Cavallino magazine 147

June / July 2005

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

The Journal of Ferrari History

On the cover the Ferrari 410 Sport, s/n 0592 CM, photographed in Pennsylvania David C. Wendt

Table of Contents

2 Ecco
David C. Wendt
3 Calendario
Where Ferraris can be found in 2005
6 Lettere
Many comments from your fellow readers
Philip C. Leemans, Courtesy Marcel Massini, Courtesy of Antoine Prunet
12 Regarding the 250 GT Lusso...
1964 Ferrari 250 GT/L "Lusso" Competizione, s/n 5367 GT

I write with regards to the 250 GT Lusso chassis s/n 5367 GT that you commented on in Cavallino 143 in your report of the Modena Cento Ore. As you stated, you were unsure of this car's racing history but as many of your readers may be aware, this car led a very full life in the 1964-65 season.

Paul Harris, Marcel Massini   Marcel Massini, Courtesy of Marcel Massini, Helmut Schnug
16 F430 Spider introduction
Spider makes a surprise entrance at Geneva

At the recent Geneva Motor Show on March 3-13, 2005, Ferrari unveiled its new F430 Spider, close on the heels of the introduction of the F430 Berlinetta last year. The time lag was not as great as it had been on the 360, and on the preceding F355 and 348, and this was explained by the fact that the F430 was designed from new as a spider as well as a berlinetta.

Ferrari SpA
20 2005 F1 Season begins
The new season is underway in Formula One, fitfully for Ferrari

New season, new regulations, old politics, old posturing! The 2005 F1 season got underway in Melbourne, with some new team principals, plus a whole raft of new regulation designed to reduce speed and costs. For the former, the most significant of these were a reduction in the sizes of front and rear wings to reduce downforce and thus cornering speeds. Australia, March 6 Malaysia, March 20 Bahrain, April 3 San Marino, April 24

Keith Bluemel   MPS Editorial
23 Ferrari in GT racing for 2005
Ferrari GT cars begin slow, but soon are on Top

The same weekend that the Ferrari F1 team were experiencing a miserably uncompetitive weekend in Malaysia, the sole Ferrari representative in the first round of the ALMS season, the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring, was enduring similar hardship, not that it was any consolation to either party! There were two major talking points in the GT1 category at Sebring, the arrival of a pair of Prodrive built Aston Martin DBR9s, and the controversial new Maserati MC12. ALMS: Sebring - March 19 British GT Championship: Donington Park - April 3 FIA GT: Monza - April 10 Le Mans Endurance Series: Spa 1000 KM - April 17

Keith Bluemel, Hugo Garritsen   Keith Bluemel
29 A 410 Sport bound for Mexico
The convoluted tale of s/n 0592 CM

The Carrera Panamericana was one of the greatest adventures in the history of motorsports. A five day race with seven stages, it ran the length of Mexico from the Guatemalan border to the Rio Grande at El Paso. It became an instant classic and the major teams of the day took part. Its mystique continues today, even though it was only run five times.

Michael T. Lynch   David C. Wendt, Jess G. Pourret, John Edgar
40 One Life, two Owners
The quiet and secretive life of 500 Superfast s/n 6043 SF

The 500 Superfast is arguably Ferrari's grandest road car ever built. It seems that the possibility of Ferrari building such a limited edition luxurious tourer again isn't very likely. Only the 550 Pininfarina Barchetta and 575 M Superamerica are made now in small numbers, but even these by far exceed the number of Superfasts made. In total, thirty seven examples were made of the 500 Superfast, including the prototype s/n 5951 SF.

Peter den Biggelaar, Marcel Massini   Peter den Biggelaar, Courtesy Marcel Massini
46 The Dragon incident
And you thought modern Grand Prix racing was hardball

For the running of the IV Mexican Grand Prix in October 1965, most drivers and crews arrive in the country between Tuesday the 19th and Wednesday the 20th, when the cars have already reached the "Autodromo Ricardo Rodriguez." Some drivers who arrived early during the previous weekend take Monday to travel 70 kilometres south to Cuernavaca, where Pedro throws a welcoming party, like every year before the Grand Prix, and organizes a Mexican style barbecue for his friends at his country home.

Carlos E. Jalife-Villalon   David Friedman
58 A Guide to all Ferraris produced
Plus the market as of June 1, 2005... from a survey of selected dealers

Expanded with more information, model type, s/n range, etc. Continually updated!

Keith Bluemel
61 Galleria
Some products and services of interest, from Ferrari people who want to reach you