Cavallino magazine 183

June / July 2011

  • 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 GT Pinin Farina Speciale, s/n 0853 GT, photographed at the Cavallino Classic

Table of Contents

2 Ecco
What we have in this issue number 183
3 Lettere
More letters from your fellow readers, with a thought or three from the experts.
10 1951 British Grand Prix
The first of a long series

Since his coming into the world of Grand Prix motor racing as a manufacturer at the end of the 1948 season, Enzo Ferrari found again in his path his former employer Alfa Romeo. This first confrontation was not to his advantage, but the absence in the next year of the manufacturer with the four-leaf closer emblem allowed him to glean hist first successes in Formula One.

Arnaud Blanfuney   Bernard Cahier Archive, The Klementaski Collection, Arnaud Blanfuney Collection
22 Interview with Jose Froilan Gonzalez
Arnaud Blanfuney   The Klemantaski Collection
24 Ferrari 612 Can-Am

Oh, what might have been. Of all the potential threats to McLaren's Can-Am domination, Ferrari could have been among the fiercest. Indeed, at certain magic moments during 969, this particular Prancing Horse looked to be a true challenger to the all-conquering M8Bs.

Pete Lyons, Chris Amon, Robert Dusek   Peter Harholdt, Pete Lyons
32 Prince Bertil's Ferrari Speciale
The Power and the Privilege, the Royal Blue 0853 GT

The order for this new coupe was placed with Paul Vallée and Charles Pozzi through their company, Autoval, in Paris, France, by Bertil Gustaf Oskar Carl Eugén, the Duke of Halland, better known to the world as His Royal Highness, Prince Bertil of Sweden.

Alan Boe   Michael Gregg
42 Unknown gremlins bedevil our team
Formula One

As now seems to be normal practice, with each new season comes new regulations. The reintroduction of KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System), together with a driver operated adjustable rear wing (DRS), are the two main regulation changes, but there is also another factor, a new tire supplier in the form of Pirelli.

Keith Bluemel   Paolo D'Alessio
43 Ferrari 458 Italia GT's make their debut on two continents
Le Mans Series

A strong entry for the first round of the LMS at the Paul Ricard circuit in the South of France included four Ferrari 458 Italia GTs in the new GTE-PRO class, and four Ferrari F430 GTs and GTCs in the GTE-AM class. The new for 2011 classes come with the demise of the poorly subscribed GT1 class in the series.

Keith Bluemel   David Brady, Arnaud Blanfuney
46 Older GT Ferrari takes one class at Sebring
American Le Mans Series

Seven Ferrari competed in the 2011's Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, in two new classes - GTE (AM) which requires that only one driver can be professional while the other two (or three) are non-professional, or in other words, talented amateurs or "gentlemen racers", to use a term from the old days.

David H. Brady
50 275s & Dino 246s become the Ferraris of choice at the Tour Auto

Each year in April, Peter Auto invites the participants of the entire world to discover the charms of France, during the revival of the famous event. Time has flown and the Tour Auto Optic 2000 this year now celebrated its 20th edition. The "road book" which details the route headed this year towards the south of France, for a total of four circuits and nine specials events over five days.

Arnaud Blanfuney, Pierre Gossens
51 23rd Techno Classica
Marcel Massini
Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance

It only grows larger, year after year - there's no stopping it - now or forever, but that's a good thing. It's the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, ensconced at the Ritz-Carlton on the Atlantic Ocean. Even as the economy takes its toll on other multi-marque events, this behemoth continues to expand - over 275 automobiles on hand, all special, all unique, all worth seeing.

Keith Bluemel
52 Newest Ferrari amazes Geneva Salon

The major news at the Geneva Salon was, of course, the sudden arrival of the new and only recently announced large Ferrari, the iconically and ironically named FF - four seats and four-wheel drive.

Hugo Garritsen
54 A Guide to all Ferrari produced
Plus the market as of June 1, 2011... from a survey of selected dealers

A compilation of all the GT, Sport and Production Ferraris, with numbers made, chassis number ranges and current pricing.

Keith G. Bluemel, Cavallino Staff