Cavallino magazine 164

April / May 2008

  • 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 a Ferrari 250 GT LWB TDF at the 17th Annual Palm Beach Cavallino Classic Michael Gregg

Table of Contents

2 Ecco
What we have for you in this number 164
Michael Gregg
3 Cavallino reader services
Making your life a bit simpler
4 Ferrari F2008 launched early in January with slight public fanfare
New F2008 designed with strict parameters

No the Sunday afternoon of January 6, 2008 in Maranello, the new F2008 was unveiled to the press inside the Scuderia buildings, after a brief press briefing by the team's principals. The car, with the in-house code name of 659, was described proudly by Ferrari as the fifty fourth single-seat model built by the company expressly to compete in the Formule One World Championship.

Ferrari SpA, Paolo D'Alessio
11 Lettere
Some thoughts and opinions, plus some updates on several unique Ferraris, from your fellow readers
Courtesy Ronald Stern, Alexis Callier, Jerry McDermott, Keith Bluemel, Courtesy Maurice Louche
16 Ferrari goes Green
Ferrari display Bio-Fuel F430 Spider

At the Detroit Auto Show, or more properly, the North American International Auto Show, in January, Ferrari had on display several models from its current range of offerings, but with two new models of interest - the very new 430 Scuderia, and an F430 Spider, but one with twist - the car is a biofuel powered technological demonstration prototype. Shrewdly, Ferrari chose the Detroit show to introduce and highlight this "green" model, since "going green" has become a big part of the American consciousness lately.

Michael Gregg
19 Ferraris at the Scottsdale auctions

Barrett-Jackson Gooding & Company RM Auctions Russo and Steele

Rick Carey
18 Ferrari financial results for 2007 published, and show good gains

The Ferrari S.p.A. Board of Directors met in Maranello in February to review the financials of the company for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2007. They were extremely pleased to note that all economic indicators were significantly higher over 2006, to the point that Ferrari ended the 2007 year with record breaking results, which they feel is unprecedented in their long history.

Ferrari Japan KK

In an unsurprising move, Ferrari announced in February that it had completed the establishment of Ferrari Japan KK, a new subsidiary fully-owned by Ferrari S.p.A. This is just the latest in a succession of acquisitions around the globe of formerly privately owned importers and distributors of Ferrari automobiles in other countries.

Magic India Discovery Tour
Ferrari plans another voyage

In an attempt to solidify the reputation of its cars as the ultimate long distance grand touring cars (and we mean "long distance"), Ferrari first sent an F355 on a round the world tour in 1997, two 612 Scagliettis on a serpentine trip through China in 2005, and two 599 GTB Fioranos over the two continents of America. Now, in February Ferrari has announced a further continental excursion for the 612, this time around the subcontinent of India.

Ferrari SpA
22 Rétromobile 2008
Rétromobile chases the winter blues

This year, the main and specific theme retained for the 2008 Rétromobile was "Woman and the Automobile." Whether movie stars or actual drivers and pilot, women have always been present throughout the history of the automobile. Rétromobile is mostly about automobiles, from all eras and in all conditions, but it is also the temple of scale model, book and memorabilia collecting.

Arnaud Meunier   Arnaud Meunier
23 Calendario
Where the Ferraris are and will be in 2008 - enjoy
33 Palm Beach Cavallino Classic 17

Ferraris on track at Moroso Ferrari Maserati Historic Challenge excites Tour of Palm Beach Lecture Series presents experts Jet Aviation Reception & "Le Bella Macchina" Showboats Yacht Hop Mar-A-Lago Charity Brunch Concorso d'Eleganza at the Breakers Classes Sports Sunday

Michael Gregg, David Brady, Nicolas Jeannier, Chris Current
49 Double Take
Two beautiful shapes side by side

With a production run of only 330 cars, the 275 GTB/4 model is not a particularly common sight, so when Cavallino had the opportunity to sample a pair of them it was an opportunity not to be passed up. Furthermore, a bonus was that neither of them was "re-sale red", although they had been during their lives, but both have been meticulously restored to their original color combinations under the supervision of John Mayston-Taylor.

Keith Bluemel   Keith Bluemel
62 A Guide to all Ferraris produced
Plus the market as of April 1, 2008... from a survey of selected dealers

A list of all the Ferraris, with dates, s/n ranges, current values, and some comments from your staff.

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