Cavallino magazine 155

October / November 2006

  • Language: American English American English
  • Publisher: John W. Barnes, Jr.
  • Publication: Softcover | 208 x 277 mm | 80 pages
  • Code: ISSN 0889-2504

The Journal of Ferrari History

On the cover the Ferrari 166 MM/53, s/n 0346 MM, in rural England Keith Bluemel

Table of Contents

2 Ecco
What we have for you in this excellent issue 155
Dave Friedman
3 Lettere
Many and varied thoughts and corrections from your fellow readers, on many and varied matters
Parker Hall, Courtesy Marcel Massini,
8 Corse
Ferrari makes up for the lost ground and closes in

F1 - Unites States GP - July 2 F1 - French GP - July 16 F1 - German GP - July 30 F1 - Hungarian GP - August 6 F1 - Italian GP - September 10

Keith Bluemel   Ferrari SpA
12 Le Mans Test Day
Le Mans, France - June 4

Predominantly hat and sunny weather greeted entrants and enthusiasts alike at La Sartre on Sunday, June 4, for the official pre-race test day, the good weather attracting large crowds to the track, for the two four hour sessions. Over the winter, the Dunlop chicane was extensively remodelled, and the pit lane exit extended to join the track of the first part of it.

Keith Bluemel, John Sinkgraven   John Sinkgraven, David Friendman
Le Mans 24 Hours
Le Mans, France - June 17-18

The Le Mans 24 Hour Race isn't just a motor race. It has become a way of life for many thousands of people for one week each June. It is not only at the circuit and on the campsites that one fall under the "spell", as it spreads to the surrounding roads and villages like Mulsanne and Arnage, where bars, cafés and restaurant do a roaring trade in beer and french fries, as their main streets host a cavalcade of weird, wonderful and exotic cruising machines every evening.

Keith Bluemel, John Sinkgraven   John Sinkgraven, David Friendman
16 Ferrari in GT racing for 2006 - the season continues...
GT Ferraris take podiums

GT season continues with heartbreak & triumph LMS - Nürburgring, Germany - July 16 FIA GT - Oschersleben, Germany - July 2 FIA GT - Spa, Belgium - July 29-30 FIA GT - Paul Ricard, France - August 20 ALMS - Lime Rock, CT - July 1 ALMS - Salt Lake City, UT - July 15 ALMS - Portland, OR - July 22 ALMS - Road America, WI - August 20

Keith Bluemel   Hugo Garritsen, David Friedman
23 Ing. Piero Ferrari interview
Keith Bluemel speaks to Ing. Piero Ferrari, Vice President of Ferrari SpA, and President of the Ferrari Classiche division of the company

Ing. Piero Ferrari kindly gave Cavallino magazine an exclusive interview on the occasion of the official opening of the new dedicated workshop and offices o Ferrari Classiche, within the factory in Maranello, on Tuesday, July 25, 2006.

Keith Bluemel   Keith Bluemel
26 Ferrari Classiche - The Official Opening

An extremely hot and humid 25th of July marked a new milestone in the Ferrari story, with the official opening of the new Ferrari Classiche workshop and offices, sited on historic ground in the original Ferrari premises in Maranello, Italy. The invitation only opening ceremony was attended by selected international journalists, plus Ferrari dealer/concessionaire personal, and yours truly on behalf of Cavallino magazine.

Keith Bluemel   Keith Bluemel
27 Long lost even numbered competition Ferrari found and bought on eBay
An old lost Ferrari 340 America, s/n 0202 A

We all dream about barn finds, and very few people have been lucky in the past few years. Finding a long lost Ferrari is like a lottery win. Tom Shaughnessy of San Clemente, California is such a very happy lottery winner. And this time the lottery was eBay! On June 20th, 2006, Shaughnessy bought in an eBay auction what was described as a Devin Sports Spyder of the 1950s, with a fiberglass body similar to a 750 Monza Ferrari.

Marcel Massini   Courtesy Marcel Massini, Courtesy Tom Shaughnessy
26 Ferrari Classiche - Report from Ferrari
Ferrari unveils the new Classiche division headquarters

Maranello, 25th July 2006 - The Prancing Horse's classic cars are a unique heritage which Ferrari safeguards through Ferrari Classiche, a division founded specifically to provide restoration and maintenance services, technical assistance and Certificates of Authenticity to owners of historic vehicles.

Ferrari SpA
28 The Ferrari Pan-American 20,000
A spectacular new challenge to complete the launch of the most powerful Ferrari ever, the 599 GTB Fiorano

After the enormous success of last year's "Ferrari 15,000 Red Miles" tour in China by two 612 Scagliettis driven by a team of international journalists, Ferrari is delighted to announce another tough challenge for this year, the Pan-American 20,000.

