Cavallino magazine 110

April / May 1999

  • Language: American English American English
  • Editor: John W. Barnes Jr.
  • Publisher: Cavallino Inc.
  • Publication: Softcover | 208 x 277 mm | 72 pages
  • Code: ISSN 0889-2504

The Enthusiast's Magazine of Ferrari

On the cover the Ferrari F40 photographed at the eight annual Cavallino Classic in Palm Beach, Florida Kevin Flankey

Table of Contents

2 Ecco
Our program fro this issue: enjoy
Jerry Wyszatycki
7 Ferrari opens the year with a new victory!

The first Grand Prix of any season tends to be boring, what with teams not being ready: this year the teams certainly weren't ready but the race was most unusual. Schumacher and Irvine lost much practice time due to teething problems and, like all except McLaren, struggled for grip. They qualified third and sixth behind Hakkinen and Coulthard.

Ferrari opens the year with a new vision!

At the first Grand Prix of this season, Ferrari introduced the first production version of the 360 Modena, the long-awaited and long-rumored successor to the lovely and still popular 355 series. Three days later in Geneva, Switzerland, Ferrari presented the model to the press, with the formal unveiling to the public being two days later at the Geneva Motor Salon.

Marcel Massini
10 Lettere
Comments from your fellow enthusiasts
Christian Huet   Roland Bloch
14 Mercato
The market as of April 1, 1999, from a survey of selected dealers
16 Berne - Bremgarten
When racing was allowed in Switzerland, Ferrari was there competing

The origins of Swiss motorsport tradition go back to 1898, the year when the Automobile Club of Switzerland was founded in the Eaux-Vives Park of Geneva. For many years Geneva was the focus for automobile activities in Switzerland. In 1901 enthusiasts in Geneva organized the first motorsport event in this small country in the heart of Europe. Soon followed the fist hillclimb races. The first automobile races on Swiss circuits were held in 1922, and Switzerland became a part of real international motorsports events in 1934, when the first Grand Prix of Switzerland was held on the circuit of Bremgarten, a suburb of Switzerland's capital Berne.

Marcel Massini   Keystone Photo, Rudolfo Mailander, Kolhenback, Marcel Massini Collection
22 A Special "Speciale" - When is a GTO not a GTO?
Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale, s/n 6701 GT
Destined for greatness, but never to race

When is a GTO not a GTO? When it is a 275 GTB/C "Speciale". These four unique cars were built to contest the GT class in international racing in 1965 and 1966. But were delayed when homologation was late in comping. By the time they did race, GT racing was past its prime, having lost out in public interest to pure sports cars and prototypes. But these "Speciales" are race cars nonetheless.

Keith Bluemel   Keith Bluemel
45 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa, s/n 0710 TR revealed
It was the first customer Testa Rossa, but it had a good life in racing

Now and again we also receive fresh knowledge on a car we have not yet covered, and often the newly found details are intriguing enough to bring that car forward to receive its due. One such machine is the first customer 250 TR, s/n 0710 TR, and while a good deal is known about this inaugural chassis, there was a certain grey area in its life when the chain of ownership became doubted.

Michael T. Lynch   James LaTourrette
53 Brooks "Ferrari only" sale at Gstaad
December 19, 1998

The last "Ferrari only" sale was held seven years ago, in November, 1991, by the Orion Auction Company in Monte Carlo. That was almost two years after the market had reached its peak. Since then none of the major auctioneers like Christie's, Sotheby's or Coys, took the plunge of a "Ferrari only" auction. In January, 1998, Robert Brooks of London and his enthusiastic managing director Simon Kidston of Brooks Europa SA in Geneva, Switzerland, decided to risk a unique sale, dedicated to the world's most coveted marque, Ferrari.

Marcel Massini   Marcel Massini
54 Ferrari F3999 ready for the 20th year of title hope
Formula One Championship

The Ferrari F399, introduced on the 30th of January, is proudly hailed as all new. Though bearing a strong resemblance to last year's F300, of which it is a essentially a refinement, Scuderia principals Jean Todt, Ross Brawn and Roy Byrne stated that not a single part of last year's car was reused.

Marc Sonnery   Ferrari SpA
55 Small troubles scuttle Daytona Hopes
1999 24 Hours of Daytona - Daytona Beach, Florida - January 30-31, 1999

It was a good race overall, and it had all the elements of a good endurance battle - many entrants in several classes all having a chance to win. In the CanAm division which interest us here, there were twenty entries including five Ferrari F335 SPs and six Riley & Scott Mk III Fords. One of the R&S cars eventually won the event, but three of the Ferraris were in contention most of the way.

David Brady, Robert Pease
56 Ferrari: all the F1 World Championship Victories

As Ferrari books go, their content too often leaves a feeling of deja vu; however "Ferrari: All the the F1 World Championship Victories" has certainly homed in on a concept as new as the book itself, which was printed immediately after the 1998 GP of Japan and became available by December 10. It concentrates only on detailed accounts of all of the Scuderia's G.P. victories.

57 Well hung - a few comments on exhaust hangers

After the Cavallino Classic event in January, I had the unexpected opportunity to replace the exhaust hangers on my 250 Cabriolet. While all of the pieces were in hand, it seemed like an ideal time to photograph them and to expand on the topic of exhaust hangers for the early cars.

Parker Hall   Parker Hall, Ferrari SpA
58 Tricks of the Trade
Comments on Ferraris and a little common sense

There was a time when the title of this article had a totally different meaning. It hints of shady deals concerning second hand motor cars and was rife in the 1930s, prior to World War II, and in the 1950s and 1960s after it, much to the shame of any honest motor dealer who, to his dismay, discovered he was tarred with the same brush. With the tremendous increase in awareness of customer's rights, allied to the international sport of claiming and suing, practically all sharp practices in the motor trade have died out.

David A. Clarke
59 Galleria
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