Cavallino magazine 156

December 2006 / January 2007

  • 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 the Scuderia Ferrari at work Ferrari SpA

Table of Contents

2 Ecco
What we have for you in this excellent issue 156
Hugo Garritsen
3 Ferrari takes it down to the wire, but fate is the winner
Formula One

F1 - Turkish GP - August 27 F1 - Italian GP - September 10 F1 - Chinese GP - October 1 F1 - Japanese GP - October 8 F1 - Brazilian GP - October 22

Keith Bluemel   Ferrari SpA
Corse
6 Ferrari in GT Racing for 2006 - the season winds down...
GT season finishes with Ferraris in the points

LMS - Donington, Great Britain - August 27 LMS - Jarama, Spain - September 24 FIA GT - Dijon, France - September 3 FIA GT - Mugello, Italy - September 17 FIA GT - Hungaroring, Hungary - October 1 FIA GT - Adria, Italia - October 15 ALMS - Mosport, Canada - September 3 ALMS - Road Atalanta, CA - September 30 ALMS - Laguna Seca, CA - October 21

Keith Bluemel, Hugo Garritsen   Marco Vitali, David Friedman
Corse
15 Ferraris in National GT Racing for 2006 - the season in review
2006 is a bonus year for Ferrari GT Racing, with a cornucopia of cars, drivers and races

British GT Championship Oulton Park, April 15-17 | Donington Park, May 20-21 | Pau (FRA), June 3-5 | Mondello Park, June 24-25 | Snetterton, July 15-16 | Rockingham, August 12-13 | Brands Hatch, August 26-27 | Silverstone, September 23-24 | Magny Cours (FRA), October 21-22 French GT Championship Nogaro, April 15-17 | Ledenon, April 29-30 | Dijon, May 20-21 | Pau, June 3-5 | Val de Vienne, June 22-25 | Albi, September 9-10 | Le Mans (Bugatti circuit), October 13-15 | Magny Cours, October 21-22 Italian GT Championship Imola, March 26 | Misano, May 14 | Vallelunga, May 28 | Magione, June 11 | Mugello, June 18 | Monza, July 9 | Mugello, October 1 | Vallelunga, October 15 Spanish GT Championship Jarama, May 20-21 | Estoril (PRT), June 24-25 | Albacete, September 2-3 | Valencia, October 7-8 | Jerez, October 21-22 | Montmelo (Catalunya), November 11-22 International GT Open Championship Monza (ITA), April 1-2 | Magny Cours (FRA), April 29-30 | Estoril (PRT), June 24-25 | Istanbul (TUR), September 23-24 | Valencia (ESP), October 7-8 | Montmelo (Catalunya) (ESP), November 11-12 Japan Le Mans Challenge Suco, May 14 | Motegi, July 2 | Okayama, October 29 Italian Mountain Championship Monte Erice, May 14 | Coppa Selva di Fasona, May 21 | Verzegnis / Sella Chianzutan, June 4 | Trento-Bondone, July 2 | Coppa Bruno Caroti, July 9 | Coppa Paolino Teodori, July 30 | Trofeo Luigi Fagioli-Gubbio, August 20 | Cronoscalata Svolte di Popoli, September 3 | Pedavena / Croce d'Aune, September 10 | Coppa Nissena, September 24

Keith Bluemel   Marco Vitali
Corse
24 Ferrari in the 2006 European Ferrari Maserati Historics
2006 Ferrari Historic Challenge Season in Europe sees close competition and a few surprises

Hockenheim - April 27-29 Valencia - June 4-6 Spa - June 24-25 Paul Ricard - July 29-30 Monza - October 28-29

Hugo Garritsen, Keith Bluemel   Hugo Garritsen
Corse
28 Le Mans Classic 2006
Turning back the clock at this endurance icon

On Sunday July 9 at 4:00 pm, the third edition of the Le Mans Classic come to an end, with the finish of the race for Class 6. It had been a busy several days, with races running around the clock. The entire event was a huge success, and even though the Goodwood Festival of Speed was taking place on the same weekend in England, the crowds were large at over 65,000, and the number of eligible cars was astounding.

Hugo Garritsen, Pierre Goossens
Corse
30 Ferraris in the 2006 American Ferrari Maserati Historics
Historics in America pit old time rivals - good fun and food racing

Following on the initial success of the Ferrari Maserati Historic Challenge in Europe, the series made its way to America, where it had to overcome some hurdles, the main one being the great distances to be traveled in the country to get to each race venue, unlike Europe where a day's drive brings you to any track you wish to visit. Moroso, January 17-18 Sonoma, May 14-15 Mont-Tremblant, Jun 17-18 Elkhart Lake, July 10 Lime Rock, July 23

David Seibert, Melanie Cornel
Corse
35 Enzo's Last Race
The 1931 Circuito delle Tre Province

In the immediate post World War I period in Italy, there were few competitive opportunities for cars but plenty of young men anxious to participate, mostly in stripped down road cars. One of these was Enzo Ferrari, from the Modena region, who raced CMN and Isotta Fraschini cars initially, but almost exclusively Alfa Romeo after 1920. In the early 1920s, he was based in Milano working for racing driver Antonio Ascari in his Alfa Romeo dealership.

Simon Moore   Spitzley / Zagari Collection, Johan LeMercier, Geoff Baehr
Feature
45 Belgian Barchetta
An engaging and colourful 166 MM, s/n 0064, first owned by Gianni Agnelli, but soon in Belgium for good, where it raced and did well

The 166 MM Spyder with coachwork by Carrozzeria Touring was the model on the Ferrari stand at the 1948 Turin Salon, and soon earned the nickname "barchetta", Italian for "small boat," because of the waist line swag from which the lower body fell away and rolled under the car, giving the impression of the lines of a boat. The nickname stuck, and this style of body, which also graced later Ferrari models, is always referred to as a barchetta.