Ferrari SpA   Ferrari SpA
30 Spa Ferrari Days presents a cornucopia of Ferrari races and activities

There is almost too much to do and see at this annual gathering at Spa, but no one seems to mind. Ferraris come from all over Europe for the F430 Challenge, the Historic Challenge, some Club racing and demonstrations by Factory supplied drivers and cars. This year there was an additional treat, the European start of the Corse Clienti FXX and F1 events, where owners of these cars are specifically attended to, and carefully watched over by, personnel from the Factory.

Marcel Massini, Henry T. Kistler, Arnaud Meunier   Arnaud Meunier
31 Ferrari as the Goodwood Festival of Speed over the top as usual
Goodwood, England - July 7-9, 2006

Rapidly becoming one of the largest motoring events in the world, the Goodwood Festival of Speed now attracts over 150,000 attendees over three days, and they are not disappointed, with hundreds of authentic race and rally cars making their way up the long driveway at the Goodwood estate, or at a new rally stage in the woods, or on static display near the House.

Marcel Massini, Keith Bluemel   Helmut Schnug
Modena Cento Ore Classic attracts some choice examples
Modena, Italy - June 17-20, 2006

Now in its seventh year, this even is entered in Modena, Italy on purpose, as a testimonial to the great automotive heritage found in that city, going back to the dawn of the automobile. From manufacturers to parts suppliers to designers to mechanics to restorers, Modena has a much automotive cachet in Italy as Turin.

Marcel Massini
34 New Tour Inter Europa explores Germany
Ferraris at the Tour Inter Europa & Concours d'Elegance, July 20-23, 2006

"Inter Europa" is a magic name, having been attached to some famous events, both race and rally, over the years, and has gathered entrants, many with Ferraris from all over Europe, naturally. A new evens has taken on the name, and this first rendition was pronounced a success by all who participated. The Helmut Schnug organized and Ferrari Owners' Club (GB) promoted event took place in the Eiffel region of Germany, over the weekend of July 20-23.

Keith Bluemel, Helmut Schnug
35 FOC National Meet & Concours brings out many Ferraris, including "the gems"
July 1-2, 2006

The first weekend in July most of the country was sweltering under a heat wave, which bode well for a good turnout in the summer sun. Attendees were not disappointed, neither by the eclectic array of models in attendance, or by the choice of venue. The annual FOC Concours is rarely held at the same venue in successive years, and this year was no exception, with Club Secretary Peter Everingham once again finding a "new" historic country residence to form an elegant backdrop to the proceedings.

Keith Bluemel, FOC UK
36 The Fiorano fulfils all requirements to be a speciale, and this one more than most
Exploring the early V-8s

The F355 Spider "Fiorano", or "Serie Fiorano" as it was also known, was a clever piece of marketing by Ferrari, and they can't be faulted for that, because it solved a small but chronic problem that faces all automobile manufacturers - what to do with the last cars in a model run, when buyers hold out until the new model arrives. Fortunately, Ferrari discovered that while the lure of the new is basic to humans, the lure of the special and unique is equally as string.

39 Calendario
Where the Ferraris are in the remainder of 2006
41 L'Unico
A look at the 166 MM/53 Pinin Farina Berlinetta, s/n 0346 M

The second series of 166 MM models was produced in a series of thirteen examples during 1953. I think it would be fair to say that the original series, with the majority of them wearing the unmistakable charismatic barchetta body style, really put the Ferrari name on the international map. The new 166 MM model for 1953 was introduced for private clients to contest the two later sports racing class, which was becoming an increasingly popular category for private "gentleman" entrants.

Keith Bluemel   Keith Bluemel, Alexis Callier
50 Eduardo Lualdi-Gabardi - Italy's mountain king
The racing life of this extraordinary gentleman

While browsing through some old Italian car magazines of the 1950s, a name popped up again and again: Edoardo Lualdi-Gabardi. In Auto Italiana magazine of 1958, I even found a short article about this Italian gentleman driver from Busto Arsizio, a small town near Varese, Italy. Of all the Italian privateers who entered Ferraris in the 1950s - Eduardo is without doubt the most prominent, most charismatic and most successful personality.

Marcel Massini   R. Drescher, Attualfoto Bologna, A. Ceci, Courtesy Marcel Massini, Franco Zagari
63 A Guide to all Ferraris produced
Plus the market as of October 1, 2006... from a survey of selected dealers

The Monterey auctions have come and gone, and there were plenty of them - Christie's, Bonhams, Russo & Steele, RM, and Goodings - but the Ferrari content was surprisingly low at all of them. This is partly due to the fact, covered in last issue, that the market now is centered around the muscle and show cars, not only here but all across the USA. That is where the speculation is, where the buzz is, where the entertainment is.

Keith Bluemel
72 Galleria
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