Cavallino magazine 157

February / March 2007

  • 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 0596 CM David C. Wendt

Table of Contents

2 Ecco
Here is what we have for you in this wonderful issue 157, to begin the new year
David C. Wendt
3 Lettere
Some thoughts and opinions from your fellow readers
Jerry McDermott
4 End of an Era
Michael Schumaer

On this page, a small tribute to the man who had carried Ferrari's flag for the past eleven years in international Formula One Grand Prix racing, the pinnacle of automotive sport - Michael Schumacher. His success, and that of the Scuderia Ferrari team, has been nothing short of overwhelming in this years, eclipsing all other teams and most other drivers.

Paolo D'Alessio
6 New structure at Ferrari SpA and at Gestione Sportiva
An era ends, another opens

On October 25, 2006, the Ferrari SpA Board of Directors, which met in Turin under the Presidency of Luca di Montezemolo, announced the appointment of Jean Todt as the new Chief Executive Officer of Ferrari SpA, and Amedeo Felisa as General Manager of Ferrari SpA. Mr. Felisa was also appointed to the Board of Directors. The news dat, Ferrari announced that as of November 1, the new Ferrari CEO Jean Todt, would also, as an interim, continue his role of Managing Director of the Gestione Sportiva.

Ferrari Spa
7 GT Season finishes with Ferraris in the Points
FIA GT - Dubai, UAE - November 17

For the first time this season, there was a 550 Maranello in the FIA GT series - Okay, it was the last race of the season, but better a late appearance than none at all! Actually, it was a development proposal from Care Racing and Prodrive entered under the Larbre banner, to be run in the GT2 group (the only runner). The car featured a new "long life" version of the regular V-12 engine, which has an electronic power control system that can be set and monitored by the race stewards.

Keith Bluemel
6 Schumacher's CV
Michael Schumacher statistics - will they ever be equalled?
Paolo D'Alessio
11 Brussels Retro Festival
October 20-21, 2006

The main feature of the 2006 edition of the Brussels Retro Festival was a celebration of Ecurie Francorchamps, the Belgian racing team headed by Jacques Swaters, which ran mainly Ferraris in international competition between 1952 and 1979, predominantly sporting Belgium's national racing color of yellow. The expansive area for the Ecurie Francorchamps display was just inside the main entrance to the show, and featured ten Ferrari either raced by, or of the type raced by, the team over the years.

Keith Bluemel   Willie Hendrickx
A new show is born, for classic automobiles
The Geneva Classics,

Within four days, the inaugural Geneva Classics show was visited by 15,000 collectors and enthusiasts from around the world, converging on the lakeside city to admire classic motor cars, boats and airplanes. The new show took place from October 5 to 8, 2006 in sunny Switzerland. The show is the brainchild of a group of enthusiastic Swiss collectors, including Mr. Claude Sage, the former President of the Geneva Motor Show.

Marcel Massini   Marcel Massini
14 Race to the finish at the Ferrari Pan-American 20,000
The 599s reach New York after weeks in the South, Central, and North America

A 20,000 mile race from Belo Horizonte in Brazil to New York came to a glorious conclusion on the morning of November 17, 2006, when two Ferrari 599s crossed the finish line at the New York Stock Exchange in downtown New York City. The Pan-American 20,000 was the latest and most persuasive test of Ferrari's newest model, the 599 GTB Fiorano.

Ferrari SpA
Season Finale for Ferrari at Monza
Ferrari Finali Mondiali - Monza, Italy - October 21-29, 2006

This end of season extravaganza has become the final collecting point for everything that's happening in the Ferrari sponsored racing world in the preceding months. The F430 Challenge finals are held, as are the last races of the Historic Challenge. There are demonstrations of various models, and for this year, of course, there was the new F1 and FXX Corse Clienti programs in full regalia, with a platoon of support from Factory personnel.

Marcel Massini   Marcel Massini
20 Niente da dire
F430 Spider, s/n 148112
Tom Neal
24 Atmosphere and Light - The Automotive Art of Barry Rowe
by Barry Rowe and Gary Doyle

Barry Rowe has been painting for many years, and he had built up a great following even before he became very well known to the general automotive public. His work had been straight away successful with that early group of patrons who were exposed to his work, precisely because his paintings were, and are, so immediately compelling.

12 Hours of Sebring 1970
by Barry E. Hurst

For Ferrari enthusiasts and historians, this personal photographic memoir is a wonderful trip down memory lane, to the race in which the 512 S sports racing model achieved its greatest glory, the 12 Hours of Sebring in 1970. The race was also remarkable in that is was nearly won by film star cum racing driver Steve McQueen, co-driving with Peter Revson in a three liter Porsche 908/2.

Keith Bluemel
31 Calendario
Where the Ferraris will be in 2007
32 410 Sport - the beauty is a beast - s/n 0596 CM
Big, noisy, complex, and a complex, and a handful, but the epitome of the Ferrari sports racer.

In the mid fifties, Ferrari's main energies in sports car racing were directed towards the four cylinder models, but there were also twelve cylinder models produced, but in relatively small numbers compared to those previously mentioned. One of these was the 410 Sport model, which was only produced in a very small series of four cars with chassis numbers 0592 CM, 0594 CM, 0596 CM and 0598 CM.

Keith Bluemel, David Seierstad, Alan Boe   David C. Wendt, Antoine Prunet, David Seilstad
42 Twists of Fate
The tortuous tale of a timeless Testarossa

I have to go back to September of 1986 to explain my strong affection for two particular Ferrari tips, the GTS Turbo and the Testarossa, both of which I have since been fortunate to own. My very good friend Keith Bluemel called me back in 1986, and asked if I would like to accompany him on a trip to the Ferrari Factory. I hesitated for what must have been a nano-second before accepting, probably with a squeal of delight!

Jonathan Flower   Keith Bluemel
A memorable trip taken to Maranello to have a ride in the new Ferraris, way back in 1986

To spend each and every day of your working life driving a Ferrari must be the zenith of many a motoring enthusiast's dreams. There are two routes to the realisation of one's aspirations. If you are one of the fortunate few that possesses an extraordinary degree of driving skill, you may succeed to one of the two seats available in the Formula One team each year. The second and long term route is to become one of the fifteen test drivers employed by Ferrari SpA in Maranello.

Keith Bluemel   Keith Bluemel
A memorable trip taken by
58 A Guide to all Ferraris produced
Plus the market as of Xxx 1, 2007... from a survey of selected dealers

As noted last issue, the Ferrari market was showing some "healthy gains," but that has become a veritable push upwards that sees no end in sight. It has not gone crazy like the muscle car world, but great Ferraris are being scooped up, when they come up for sale at all, at purchase levels that are eye opening. Much of this is caused by too much money chasing too little product, but in reality, it is excess money around the world trying to find safe haven in anything of worth, including collectible Ferraris.

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