Cavallino magazine 159

June / July 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/L Lusso, s/n 4385 GT, photographed at The Breakers in Palm Beach Jerry Wyszatycki

Table of Contents

2 Ecco
Here is what we have for you in this special issue 159
Keith Bluemel
3 Lettere
Some thoughts and opinions, plus some updates an several unique Ferraris, from your fellow readers
Courtesy Anthony Bamford
4 The season opens with a bang, with our boys winning two out of the first three races
Formula One

F1 - Australia - March 18 F1 - Malaysia - April 8 F1 - Bahrain - April 15

Keith Bluemel   Ferrari SpA
7 Ferrari in GT Racing fo 2007 - early dominance ...
Ferrari begins a winning streak in all the GT competitions around the world

American Le Mans Series ALMS - Sebring - March 17 ALMS - St. Petersburg - March 31 ALMS - Long Beach - April 15 ALMS - Houston - April 21 FIA GT Series - Zhuhai - March 25 Le Mans Series - Monza - April 15

David H. Brady Jr., Keith Bluemel   David Brady, David Friedman, FIA GT, Ferrari SpA
15 Techno Classica Essen continous to grow

The town of Essen, Germany hosts an auto show appropriately title the Techno Classica Essen, and it has become one of the must-do events of the European vintage and classic car scene. It pulls in over 150,000 visitors over several days inside seventeen halls in their convention center, but its appeal is not simply old cars, but new ones as well, with many manufacturers taking part to show off their latest wares.

Marcel Massini, Hugo Garritsen
14 Retromobile 2007 - a world of it own
Paris, France - February 16-25, 2007

You may ask why anyone would want to go to Paris, France in the middle of winter, when it is generally overcast and cold, but that is just the place where the old car world gathers, in the Porte de Versailles. And not just old cars, with owners and dealers in old cars, but parts as well, with many of the world's leading old parts dealers and re-manufacturers present.

Keith Bluemel, Arnaud Meunier, Marcel Massini   Michael Gregg
Louis Vuitton honors best of shows in 2006, with its annual classic award

For more than a century, the history of Louis Vuitton has been linked to the development of the automobile. This famous maker of luxury bags and accessories has also become famous for their copious and well made travelling trunks, with numerous custom made trunks being crafted for some of the most beautiful cars in the world.

Marcel Massini
Amelia Island maintains its high ranking as a quality show
Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance - March 11, 2007

The 12th Annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance was held under clear blue skies and wonderfully warm ambient temperatures at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel on Amelia Island, in the far northeast of Florida, attacking a diverse range of automobiles to the scenic golf course setting. The 2007 edition feature was the cars of endurance racing legend, and five times Le Mans winner, Derek Bell.

Keith Bluemel   Michael Gregg
18 Ferraris at the Concours d'elegance Villa d'Este
Cernobbio, Lake Como, Italy - April 21-22, 2007

The most cosmopolitan automobile show of the year is the one of Villa d'Este on Lake Como in Italy, and it combines all that one could ask for of a show - a selection of quality cars brought by serious owners, in a stunning setting in northern Italy, with meaningful trophies awarded by a respected jury, and with the ambiance of old world European charm and quiet elegance.

Urs Ramseier, Marcel Massini, Keith Bluemel   MPS Editorial
19 Calendario
Where the Ferraris are and will be in 2007
20 Back to School
Ferrari Technical Training Center

To celebrate the opening of their new Technical Training Center in Maranello, Ferrari invited selected journalists from Europe and the USA to attend a two day media seminar at the centre on February 21-22, 2007. The format was to provide the group with tutors to give introductory lessons in the same style as would be given to the technicians attending the various courses run at the center.

Keith Bluemel   Ferrari SpA
33 The Lusso GTO
It's true it does exist & has all along!

Lon thought to be a spoof, with its GTO nose on a Lusso chassis and body, s/n 4385 GT was marginalized for years, as one dedicated owner tried to put its past together and sort out its anomalies. No one listened. But with a new owner, and with further word from the Ferrari Factory, this 250 GT turns out to be a Lusso Berlinetta Speciale Extraordinaire!

Alan Boe   Jerry Wyszatycki
39 Ferrari 330 LM Berlinettas

Although there is a physical resemblance, the Herrington Lusso Speciale and a 330 LM Berlinetta are two different animals. Ferrari introduced its four liter LM berlinetta to the world as a GT prototype on March 4, 1963 at a press conference at the Monza race track. The idea was to run the car in the FIA's unlimited prototype class for cars over three liters, and to fend off perceived threats from Carroll Shelby's Cobras and GM's Corvettes.

David Philipps
42 Testa Rossa Reviewed
Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa, s/n 0716 TR

One of these iconic models has been restored, and in doing so, s/n 0716 TR revealed some interesting news about itself raced by that factory, raced in South America, converted to berlinetta (!) but brought back to itself today.

Keith Bluemel   Keith Bluemel
52 Two Eras met

There is a story here, but we don't tell you much more than this. Joseph Conway send ut these photos of his 328 GTS next to an SR-71A Blackbird reconnaissance plane, but by the time we got back to him for more information, he had moved and we could not find him. The images were taken at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, which is based in Edwards, California.

Joseph Conway
54 Design transforms Art
Designer expands his vision... the automotive interpretations of famous designer Jan Matthias

Jan Matthias is a well known designer, a photographer, and an artist who was born in Germany in 1946. He received his formal education in Germany and later in Southern California, where he graduated from the Art Center College in 1975. He then lived in Austria and France for seven years, working as chief designer for Porsche Design in Austria, responsible for product design and project acquisition in Europe and the united States.

Jan Matthias
56 It's in the details
Inner Tube hardware on the early cars

The early Ferrari "street" cars often were fitted with a small cylindrical sleeve to cover the inner tube nipples. The bottom of the sleeves was cut or filed to match the profile of the wheel. These sleeves were held in place by a small knurled nut, along with the normal fluted or knurled cap. I have salvaged these pieces from my old series II PF Cabriolet when the Pirelli Cinturato tires were replaces in 1980.

Parker Hall   Parker Hall
60 Metal Memory - the Mystery of 0718
by S. Scott Callan

It all began with a very normal investigation by one owner into his Ferrari's provenance. He hired a known researcher to ferret out all the past details of his car, and it was this researcher's dedication that uncovered some anomalies about the early history of 250 TR, s/n 0718 TR. In Joel Finn's seminal work on the 250 TR, the first entry for s/n 0718 TR was that it was an Ecurie Belge entry at Goodwood, Silverstone, and Le Mans.

62 A Guide to all Ferraris produced
Plus the market as of June 1, 2007... from a survey of selected dealers

The Ferrari market is doing decently well, with no large movements to report, one way or the other. There is still plenty of capital worldwide looking for commodities in which to invest, and a Ferrari can be looked on, for better or worse, as a commodity - valuable, rare, in shot supply, limited expansion.

68 Galleria
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