Cavallino magazine 108

December 1998 / January 1999

  • Language: American English American English
  • Editor: John W. Barnes Jr.
  • Publisher: Cavallino Inc.
  • Publication: Softcover | 208 x 277 mm | 56 pages
  • Code: ISBN 0889-2504

The Enthusiast's Magazine of Ferrari

On the cover the Ferrari 400 SA, s/n 0611 SA Denis L. Tanney

Table of Contents

1 Ecco
Our program for this issue: enjoy
Tom Burnside
2 Lettere
Comments from your fellow enthusiasts
Juan Alberto Molinari, Michael Callaham, John von Neumann, Harold Broughton, Pete Lovely, Gianni Rogliatti   Courtesy of Juan Molinari, Michael Callaham,
13 Pebble Beach always a pleasure
1998 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance - Pebble Beach, California - August 16, 1998

Again, it did not disappoint. There were enough special Ferraris in several classes to make the day of unique interest, and in attendance this year also was Sergio Scaglietti, who was being honored for his design work. Taking the award for the Best Overall Ferrari was Jon Shirley's 375 MM Scaglietti Coupé, s/n 0402 AM.

Winston Goodfellow   David Newhardt
14 Meadow Brook rewards special Ferraris

It was a Porsche and Chrysler year at this large and yet relaxed event, but a Ferrari was able to drive off with one of the top prizes, the Designer's Choice Trophy. It was Rob Walton's 250 GTO, s/n 3607 GT, presented by Dyke and Sue Ridgley, who maintain and show the car.

Jerry McDermott   Jerry McDermott
16 Mercato
The market as of December 1, 1998, from a survey of selected dealers
15 Hoyt Sculpture sets record

A unique piece was to appear at the last Cavallino Classic but wasn't finished in time. However, that did not hinder the piece from being sold, half done and sight unseen, except for a few photos of the work in progress, to a collector for a high water mark $85,000

Courtesy Dennis Hoyt
14 Miller Motorcars cultivates a summer tradition

For the fifth year now, this Ferrari dealer in Greenwich, Connecticut has teamed up with the northeast region of the Ferrari Club of America to host a truly enjoyable weekend at the renewed Lime Rock race track. Included were a track event, a Concours, and the always important and necessary parties and dinners.

Courtesy of Miller Motorcars
French Club honored at Dijon

As part of the large Dijon-Prenois weekend in June, the Club Ferrari France held a huge gathering and also celebrated its 30th Anniversary! This club has always been enthusiastic and always puts on several well attended events each year, usually at Mas du Clos.

Andreas Meiniger   Andreas Meiniger
15 Luis Vuitton Classic braves New York

Now a popular event on the City's fall calendar, the Vuitton gathering at Rockefeller Center attract some unusual high profile machinery in front of a large if mostly tourist crowd. Ferrari are present in several classes, and the Best Ferrari of Show award went to, need we say more, Jon Shirley's 375 MM, s/n 0402 AM.

Mark Wallach   Mark Wallach
14 Pocono event braves the heat

This meet for Italian cars has improved year by year, and now attracts a good selection of Ferraris, including nine F40s and F40 LMs, and a Spyder California, an SWB and a 250 Monza.

Mark Wallach   Mark Wallach
Ferraris at the Geneva Motor Show, Turin Salon, and Paris Salon

Geneva Motor Show - March 5-15, 1998 Turin Salon - April 24 - May 3, 1998 Paris Salon - October 1-11, 1998

Marcel Massini, Miki Bellagarda, Keith Bluemel
18 Long secluded Prototype reappears

This chassis started life as a 1966 Ferrari 330 P3, with that lovely fluid body, and it was s/n 0844. In 1967, it became a 330 P3/4, or 412 P, and at the end of 1967, it then became Ferrari's first attempt at a CanAm car, with the mechanicals remaining the same, but with the body modified to a truncated spyder form. After a few races, it went to Chinetti and eventual to collector Walter Medlin, where it sat in a warehouse untouched for twenty years.

