Cavallino magazine 162

December 2007 / Januari 2008

  • 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 the Ferrari 290 MM, s/n 0626, photographed somewhere in Italy Mathieu Heurtault

Table of Contents

2 Ecco
Here is what we have for you in this unique issue, number 162
Matthieu Heurtault
3 Lettere
Some thoughts and opinions, plus some updates on several unique Ferraris, from your fellow readers
Keith Bluemel
4 The season ends the battle between Ferrari & McLaren, on track & off
Formula One

F1 - Turkey - August 26 F1 - Italy - September 9 F1 - Belgium - September 16 F1 - Japan - September 30 F1 - China - October 7 F1 - Brazil - October 21

Keith Bluemel   Ferrari SpA
10 Ferrari takes all the prizes, winning in all the GT2 competitions across the globe
FIA GT series / American Le Mans Series

FIA GT - Adria - September 8 FIA GT - Brno - September 23 FIA GT - Nogaro - September 30 FIA GT - Zolder - October 1 ALMS - Road America - August 11 ALMS - Mosport - August 26 ALMS - Detroit - September 1 ALMS - Petit Le Mans, Road Atlanta - October 6 ALMS - Laguna Seca - October 20 LMS - Spa - August 19 LMS - Silverstone - September 15

Keith Bluemel   DPPI / Courtesy FIA GT, David Friedman
18 Giddings and Morici dominate excting Shell Historics in 2007
Yearly reports from Historic Challenge Manager

The Shell Ferrari Historic Challenge, for authentic racing Ferraris built prior to the 1980s, racing Maseraties of that period, and pre-war Alfa Romeos of the type raced by the Scuderia Ferrari, is organized by Ferrari North america, and sanctioned by the Grand American Road Racing Association. The Shell Ferrari Historic Challenge divides racers into two groups, earlier cars with drum brakes, and later cars using discs.

David Seibert   Michael Gregg
22 Shell Ferrari Historic Challenge 2007
Historic Challenge Europe

Race 1&2 - Mugello, Italy - March 31-April 1 Race 3&4 - Silverstone, Great Britain - June 9-10 Race 5&6 - Le Mans, France - July 7-8 Race 7&8 - Hockenheim, Germany - September 22-23 Race 9&10 - Mugello, Italy - October 27-28

Hugo Garritsen   Hugo Garritsen
30 F430 hotrod presented
New Ferrari 430 Scuderia officially unveiled by Michael Schumacher at the Frankfurt Motor Show

In keeping with its very successful program of offering modified examples of its current production range in any given timeframe, Ferrari has announced its new 430 Scuderia, based on the current F430 Berlinetta and F430 Challenge. After the resounding success of the previous Challenge Stradale, which was based on both the 360 Berlinetta and the 360 Challenge car, it was a foregone conclusion that there would be a new upgraded F430.

Ferrari SpA, Hugo Garritsen
34 Ferrari 430 Scuderia studied

The advent of the 430 Scuderia was expected, as Ferrari did so well with the 360 Challenge Stradale that it would be a profound marketing misstep not to bring out a sportier version of the already fast and powerful F430. Ferrari is not increasing production to fabricate this new model, but rather is carving out part of existing F430 production to facilitate this addition to the model range.

35 Calendario
Where the Ferraris are and will be in 2008
34 Ferrari FXX Program extended

As you know, the FXX Program was launched by Ferrari in June of 2005, and the object was to have these advanced cars be actual test cars, and their owners act as actual test 'pilot', to determine the feasibility of components for this ultimate customer car. There was always a question of what Ferrari would do after two years were over, and Ferrari has now announced that the program is being extended to 2009.

36 290 MM - 0626
Fangio and his big red machine in the Mille Miglia

The 290 MM sports racing car, with a 3.5 liter V-12 engine and a Scaglietti built body developed from the shape of the Mondial / Monza series, was produced in a small series of four models carrying chassis numbers 0606, 0616, 0626 and 06288, during early 1956. At this time, Ferrari's main sports racing car output was concentrated on the four cylinder models, which for that year was the 500 Testa Rossa.

Keith Bluemel   Matthieu Heurtalt, Courtesy Ronald Stern
50 Buenos Aires 1957
Ferrari, Maserati and Ecurie Ecosse battle for overall victory at the season opening 1957 WSC "Buenos Aires 1000 Kilometres"

Just over fifty years ago, on the streets of Buenos Aires, three of the World Sports Car Championship's leading contenders - Ferrari, Maserati and Ecurie Ecosse - battled it out for overall honors at the season-opening '1000 Kilómetres de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires'. The venue on that occasion was a layout drawn on the city's coast front, the Costanera.

