Cavallino magazine 174

December 2009 / January 2010

  • 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 250 TR, s/n 0704 TR, photographed in England Keith Bluemel

Table of Contents

2 Ecco
What's doing in this number 174
Hugo Garritsen
3 Cavallino reader services
Making your life a bit simpler
Paolo D'Alessio
4 Goodbye to the F60 - a great car caught off guard
Formula One Championship

F1 - Italy - September 13 F1 - Singapore - September 27 F1 - Japan - October 4 F1 - Brazil - October 18 F1 - Abu Dhabi - November 1

Keith Bluemel   Paolo D'Alessio
7 GT2 Ferrari wins another championship
American Le Mans Series / FIA GT Series / Le Mans Series

LMS - Silverstone - September 13 ALMS - Petit Le Mans, Road Atlanta - September 26 ALMS - Laguna Seca - October 10 FIA GT - Algarve - September 20 FIA GT - Paul Ricard - October 4 FIA GT - Zolder - October 25

Keith Bluemel   Arnaud Blanfuney
12 Goodwood Revival revives spirits
Goodwood, England - September 18-20, 2009

The recent Goodwood Revival repeated the success of the earlier Goodwood Festival of Speed, and this was very important in the eyes of everyone in the motor trade, as they say in England. With the economy going nowhere fast, there was worry that people would stay home and conserve their finances, leaving many car events unattended and in the red. But this has not happened. Actually, just the opposite.

Vincent Yernaux, Keith Bluemel   Vincent Yernaux, Hugo Garritsen
16 The new Enzo Ferrari Museum in Modena
Construction work begins on the new Enzo Ferrari Museum in Modena

With a simple ceremony on April 22, 2009, the creation of the new Enzo Ferrari Museum was started at his birthplace in Modena. Mr. Piero Ferrari, Enzo Ferrari's son, Mr. Giorgio Pighi, Mayor of Modena and Mr. Mauro Tedeschini, President of the Enzo Ferrari Birthplace Foundation, uncovered a special sculpture which symbolized the shape of the new museum.

Fondazione Casa Natale Enzo Ferrari   Courtesy AgenPress
19 Dr. Elio Zagato remembered
The passing of a legend

Dr. Elio Zagato passed away at the age of 88. Son of Ugo Zagato, founder of the famous Milanese Atelier, renowned in the whole world since 1919 for its custom made car bodies. Elio was a figure of great importance in the history of global automotive design and in the Gran Truism race scene of the post-war era. Entrepreneur, racer and gentleman driver, he competed for the first time in Piacenza in 1947, driving a Fiat which had just be re-bodied as a graduation gift from his father.

Courtesy Carrozzeria Zagato
20 Masterpieces in Milwaukee
Style & Speed showcase - Milwaukee, Wisconsin - August 22-23, 2009

The fifth annual Milwaukee Masterpiece classic vehicle gathering was held over the weekend of August 22-23, set in Veteran's Park on the shores of Lake Michigan, just to the north of the art museum, close to a marina. The two day event had a Club day on the Saturday, with a Concours on the Sunday. This year, the former was chilly and blustery, but the Concours was blessed with bright warm sunshine and a light breeze off the lake.

Keith Bluemel   Alan Boe, Keith Bluemel
22 The Gstaad Classic
A new classic emerges

From September 2nd to 5th, the town of Gstaad, in the Swiss Alps and better known for its palatial hotels, excellent restaurants, sumptuous chalets and postcard landscapes, hosted the first edition of the Gstaad Classic Rally, organized by the DSL Organizatio, the Gstaad Automobile Club, Madame Isabelle de Saadeler and the Peter Auto organization. More than eighty teams were present, for approximately 600 kilometres of activity around this lovely skiing station, including nine special stage.

Etienne Vanaret   Etienne Vanaret
23 Lettere
Some useful and interesting comments from your fellow readers and enthusiasts
Michael Turner, Thomas McAvoy, Courtesy Alexis Callier, Courtesy Ferret Photographics, Courtesy Sir Anthony Bamford
32 Interim
Ferrari's Interim Berlinetta is the rarest of the company's closed GT competition machines

If you're not brimming with knowledge about 50 year old Ferraris, or an anorak when it comes to vintage Italian V-12s, you could be excused for thinking that what we have here is the more familiar Ferrari short wheelbase (SWB) berlinetta. On first glance, it looks like one of those classic 250 GT Ferrari, all right. Look again and you'll pick up a couple of differences. There's that small quarter window behind the door glass, and this Ferrari seems a tad too long for an SWB.

Alan Boe   Alan Boe, Courtesy Maurice Louche Archives, Courtesy Alexis Callier Collection
40 0704 - the 2nd TR Prototype
One of the prototypes of the Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa series

2008 celebrated the golden anniversary of the 250 Testa Rossa, so we can make no excuses for bringing our readers another example. This time, it is one of the prototypes of the series, built on chassis s/n 0704 TR, which is quite literally a time warp example of the model, and one with an extensive racing history.

Keith Bluemel, David Seielstad   Keith Bluemel, Courtesy Alexis Callier Collection
50 1958 Buenos Aires 1000 Kilometres
A TR prototype, s/n 0704 TR, proves itseld a winner

Since your readers found the story on the 1957 Buenos Aires 1000 Kilometres interesting, I though that a continuation on the subject might come in handy some day. On January 26, 2008, fifty years had elapsed since the 250 Testa Rossa's first victory in a World Championship encounter. This occurred on the occasion of the 1958 Buenos Aires 1000 Kilometres, in which Phil Hill / Peter Collins and Wolfgang von Trips / Olivier Gendebien / Luigi Musso scored a "one-two" result for the marque, aboard two of these iconic cars.

Tony Watson   Courtesy Alexis Callier Collection
54 Ferraris at auction in Monterey 2009 - skimming the foam
Ferraris do reasonably well at the Monterey Auctions

It comes as no big surprise that the Monterey auctions this year saw fewer dollars changing hands than last. The surprise, in an environment characterized by unprecedented bailouts, deficits, handouts, business failures and forced restructurings, was that 557 cars changes hands for a total of $118,316,759. Bonhams Quail - August 14, 2009 RM Monterey - August 14-15, 2009 Gooding Pebble Beach - August 15-16, 2009 Mecum Monterey - August 15, 2009 Russo and Steele, Monterey

Rick Carey
58 A Guide to all Ferraris produced
Plus the market as of December 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.

60 Galleria
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