Keith Bluemel   Keith Bluemel, Alexis Callier
Feature
54 New Ferrari Days at the Nürburgring
Nürburgring, Germany - September 1-3, 2006

With the visit of Michael Schumacher during the 8th Ferrari Racing Days at the Nurburgring, a fabulous Ferrari meeting came to an end. On Sunday, Ferrari's Formula One race driver fascinated spectators and visitors alike with spectacular demonstrations of his driving prowess. He presented the new Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano very dynamically, and he used his F2005 Formula One single seater for a series of racing starts, rubber-laying donuts, and a couple of very fast laps.

Marcel Massini   Marcel Massini
Notizie
55 Goodwood Revival never fails to impress
Goodwood, England - September 1-3, 2006

They say it takes a British Lord to pull this off, but pull it off Lord March does, both this event and the even larger Festival of Speed two months prior. Both are held on his estate, in sight of the famous Goodwood House, and while the Festival uses the main drive for all its motoring activity, the Revival uses the equally famous racetrack nearby. What began as a World War II airfield became a truly international race car venue from 1948 to 1964.

Marcel Massini, Keith Bluemel   Helmut Schnug
Notizie
58 Ferraris return to glorious Montreux
3r Montreux GT Ferrari, Montreux, Switzerland - July 22-23, 2006

Montreux is a lovely small town beside the beautiful Lac Léman in magnificent Switzerland. In 1934, the first Grand Prix Automobile de Montreux was held, on June 3, and was won by an Alfa Romeo of the Scuderia Ferrari. In memory of this inaugural race, events were held here in 1990 and 2002, and this year on July 22-23, the third Montreux Grand Prix Ferrari took place.

Pierre Goossens, Marcel Massini
Notizie
59 Ferrari by Mailander - a classic picture book from a classic era
by Karl Ludvigsen

At the end of World War II, motoring enthusiasts were anxious to get back to racing and sporting cars, something the world had no use for during the years of conflict. This post-war euphoric optimism led to many ambitious projects like the British BRM, French CTA-Arsenal, German Porsche and Italian Ferrari. Europe and England did not realise how much damage the war had done, both economically and psychologically, and most new marques failed.

Michael T. Lynch
Letteratura
60 Officine Panerai presents the new watch collection
Items of Interest

It was in May of 1947 when the first Ferrari dressed the gates of the firm in Maranello where, since then, all Ferrari automobiles have been produced. Since then, these cars have represented the best of Italian design and engineering. A watch with a Ferrari logo on the dial needs necessarily to reflect this unique excellence. For this reason for Ferrari a precious Italian know-how, in terms of technological skills and creativity in watch making.

Notizie
62 Ferrari 250 GTO 1:6 scale engine limited edition replica

The heart of a Ferrari is the engine, of course, and without question one of the most famous Ferraris ever made is the 250 GTO. Recently announced was the availability of a 1:6 scale replica of the heart of that car, the 250 GTO V-12 engine. Authorised by Ferrari SpA, this new hand assembled model embodies a very sincere and strict focus on detail, and as a result, is truly impressive.

Notizie
63 Calendario
Where the Ferraris are in the remainder of 2006, and some of 2007
61 Art.Engine - an example of Legendary Engineering, and Extraordinary Sound
Items of Interest

Ferrari SpA has licensed the design and innovation studio of David Wiener Ventures to create a most exclusive product - a limited edition audio system called Art.Engine. An audio and engineering tour de force, the Art.Engine is a complete music system that combines twin speaker arrays, wireless signal input and digital electronics in a single tower designed specifically for the home or office.

Notizie
64 California in a California
The Quail Rally Doing the Monterey scene the right way

There are always several ways to kick off the event packed vintage car festival each August on California's Monterey Peninsula, and next year you can do it with Doug and Genie Freedman's Tuesday car show on Carmel's Ocean Avenue. But for this year, about the best way to start everything, was the two day Quail Rally out of Carmel Valley. The rally welcomed thirty special cars that were among those posing on the Quail Lodge lawn at the following Friday's motorsports gathering.

Alan Boe   Alan Boe
Notizie
66 Monterey Memories
Ferraris at the 2006 Monterey weekend

The Monterey weekend has again consumed an enormous amount of everyone's time, energy, and money, with complaints before, during and after about all the hardships to be endured, but in the end, it is still the premier showcase for everything that is important in the automotive field, particularly as it concentrates on old and new foreign cars. The main grievance, of course, is the sheer number of separate events taking place.

Marcel Massini, Tish Thinesen   Michael Gregg
Notizie
72 Ferrari 328 appreciated
Exploring the early V-8s

I had been looking specifically for a 328 GTB for awhile. The lines of the berlinetta are by far some of the best that Ferrari has ever manufactured, with that flowing uninterrupted rood line up and over the car being spectacular. It is low, aggressive, and very purpose built, in that there is none of the frame flexing and body rattle attributed to the 328 GTSs.

Larry O'Rourke   Larry O'Rourke
Otto
74 A Guide to all Ferraris produced
Plus the market as of December 1, 2006... from a survey of selected dealers

The Ferrari market is showing some healthy gains as of late, not crazy gains like the boiling American muscle car and hot rot markets, but that's a good thing, since many market watchers think that latter market is overly hot and headed for a fall. All the right Ferraris, the really collectible ones with good provenance, are doing very well, as they are being carried aloft by that flow of money that is finding its way from other parts of the globe to Europe and America, for a safe haven.

Keith Bluemel
Guida
80 Galleria
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