Cavallino magazine 166

August / September 2008

  • Language: American English American English
  • Publisher: John W. Barnes, Jr.
  • Publication: Softcover | 208 x 277 mm | 120 pages
  • Code: ISSN 0889-2504

The Journal of Ferrari History


On the cover the Ferrari 250 TR, s/n 0752 TR, on the grounds of Ferrari's Fiorano test track Keith Bluemel

Table of Contents

2 Ecco
What we have for you in this number 166
Arnaud Blanfuney
3 Cavallino reader services
Making your life a bit simpler
Alexis Callier
Attenzione
4 A new challenge is presented to the team
The team advances - holds off contenders

F1 - Turkey - May 11 F1 - Monaco - May 25 F1 - Canada - June 8 F1 - France - June 22 F1 - Great Britain - July 6

Keith Bluemel   Ferrari SpA
Corse
7 Ferrari GT racing in a combative season
American Le Mans Series / FIA GT Series / Le Mans Series

ALMS - Utah - May 18 FIA GT - Monza - May 18 FIA GT - Adria - June 21 FIA GT - Oschersleben - July 6 LMS - Spa - May 11

Keith Bluemel
Corse
11 24 Hours of Le Mans
June 14-15

The Wednesday and Thursday qualifying sessions saw the trio of Peugeot 908 HDi-FAPs head the times, over 3 seconds a lap quicker than the fastest number 2 Audi of Kristensen/Capello/McNish, followed by the number 3 Audi of Luhr/Rockenfeller/Premat, with the Charouz Racing System Lola Aston Martin. In the GT classes, the F430 GT of Virgo Motorsport was the only Ferrari to break the 4 minute lap barrier.

Keith Bluemel   David Friedman, Ferrari SpA
Corse
14 Ferrari Classiche
Thriving

In Cavallino 155, we reported a new milestone in the Ferrari story, with the official opening of the Ferrari Classiche workshop and offices. Almost two years on we returned to view the progress of the department, and to get an update on the certification program and their other activities.

Keith Bluemel   David O'Neill
Notizie
15 New Ferrari California revealed
The new California - big shoes to fill

Continuing a type of marketing campaign begun with several previous models, Ferrari chose to give an advanced preview of the new California well before the actual planned introduction at the Paris International Car Show in October. Usually the new cars were shrouded in secrecy right to the end, and we had to rely on stealth images taken around the Factory perimeter or over the wall at Fiorano.

Ferrari SpA
Notizie
16 Villa d'Este defines elegance once again
Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este - Lake Como, Italy - April 26-27, 2008

The Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este, one of the highlights of the automotive calendar, it a stunning mix of the greatest classics cars, a traditional event which was held for the first time in 1929. This year, beautiful weather enhanced a magnificent event that is similar to a journey through motoring history, on the shores of Lake Como. As in every year, almost fifty classic and vintage cars, plus twelve concept cars and prototypes, were submitted to the judges assembled.

Etienne Vanaret   MPS Editorial, Etienne Vanaret
Notizie
19 Mille Miglia Historica reorganized to 1000 Miglia
Mille Miglia 2008 - Brescia-Rome-Brescia - May 15-18, 2008

The 2008 running of the always very successful historic event, the "Mille Miglia Historica" has been given over by the event's owners and originators, the Automobile Club of Brescia, to a new organising company and renamed the "1000 Miglia." The new group is MAC Events s.r.l., which has distinguished itself by organizing and running a host of automobile events, for itself and for some of the car manufacturers.

Marcel Massini, Pierre Goossens   Ferrari SpA, MPS Editorial, Hugo Garritsen
Notizie
22 Monaco honors Ferrari's 60 years in Grand Prix Racing
Monaco Historic Grand Prix - Monte Carlo, Monaco - May 10-11, 2008

An event that cannot be missed on the calendar of historic motor racing is the Grand Prix Historique de Monaco, which just celebrated its sixth edition this year. Organized to run every two years, this premier event, which is a retrospective of the golden age of racing in Monaco, is greatly awaited by enthusiasts of old cars but it has a particular attraction, obviously, for the devotee of Grand Prix cars.

Arnaud Blanfuney, Piere Goossens   Arnaud Blanfuney
23 Ferrari Corse Clienti at Paul Ricard Circuit
Paul Ricard, France - May 30 - June 1, 2008

The Paul Ricard circuit in southern France again greeted the Ferrari Corse Clienti series. There was a nice program this year with numerous cars from the Shell Historic Challenge, the F1 Clienti program and the F430 Challenge Italia and Europa. Twenty nine Ferraris were entered in the second round of the Shell Historic Challenge, which is divided in two sections, pre-war cars plus post-war cars with drum brakes, and a grid for post-war cars with disc brakes.

