Cavallino magazine 96

December 1996 / January 1997

  • 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 250 GTO, s/n 4153 GT Christian Martin

Table of Contents

1 Ecco
Christian Martin
4 Further Farina Ferrari found and fotographed
Marcel Massini, Walter Schäfer, Richard Felzer, Antoine Prunet, Robert Philipps, Michael T. Lynch   Courtesy of Marcel Massini, Richard Felzer, Mark Wallach
10 New Ferrari Museum opens in Japan
Museu del Cavallino - Hokkaido, Japan

On August 8, 1996, long time Ferrari collector, Kentaro Kato, opened his new "Museo del Cavallino" in Hokodate City in Japan. It is located on Japan's northern island. Hokkaido, and the city itself is a beautiful port town and quite historical. The museum houses Mr. Kato's Ferrari collection of cars, memorabilia and art, and includes some noteworthy examples.

Junichiro Hiramatsu
12 Three Ferrari concours make for a very busy August

Ferrari enthusiasts in the U.S. had an opportunity to experience three important Concours d'Elegance events during the last two weeks of August. Concours Italiano was held on August 16 on the grounds of Quail Lodge in Carmel Valley, California, followed by the Pebble Beach Concours on August 18, and concluding with the Ferrari Club of America's National Concours on August 30 at Watkins Glen, New York.

Alan Boe, Ed Gilbertson, Sherry Lindberg   Alan Boe, David Newhardt
16 Ferrari Club of America Annual Meet again hosts largest U.S.A. gathering of Ferraris
Watkins Glen attracts racing and competition examples
Robert Craig, Denis L. Taney, Alan Boe, Parker Hall, Mark Wallach
18 Bagatelle invites the classics - Ferrari always welcome
Concours Automobiles Classiques et Louis Vuitton Parc de Bagatelle - Paris, France - September 7-8, 1996

The Bagatelle in Paris is an invitational event, and they always invite some very special Ferraris. Like Pebble Beach, Ferraris have only one class here in this most prestigious of Concours, but they are always rare and unique. In category nine, the Prix Blancpain was awarded to Lorenzo Zambrano's blue 1956 250 GT LWB berlinetta, s/n 0557 GT. This car won the 1956 Tour de France in the hands of Alfonso de Portago, with Nelson as navigator. It also won at Rome and Montlhery that year.

Keith Bluemel   Keith Bluemel
20 It's all in the Numbers!
Some thoughts on the significance of numbers; musings on s/n 0911 GT

There is a branch of mathematics called numerology. I sometimes think that this science applies most closely to the world of collectors' cars, most notably Ferraris. This is because numerology is based upon the significance of seemingly random number occurring frequently.

John Starkey   Courtesy of John Starkey
19 1.000 Miles through Colorado in a Ferrari - a Religious Experience for many
Colorado Grand - September 16-21, 1996
Gerald Roush, Jeff Allison   Parker Hall
18 Louis Vuitton hosts a spectacular show, even by the jaded standards of New York
Louis Vuitton Classic - Rockefeller Center, New York, NY - September 27-29, 1996

Louis Vuitton hosts many vintage auto events around the world, including the famous Bagatelle in Paris, and they decided to present a similar event for exotic classic cars in New York City in Rockefeller Center. Their first try was considered a huge success, with an impressive selection of cars from some of the best collections in the U.S. To ass more European participation, six cars were brought over on the Queen Elizabeth II (even their unloading was a media event).

Mark Wallach   Mark Wallach
19 Ferrari F50 debut in Scottsdale becomes a Ferrari history lesson

Several months ago, Arizona's authorized dealership Cavallino Classics hosted a spectacular party celebrating the arrival of the new Ferrari F50. Roughly 240 people came to see the latest and greatest Ferrari. But when people expected and F50 and only an F50, they were treated to a wonderful display of a 250 GTO, s/n 4675, a 288 GTO, s/n 56653, and F40, s/n 92978, and the new Ferrari F50, s/n 104149.

Ron Adams
18 Italian Heritage presented to public

The people at Ferrari of Washington in Sterling, Virginia put together a show of Italian cars recently, including, of course, several Ferraris. All the cars were arranged to give an overview of the Italian Grand Touring theme through the years. The ex-Count Volpi competition 250 GT SWB, s/n 2733 GT, was the most memorable, while the Tour de France, s/n 1357 GT had the best racing history with first owner Pierre Dumay.

Pete Vack   David Olimpi
19 Ferraris bask in Northeast Indian Summer
Garden State Ferrari Fall Festival - Mendham, NJ - September 15, 1996
Mark Wallach   Mark Wallach
22 Gonzalez speaks!
A major talent makes some minor comments on Ferrari

Our man in South America interviewed the Master - José Froilán González, at length about his life, and articles are planned for the more mainstream automotive press. But he pulled out several passing references to Ferraris, and they make for interesting reading. Mr González was a man of few words, never saying more than needed. Below you'll see that certain Ferraris caught his fancy, while others barely rate a comment.

Tony Watson   Courtesy of Tony Watson
24 A most interesting Life!
The amusing story of one Ferrari 250 GTO, s/n 4153 GT

In the early 1960s in international racing, considered by many to be the greatest of all, in terms of types of cars, quality of competition, proficiency of drivers, and variety of race tracks, the most potent battles were fought in the Gran Turismo category between Ferrari, Maserati, Jaguar and Aston Martin. But when all was said and done, it was the Ferrari 250 GTO that won the day.

Christian Rochet   Francois Lemeunier, Christian Martin
33 Targa Florio!
All the elements are here - classic race course, classic Ferraris, classic battles

Cavaliere Vincenzo Florio inaugurated the famous Targa Florio race in 1906, making this event Europe's oldest continuously run automotive competition. Cavaliere Florio was part of a wealthy mercantile family, and therefore, he had the time and money to organize and fund the initial races. From the beginning, the event was popular with both entrants and spectators, becoming, in effect, a national holiday in Sicily.

Jerry McDermott, Jean-Jacques Frei   Jean-Jacques Frei Collection
40 Another victory for Ferrari - the upward trend appears to be legitimate
Formula One Championship

Gran Premio d'Italia - September 8, 1996 Portuguese Grand Prix - September 22, 1996 Japanese Grand Prix - October 13, 1996

Marc Sonnery   John Sinkgraven
42 Monterey Historic only have room for a few Ferraris, but they are historic indeed
1996 Monterey Historic Races - Laguna Seca, Monterey, CA - August 16-18, 1996
Gerald Roush   Alan Yorgason
41 European Ferrari Challenge results
Ferrari Challenge
Patrick Morlet, Miki Bellagarda
Pacific Ferrari Challenge results
Jim Graham
43 Two important Ferraris are present for the recent Cam-Am reunion

Two Ferraris that run in the Can-Am series of old were among the 73 Can-Am cars gathered for the Merrill Lynch/Brian Redman International Challenge - a thirty year celebration of Can-Am racing. The weekend was otherwise known as the "Chicago Historics," run at the historic and challenging 4,0 mile Road America circuit.

Jeff Allison   James Rice
44 Galleria
Special services for the Ferrari enthusiast
41 Japanese Ferrari Challenge results
Ferrari Challenge
Junichiro Hiramatsu
55 The State of the Market

The meteoric 1985 to 1989 rise and the inevitable 1990 fall of the "Ferrari Market", and indeed the market crash for most post WW II collector cars, is well documented. So where do we go from here?

Michael Sheehan
56 Mercato
The market as of December 1, 1996, from a survey of selected dealers