Cavallino magazine 98

April / May 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 MM, s/n 0274 MM Keith Bluemel

Table of Contents

1 Ecco
Mark Wallach
4 Lettere
Arno Flach, Alexis Callier, John Starkey, Jess G. Pourret, Jim Truitt, Antoine Prunet, Ronald C. Hill, Gianni Rogliatti, Lincoln Small   Pierre Goossens, Steve Earle, Lincoln Small
14 Ferrari F310B is presented and Ferrari's hopes are high
Formula One Championship

As is now traditional, a large stage area at the Fiorano test track hosted international media aplenty for the long anticipated unveiling of the Ferrari F310B. The day was January 7, 1997, and live Internet coverage allowed over one million tifosi to log on. After last year's transition from V12 to V10, further signs that times are indeed changing were in evidence. The team's official appellation is now "Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro" and the color, though still red (les Enzo Ferrari turneth in his grave) is now less dark; brighter for better visibility, perhaps.

Mark Sonnery
15 Japanese Ferrari Collection finds a home: adds culinary pleasures

Good Ferrari friend Junichiro Hiramatsu sent us an announcement of his new "garage" in Nagoya, Japan. It houses his collection of seven unique Ferraris and also contains a private bar for Ferrari enthusiasts. Upstairs on the second floor is his new cafe and restaurant open to the public, "Vinini Est."

Junichiro Hiramatsu
16 Cavallino Ferrari Classic VI
Rare Ferraris, and warm sun, welcome a record field

The sixth annual Cavallino Ferrari Classic proved to be as enjoyable as preceding events, blessed by an excellent turn out of great Ferraris and enthusiasts, plus some perfect Florida weather. Those who converged on Palm Beach's Breakers Hotel for the January 23-26 event met fellow Ferrari owners from North and South America, Europe, Japan, and the Far East. Ferraris also came from as far away as Europe and Japan fro this yearly gathering.

Jerry Wyszatycki, David Brady, Marc Sonnery
14 Two sports Ferraris to contest the big three
Ferrari F333 SP

Two latest spec. F333 SP Ferraris contested the recent Daytona 24 Hour race, and did well, all things considered. The Scandia team finished second, and the car sported a very new and very clean aerodynamic body which have the car an entirely different look to our eyes. The Moretti Racing machine was seventh. The teams head to Sebring and then Le Mans.

Jerry McDermott
15 Essen Motor Show features several Ferraris out of the ordinary

The recent Essen Motor Show held a special exhibit of items related to the late Count Wolfgang Berghe von Trips, and included was the neat Chris Rea replica of von Trips '1961 156 Formula One machine. The originals of this model type were broken up and discarded years ago, and this recreation makes no attempt at any historical provenance; but it adds a nice atmosphere to any display and recreates an era.

Andreas Birner
Barrett-Jackson salutes Ferrari

The auction house of Barrett-Jackson holds their annual extravaganza each January in Scottsdale, Arizona, and this year they held a special Ferrari exhibit in honor of Ferrari's 50th. On display was a rare 1947 Ferrari 166 Spyder Corsa, s/n 010 I.

24 The 860 Monza Mystery!
Six Ferraris built, seven Ferraris raced - this puzzle has been thoroughly researched

Ferrari won the 1956 World Sports Car Championship thanks to two of its models which shared the same chassis, the 860 Monza and 290 Mille Miglia. Historians have long agreed on a total of six cars, but four 290s were known to exist and three 860s were raced ... how did this happen?

Antoine Prunet   Collection Jean-Jacques Frei, Dave Holls, Antoine Prunet
28 The Perfect Vignale Spyder
Embodies Ferrari's approach to building Sports Cars, and Vignale's approach to clothing them

Chassis number s/n 0274 MM is believed to be the first Ferrari coutured with the minimalist, purposeful, rounded Vignale design that also clothed 166 MM, 625 TF, and 340 MM variants of the marque. A total of eleven 250 MM models wore this body style as original equipment, although each had slightly different detailing.

Keith Bluemel   Keith Bluemel
32 Ferrari 375 MM, s/n 0360 AM revived!
Old racing Ferraris are treasured highly, but this one more than most

For many years, this particular 375 MM was well and truly forgotten, once its racing career was done, and this was not an unusual fate for any old race car. It passed through the hands of several sympathetic owners, sympathetic in the sense that it was conserved and never trashed, parted out or destroyed. It was simply the beneficiary of benign neglect, but once in the hands of its current owner, it was brought back carefully to its former glory.

Mark Wallach   Mark Wallach, Courtesy Antoine Prunet
36 Remembrance at Spa
The true meaning of Ferrari as found at Spa. Several laps in the 250 GT LWB, s/n 0879 GT

Thanks to a fellow Swede, Christer Mellin, a very special opportunity materialized: to drive a Ferrari 250 GT covered headlight three louvered Tour de France just out of a twenty year gestation and a two year restoration. Furthermore, the drive was to take place on the site of some of its greatest days: glorious Spa-Francorchamps, no less.

Marc Sonnery   Marc Sonnery
42 Galleria
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56 Mercato
The market as of April 1, 1997, from a survey of selected dealers