Jean-Bernard Héros
Notizie
Rodeo Drive Concours d'Elegance presents "Haute Wheels"
Celebrating Car Couture - Beverly Hills, CA - June 15, 2008

The Rodeo Drive Committee, in conjunction with the City of Beverly Hills, held its annual Rodeo Drive Concours d'Elegance in honor of Father's Day. Tens of thousands of Southern California families spent the sunny afternoon walking along Rodeo Drive, admiring the classic and modern cars featured in this year's show. More than 100 cars were showcased, including a Ferrari 250 GTO and the fames 1962 400 SA, s/n 4251 SA of Peter and Kacey McCoy.

Berliner Studio / BE
Red Bank shows its Racing Red... information

Six dozen Ferraris assembled on Broad Street Sundat as part of a private charity event held by Hamilton Jewellers in downtown Red Bank, New Jersey. The Ferrari line-up was the highly visible public portion of a private function, in which a number of invited guests from around the region attended a fundraising reception inside the Hamilton store.

Tom Chesek
36 Big Sur in a Ferrari - what can be better?
A drive through Big Sur

Visitors come from around the world to drive the California Coast Highway through Big Sur. Automotive enthusiasts and journalists relish the challenge and satisfaction of tackling one of the most enjoyable tests of man and machine that nature offers. Driving a Ferrari through Big Sur is one of life's deeply satisfying moments.

Donovan Leydon   Donovan Leydon
Notizie
40 Francorchamps Collection goes on the auction block - but not all
The Jacques Swaters collection endures

Part of one of the world's most important Ferrari Automobile and Memorabilia collections, the Ecurie Francorchamps Collection, was offered at the "Ferrari: Leggenda e Passione" auction in Maranello, Italy of May 18. It consisted of more than 120 items, all offered without reserve, and all from the still much larger collection of Jacques Swaters, on of the most pivotal figures in the history of Ferrari.

Michel Gregg
Notizie
43 Calendario
Where the Ferraris are and will be in 2008 - enjoy
46 Lettere
Some thoughts and opinions, plus some updates on several unique Ferraris, from your fellow readers
Dave Nicholas / BARC Boys Collection, George Carrick
50 Six in a Row
The story of this small series in a brief moment in Ferrari's racing history

As the 1954 season was winding down, Ferrari and Lamprey concluded that an in-line power plant should be their weapon of choice for sports car racing in 1955, but with a six cylinder twist as we shall see, thereby temporarily turning their backs on further development of the big V-12s.

Alan Boe   The Klemantaski Collection, Alan Boe, Lester Nahamkin / Steve Earle Collection, Bob Tronolone
Feature
60 0752 TR - The story of a unique TR
1958 pontoon fendered Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa

The 1958 pontoon fender 250 Testa Rossa is an icon amongst Ferrari sports racing cars, and the one that Sergio Scaglietti is on record as saying that it is the design that he is most proud of. In fact, the style was so popular in its days that clients had other Ferrari sports racing models reconfigured to the pontoon nose style. It is certainly distinctive and aggressive, with the projecting radiator intake featuring deep cut-outs between it and the beautiful rounded front fenders containing the covered headlights.

Keith Bluemel   Keith Bluemel, Jerry McDermott
Feature
70 E.D. Martin - a true gentlemen racer
His successful and happy years in several special Ferraris fully researched

Six feet tall and skinny, bespectacled and balding. Edwin Dennis Martin looked like an accountant. He certainly did not project the popular image of a race car driver in the Fifties, but the same was said of five-time World Champion Juan Manuel Fangio. Martin never made it to Formule One; in fact, his racing career was surprisingly short, just two and a half years confined to sports racers.

Willem Oosthoek   The Oosthoek Collection
Feature
98 RM Ferrari auction signals a direction to the market
Leggenda e Passione - Maranello, Italy - May 18, 2008

All eyes were turned to the recent RM / Sotheby's auction at Maranello, to see what effect the slowly evolving worldwide recession would have on Ferrari prices. The downturn in the economy started in August of 2007 and so the Monterey auctions were held too soon to be of value in this study. Auctions since then have shown mixed results across all marques, with definite bubbles (muscle cars) being deflated but exotic sports and racing cars holding up well.

Cavallino Staff   Hugo Garritsen
Mercato
103 Bonhams and Coys display mixed results
Auctions

Two car auctions - organized by Bonhams and Coys - took place during the weekend of the Grand Prix Historique de Monaco (and a week before the Ferrari/RM auction), with some very beautiful cars offered. Held in the walls of the Monaco Top Cars Collection - the Collection de S.A.S. Le Prince de Monaco - the Bonhams sale included ten cars and half of them found a new owner.

Arnaud Blanfuney
Mercato
106 A Guide to all Ferraris produced
Plus the market as of August 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.

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