Cavallino magazine 161

October / November 2007

  • Language: American English American English
  • Publisher: John W. Barnes, Jr.
  • Publication: Softcover | 208 x 277 mm | 96 pages
  • Code: ISSN 0889-2504

The Journal of Ferrari History

On the cover 166 Dino F2, s/n 0002, at the Autodomo di Modena with its progenitor Enzo Ferrari Courtesy of Klementaski Collection

Table of Contents

2 Ecco
Here is what we have for you in this special issue, number 161
Hugo Garritsen
3 Lettere
Some thoughts and opinions, plus some updates on several unique Ferraris, from your fellow readers
Michael Gregg, Jerry McDermott, Keith Bluemel, Courtesy Keith Bluemel
7 The season becomes a battle between Ferrari & McLaren, on track & off
Formula One

F1 - France - July 1 F1 - Great Britain - July 8 F1 - Germany (European GP) - July 22

Keith Bluemel   Ferrari SpA
11 Ferrari continues on a winning course in all the GT competitions across the globe

FIA GT - Monza - June 24 FIA GT - Oschersleben - July 8 FIA GT - Spa - July 28-29 ALMS - Lime Rock - July 7 ALMS - Mid-Ohio - July 22 LMS - Nürburgring - July 1

Keith Bluemel   Hugo Garritsen
16 Ferraris play an increasingly larger role over the long Monterey Weekend
Ferrari at Monterey

It is an extraordinary affair that is becoming larger, longer, more complex, and yes, more frustrating, but in the end you can't say no. If you are in either the business end or the enthusiast end of the car hobby, or anywhere in between, all roads lead to Monterey in August. It was an exhilarating week of activity, as you can well imagine, and only if you have been there and tried to do everything, can you really imagine the sheer impossibility of it all. The Quail - Quail Lodge, Carmel Valley, CA - August 17, 2007 Concorso Italiano - Black Horse Golf Club, Seaside, CA - August 17, 2007 34th annual Rolex Monterey Historic Automobile Races - Laguna Sca, CA - August 17-19, 2007 57th Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance - Pebble Beach, CA - August 19, 2007 Gooding & Company auction - Monterey, CA Christie's auction - Monterey, CA The Monterey Sportcars auction by RM Auctions - Monterey, CA Bonhams Auction - Carmel, CA

Marcel Massini, Tish Thinesen, Andreas Birner   Michael Gregg
28 Mondena Motorsport Track Days
Nürburgring, Germany - June 26-27, 2007

Although the cool and unpromising weather conditions detracted some entrants from attending, the turnout was still good, despite constant showers and strong winds on the first day giving attendees a wet and wild ride on the track. The raison d'être of the meeting is to provide participants with plenty of track time to exercise their "Cavallino Rampante" along with some high performance cars or other makes.

Keith Bluemel   Arnaud Meunier
34 166 Dino F2 - Small but Terrific
The story of these valuable gems as told by one who has studied all the facts

From the beginning of its history, the Scuderia Ferrari has always participated in Formula Two races whenever they were run, and it obtained many successes there. In 1967, because of favorable conditions, the opportunity was again presented to Ferrari to participate once more. The rules of the Formula Two European Championship has been changed, and now the engines could have up to six cylinders, and a displacement of between 1.3 and 1.6 litres.

Arnaud Blanfuney   Brian K. Joscelyne, Peter Hutton, Peter Coltrin / The Klementaski Collection, Nigel Snowdon / The Klementaski Collection, Courtesy Mauriche Louche
56 The 166 Dino F2 Story

Since I was the first person to driver the 1967 Dino Formula 2 car, I suppose that a few words from me are relevant to this article. In 1966, I drove in F3 for the small, Rome based constructor, De Sanctis, and we had a very successful season. They pampered me, did anything I asked, Rome was still a beautiful city, and I was happy. Then, Enzo Ferrari summoned me to Maranello, on a Sunday, and I signed a contract to driver the F2 car and probably some sports cars in 1967.

Jonathan Williams   Peter Coltrin / The Klementaski Collection
58 MM Masterpiece - a mystery investigated
The Ferrari 250 MM Pinin Farina Berlinetta, s/n 0338 MM

The 250 MM model owes its name to the victory of Giovanni Bracco and Alfonso Rolfo in a Vignale bodied Ferrari 250 Sport berlinetta, fitted with a new Colombo designed three liter V-12 engine, ni the 1952 Mille Miglia race. The new three liter sports competition model for the 1953 season was fitted with this type of engine, and was baptized with the suffix "MM" in its model title, in celebration of the engine's victory in its first competition appearance; thus the 250 MM was born.

Keith Bluemel   Keith Bluemel
70 Barchettas Beautiful
Gifts to Consider

Marshall Buck specializes in beautiful hand built models, but occasionally issues some limited editions. This is unique - a sculpture of a shape we know so well, instead of an actual model. This "barchetta" design is imbued with so much history of its own that is can truly stand on its own.

Creative Miniature Associates
250 GTO become jewelery

TMB Art Metal is a London based company which is set to introduce unique, luxury items for men. They have designed a collection of beautifully crafted limited edition cufflinks and objets, but with an important difference. Each piece is cast incorporating actual "donor" metal from some of the world's most iconic cars, aeroplanes or boats.

74 Daimonds for Ferrari - Bowden Cables

In the ancient times before micro chips, computers and drive-by-wire gadgetry, Ferrari used a variety of "Bowden cables" to transmit motion from one location to another. The examples that come to mind on the 250 series cars are the speedometer and tachometer cables, the control for the radiator blind and the throttle cable, the choke, and the cable that activated the hot water valve for the heater.

Parker Hall   Parker Hall
75 Calendario
Where the Ferraris are and will be in 2007 and 2008
78 A Guide to all Ferraris produced
Plus the market as of October 1, 2007... from a survey of selected dealers

Yes, the Monterey auctions proved that the Ferrari market is strong and growing, for most model types. The recent financial meltdown saw all types of investments get hit - real estate, equities, bonds, etc. There was no safe place to move your assets ... except commodities and collectibles. The first sign of a booming Ferrari market has came in the spring, when everyone was who wise to get out of real estate did so, and put their money into hard assets.

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