Cavallino magazine 149

October / November 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 375 America Coupe Vignale, s/n 0301 AL, photographed in England Keith Bluemel

Table of Contents

2 Ecco
Here is what we have for you in this issue 149
Keith Bluemel
3 Calendario
Where the Ferraris are in 2005 and 2006
6 Ferrari in GT racing for 2005 - the season continues
The Ferrari GT cars keep getting younger; 550s head the field

GT Ferraris are holding up well against Maseratis and Aston Martins. Reports on FIAT GT in Silverstone, Brno, and Spa in addition to the LMES races in Monza and Silverstone.

Keith Bluemel, Hugo Garritsen   David Friedman, Hugo Garritsen
10 A struggle continues for Ferrari
Formula One

Ferrari's fortunes begin to slide, as projects of a title grow dim. Report on the U.S. GP aftermath, plus France, Britain, Germany and Hungary.

Keith Bluemel   Ferrari SpA
12 Greenwich Concours d'Elegance and the Concours Europa
Greenwich Concours sees sunshine and the sun shone on Ferraris

Rains has hampered this charming show in Greenwich, Connecticut, over the last few years (and many other shows as well), although the entrants still brought out their cars and the true enthusiasts came to enjoy, but such are the vagaries of weather in the northeast in summer. However, this year was exceptional, with sunny skies during most of the three day event.

Denis L. Tanney
13 Modena Track Days
Modena Motorsport Ferrari Track Days, Nürburgring, Germany

The Modena Motorsport Ferrari Track Days gathering at the Nurburgring attracted a truly varied selection of Ferrari models to the famous circuit in the picturesque Eiffel mountain region of Germany. Despite heavy rain on the preceding day, and the continuing threat from the dark clouds that swirled in a stiff breeze, a large number of Ferrari from Germany and the surrounding countries descended on the venue, to make it a truly international gathering.

Keith Bluemel, Marcel Massini   Keith Bluemel
14 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2005

Goodwood, Charles Lord March's traditional garden party for vintage automobiles and classic cars held at the end of June, and now the undisputed highlight of the European vintage car season. The theme this year "Racing Colors - National Pride and Culture" and celebrated the essence of what makes the cars and motorcycles of different countries so typical of there makers' passions.

Marcel Massini   Marcel Massini
15 The Ennstal Classic
Steiermark Region, Austria, July 20-23, 2005

The beautiful Steiermark region in Austria was the venue for the 13th time of the Ennstal Classic, a regularity race run in four stages. 182 cars were entered and sixteen of the where Ferraris. There where some great historic Ferraris on the list, including a 225 S Vignale Coupe, s/n 0170 ET, a class winner of the 1952 Italian Hillclimb Championship, and therefore a fitting car to start this Ennstal Classic where almost all roads lead to the Alps!

Hugo Garritsen   Hugo Garritsen
17 F1 demonstration at Zandvoort
Barron Racing

The Marlboro Masters of Formula Three has been held for 15 years in a row on the Dutch dunes circuit of Zandvoort, and with winners such as David Coulthard, Jos Verstwrappen and Takuma Sato, and this was its final edition on June 12. Over the years, Marlboro invited the Scuderia Ferrari to give demonstrations with their G.P. cars and drivers, and this resulted in a track records for Luca Badoer in 2002.

Hugo Garritsen   Hugo Garritsen
15 Giro di Sicilia / Targa Florio 2005
Reliving automotive history the right way

During the first week of June, the Giro di Sicilia / Targa Florio takes place on the beautiful and idyllic island of Sicily. Organized by the Veteran Car Club Panormus in Palermo and its enthusiastic president, Edoardo Vetri, each year the Giro takes historic sports and racing cars on a circuit of the island over a period of five days. Going back almost one hundred years in history it claims to be the oldest motoring event still in existence.

Marcel Massini   Marcel Massini
18 Auction Mystery
And so, what happened?

The great Sotheby's at Ferrari Auction has come and gone, and as you have no doubt heard, the results were less than stellar. Non of the big cars sold, except for one, and a good deal of the memorabilia never found a home. But many of the less expensive cars, by that we mean cars estimated a $1,000,000 and less, sold very well, and ironically, seven of them sold for record prices.

MPS Editorial
20 Ferraris from the Ralph Lauren collection on display
Exhibits of note

From March 16 to the end of July, 2005, sixteen automobiles from the exceptional collection of fashion designer Ralph Lauren were on display at the prestigious Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and among them were four Ferraris. Mr. Lauren has long been a serious collector, and he has managed to gather some of the finest specimens of some of the finest marques.

Michael Gregg
22 Mangiamo: Mille Miglia
Parte 2 - and we're off!

After saying our farewells to Brescia, the due pilotesse that we are hopped into our zippy Mercedes A180 and set out bright and early for the next destination on our gastronomic tour of the Mille Miglia. Our itinerary indicated that we were to visit Verona for lunch and Ferrari for dinner. Knowing that we would be eating quite well that night, we decided to take it easy in Verona and let our senses be our guide throughout the famous city.

Crista Barnes   Lorena Cisilia
20 Art Galleria Luce pays homage to Ferrari in Japan
Exhibits of note

Junichiro Hiramatsu is a Ferrari collector of many, many years, and we are fortunate that he has also been a contributor to Cavallino for many years. He has always had his collection available to friends and special visitors, but now he has taken the step of making his many treasures available to more enthusiasts, by opening a special gallery/museum called the "Art Galleria Luce" in his home town of Nagoya, Japan.

Junichiro Hiramatsu
Spy shots
The 575 replacement and the rumored Dino?
Hugo Garritsen
28 Vignale at his best
The cohesive design of the 375 America Coupe Vignale, s/n 0301 AL

The 375 America series of Ferrari models was produced from late 1953 into late 1954, alongside the 250 Europa model which shared the same 2800 mm wheelbase chassis. The total production run for the two models was thirty one cars, although the breakdown has defied precise historical analysis to date. The reason for this is that some three liter (250) examples were upgraded to 4.5 liter (375) specification, and in some cases the reverse occurred.

Keith Bluemel, Marcel Massini   Keith Bluemel
37 Midwest Racing
Ferrari at the sports car tracks of the central USA - part two of six

Four cylinder Ferraris? You mean like old MGs and new Mazda Miatas? Yes, indeed, except that these Ferrari were race bred, and thoroughbred, DOHC engines. For you newer Tifosi out there, life wasn't always eight and ten and twelve cylinder Ferraris. Ferrari built some very ingenious and successful four cylinder engines in the 1950s, and you have to give some credit to the competition four cylinder British F2 cars of the era.

Jerry McDermott, David N. Seielstad   Jerry McDermott, L.L. Cook
50 Why a Vee Twelve?
Enzo Ferrari was fascinated with the concept, and made it famous

Interesting question for Ferrari enthusiasts - and for Enzo Ferrari! What car really "hit him between the eyes," and caused his love affair with the sixty degree dodici cylinder power plant? Let's start by looking at what he himself said before delving deeper into the truth, in "Le Mie Gioie Terribili," published as "My Terrible Joys - The Enzo Ferrari Memoirs" in 1963 in English.

Simon Moore, Jim Dillon   Courtesy Joe Freeman, Courtesy Tim Dillon Collection
56 A Guide to all Ferraris produced
Plus the market as of October 1, 2005... from a survey of selected dealers

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

Keith Bluemel
57 Galleria
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