Cavallino magazine 198

December 2013 / January 2014

  • 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 1953 Ferrari 250 Europa Coupé Pinin Farina, s/n 0305 EU Dirk de Jager

Table of Contents

2 Ecco

Our items for you in this number 198

3 Assistenza

Some helpful information for you

6 Lettere

Some thoughts, observations and corrections from your fellow readers and researchers.

10 Once upon a time - the relative ease of buying from Europe
Names from the past: Rob de La Rive Box

Most Ferrari enthusiast of today have never heard the name of Rob de la Rive Box. However, from the late 1960s through the early 1980s, Rob, or Robbie, as we called him, was a major player in the world Ferrari trade. Rob was from Villmergen, Switzerland and was, essentially, a used car dealer who specialized in exotic cars.

Dyke W. Ridgley   Courtesy The Ridgley Collection
Storica Auto
12 Goodwill makes the most of its bounteous facilities
Goodwood Revival 2013

There are many historic race events, and many historic revivals, but non can combine the correct cars with such a magnificent historical setting, and be called a true Revival like Goodwood.

Cavallino Staff   Vincent Yernaux, Peter Singhof
Storica Auto da Corsa
18 Old iron at the Tours du Castellet 10,000
10,000 Tours du Castellet

The French gathering at Catellet (on the Côte d'Azur) was like a little Le Mans Classic (with the same organizer, Peter Auto). Almost 200 Prototype and GT cars participated in different groups for this CER (classic endurance racing). Overall a very nice event, a great track and paddock, with everything well accessible for viewing and taking pictures. We shall return.

Etienne Vanaret   Etienne Vanaret
Storica Auto da Corsa
19 José Froilán González leaves us
Reflections on the great pampas bull
Arnaud Blanfuney, Tony Watson   Courtesy Arnaud Blanfuney
In Memoriam
24 Brandoli Artwork Collection

Egidio Brandoli is one of the most famous names in coachwork. Son Roberto has continued the fame with a new line of sculpted metallic artwork that utilizes the same fine metals and the same old world skills that has crafted some of the beautiful bodies of the early Ferraris.

Keith Bluemel   Courtesy Brandoli
31 Geneva Auto Show 2013
Ferrari surprises with the Ferrari 458 Speciale

Is there life yet in the five year old Ferrari 458? Indeed. Besides the GT versions that show no sign of lagging, Ferrari has introduced a production 458 that is not far behind in power and performance. 605 CV at 9000 RPM and 540 Nm at 6000 RPM.

Ferrari SpA.   Arnaud Meunier, Hugo Garritsen
36 Ferrari does Detroit
Ferrari 250 Europa Coupé Pinin Farina, s/n 0305 EU

Loads of chrome trim, big broad whitewall tires, bight contrasting paint scheme, plush luxury appointments - a car made rally for post-war America. It was a showcase car for both Ferrari and Pinin Farina, making the rounds of all the early Italian Concorso d'Eleganza. It came to America, lost its engine, lost its sex appeal, and was stored away for an uncertain future. But Europe took it back, found its engine, put it all back together and now we have this period piece to savour.

Hugo Garritsen   Dirk de Jager
45 Ferrari 250 Europa Coupé Pinin Farina, s/n 0305 EU
Marcel Massini
46 Enzo Ferrari's alter ego
The strong relationship between Minardi and Ferrari

A friendship, a business arrangement, a shared passion for motorsport - one of the little known facts of Ferrari lore - Gian Carlo Minardi was a test team for Scuderia Ferrari. Enzo Ferrari needed to scout new Italian driving talent; he called on Minardi to help get it done. And lent him several current F1 machines to do it.

Alan Blanfuney   Gian Carlo Minardi Archives
62 Ferrari in Formula One 2013
F1 season draws to a close, but with hopes dimming for our favorite team.

Red Bull-Renault has found the magic equation, while Ferrari struggles with everyone else to gain ground on this seemingly unstoppable force. Playing catch-up is always a challenge.

Keith Bluemel
64 Ferrari GT Racing 2013
Ferraris take many of Series Titles

Despite problems in Formule One, Ferrari has had great success in multiple GT series, with the Ferrari 458 capturing titles in ELMS, international GTO, Blanpain, and Grand-Am series.

Keith Bluemel   Ferrari SpA., Dennis L. Tanney
70 A Guide to all Ferraris produced
Plus the market as of December 1, 2013 ... from a survey of selected dealers
Keith Bluemel, Cavallino Staff