Cavallino magazine 165

June / July 2008

  • Language: American English American English
  • Publisher: John W. Barnes, Jr.
  • Publication: Softcover | 208 x 277 mm | 88 pages
  • Code: ISSN 0889-2504

The Journal of Ferrari History

On the cover the Ferrari 400 SA, s/n 2407 SA, at Mar-a-Lago at the 17th Palm Beach Cavallino Classic Michael Gregg

Table of Contents

2 Ecco
What we have for you in this number 165
David Brady
3 Cavallino reader services
Making your life a bit simpler
4 2008 Season begins... early errors are soon rectified
Wins in Malaysia, Bahrain, Spain

F1 - Australia - March 16 F1 - Malaysia - March 23 F1 - Bahrain - April 6 F1 - Spain - April 27

Keith Bluemel   Ferrari SpA
7 Sebring is series opener and always exciting
American Le Mans Series

An appropriate subtitle for the 56th running of Sebring might have been "What a Difference a Year makes." In prospect, the race appeared to have good competition in at least three of the four classes contested. For the Ferrari teams, a good GT2 result this year did not seem unreasonable, especially when the success of their F430 GTs in the 2007 was considered.

David Brady   Ferrari SpA, ALMS, David Brady
10 Further reports from our Competition Editor
American Le Mans Series / FIA GT Series / Le Mans Series

ALMS - St. Petersburg - April 5 ALMS - Long Beach - April 19 FIA GT - Silverstone - April 20 LMS - Catalunya - April 6 LMS - Monza - April 27

Keith Bluemel   Ferrari Spa
15 Calendario
Where the Ferraris are and will be in 2008 - enjoy
22 Tour Auto captures the Imagination
Ferraris at the Tour Auto 2008

This year, for the seventeenth edition of the Tour Auto in its historic version, the organizers decided to honour the brand OSCA, that good Italian company founded by the Maserati brothers at the end of the forties. One thus found many of these small and unique barchettas at the start, among the other 200 competitors entered. As regards with Ferraris, they are always well represented in this event, and one found thirty eight cars in attendance.

Jean-Bernard Heros   Jean-Bernard Heros, Arnaud Meunier, Arnaud Blanfuney
24 One-to-One Personalization Program unveiled at Geneva
Geneva Motor Show - Geneva, Switzerland - March 6-16, 2008

At the 78th International Geneva Motor Show in March, Ferrari has its usual large presentation, as this is one of the premier European shows and the first of the season, Ferrari therefore presented its entire GT range, but also had some delightful extras like the F2007 that won last year's Formula One Drivers' and Constructors' World Championships. There was further space taken to introduce a new curriculum from Ferrari, their One-to-One Personalization Program.

Marcel Massini, Hugo Garritsen   Ferrari SpA
23 Ferraris at the Tour Auto 2008
Report Two

Nothing is easier than a Paris to Marseilles journey: Jump into a train, take an airplane or get into a car and 770 km further on you have reached your destination. Most convenient! But, the Tour Auto Lissac does not aim for a handy solution, only looking for a pleasant trip. Thus, this Paris to Marseille 2008 route took five days and covered 1800 kilometers.

Lilo Kistler   Jean-Bernard Heros, Arnaud Meunier, Arnaud Blanfuney
26 Ferrari Shareholders' Meeting

On March 18, 2008, in Maranello, Ferrari SpA held a shareholders' meeting where the Board of Directors conducted some company business and made some announcements. The meeting was chaired by the President, Luca di Montezemolo, and the Board was composed of Luca di Montezemolo, Piero Ferrari, Jean Todt, Amedeo Felisa, Alfredo Altavilla, Diego della Valle, Christopher Gent, Ferruccio Luppi, Sergio Marchionne, Paolo Monferino, Lindsay Owen-Jones, Marco Piccinini and Sergio Pininfarina.

27 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytonas highlighted on Ferrari Tour through Italy
It's the 40th anniversary of the legendary Ferrari "Daytona"

Ferrari in Europe has become adept at organizing events to celebrate milestones in the history of its older models, and they were true to form with their latest offering - a series of events for forty Daytonas only, and their owners, to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the 365 GTB/4 (according to Ferrari, the "Daytona" was so named to memorialize the celebrated triple win at the 24 Hours of Daytona in 1967).

Hugo Garritsen
Baby Ferrari near Birth

The new "baby" Ferrari is real, it's done, and it will be unveiled at the Paris Auto Show in October. Several fully finished prototypes have already made the rounds of the major countries where Ferrari has a large presence, and in the case of the U.S., it was said to be shown in Chicago to the dealers and selected customers. Its internal code name is the F149, but no model name or number has been published as of this writing...

Avatar Productions
First Ladies in exhibition at the Galleria Ferrari in Maranello

The Galleria Ferrari in Maranello always seems to come up with some unique exhibitions, not only of Ferrari automobiles per se, but also of Ferraris in the context of other areas of popular culture, such as much or movies, etc. Recently they held an exhibit concentrating on women and Ferraris, and we can only smile at the contorted efforts of the Ferrari press release as it tried to convey a high cultural and spiritual tone to the exhibit.

34 Lettere
Some thoughts and opinions, plus some updates on several unique Ferraris, from your fellow readers
Vincente Alvarez / Whitefly Collection, Gianni Rogliatti
36 One out of Seven
The quiet elegance of the Ferrari 400 Superamerica Coupe Pinin Farina s/n 2407 SA

Fast and exclusive, Ferrari's Superamerica was Maranello's reply to the best from Jaguar, Aston Martin, Mercedes-Benz and yes, even Rolls-Royce. Ferrari Superamericas attracted an ultra-wealthy, select, and limited clientele that demanded the driving experience, performance, prestige, and automotive panache only Ferrari could deliver, along with deluxe interior trappings equal to anything coming from Coventry, Newport Pagnell, Stuttgart, or Crewe.

Alan Boe   Alan Boe
44 A Glimpse at the Beginning - Ferrari 166 Inter s/n 029 S
A very early Coupe from Ferrari and Touring

When people talk about a Ferrari 166, the image that immediately comes to mind is the iconic 166 MM Barchetta. However, this was preceded by the 166 Spyder Corsa, and was produced alongside the 166 Sport and 166 Inter road going models. Our feature car is chassis s/n 029 S, which is an example of the 166 Inter model with coachwork by Carrozzeria Touring of Milan.

Keith Bluemel   Ivo H.J. Lucas Luijckx
54 Ferrari F1 Debut
The Grand Prix of Valentino at Turin, September 5, 1948

Journalists have a strange profession. At times, they spend weeks, months and years doing extensive research to gather material in order to be able to write a story of a Scuderia such as Ferrari, while at other times, in just one day, they are able to obtain old images and documents of very important value. This is what happened to me while going through the archives of a private collector. I discovered significant images that had never been published before, and as a result, I was able to document an auto racing event of historic magnitude - the debut of Ferrari in Formula One.

Paolo D'Alessio, Pietro Castiglioni   Courtesy Paolo D'Alessio
74 A Guide to all Ferraris produced
Plus the market as of June 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.

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