Cavallino magazine 109

February / March 1999

  • 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

On the cover the Ferrari 250 GT PF Cabriolet, s/n 077 GT photographed in New York City David Male

Table of Contents

2 Ecco
Out program for this issue: enjoy
David Male
9 Lettere
Comments from your fellow enthusiasts
Edwin K. Niles, Alexis Callier, Pierre Goossens, Ronald F. Sicilia, David G. Seibert, Lance Hill, Bruce Kessler   Gary Wales, Pierre Goossens, Eric della Faille, Alan Boe, Mark Wallach
14 Getting a handle on the situation

Among the many Challenge cars introduced to the fans at the Texas World Speedway on May 9 and 10, 1998 was a unique 355 Berlinetta which had complete hand controls as well as the new Ferrari F1 shift mechanism. The idea for this particular race car occurred when Ferrari introduced the paddle shift automatic transmission on the 355 series last year.

Jerry McDermott   Jerry McDermott
15 American Sports Car Racing in the 1950s
Michael T. Lynch

Yes, we know. We oftentimes go on endlessly about the "golden age" of sports car racing, that era from 1946 to about 1964, and many of you not old enough to have experienced this effusive period first hand may wonder what all the wailing is truly all about. Can any one era, other han one's own, be so memorable that older, wiser men choke up at its mere mention?

16 Ipswitch draws Ferrari contigent

The Castle Hill Concours d'Elegance in Massachusetts attracts some impressive cars, from Bugattis to Bentleys to Deusenbergs, and certainly, Ferraris.

Jonelle DeFelice   Jonelle DeFelice
17 Tutte le Ferrari a Imola

What started out many years ago as a simple finale to the 348 Challenge series, has now blossomed into Ferrari's annual party/extravaganza, and inclused the worldwide 355 Challenge finals and the Historical Challenge finals, and with demonstration runs of old Ferraris, new Ferraris, Ferrari Club Ferraris, prototype and GT Ferraris, and Grand Prix Ferraris.

Andreas Meiniger   Andreas Meiniger
18 Mercato
The market as of February 1, 1999, from a survey of selected dealers
16 Model maker adds to unique line

Several years ago, Terzo Dalia of Italy astounded the world with a 1/3 scale perfect reproduction of the 250 GTO engine and gearbox. Now he is back with an equally detailed and equally perfect 1/3 scale model of the flat-12 boxer engine that powered Niki Lauda to World Champion in 1975 and 1977, and Jody Scheckter in 1979.

Courtesy of Terzo Dalia
17 Doyle-Risi Racing grabs a Big One

Don Panoz held his first ever "Petit Le Mans", a 1,000 mile, ten hour race last October at his newly revised Road Atlanta race track, The thirty one car field put on a great contest before 35,000 fans, and at the end of the day the clear winner was the F333 SP, s/n 018, of the Doyle-Risi team, driven by Wayne Taylor, Eric van der Poele, and Emmanuel Collard.

RIchard Dole
16 Fall Meet endures

The Garden State Ferrari Fall Festival organized by the Northeast Region FCA and hosted by Jerry Molitor, is in its 12th year and was an enjoyable as always, aided this past year by Indian summer weather. Best of Show was gained by an ultra-rare 1952 Formule Two Grand Prix car, s/n 0210, in superb condition, brought by collector Sherman Wolf.

Mark Wallach   Mark Wallach
20 Barchetta Interlude - the last race of the 166 MM, s/n 0006 M
The fond memories of its owner and entrant at that special time and place

In Casablanca you went to Rick's Café American to get exit visas. In Paris you went to Paul Flandrack's garage to get exotic cars. It's 1955 in Paris now. The war has only been over for ten years. Money is short, gasoline was $3.00 a gallon, a shop worker made $17.00 a week, and French law taxed new cars over two liters into extinction.

Mark Wallach   Mark Wallach
16 Raupp Calendar reaches 15th year
Günther Raupp

We know Gunther Raupp and we know the always consistent quality of his calendars, but we didn't know until recently how much work he puts into this project. Traveling the world to find the finest examples, he will spend days shooting each car to get the shot he wants.

24 Classic Cabriolet - variations on the theme by Ferrari and Pininfarina
Ferrari 250 GT PF Cabriolet series I, s/n 0777 GT

At the last Cavallino Classic in January, 1998, the competition in the Concorso d'Eleganza turned out to be surprisingly fierce. There was a record number of outstanding Ferraris in nearly all the classes. And the ultimate winner of Best of Show? The delightful 250 GT Pinin Farina Cabriolet series I, s/n 0777 GT, presented to you here.

David Male
30 La Piccola - the long and fruitfull journey of Ferrari's smallest prototipo
Dino 166/206 P, s/n 0834

Enzo Ferrari introduced and demonstrated his new mid engined Dino 166 P in April of 1965, at a private gathering of friends and motoring press. Orginally completed as a closed coupe berlinetta, this one off Sports Prototype would see three distinct evolutions over its unusually long career in Factory and later private hands.

Marc Sonnery   Adriano Cimarosti Collection, Marc Sonnery
40 Galleria
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