Cavallino magazine 184

August / September 2011

  • 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 342 America Ghia, s/n 0148A, photographed at The Breakers Keith G. Bluemel

Table of Contents

2 Ecco
What we have in this issue number 184
3 Lettere
Letters of note from your fellow readers.
10 Men of Honour
The life of the Ferrari works mechanics

The men who kept the race cars running. Their story, with personal interviews.

Arnaud Blanfuney
32 Raising the Bar ...
A close study of the Short Wheelbase Ferrari s/n 1905 GT

How the early Ferrari 250 GT SWBs continually improved, with s/n 1905 GT as a sample.

Robert T. Devlin, Alan C. Boe, Jonathan Thompson   Marcel Massini
44 The French Director's Ferrari ...
An elegant body drapes a powerful automobile.

Not quite the little coupe, rather elegant but powerful Ferrari 340 America, s/n 0148 A owned by Michel Paul-Cavalier.

Alan Boe   Keith G. Bluemel, Jack Thomas
58 Can't catch a break - the team regroups
Formula One

A gazelle over the winter becomes a goat at season start, but such is Grand Prix racing. Ferrari has modified the new car at each race, made some team personnel changes, reorganized team procedures at the factory, and ... results are beginning to show.

Keith Bluemel
66 Some firsts, some seconds, some mishaps in GT
American Le Mans Series

The economy takes its toll on American GT racing, as sponsors hold back and the wealthy amateur drivers sit on the sidelines. This has resulted in smaller grids, even amongst the Ferrari contingent.

Keith Bleumel   Ferrari SpA
68 Mille Miglia restores our faith in the good life
Mille Miglia Historica

The italians name it the most beautiful race of the world, but it's definitively the race with impressive figures. The previous editions of the Mille Miglia Historica was an extraordinary success, and its organizers had the goal to do even better this year.

Arnaud Blanfuney, Vincent Yernaux, Henry T. Kistler   Peter Singhof
66 At Le Mans, ten started, three finished, a tough race
Le Mans Series

European GT racing is holding up, even if only because distances are closer and overhead is lower. Ferrari is presenting strong fields, and the new GTE AM class has extended the life of the F430 GTC's.

Keith Bluemel   Hugo Garritsen
70 Coppa Milano Sanremo
Olivier Bidaud
71 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este

Combining select and always elegant automobiles, and situated in luxuriant but comfortable surroundings, not to mention the historical grandeur of the location, the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este is the proto-typical outdoor automobile salon, the one from which all other derive their inspiration, their guidelines, their measure. Begun in 1929, it continues its reign today on the shores of Lago di Como.

Cavallino Staff, Etienne Vanaret   Peter Singhof
75 Modena Motorsport Track Days

Since 1992, Uwe Meissner has been organizing track days for his Ferrari clientele, which are now must-do events if you are a dedicated track person. He also hosts a small but rather fine concours.

Marcel Massini, Keith Bluemel   Marcel Massini, Keith Bluemel
74 Ferrari Superamerica 45 graces Villa d'Este

Ferrari is never still and is always searching for new markets. It dawned on them several years ago that they should look to the glory days of their past and replicate the special factory/client relationship that resulted in some very special and desirable automobiles. The Special Projects Department was inaugurated to give particular clients that chance to make their own one-off Ferrari.

Cavallino Staff   Etienne Vanaret, Peter Singhof
New Ferrari FF model makes the rounds of the main show

Ferrari was due for a replacement of the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti, the latest in a long line of sedate-looking four passenger sedans. Fast and fun to drive to be sure, but sedate none-the-less in mode and appearance. Time for a change. The new Ferrari FF is a styling tour-de-force, the last thing anyone imagined, and is coupled with some advanced technology, first seen here and not yet seen on its sportier brethren.

Cavallino Staff
78 A Guide to all Ferrari produced
Plus the market as of August 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