Cavallino magazine 97

February / March 1997

  • Language: American English American English
  • Editor: John W. Barnes Jr.
  • Publisher: Cavallino Inc.
  • Publication: Softcover | 208 x 277 mm | 48 pages
  • Code: ISSN 0889-2504

The Enthusiast's Magazine of Ferrari

On the cover Ferrari 275 s/n 10691 and s/n 10749 David Newhardt

Table of Contents

1 Ecco
Jean-Jacques Frei
4 Lettere
Nico Koel, Dave Maestrejuan, Richard W. Little   François Haase
9 Letteratura

American Racing by Tom Burnside; photographic treasure trove now available to enthusiasts Raupp 1997 Calendar celebrates Ferrari 50th Anniversary

10 Ferrari's yearly celebration at Mugello continues to grow
Tutte le Ferrari at Mugello
Alexis Callier, Henry T. Kistler
11 Girard-Perregaux presents new F50 timepiece to American audience

Girard-Perregaux is one of the world's leading manufacturers of luxury timepieces, and beginning in 1994 it struck a deal with Ferrari to offer a line of timepieces using the Ferrari logo and prancing horse. There have been several different versions, and recently Girard-Perregaux introduced a new one, this in honor of the Ferrari F50.

Courtesy of Girard-Perregaux
10 Vintage Ferrari Meet gathers together the best of Japanese collections
Junichiro Hiramatsu
Ferrari F50 GT
What might have been - we can only guess where this might have led

After months of rumors and one prototype, it appears that the Ferrari F50 GT program is well and truly over. Here is the one car seen last Fall at Fiorano in the hands of Ferrari test driver, Dario Benuzzi. Most noticeable change is the proper racing rear wing, no longer integrated into the body. There is a scoop over the cockpit to funnel air to the engine, and a metal hood replaces the plexiglas rear window.

13 Ferrari 212 E Revelations!
Some facts revealed on this very succesful but ultimately mysterious little race car

An atmospheric window into the very successful racing campaign of the one-off 212 E Montagna, about which little but the bare facts are known. We interview Peter Schetty, its driver at the time, and Mauro Forghieri, its engineer, as well as all the key players in its success and lifetime. We take a look at hillclimbs in general and at the 212 E's involvement and adventures.

Marc Sonnery   Jean-Jacques Frei
11 History is viewed again - two relics of another time are reunited
Ferrari 625 A monoposto, s/n 0540

At the Uwe Meissner Ferrari meeting at the Nürburgring in 1996, many of the very old Ferrari sports, GT, and Formula cars were present. Pierre Fandel brought many cars from his "Collection Pierre", including the early monoposto 625 A, s/n 0540. To drive the car, he invited Maurice Trintignant, the man who had driven the 625s for Ferrari in 1954-1955, including this very chassis!

Andreas Birner
Successful prototype sees the track once again in Europe
Ferrari 312 PB, s/n 0888

The Swiss Ferrari Owners Club held a meeting in France at the Dijon-Prenois circuit in October, 1996, and among some very special Ferraris was this truly remarkable campaigner, the 312 PB, s/n 0888. It had not been seen in public for some time, and was brought by Engelbert Stieger.

Lilo Kistler   Henry T. Kistler
20 The Ten Ferrari 275 GTS/4 Spyders!
How the NART Spyders came to be

Luigi Chinetti's foresight created ten small jewel that we take particular pleasure in today. Their beauty was recognized by everyone at the time, except by the marketplace. That has all changed, and they are now revered for their rarity.

Michael T. Lynch   David Newhardt
28 Ferrari 550 Maranello Test Drive!
You can't know a Ferrari until you drive it, and what better way than at Fiorano

An incredible grey had covered Maranello for days by the time I arrived to test the Ferrari 550 Maranello. The season't typical fog and fronts had moved in, and were not likely to dissipate for weeks. I left my name at the reception, and strolled through the adjoining area which showcased some Ferrari miniatures, and usually examples of racing or production cars. On the floor was a pre-production F50, and an F355 Berlinetta. The 550 Maranello was present only in the wall-sized photographic montage, fitted from the official presentation in Germany over the summer.

Guy Mangiamele   Guy Mangiamele
34 Galleria
Special services for the Ferrari enthusiast
48 Mercato
The market as of February 1, 1997, from a survey of selected dealers