Cavallino magazine 153

June / July 2006

  • Language: American English American English
  • Publisher: John W. Barnes, Jr.
  • Publication: Softcover | 208 x 277 mm | 88 pages
  • Code: ISSN 0889-2504

The Journal of Ferrari History

On the cover twins 250 GT SWB, but not identical, s/n 4057 GT and s/n 2733 GT Alan Boe

Table of Contents

2 Ecco
Here is what we have for you in this issue 153
Ferrari SpA
3 Calendario
Where the Ferraris are and will be in 2006
6 Lettere
Many and varied thought from your fellow readers, on many matters
Joe March, Jerry McDermott, Roland Bloch
8 2006 season brings one hope about Ferrari's prospects
Formula One

Ferrari's new Grand Prix car, the 248 F1, had some troubles at the start of the season, but come Imola and the Nurburgring, and it all came together. F1 - Bahrain GP - March 12 F1 - Malaysian GP - March 19 F1 - Australian GP - April 2 F1 - San Marino GP - April 23 F1 - European GP - May 7

Keith Bluemel   Ferrari SpA
12 GT season begins well for the GT2 F430 GTC
ALMS - 12 Hours of Sebring, FL - March 18

Round one of the American Le Mans Series was the 54th running of the 12 Hours of Sebring, at the Florida circuit with its charismatic and sometimes wacky race week atmosphere. The main topics of conversation after the January test sessions at the circuit were the new Audi R10s, with their whisper quiet V-10 diesel engines in the LMP1 category, and the attractive yellow and red DHL liveried Penske entered Porsche RS Spyders in the LMP2 group.

Keith Bluemel   Chris McNeil
In the Lion's Den with the F430 GT2

Risi Competizione returned the Ferrari marque to the premier ranks of road racing in North America, at the world famous 12 Hours of Sebring, during the opening round of the 2006 American Le Mans Series. The Texas based Ferrari race team fought long and hard on the track and particularly in the pits, to overcome a lone technical gremlin to hang on to a bitter sweet third place in class and eleventh place overall.

Chris McNeil   Chris McNeil
15 Ferrari in GT Racing for 2006 - the season begins...
The LMES Big Boys have some practice

For 2006, the Le Mans Endurance Series, which quickly became better known by the abridged title LMES, has been renamed Le Mans Series, in an effort to shorten the title and promote the use of the full series name, instead of it being referred to by its initials. However, people are already referring to it as LMS, so the effort appears to have been in vain. Le Mans Series Test Days - Paul Ricard, France - March 26-27 Le Mans Series - Istanbul, Turkey - April 9

Keith Bluemel, Hugo Garritsen
16 Corse Clienti
The guidelines for the new season are presented

At Mugello on January 24, 2006, during the press conference that preceded the traditional prize giving ceremony to the winners of Corse Clienti events, the program for the 2006 season was announced. Also present was Ferrari's Direttore Generale Jean Todt, Commercial Director Andrea Bozzoli, Corse Clienti activities head Antonello Coletta, and the new head of Ferrari Classiche projects, Roberto Vaglietti.

Ferrari SpA
Swaters Foundation
The Jacques Swaters Foundation opens to the public and immortalizes a great man and a great collection

Jacques Swaters' association with Ferrari stretches back over half a century, and from 1952 to 1998, he and his Garage Francorchamps were the official Ferrari importers for Belgium. He first became aware of the Ferrari marque at the 24 Hours of Spa race in 1949, where he was driving an MG, and was passed (more than once) by a shrill sounding red sports car which went on to win the race. This was the Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta, driven by Luigi Chinetti.

Keith Bluemel   Keith Bluemel
19 39th Coppa Milano - San Remo

Albeit a little known event in Italy, the Coppa Milano-San Remo celebrated its 100th anniversary during the second weekend of March. The event was, in fact, first held in 1906, initially as a reliability race held with only a few interruptions between 1929 and 1973. It was recently revived in 2003 as a rally for historic cars, banking on the growing international interest for classic rallies.

Yvo Alexander   Yvo Alexander
Amelia Island 2006

For car lovers and especially Ferrari enthusiasts, Florida does not only offer the Palm Beach Cavallino Classic every January. There is Amelia Island too. Situated half an hour north of Jacksonville, Florida, Amelia Island is a lovely village right on the ocean, and it is here where eleven years ago Bill Warner founded the Amelia Island Concours d'Elégance to benefit Community Hospice of Northeast Florida.

Marcel Massini   Michael Gregg
21 Midwest Racing: Meadowdale
Ferraris at the Sports Car tracks of Central USA - part five of six

Speeding toward the banked turn at Monza for the first time caused all types of questions to arise. Will the speed carry me through the complete turn? Can anyone pass me? Will the suspension bottom? Can I control the car? Will I flip over the top rail? And finally, will the people on Illinois Highway 31 see me going over the banking? Illinois? Aren't we at Monza, in Italy?

Jerry McDermott, David N. Seielstad   Don Show, Art Hyman, Jerry McDermott
30 Miseries at Meadowdale
The joys and sorrows of racing in the old days, far from the factory, without parts, without service, without support

A man with a ravenous appetite to go racing in sports cars will do just about anything to wheedle a seat behind a steering wheel that is directly connected to a pair of wire wheels. And once involved in a weekend of racing, a man will put up with all manner of frustrations to keep this seat. If you don't believe this, then focus you bifocals and let old Honest John tell you about the miseries at Meadowdale.

John Kilborn, Forrest R. Kyle
38 The Ferrari in Art
A survey of the uses of Ferrari in poster art

The poster has existed for more than 100 years to advertise, inform and educate. Many automotive marques used this medium to spread the word about their cars and racing activities. For the Ferrari factory, until the 1980s, this was not a prevalent form of promotion, as their efforts went into racing itself, brochures, photos, etc. For non-Factory promotion, from the many, many posters I have seen over the years, clearly the Ferrari marque has been used in race images more than any other.

Everett Anton Singer
44 SWB Fun, times Two!
One SWB is fine for touring, but a second one along is even better

Among the classic road going Ferraris built in the 1950s and 1960s, none is more revered, nor more fun to spend time in, than the close-coupled short wheelbase (SWB) berlinetta, and there's not better place to put one through its paces than on the winding, rolling, two lane back roads of rural western Connecticut. This is particularly try if it's autumn, the fall colors are at their peak, and the weather is spot on perfect.

Alan Boe   Alan Boe, Alexis Callier, Eric della Faille
56 The Ferrari Certification Program revised

Since their first entry into the certification / preservation / restoration arena, Ferrari has come back now with a modified program, but not in regards to the substance of the program's criteria, since Ferrari is adamant that the cars should be returned to the level of authenticity as when they, Ferrari, made them. Rather, the procedure for application to the program, and the inspection of the cars under the program, has been made much easier.

Cavallino Staff, Ferrari SpA, Barry Jagolinzer
64 Mangiamo: Mille Miglia
Parte 3 - the final stetch

We pick up our story of the culinary escapades of two young Cavallino journalists and certified food groupies, who convinced the Editor to send them on the route of the fabled Mille Miglia Historica, to follow the cars of course, but more importantly, to sample the food, since after all it can't be all about cars.

Crista Barnes   Lorena Sicilia
70 A Guide to all Ferraris produced
Plus the market as of June 1, 2006... from a survey of selected dealers

A list of all the Ferraris, with dates, s/n rangers, current values, and some comments.

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