Tony Watson, David Seielstad   Vincente Alvarez / Whitefly Collection, El Grafico / Whitefly Collection, Tony Watson
56 Chasing the Coppa GT Award
Winning a great trophy is no easy matter in a boxer - but it can be done

There's a scene in the movie 'The Right Stuff' where prospective astronaut Alan Shepard listens to a litany of all that can go horribly wrong in space flight, and says "Sounds dangerous - count me in!" I had shown many cars in concours over the years, but only read about the three step path to the Ferrari Club of America's Coppa GT award. Sometime in the fall of 2005, I started to think about competing.

Duncan McPherson   Duncan McPherson
63 35 Years of Club Ferrari Belgio

The Ferrari Club Belgio recently celebrated its 35th Anniversary with a tour through the beautiful Belgian countryside.

Arnaud Meunier   Arnaud Meunier
62 Geneva Classics 2007
Geneva, Switzerland - October 4-7, 2007

For the first edition of this event in October of 2006, a hundred exhibitors had answered "present" at the invitation of the Steering Committee, and more than 15,000 visitors made this new top-of-the-range show a total success. Consequently, the decision was made to organise in 2007, the second edition, also at the beginning of October, and according to the same formula...

Etienne Vanaret   Etienne Vanaret
Ferrari Corse Clienti at Paul Ricard
Le Castellet, France - September 1-2

The last round of the Ferrari Corse Clienti program for 2007 took place at the Paul Ricard circuit in Le Castellet, south of France. The entry on the circuit was now forbidden for the public, and so only the happy owners of an invitation had the right to attend. Twenty single seaters and eight FXXs were entered, distributed in three groups. No races were planned for them, only demonstration laps.

Jean-Bernard Heros   Jean-Bernard Heros
Goodwood Revival Meeting - a step back in Time
Goodwood, England - August 31 - September 2, 2007

Blend a fabulous country house built centuries ago, extensive land holdings in rural England, a title family that has owned thus since time immemorial, and you have a semblance of a true paradise that can be found here on earth. Add in a horse racing facility that is second only to Ascot in terms of accomplishment in the English horse world, and you extend the prestige of this fantasy land immensely.

Keith Bluemel   Hugues Vanhoolandt
66 2007 FCA National Meet converges on fabled Watkins Glen
Ferrari Club of America - Watkin Glen, New York - 30 August - 2 September, 2007

Each year, the Annual Meet travels from region to region, and the aim is to build the event around an important track. Most FCA members are very active, and want to take advantage of running their Ferraris on any track at speed, but even more so on a famous track. Not many are more famous than Watkins Glen, home of some of the great Formula One and sports car events of years past.

Chris Current   Bill Bauman
68 Ferrari F430 beats two world records (on water)

On the morning of June 19, 2007, Eugenio Molinari established two new world water speed records on Lake Como, navigating a boat fitted with a Ferrari F430 engine. Both the boat and engine were derived from serial production, although the engine had been slightly modified for use on water.

Ferrari SpA
Ferrari 575 Zagato at Laguna

Seen in the paddock at Laguna Seca over the long Monterey weekend was the Ferrari 575 Zagato, s/n 136920, the fourth one of the type made. Each one, however, is a bit different from the other, with input from the owners.

Michael Gregg
70 Raupp Calendars continue to excel
Gifts to Consider

"FERRARI MYTH" was created by the famous Günther Raupp. It is the Ferrari of all automobile calendars, and is numbered and limited to 7000 copies. "ROSSA CORSA" takes you into the world of the Scuderia Ferrari with spectacular images of the team.

Courtesy of Raupp Publishing
Ferrari Grand Prix Moments - Formula One Photographs 1954 - 1966

One of the most famous lensmen of the early European racing scene was Jesse Alexander, who had a rare talent for being at the right place at the right moment, and being able to capture the scene with the right amount of contents and composition.

Courtesy David Bull Publishing
72 Life on the Colorado Grand
September 16-20, 2007

When you receive an invitation to participate in one of the classic road rallies in an early Ferrari, it is one of those occasions when it takes only a nanosecond to respond in the affirmative. All I had to do was get from London to Colorado to keep the appointment. The invitation came from Phil and Martha Bachman in Tennessee, who have participated in every running of the rally in their 1956 Chevrolet Corvette, and whom I have known for a number of years.

Keith Bluemel   Keith Bluemel
70 Commemorative Motorsport Collection from Caracalla Bagaglio
Gifts to Consider

Caracalla Bagaglio creates some very fine Italian crafted "holdalls", etc. in fine leather and in traditional styles. They have introduced a new line called their "Classic Monza Style" series. Now they have taken it one step further by decorating their holdalls with specials numbers and colors that relate to the history of famous race car marques, driver's and race numbers.

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

The turmoil in the financial markets is catching up to the devastation in the housing market, but so far other segments of the economy are doing well. What has happened in the last two months is that people with cash have decided to sit on it until a further direction in the markets is seen. This caution is translating into a hesitation in the car market, and this was seen as well in several recent car auctions where prices held up but the phenomenal rise appears over for now.

84 Galleria
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