Cavallino magazine 196

August / September 2013

  • 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 250 GT LWB TDF, s/n 0903 GT Photographed at The Brakers in Palm Beach, Florida Jerry Wyszatycki

Table of Contents

2 Ecco

Our menu for you in number 196

3 Assistenza

Some helpful information for you

6 Lettere

Letters of remembrance from your fellow readers - TRs and Dott. Gozzi.

7 RM Villa Erba 2013
There appears to be no end to this market

More and more, Ferraris are becoming a safe haven from all the world's economic troubles, real or imagined. Another auction, another eye-opening event, another jump in the market, another confirmation of a trend ... perhaps.

Cavallino Staff, Olviier Bidaud   Olivier Bidaud
8 Tour Auto Optic 2000
Tour Auto sustains a wonderful tradition

More then a tour, less then a race, the Tour Auto Optic 2000 is the perfect venue to exercise historic automobiles in congenial settings, not to mention the excellent food and wine of France.

Arnaud Blanfuney   Peter Singhof
Storica Auto da Corsa
12 Mille Miglia 2013
Report from the driver's seat of 0563 GT

It is a sublime treat to drive an old Ferrari, and even better to do it in an event that recreates the past when these gems actually raced. One owner recounts his recent experience on the road.

Martin Gruss   Vincent Yernaux, Peter Singhof
Storica Auto da Corsa
Report from the driver's seat of 0527 GT

1000 miles and two days on the road - what is remarkable is the inherent reliability of these three liter V-12s, way back then and even in the here and now, five and half decades later.

Jack E. Thomas   Peter Singhof, Vincent Yernaux, Lars Theunissen
Storica Auto da Corsa
30 Spa Classic 2013
Famous cars on a famous track

The Patrick Peter organization continues to stage exciting historic events, and the turnout is always excellent, despite weather and competition from other events around Europe.

Cavallino Staff, Hugo Garritsen   Hugo Garritsen
Storica Auto da Corsa
32 Amelia Island honors veteran drivers & their mounts
A rare field of Ferraris at Amelia Island

Amidst hundreds of classic, sports and racing cars, some very choice Ferraris.

Cavallino Staff, Keith Bluemel   Michael Gregg, David L. Tanney
35 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2013

Arguably the longest-running Concours d'Elegance in the world, and in all those years, it has never lost its glamour nor its very special grace, polish and continental refinement. Take a bow.

Etienne Vanaret, Keith Bluemel, Olivier Bidaud, Vincent Yernaux   Vincent Yernaux
38 Sport & Collection 2013
500 Ferraris contre le cancer

This has grown to be an enormous event, held each year at the Circuit du Val du Vienne in Le Vigilant, France. The overall theme is to bring together many sports and GT cars, of many marques, to have a few fun days on track, in an unstructured and non-competitive atmosphere.

Olivier Bidaud, Cavallino Staff   Olivier Bidaud
43 The Swedish Tour de France: Beauty is its own reward
Ferrari 250 GT LWB Tour de France, s/n 0903 GT

It raced only once and did not finish. And it spent most of its life in boxes. Is there any worth to this seemingly orphaned TdF? Indeed there is, because it is a true example of all that was good about the Ferrari 250 GT LWB TdF - speed, power, versatility, and an inherent beauty of form.

Alan Boe   Jerry Wyszatycki
54 Evolution of a Brand
Enzo Ferrari's signature

Ferrari is now one of the most famous and widely recognized names in the world, and anyone interested in Ferrari known the famous purple ink, and the signature with simply the surname. What started as an insignificant gesture - the signature on any letter or document - became over time the stamp that personified the man. The slow and seamless changes over the years are noted, as this signature reaches it's iconic form.

Nathan Beehl   Nathan Beehl
58 Giulio Borsari
Not just a mechanic, but chief mechanic at Ferrari

Giulio Borsari epitomised the racing mechanic. During a career of more than thirty years, he assisted drivers of three generations, first of all at Maserati, then at Ferrari. A poignant tribute.

Arnaud Blanfuney   Courtesy Arnaud Blanfuney, Courtesy Ferrari SpA.
In Memoriam
60 Ferrari in Formula One 2013
This season is a tough one but there are victories

An interesting season so far for Ferrari, with several wins being diluted by bad luck and finicky tires. Not giving up is the key.

Keith Bluemel   Ferrari SpA., Paolo D'Alessio
64 Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2013
A good ratio at Le Mans - 8 Ferraris, 6 finishes, 2 DNFs

The Ferraris come to this classic race with no illusions this year, as "balance of performance" rules were introduced, and the Ferrari 458 GT2s were "penalised" for their great performance last year.

Keith Bluemel   Ferrari SpA., Keith Bluemel
68 Ferrari in GT Racing 2013

The success of the Ferrari 458 Italia in GT racing is good to see, and it's been a boon to Ferrari in this class. It's fast, it's competitive, it's good looking ... and it's a Ferrari. Privateer teams have lined up to get one.

Keith Bluemel   Keith Bluemel, Ferrari SpA.
80 Aesthetics matter no matter what the size

Everyone has his favourites, and Marshall has his. Here his measure is pure aesthetics of the model, a tribute to the originals, and their designers, of course - Pininfarina and Scaglietti.

Marshall Buck   Marshall Buck
84 A small tribute to Scaglietti & Manuel Olive Sans

In his day, the modeller - who-became-an-artist known as Manuel Olive Sans built a one-of-a-kind scratch-built model for a private owner, who owned the real 1:1 scale Ferrari 500 TRC, s/n 0702 MDTR, at the time.

Marshall Buck   Marshall Buck
86 A Guide to all Ferraris produced
Plus the market as of August 1, 2013 ... from a survey of selected dealers
Keith Bluemel, Cavallino Staff