Cavallino magazine 172

August / September 2009

  • Language: American English American English
  • Publisher: John W. Barnes, Jr.
  • Publication: Softcover | 208 x 277 mm | 96 pages
  • Code: ISSN 0889-2504

The Journal of Ferrari History

On the cover the Ferrari SP1, photographed in Japan

Table of Contents

2 Ecco
Where we present to you all of this number 172
Courtesy Maurice Louche Archives
3 Cavallino reader services
Making your life a bit simpler
Hugo Garritsen
4 Our men adjust to a new landscape - the Scuderia carries on undaunted
Formula One Championship

F1 - Spain - May 10 F1 - Monaco - May 24 F1 - Turkey - June 7 F1 - Britain - June 26 F1 - Germany - July 12

Keith Bluemel   Ferrari SpA
8 Ferrari first again in GT2 at Le Mans 2009
Le Mans 24 Hours - June 13-14

In the 77th running of the Le Mans 24 Hour Race, it was third time lucky for Peugeot, when they finally overcame the dominance of Audi, to take a strong one-two victory in the epic endurance race battle at La Sarthe. Obviously for Ferrari fans the main interest what in the LMGT2 division, which comprised of ten Ferrari F430 GTs, doing battle with five Porsche 997 GT3 RSRs, plus singleton entries for Aston Martin and Spyker.

Keith Bluemel   Ferrari SpA
10 Ferrari in GT racing for 2009 - the season continues
American Le Mans Series / FIA GT Series / Le Mans Series

LMS - Spa - May 10 ALMS - Utah - May 17 FIA GT - Adria - May 16 FIA GT - Oschersleben - June 21

Keith Bluemel   Hugo Garritsen
14 Calendario
Where the Ferraris are and will be in 2009
15 Motor Museum Forum takes center stage
Motor valley - Emilia-Romagna region - Italy

The program for the 11th edition of the World Forum for Motor Museums, the biennial gathering of directors, curators and managers of motor museums from around the world, has been finalised. The venues for the Forum will be at the most prestigious and exclusive museums and private collections in the Motor Valley Emilia-Romagna Region of Italy.

16 Sir Stirling Moss revisits his old SWB

On April 30, 2009, Sir Stirling Moss was reunited with the Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta, chassis s/n 2735 GT, at the Ferrari factory in Maranello. This was the car in which he won his seventh Tourist Trophy race, at Goodwood in 1961, having also won it in a 250 GT SWB, chassis s/n 2119 GT, the previous year. This car was also supplied new in the famous dark blue with a white nose band color scheme of his entrant Rob Walker.

Keith Bluemel   Keith Bluemel
18 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este defines European Elegance
Cernobbio, Lake Como, Italy - April 24-26, 2009

The "Concours of Elegance" organized at the end of April, under the patronage of BMW Group and within the exceptional gardens of the Grand Hotel Villa de's, located on the shores of the Lago di Como at Cernobbio in Italy, is without any doubt the most beautiful and most select Concours in Europe. Each year, and for the 80 years of its existence, the Concorso d'Eleganza gathers over fifty exceptional automobiles, historical vehicles whose history and design are jewels of the mechanized era.

Arnaud Meunier, Marcel Massini, Etienne Vanaret   Etienne Vanaret, Marcel Massini, MPS Editorial
23 A brief history of the Mille Miglia
What makes this event so special and unique

The called them the "four musketeers." They were two counts who were the driving force behind the newly founded 'Automobil Club di Brescia', Count Aymo Maggi di Gradella and Count Franco Mazzotti. Then there was Senior Renzo Castagneto, a formidable organizer with a racing car past, and Giovanni Canestri, the great journalist of the 'Gazzetta dello Sport', the Italian daily sports newspaper.

24 Mille Miglia 2009
32 Ferrari at the 27th Mille Miglia Storica - Brescia-Rome-Brescia, Italy - May 13-17, 2009

For this year, activity for the Mille Miglia began on Wednesday, May 13, when all the cars were brought to the dedicated area of the Autodromo Franciacorta. There was later a press conference and a presentation of sponsors, followed by Mass in the old cathedral, Duomo Vecchio, at Piazza Paolo VI. On Thursday morning, May 14, the participating cars were transferred to the Piazza della Loggia for scrutinising.

Hugo Garritsen, MPS Editorial
28 2009 Tour Auto Optic 2000
Paris to Deauville, France - April 21-25, 2009

For its eighteenth edition, the prestigious French historic event changed its name and became the Tour Auto Optic 2000. The race organizers also took advantage of this change to propose a new, largely original itinerary, located in the Northeast of France, but also keeping the principles which always made this rally a success - a grid of more than 200 cars with crews coming from the four corners of the world, travelling a course alternating between circuits and roads of scenic charm.

Arnaud Blanfuney, Pierre Goossens, Arnaud Meunier   Hugo Garrtisen, Arnaud Meunier
40 The Glorious Three
The 250 Grandturismo Passo Corto in the Tour de France Automobile - 1960 to 1962

During the fifties and into the early sixties, the "Tour de France Automobile" represented the defining reference for automobile rallies, mixing circuit races with high speed hill climbs on closed roads. The sectors in between, often on minor roads, were marked with hourly controls and check point, with an average speed limit of no more than 50 kph.

Germain Mallejac   Courtesy Maurice Louche Archives
58 Ferrari SP1 - more than unique
Ferrari collector Junichiro Hiramatsu realizes a dream - his own special Ferrari

For this unique design project based on the F430 chassis, Ferrari accepted the challenge of developing a style capable of expressing the desires of the Customer, exalting the characteristics that for him best identify Ferrari cars, namely the balanced mix of sports performance and elegance. Right from the first concept sketches, the design choices were oriented toward a compact, lightweight and dynamic vehicle.

Ferrari SpA   Courtesy Junichiro Hiramatsu
66 Lettere
Interesting comments from your fellow enthusiasts
Courtesy Fred Brewer, Courtesy Alexis Callier Collection, Brent Chesley, Tony Pfannkuche
72 'Heritage of Speed' captures the Ferrari Testa Rossa
An artist is sometimes the best person to present a work of art

As a designer and artist, I have always been fascinated by the traditional art of coach building. There is something inherently magical about building a car by hand. In today's era of cad driven design, everything from the smallest potato peeler to jumbo jets is made with the same soulless numeric precision. In our quest for efficiency and perfection, we have lost the subtle abstract essence that a hand crafted car or piece of art subconsciously conveys.

Anthony Lauro   Peter Harholdt
75 Terzo Dalia commemorates the Daytona engine
Another Dalia scale presentation

Terzo Dalia has made a passion out of manufacturing scale model Ferraris over the years, from entire models to stand alone chassis and stand alone body bucks, to engines and transmissions. He has quite a following because his work is detailed and accurate (as it must be for a serious modeller) but also because his objects d'arte are in a very impressive 1/3 scale. This makes them inspiring in their conception and striking in their appearance.

Courtesy Terzo Dalia
78 Ferrari Leggenda e Passione defies recession
Everybody come to Maranello

The event promotor's greatest concern is, "What if I put on the show and no one comes?" RM Auctions had, if anything, the opposite concern with its recent Ferrari auction in Maranello. The place was packed. And not a surprise, either, € 75 got a catalog, a 2.25 lb tome of glossy paper with excellent clean design, sharp photos and posts of Ferrari and Maserati history. Possessing the catalog was all it took to gain entry into the F1 Logistics Building next to Ferrari's Fiorano test track.

Rick Carey   Hugo Garritsen, MPS Editorial
83 A Guide to all Ferraris produced
Plus the market as of August 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.

91 Galleria
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