavallino
Prova - The online magazine dedicated to the History and Automobiles of Enzo Ferrari

Many of your devoted staff members at Cavallino were alive (just) when Enzo Ferrari started his famous company, and therefore, we are "of a certain age." But even in our regressive state, we are not so far gone that we do not recognize that there is developing a whole new way to communicate, which will become more important in the years ahead. This is, of course, the Internet and the World Wide Web, and so, we are pleased to announce that Cavallino had thrown its support behind a new venture.

15 Girard-Perregaux launches latest in successful Ferrari wristwatch line
"F50" Watch introduction - La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland - July 3, 1996

Switzerland's luxury watch manufacturer Girard-Perregaux presented its latest creation, the new wristwatch called the "F50". Girard-Perregaux president Gino Macaluso invited many Ferrari guests to their headquarters in the small town of La Chaux-de-Fonds and five hundred people with approximately 150 Ferraris participated.

Marcel Massini   Marcel Massini
Ferrari Club France pays annual visit to Mas du Clos circuit
Andreas Birner   Andreas Birner
275 enthusiasts gather to pay hommage to England

As the Ferrari world expand around the globe, the celebrations, of necessity, are becoming more concentrated and specialized. In England this past July, 275 aficionado Brandon Wang organized a "Boys 275 Day Out" and invited a group of Ferrari 275s and their owners. Eighteen examples were assembled for the meet, including two short nose two cams, a long nose two cam, eleven four cams, and four Ferrari 275 GTB/C competition two cams.

Keith Bluemel   Keith Bluemel
18 Presentation of Ferrari 550 Maranello brings out old Ferraris, plus drivers yound and old
Ferrari Racing Days - Nürburgring, Germany - July 20-21, 1996
Marcel Massini, Pierre Goossens, Jean-Yves Thonnard   Pierre Goossens, Andreas Birner, Hugo Garritsen
21 Meadow Brook gives blue ribbons to Ferraris

At the 1996 Meadow Brook Concours recently, a beautiful 1951 Ferrari 212 Export Le Mans Touring berlinetta, s/n 0108 E, won a Blue Ribbon in Class I for Sports Cars through 1956, and also won the Meadow Brook Memorial Trophy. Owner Tom Caulfield drove the blue coupe from Wisconsin to Meadow Brook, just north of Detroit, Michigan. Bravo!

Jerry McDermott   Jerry McDermott
20 Goodwood Festival of Speed draws all the boys with the big toys
Goodwood Festival of Speed - Goodwood, England - June 21-23, 1996

The Goodwood Festival of Speed is only in its fourth year, but is hugely successful at bringing out the greatest old race cars, and race drivers, to drive and be driven, see and be seen, hear and be heard. Ferraris are a small part of this, but are not insignificant.

Keith Bluemel   Keith Bluemel, Alexis Callier, Rene Schellekens
A splendid way to spend an English Summer Day
Auto Italia International Weekend - Brooklands, Surrey, England - July 7, 1996

The English Ferrari Owners Club Annual Concours is always a delightful event (and they always seem to enjoy dry sunny weather), and this year at Cottesbrooke Hall was no exception.

Keith Bluemel   Keith Bluemel
22 Carlos Kauffmann Biography and Interview
Ferrari's representative in Venezuela, his life and times

Ferrari's official connection in South America from 1956 to 1993 was Carlos Kauffmann, Ferrari's importer and distributor in Caracas, Venezuela. During that time Kauffmann imported and sold 124 Ferrari automobiles according to records in Maranello. How and why did Ferrari come to gain a foothold in Venezuela and Sourth America? The answer is the story of Carlos Kauffmann.

Alan Boe   Courtesy of Carlos Kauffmann
20 Italia a Zandvoort hosts cars of Italy, including our favorite ... Ferrari
Italia a Zandvoort - The Netherlands - June 22-23, 1996

Finally finished with a muti-year restoration, Paul Schouwenburg brought his Ferrari 250 TR, s/n 0720 TR to the "Italia a Zandvoort" event in June. Yes we know, there are several chassis running around claiming that serial number

Lars Theunissen, René Schellekens, Hugo Garritsen   Rene Schellekens
28 Ferrari 550 Maranello presented!
The new machine in Ferrari's own words

The 550 Maranello is Ferrari's interpretation of the twelve cylinder berlinetta, with a front engine and a pronounced sports personality, for the twenty first century. The brief given to the technicians was particularly demanding: design and build a car able to meet the needs of Ferrari customers looking for driving emotions and exciting performance, but who do not want to forego driveability or comfort.

Ferrari SpA   Marcel Massini
36 Metamorphosis - The multi-life history of the SWB, s/n 2735GT
There's always more than one way to race a Ferrari

To most Ferrari lovers, a car which still has all its mechanical and body parts with which it left the Factory is a car to be treasured; however, to those of use with a love of history, some cars with an ever changing inventory of parts and with a history of never being hidden from view, plus a truly glorious race history, gives us a much more fascinating vehicle and s/n 2735 GT is just such a car.

John Starkey   Courtesy of John Starkey, Pierre Goossens, Richard Crosthwaite
42 Ferrari F40 GTE - the mighty GT that's carried the flag
Interview on the F40 GTE with Anders Olofsson, lead driver for the Ennea Team

At Le Mans on the eve of the race we sat down with Anders Olofsson and recorded his explanations on the development of the GTE. A sharp machine it is indeed. His efforts and that of the team were rewarded with a victory in his home country during July's BPR round at Anderstorp.

Marc Sonnery   John Sinkgraven, Hugo Garritsen
45 More disasters lead however, to a hard fought and well deserved win
Formula One Championship

British Grand Prix - July 14, 1996 German Grand Prix - July 28, 1996 Hungarian Grand Prix - August 11, 1996 Belgian Grand Prix - August 25, 1996

John Sinkgraven
46 European Challenge rivals GT series in fierceness of dogfights

The 'Italia a Zandvoort' event hosted several Ferrari Challenge races during the weekend, and as usual, they were fiercely contested. Ferrari Challenge West, Zandvoort, Holland - June 22-23, 1996 Ferrari Challenge Central, Nürburgring, Germany - July 20-21, 1996 Ferrari Challenge West and South, Nürburgring, Germany - July 20-21, 1996

Patrick Morlet, Pierre Goossens, Jean-Yves Thonnard, Rene Schellekens   Hugo Garritsen
47 Shell Historic Challenge revives glory days of Ferrari Challenge

Included in the Ferrari 550 Maranello presentation event at the Nürburgring was another round of the Shell Historic Challenge, and the number of older Ferraris actually competing was impressive. There are some very rare and unique pieces in the line up. While many are no doubt enjoying some fast cruising, staying safely away from each other and the guardrails, there are the leaders who take this very seriously, and who do some very intense wheel to wheel competing!

Pierre Goossens   Hugo Garritsen, Pierre Goossens
49 Galleria
Special services for the Ferrari enthusiast
48 Ferrari F50 GT for the track in GT racing

Scandia Racing (of F333 SP fame) plans to race two or three Ferrari F50 GT in the BPR Global GT Championship, with the Ferrari Club Italia planning to run several cars in conjunction with Benetton. MomoCorse is contemplating a single car, as are several European privateers.

Asia Challenge proves popular
Cars, drivers, and courses added to schedule
Jim Graham
American Challenge gains more entrants - competition gains intensity
Kyl Burt
64 Mercato
The market as of October 1, 1996, from a survey of selected dealers