Cavallino magazine 168

December 2008 / January 2009

  • 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 250 TRI, s/n 0974 TR, photographed somewhere in the American northeast wilderness Alan Boe

Table of Contents

2 Ecco
What we have for you in this number 168
David Williams
3 Cavallino reader services
Making your life a bit simpler
The Klemantaski Collection
4 A difficult season brings victory and heartbreak
Formula One Championship

F1 - Belgium - September 7 F1 - Italy - September 14 F1 - Singapore - September 28 F1 - Japan - October 12 F1 - China - October 19 F1 - Brazil - November 2

Keith Bluemel   Ferrari SpA
8 Ferrari in GT racing for 2008 - the season nears an end
Ferrari takes class wins in FIA GT, LMS & SCCA

ALMS - Road Atlanta - October 4 ALMS - Laguna Seca - October 18 FIA GT - Brno - September 14 FIA GT - Nogaro - October 5 FIA GT - Zolder - October 19 LMS - Silverstone - September 14

Keith Bluemel   Ferrari SpA, Frederick Le Flock / DPPI, Level Five, Courtesy ALMS
12 Goodwood Revival revives memories
Goodwood Revival Meeting - Goodwood, England - September 19-21, 2008

The Goodwood Revival follow on the Goodwood Festival of Speed by several months and although its focus is different from that of the latter event, it has become just as successful. The setting is the old race track at Goodwood, an old airfield to be exact, and Goodwood hosted some of the most memorable racing during its heyday in the 1950s and 1960s, not with just national races but international as well.

Cavallino Staff   Hugues Vanhoolandt
16 California is formally presented
California comments

The new Ferrari California was officially unveiled by Ferrari SpA at the Paris Auto Show on October 2, 2008, with President Luca di Montezemolo and CEO Amedeo Felisa making presentations. However, the car was in effect launched well before that, first on the internet as Ferrari made a concession to new generations of customers and fans and the manner by which they communicate.

Cavallino Staff   Ferrari SpA, Arnaud Meunier
20 Ferrari Factory modernises and expands
A new phase of Ferrari's "Formula Uomo" project is presented

The latest chapter of an ongoing program that has consumed Ferrari SpA for close to eleven years now - the "Formula Uomo", or "Formula Man" to translate it very loosely. It is difficult to capture the idea behind all this from such a clever although elusive "designation" but the thrust of the program was to improve the general facilities at Ferrari, both to become more efficient as a manufacturer but also to improve the working life of the employees as well.

Ferrari SpA
23 Geneva Classic 2008 lives up to its initial success
Geneva Classic - Geneva, Switzerland - October 3-5, 2008

The third edition of the Geneva Classic was held at the Palexpo, and this gathering, devoted to all forms of transportation from yesteryear - classic cars, motorcycles, boats, aircrafts - attracted some 20,000+ visitors. This represents an increase of 20% over last year's visitor count. This success is even more remarkable given the fact that the 2008 show was one day shorter than the previous two years.

Etienne Vanaret   Hugues Vanhoolandt
Dino Rendezvous

The Ferrari Dino Owners Club Switzerland is an enthusiastic group of friends known for their interesting and eventful meetings To celebrate bering 30 years old this year, they had a perfect reason to do something very outstanding: A five day special motoring holiday in June, at a place where the early Ferrari Dino Grand Prix race cars were very successful in the late sixties, the ancient Grand Prix Circuit at Reims-Gueux.

Hans Rahn   Courtesy Ferrari Dino Owners Club Switzerland
26 Paleis Het Loo - a Summer Extravaganza
8th Concours d'Elegance Paleis Het Loo - Apeldoorn, NL - August 30-31, 2008

The two great days in late August under beautiful blue sky was a special opportunity for the 16,000 visitors to see many interesting cars and around fifty Ferraris! One of the main interest of Het Loo is to be able to view all the classics present around the Concours field. And this year some very interesting Ferrari were present.

Arnaud Meunier   Helmut Schnug
34 Lettere
Some thoughts and opinions, plus some updates on several unique Ferraris, from your fellow readers
Arnaud Blanfuney, Courtesy Jerry L. Brewster
36 The Last Testa Rossa
The 1961 Le Mans winning Testa Rossa, s/n 0794 TR

There are only nine of them in the world, and it's not because Ferrari built them in very limited numbers. No these are the nine Ferraris that come with the best possible pedigree because, on their résumés, it says "Le Mans winner". Only nine Ferraris have ever won that titanic French battle between time, weather, man and machine that is traditionally resolved in mid-June when the days are long and the nights are short.

Alan Boe, Marcel Massini   Alan Boe, Courtesy The Klemantaski Collection
50 Phil Hill remembered
Phil Hill 1927-2008 - a Ferrari Colossus

Nine men have had the honor of winning the World Championship of Drivers in a Ferrari. Phil Hill, the only American in the group, passed away on August 28, 2008 in the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula surrounded by family and friends. The hospital is just miles from the sites of some of Hill's greatest triumphs. Phil had won four races on the old public road course near the Lodge at Pebble Beach.

Michael T. Lynch, Luca di Montezemolo, Arnaud Blanfuney, Jerry McDermott, Marcus Nilles, Alexis Callier   Courtesy Alexis Callier Collection, Jerry McDermott, Courtesy The Klemantaski Collection
59 Clay Regazzoni remembered
Clay Regazzoni 1939-2006

The Ferrari wold had the sadness to lose in the last few years two other great drivers who market, in their own way, the history of the brand. The disappearance first of Clay Regazzoni was a real shock to all motor sports enthusiasts, so much was this pleasant Swiss driver appreciated by all. Clay wrote two autobiographies: "It's a matter of Heart" and "And the Race continues" - two characteristics that Clay expressed till the end.

Arnaud Blanfuney   Courtesy Pierre Goossens
60 Paul Frère rembered
Paul Frère 1917-2008

Paul Frère left us on February 23, 2008, at Saint Paul de Vence in the south of France, where he lived for several years with his wife Suzanne. He was a man of multiple talents, passionate and gifted in all that he did. His debut at Ferrari was made during the 1955 Monaco Grand Prix, which was followed by the one in the Netherlands. In 1956, present at the Belgian GP as a journalist, he was hired at the drop of a hat by the Scuderia to replace Luigi Musso who was unavailable.

Arnaud Blanfuney   Courtesy The Klemantaski Collection
66 Who's on First - two Ferraris come to America
An investigation of the first Ferrari to make landfall

From the arrival of the first Ferrari to be imported into America, the enthusiast press has often misstated which car it was. Before we sort through the evidence, it's worth a quick review of the man who was responsible for placing the first two Ferraris to be sold to American buyers. During the 1930s, Italian born Luigi Chinetti was living in Paris. He had been uncomfortable with political developments in Italy and moved to France as Alfa Romeo's representative there.

Michael T. Lynch   Smith Hempstone Oliver, Courtesy Angelo Tito Anselmi, Courtesy Robert M. Lee Trust Collection
71 Calendario
Where the Ferraris are and will be in 2008 & 2009
74 A Guide to all Ferraris produced
Plus the market as of December 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.

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