Cavallino magazine 158

April / May 2007

  • 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 250 GT LWB TDF, s/n 1385 GT Marcel Massini

Table of Contents

2 Ecco
Here is what we have for you in this special issue 158
Marcel Massini
3 Lettere
Some thoughts and opinions, plus some updates on several unique Ferraris, from your fellow readers
Andre Van Bever, Marcel Massini, Tom Sutton, Helmut Schnug, Courtesy Tony Watson
8 A Chapter begins
First Press Meeting for the new Ferrari Formula One Team

Ferrari presented their new hierarchy at their annual press meeting at Madonna di Campaglio in Italy. Stefano Domenicali, Sporting Director, and new Technical Director, Mario Almondo held their first press conference to explain their new roles, that of Michael Schumacher, the driver hierarchy and the innovative new car due to be launched on Sunday at Maranello.

Ferrari SpA   Ferrari SpA
10 Ferrari F2007 launched at Maranello
January 14th, 2007

The F2007 is the fifty third single seater built by Ferrari specifically to compete in the Formula One World Championship. The project, known internally as the 658, represents the Scuderia's interpretation of the technical regulations that apply for 2007, with changes principally concerning safety, through the introduction of more stringent front and rear crash tests and the addition of a composite material structure to provide lateral protection to the sides of the driver.

Ferrari SpA   Ferrari SpA
22 TDF
The Ferrari 250 GT LWB TDF Scaglietti, s/n 1385 GT

The decade of the 1950s was the golden age of Ferrari sports car racing. An amazing assortment of four, six, and twelve cylinder cars were dispatched to such far flung places as Buenos Aires, Argentina and Sebring, Florida, and to events all over Europe and the British Isles, returning home with considerable success. It's safe to say that the cars and drivers Ferrari sent out to do battle were rather well suited for the tasks at hand.

Alan Boe, Marcel Massini   Marcel Massini
33 Palm Beach Cavallino Classic XVI
A Ferrari Festival for all

The sixteenth running of the Cavallino Classic drew an eclectic mix of many stunning Ferraris to southern Florida in late January. In this Ferrari's sixtieth anniversary year, the event celebrated the twentieth anniversary of the F40, the golden anniversary of the 250 Testa Rossa, and a special anniversary of the first timelessly elegant 166 Mms.

Keith Bluemel   Jerry Wyszatcyki, Keith Bluemel, David Brady, David Williams, Chris McNeil, Michael Gregg
49 Ferrari's 60th Anniversary preparations

For its 60th Anniversary this year, Ferrari will build sixty special 612 Scagliettis. The cars will be offered with a two two livery in a combination of classic Ferrari colors, as used on some of its most memorable models of the past. As part of the lead up to the Anniversary celebrations in June, there has been designed a baton which is now circling the world before arriving at Maranello in June.

Ferrari SpA   Ferrari SpA
50 Ferrari Annual Report 2006

The Ferrari SpA Board of Directors, chaired by Luca di Montezemolo, met on February 19, 2007 to review the balance sheet for the financial year ended December 31, 2006. Ferrari's three main areas of business - road cars, competition cars and brand development - yielded a significant increase in revenues from 1,289 million euro in 2005 to 1,447 million euro in 2006.

Ferrari SpA
51 The V-12 Engine
by Karl Ludvigsen

What is it about the "12 cylinders in V" that enthusiasts of motoring have found so fascinating for 100 years now? For us students of Ferrari, this is an easy question, since Enzo Ferrari made this cylinder arrangement the cornerstone of his motoring empire. But what of others, for who it also has a special allure, even putting the Ferrari units aside?

52 Luigi Chinetti and his Connections
Snippets of Ferrari History: the other car at Elkhart

Previously in these pages, it has been shown that newly found pictures sometimes solve historic puzzles. We recently had the pleasure of finding another such example to share with you. By 1957, Southern Californian Phil Hill was a full-fledged Ferrari team member. Luigi Chinetti, the American Ferrari importer, was in the habit of buying ex-team Ferraris with notable histories and selling them.

John Edgar
55 Calendario
Where the Ferraris are and will be in 2007
56 Ferrari F40 Valeo
Chassis s/n 79883, one of Gianni Agnelli's special Ferrari's

Gianni Agnelli, the late head of the Fiat empire, was a long time Ferrari client, starting in 1950 with the 166 MM barchetta, chassis s/n 0064 M. Subsequent to this, he owned a series of Ferraris, including the special bodied 375 America, chassis s/n 0355 AL and a one-off Testarossa Spyder, chassis s/n 62897, which according to Factory sources was the only example to go down the production line.

Keith Bluemel   Keith Bluemel
66 A Guide to all Ferraris produced
Plus the market as of Xxx 1, 2007... from a survey of selected dealers

There is nothing new to report. Auction activity has simply bypassed the Ferrari market altogether, with only poorer midrange examples being offered, and most often unsold. The actions are hosting American iron, while Ferraris, and most other European sports cars and exotics, are pushed aside. There is activity, of course, through the regular channels of dealer to dealers and to owner, and owner to owner.

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