Cavallino magazine 124

August / September 2001

  • Language: American English American English
  • Publisher: Cavallino Inc.
  • Publication: Softcover | 208 x 277 mm | 80 pages

The Journal of Ferrari History

On the cover the Ferrari 410 Superamerica, s/n 0481 SA David C. Wendt

Table of Contents

3 Lettere
Paul W. Evens, Gary L. Hoedemaker, Keith Bluemel, Tony Watson, Jim Cuevas
6 Formula One summary from your staff

The season so far gives Ferrari the edge, and we would love to wallow with you in this continuing joy, and give you all the minute details of Ferrari's dominance. But we are in the unfortunate position of coming out every two months, and to make matters worse, we go to press nearly three weeks before each cover date. Spanish Grand Prix, April 29, 2001 Austrian Grand Prix, May 13, 2001 Monaco Grand Prix, May 27, 2001 Canadian Grand Prix, June 10, 2001 European Grand Prix, June 24, 2001 French Grand Prix, July 1, 2001 British Grand Prix, July 15, 2001

7 FIA-GT racing proceeds in Europe, with the GT Ferraris in the pointsd Factory support. Report by Hugo
Plus new entries and Factory support

We have grumbled and moaned in many past issues of the magazine, trying to suggest, and yes to convince, the leading lights at Ferrari that the firm should either re-enter sports car and GT racing, or at least give official Factory support to those qualified privateers who want to campaign a GT Ferrari; all we were told that an F1 Championship had to be won before Ferrari could entertain other projects. Well, a Championship was won, and Ferrari has remained true to its word. It has announced that it is seriously looking into the possibility of forming a separate department with Ferrari to support the GT privateer teams.

Hugo Garritsen
10 More contentders enter a hot arena
FIA GT Championship

Prodrive, the English based team which has made an excellent name for itself in sports car racing and rallying, has unveiled its Ferrari 550 GTO Maranello. Two cars have been commissioned by Frenchman Frederic Doc, who rallies a Subaru with Prodrive (and who bought one of the Italtecnica 550s from last year). Work started on the project on January 2nd of this year, and in just sixteen weeks, Prodrive has designed, built and tested the new car.

Hugo Garritsen   Hugo Garritsen
14 Ferrari-Maserati Challenge at Spa
Shell Historic Ferrari-Maserati Challenge

The Spa Ferrari Days were always grand affairs, but they have grown even larger in the past few years. The weekend includes Ferrari Challenge races, late model Ferrari racing, Ferrari-Maserati historic races, and Ferrari and Maserati owner ride-and-drive sessions, with great attendance overall from all the Ferrari Clubs of Europe, and now the Maserati Clubs as well. It is impossible to take it all in, or to report on it all, so unfortunately we will confine ourselves to the historic racing.

Hugo Garritsen   Hugo Garritsen, Andreas Meiniger
20 The Mille Miglia get tough
The inside story

No fewer than 371 cars covering 50 different makes were entered in this year's Mille Miglia, all built btween 1927 and 1957. There was a noticeable change at scrutineering and check in this year. The FIA has a vintage car division, and they sanction many of the vintage races and rallies around Europe. They were at the Mille Miglia and the well informed FIA delegates, including Jean Sage who was in charge op scrutinizing the Ferrari entrants, carried out what appeared to be harder, more stringent inspections of all cars. Any anomolies were sure to be found.

Manfred Steinert, Pauline Burns-Steinert   MPS Photographs
24 The Von Neumann Ferraris, part One
The Mondials

The very detailed history of a man and his Ferraris in the 1950s, with race results and archival photographs.

Michael T. Lynch, David N. Seielstad   Sports Car Journal Archive, Michael T. Lynch Archive, Jim Sitz, Marcel Massini Collection
36 A splendid Superamerica. Brilliant images from David C. Wendt. A reminiscence from Mark Wallach.
1955 Ferrari 410 Superamerica Coupé Pinin Farina

Some Ferraris we cover in Cavallino because they are important milestones in the timeline that is Ferrari, some because of their significant racing history, some because of their famous or infamous owners, some because they are rare, or newly found, or recently restored. Every now and then, however, we turn our eyes to a Ferrari that has none of the above, has, that is, no great claim to fame, but is simply a beautiful machine, beautiful in its concept and beautiful in its execution.

Cavallino Staff, Marcel Massini   David C. Wendt
46 A white Ferrari GTO
An appreciation of all GTOs, and one in particular

Another complimentary article on the Ferrari GTO, but what's not to like. This time though, we talk about an unusual example, one all in white. An appreciation, and research on this s/n 3729 GT.

Alan Boe   Geoffrey Goddard, Ted Walker, Alan Boe
54 FCA meets in Dallas
Ferrari Club of America Annual Meet
Marcel Massini   Parker Hall
57 Sad news to report in the Ferrari World
Two Ferrari Champions pass from the scene

Former Formule One driver Michele Alboreto was klilled on Wednesday, April 25, 2001 following an accident while testing in Germany at the Lausitzring circuit while preparing for this year's Le Mans 24 Hour race. driving an Audi R8. Charles Pozzi, the founder of the French Ferrari concessionaire Pozzi Ferrari France, passed away on February 28, 2001 at the age of 91. He took over the importation of Ferrari in France in the late sixties, but prior to that he had a long standing love affair with fine automobiles and motor sport., Keith Bluemel   LAT / Autosport, Lucien Capehart
60 Mercato
The market as of August 1, 2001, from a survey of selected dealers
66 Galleria
Special services for the Ferrari enthusiast

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