Cavallino magazine 189

June / July 2012

  • Language: American English American English
  • Publisher: John W. Barnes, Jr.
  • Publication: Softcover | 208 x 277 mm | 80 pages
  • Code: ISSN 0889-2504

The Journal of Ferrari History

On the cover the Ferrari 195 Sport, s/n 0026 M Photographed at Villa Marzotto Keith Bluemel

Table of Contents

2 Ecco
What we have in this issue number 189
3 A talk on both preserving and driving an old Ferrari
Andreas Mohringer   Peter Singhof
6 Lettere
Some thoughts from your fellow readers
10 Rescued by its Competitor
When Ferrari had to enter cars not built by himself

The 1956 Ferrari Formula One season, which concluded with Fangio's title, has already been abundantly dealt with in the literature of the brand. Much more, in fact, than the genesis of the single-seater, née Lancia D50, as well as the sequence of events which made Ferrari link up to enter cars of the former Turinese competitor. This tale proposes to emphasize these two aspects , for which represent totally unique facts in Ferrari history.

Arnaud Blanfuney   Arnaud Blanfuney Collection / The Klementaski Collection
30 Jacques Swaters
His war memories or why he did all this for that ...

This story has never been told by Jacques, who preferred not to reveal it during its lifetime. Some memories have to be buried deeply in order to continue living. It was only very late in his life that my father agreed to pass on to me some anecdotes to his early years, always with an infinite modesty, not to hurt me, nor to revive old pains.

Florence Swaters   Courtesy of Florence Swater
40 The Reunion of 0026 M
A review of a singular model, the Ferrari 166 MM Berlinetta Le Mans
Keith Bluemel   Keith Bluemel
50 Tires are dictating everything - guess correctly and you win
Formula One

New rules, new cars, and an unholy mess. The cars have turned ugly and the mood as well. It appears that the Pirelli tires are the key this year - if your set-up is right (by chance, tool), you do well: if not, might as well go home. It this how we want Grand Prix racing to be?

Keith Bluemel   Ferrari SpA
52 Ferrari GTs take on Daytone once more
Grand-Am Series

There was a huge push by Daytona brass to get Ferraris back into the game at the 24 hour race, where Ferrari gained so much post glory. Ferrari then responded with a dedicated Grand-Am car, proving the versatility of the Ferrari 458 platform.

Keith Bluemel   Dennis L. Tanney
55 Eight Ferrari 458 GT2s for the 60th 12 Hours of Sebring
American Le Mans Series & FiA World Endurance Championship

It was an exciting mix of cars an classes, which made it fun to try and figure out "Who's on First?". There were Ferrari 458 Italia GT2s aplenty, and they fought hard in several classes to take the flag. Success was gained in the FIA WEC GT class , with more work needed in ALMS. The season, however, has begun.

Keith Bluemel, David Brady   David Brady
58 Ferrari in GT Racing 2012
Ferrrari GTs enter a Golden Era - take note

Our cup runneth over. As we have noted in our headlines and sub-heads, there are Ferrari GT cars everywhere right now, which makes this a glorious time for GT racing. There are multiple series where these cars van be run, and while some of the series, if not all, seem to be competing with each other, there has been a clever attempt to keep them separate and non-competing.

Keith Bluemel
60 Ferrari introduced at Geneva
Sculpted masses propelled by massive forces

The new Ferrari F12berlinetta is all about sculpted masses, as this is the defining feature of the car. The overall shape is not a important as all the things being done to it. All those valleys and vents have a strict aerodynamic purpose.

Henry T. Kistler, Keith Bluemel, Hugo Garritsen, Etienne Vanaret   Henry T. Kistler
63 Huge crowds pay homage to the Classic Automobile
Techno Classica Essen 2012

The 24th Techno classica of Essen, Germany was held at the end of this March 2012. With 123.000 square metres and 20 halls, this show is one of the largest classic motorshows for cars of prestige, for sports classics, for motor bikes, for spare parts, and for professional restorations.

Arnaud Meunier
64 Amelia Island Concours honors the master Mauro Forghieri
Amelia Island presents Ferrari 250 GTOs in this anniversary year

A cornucopia of cars - types, models, styles, designs, experiments, fancies, histories - that's what you get in abundance at the Amelia Island Concours. The man who was entrusted by Enzo Ferrari with taking over the Ferrari GTO program and making the car into the successful competition machine it became, the legendary Mauro Forghieri, was an Honorary Judge to it all.

Keith Bleumel   Michael Gregg
68 When you can't get your hands on the real thing
Ferrari 250 GT SWB in miniature

A great Ferrari tipo receives the honour it deserves ... in the rarified world of precision miniature.

Marshall Buck   Amalgam Collection, CMC, Marshall Buck
74 A Guide to all Ferraris produced
Plus the market as of June 1, 2012 ... from a survey of selected dealers
Keith Bleumel, Cavallino Staff