Cavallino magazine 171

June / July 2009

  • Language: American English American English
  • Publisher: John W. Barnes, Jr.
  • Publication: Softcover | 208 x 277 mm | 64 pages
  • Code: ISSN 0889-2504

The Journal of Ferrari History

On the cover the Ferrari 500 Mondial, s/n 0556(0446) MD, photographed at Mar-a-Lago David Williams

Table of Contents

2 Ecco
Where we present to you what is in this number 171
Michael Gregg
3 Cavallino reader services
Making your life a bit simpler
4 Not what anyone expected - the season begins ...
New FIA regulations bedevil several marques

F1 - Australia - March 29 F1 - Malaysia - April 5 F1 - China - April 19 F1 - Bahrain - April 26

Keith Bluemel   Ferrari SpA, Paolo D'Alessio
8 Ferrari first and second at Sebring 2009
ALMS Series / 12 Hours of Sebring

If you were among her 164.000 spectators that were reported to have attended the 57th 12 Hours of Sebring, or a viewer of the eleven hours of television coverage, you witnessed a wonderful and record setting automobile race. The GT2 class was robust and diverse, as there were three Ferrari F430s. One was prepared by Advanced Engineering / Pecom Racing. It was joined by a pair of F430 GTs prepared by longtime patron Risi Competition.

David Brady   David Brady, David Friedman
11 Further GT race reports
American Le Mans Series / FIA GT Series / Le Mans Series

ALMS - St. Petersburg - April 4 ALMS - Long Beach - April 18 LMS - Catalunya (Barcelona) - April 5 FIA GT - Test Days, Paul Ricard HTTT - April 6-7 FIA GT - Silverstone - May 3

Keith Bluemel, Arnaud Blanfuney   Arnaud Blanfuney
15 "Vehicle of Historic Interest"
A major classic announcement

The Ferrari Classiche department was set up in 2006 to provide owners of classic, veteran and historic Ferraris with dedicated maintenance, repair and restoration services, technical assistance and authenticity certification. Since the start of 2009, it has also one in charge of issuing the new Attestations for Vehicles of Historic Interest. Thus far, a total of 1,000 Authenticity Certification requests have been processed.

16 Ferrari 599XX introduced
79th International Geneva Motor Show - Geneva, Switzerland - March 5-15, 2009

We knew it was bound to happen and we are pleased. Ferrari has taken its very aggressive and powerful front-engined V-12 street car and made it into what many enthusiasts had hoped for - a serious race car. The new 599XX is obviously based on the production 599 GTB Fiorano, having the same engine type and mechanical layout, but this special prototype is designed to be an intense and totally focused track car.

Cavallino Staff   Keith Bluemel, Hugo Garritsen
19 Geneva heralds spring with new life

On March 3rd and 4th, the Palexpo Exposition Hall hosted the Press, before opening the official Motor Show for the public. Ferrari took this opportunity to introduce and announce the world premiere of the race prepared 599 GTB, called the 599XX, and a special HGTE package for the regular 599 GTB Fiorano. All of Ferrari's other models were on display, as well last year's Formula One model F2008.

Lilo Kistler, Henry T. Kistler, Etienne Vanaret   Keith Bluemel, Hugo Garritsen
Techno Classica at Essen honors singular Ferraris
Techno Classica - Essen, Germany - April 1-5, 2009

Techno Classica is considered the largest show in the world for classic cars. There were more than 160,000 visitors over four days, there was over 110,000 square meters of exhibition halls and there were more than 1,000 exhibitors representing the cars from collections, cars of prestige, motor bikes, spare parts, restorations, clubs (221 this year) and automobilia.

Arnaud Meunier   Arnaud Meunier
24 Rising star Amelia Island brings out the classics
Amelia Island Concours D'Elegance - Amelia Island, Florida - March 15, 2009

Staring down the ongoing recession, the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance went blithely on, as if nothing were amiss, and only goes to prove that good shows will bring out the cars and the crowds no matter what economic conditions might be around. Impresario Bill Warner had a full field of cars as per usual, and unique cars there were. Each year he comes up with imaginative groupings, and once he puts the word out through the car hobby of what he wants to display, the owners respond, and respond heartily.

Keith Bluemel   Michael Gregg
27 Igor Troubetzkoy remembered
Igor Troubetzkoy 1912-2009

It is with a profound sadness that one has learnt of the death of Igor Troubetzkoy, one of the last witnesses to the very beginnings of Ferrari. Prince Igor Nikolayevich Troubetzkoy was born on August 23, 1912 in Paris, a French-born scion of one of Russia's oldest aristocratic families. His life took a turn when he met Barbare Hutton, and he became her fourth husband in March of 1947 at Chur in Switzerland.

Arnaud Blanfuney   Courtesy Tourbetzkoy Family
28 500 Mondial
An overview of the 500 Mondials and a look at one superb example - s/n 0566(0446) MD

By 1954, artisans in the little Ferrari factory outside Modena, Italy, had been building Sports and Grand Prix cars to race in international competition for barely seven years. Yet, in that short time, the cars and drivers running on the "long F" of Ferrari quickly managed to amass an enviable record of success, thereby becoming a high-demand commodity on the part of drivers, racing teams, and race organizers.

Alan Boe   Michael Gregg, Courtesy Maurice Louche Archives,
34 My 500 Mondial
The serendipitous story of s/n 0566(0446) MD

In the early spring of 1955, Ferrari's chassis maker Gilco Autotelai delivered a new tip 510 chassis to the Ferrari factory in Maranello. This chassis was not stamped with the next serial number, 0556 MD, that it should have received in the normal manufacturing sequence. It was immediately stamped by Ferrari with the serial number 0446 MD, which had been used the previous year on a 735 Sport sold new to François Picard of Nice, France.

RADM Robert Phillips   Courtesy Gino Munaran, Courtesy Ted Walker Collection, Ralph Rye, Courtesy Jim Sitz Collection, Courtesy W.D. Foster Collection, Courtesy Art Hyman Collection, Courtesy Robert Phillips Collection
44 Scaglietti Body Badges
The master signs his creations

There are many iconic Ferrari models that were built in a small planet on the east edge of Modena in the 1950s and 1960s. One would look in vain for a badge of the body builder of the aforementioned Ferraris. The body builder of these models is Sergio Scaglietti. His company was names Scaglietti & C. Beginning in 1957, Enzo Ferrari turned to Scaglietti to build his small production run road cars. As these designs were credited to Pininfarina, Scaglietti did not attach his name to the bodies.

David N. Seielstad   David N. Seielstad
50 Calendario
Where the Ferraris are and will be in 2009
51 A Guide to all Ferraris produced
Plus the market as of June 1, 2009... 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.

59 Galleria
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