Junichiro Hiramatsu   Junichiro Hiramatsu
F333 SP benefactor retires ... again

Giampiero Moretti told Ferrari that if they built the F333 SP, he would buy them and race them, and he did. The Momo sponsored cars have had great success for four years. Moretti now said he wanted to retire, and now he has, but only after winning one final race, the USRRC six hour endurance at Watkins Glen in August.

Denis L. Tanney
20 Bemused, bewildered, beside ourselves - the season ends
Formula One Championship

Italian Grand Prix - September 13, 1998 Luxembourg Grand Prix - September 27, 1998 Japanese Grand Prix - November 1, 1998

Marc Sonnery
19 Historic Hillclimb revived in Switzerland

Between 1953 and 1971 the hillclimb from Ollon to Villars was part of the European Mountain Championship. Twenty seven years after the end in 1971, in September of this year, the hillclimb was revived for historic racers, and three rare Ferraris took part.

Marcel Massini   Marcel Massini
Celebrating a Grand Decade
1988 Colorado Grand - September 1998

Twenty three Ferraris were among the over eighty entries participating in the tenth running of the Colorado Grand. The Ferrari entry featured many out-and-out racing cars, including Bruce McCaw's ex-works 375 MM Vignale Spider to a trio of 250 Testa Rossas.

Jeff Allison   Hugh Ruthven
18 Historic Festival entertains Japan
2nd Neko Historic Automobile Festival - Japan - September 22-23, 1998

Publisher Kenji Sasamoto organized the Neko Historic Automobile Festival at the new Honda-owned Twin Ring Motegi circuit in September. There were many Ferraris, including a radiant group of racing Ferraris not often seen together.

Junichiro Hiramatsu, Marcel Massini
21 Ferrari 312 P - how this prototype came to be
Part III - at the beginning

"The 250 P, which Ferrari introduced at the Geneva Auto Show this year will not be driven, not even for one meter on the road ... this is a race car that will never race." Once again, Enzo Ferrari renewed the position that the Maranello firm had made at the end of 1967, when it was decided that for the following season Ferrari was not going to participate in the Manufacturers World Championship, to protest the position taken by the International Sports Commission (CSI) against the small constructors.

Paolo Marasca, Mauro Forghieri   Marc Sonnery
18 Ferrari takes a Championship
ISRS Series

For 1998, Ferrari has won the ISRS Series with recent wins at Anderstorp in August, and at the Nürburgring and Le Mans in September. The victor in all three was F333 SP, s/n 022, of JB Racing, driven by Vincenzo Sospiri and Emmanuel Collard.

Hugo Garritsen   Hugo Garritsen
26 Olivier Gendebien - a remembrance
24 January 1924 - 2 October 1998

Another link with Ferrari's glorious decade of the 1950s has been broken with the loss of Olivier Gendebien on October 2nd. Gendebien was from a prominent Belgian family and lived an adventurous life even before he began motor racing. He saw World War II action in both the Belgian underground and as a paratrooper in a British regiment.

Michael T. Lynch   Tom Burnside
32 Verde Scuro Carbriolet
The colorful and quite agreeable life of s/n 0611S A

One of the first things you notice when an automobile captures your attention is its color. In the case of Ferrari, more often than not these days that color will be red, but it was not always that way. Going back to the 1950s and into the 1960s, the vast majority of Ferraris built for the road were not painted red. That was the color reserved for Ferrari's pure competition cars, since it was, and is, the Italian national racing color.

Alan Boe   Denis L. Tanney
38 Goodwood - A step back in time
Goodwood rewinds the clock and succeeds

Goodwood, the estate of the Duke of Richmond and Gordon, has a sporting tradition established when the first Duke, the illegitimate son of Charles II and Louis de Keroualle, purchased the property for a hunting lodge in 1697. Goodwood, the flat track for horse racing, was built by the third Duke in 1801 at the top of the Sussex Downs above the house, and remains in operation today. In 1928, Frederick Charles Gordon Lennox became Lord March. A motor racing enthusiast, Freddie was an excellent gentleman driver.

Michael T. Lynch, Keith Bluemel   Michael T. Lynch
41 Galleria
Products and services worthy of attention