Cavallino magazine 203

October / November 2014

  • Language: American English American English
  • Publisher: John W. Barnes, Jr.
  • Publication: Softcover | 208 x 277 mm | 96 pages
  • Code: ISSN 0889-2504

On the cover the luscious Ferrari 250 GT/L Lusso, s/n 4415 GT Photographed at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida Jerry Wyszatycki

Table of Contents

2 Ecco

Our menu for you in this number 203

3 Assistenza

Some helpful information for you

6 Lettere

Commentary, useful information and differing opinions from your fellow readers.

8 A wonderful Life: the exploits of Jack Rutherfurd
Ferrari 340 America, s/n 0120 A

The Life & Times of Jack Rutherfurd, the man who set a land speed record for European sports cars with a Ferrari 340 America, s/n 0129 A, in 1954 at Daytona Beach.

Chris Brehm   Courtesy Chris Brehm
Auto Storica
24 Life on the 1000 Miglia Storica
Four days, 1000 miles, no sleep - but driving a Ferrari in Italy

Owner Ken Roath takes his 1955 Ferrari 250 Europa GT Coupé Pinin Farina, s/n 0419 GT, for the third time on this endless journey, and recounts it for you first-hand.

Ken Roath   Jerry Wyszatycki, Peter Singhof
Auto Storica
28 Ferrari Le 250 Tornano a Casa
The Ferrari 250s return home

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the last production year of the 250 series in 1964, namely the 250 GT Lusso, Brandon Wang organised a tour for friends with models in the 250 production range, which he named "Ferrari Le 250 Tornado a Casa". The purpose of the event was to have a leisure touring rally, taking in sights, culture, excellent accommodation in luxury hotels, together with fine food and wine to satisfy the inner needs, driving the cars in the mannier to which they were accustomed.

Keith Bluemel   Keith Bleumel
32 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014

The Festival of Speed begins summer fun - cars, planes, boats, and bikes - all you can handle.

Keith Bluemel   Peter Singhof
39 Ferraris Beauty Queen
The Luxury that is the Lusso

It was perfection from the start - from prototype to production with only a few minor changes. The Ferrari 250 GT/L Lusso was a beauty born from birth, with no growing pains or adolescent hesitation. Includes a closer look at one perfect example, s/n 4415 GT.

Alan Boe   Jerry Wyszatycki
53 Concours on the Avenue
Monterey 2014 presented by Talacrest

The streets of the quaint and picturesque village of Carmel were lined with glamorous and exciting cars again this year on the Tuesday, the 12th, and the attendees were very grateful for this chance to see some truly wonderful cars in such a charming setting, and this year under beautiful skies.

Cavallino Staff   Keith Bluemel, Vincent Yernaux
56 The Quail - a Motorsports Gathering

The Quail - a Motorsports Gathering has become "the" fashionable event of the Monterey Week, and that's not a negative, since the organizers want an event that reflects their brand - the posh and known-for-service Peninsula Hotels around the world. This they have achieved by having a restricted number of quality cars, sponsors and attendees, all on the grounds of the very pleasant Quail Lodge and Resort.

Cavallino Staff   Vincent Yernaux
58 Concorso Italiano

Its a brilliant move, Concorso Italiano moved this year from Fridays to Saturday, relieving a multi-year conflict with the Quail event. This freed up endless traffic jams but also freed up endless enthusiasts who now could take in both shows for a whole day, instead of having to split the experience and dash from one to the other like mad people.

Cavallino Staff   Vincent Yernaux, Keith Bluemel
60 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

All of this Monterey madness began with the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance over 60 years ago, and it was still the dominant force of the week this year, bar none. It was huge, it had more of everything, it had the best cars from all over the world, and it was successful - it was a "happening". The quality of the classic cars was outstanding, with many "99+" cars competing head to head for only 1-2-3 in the various classes, and some honorary awards.

Cavallino Staff   Vincent Yernaux, Chris Current, Dennis L. Tanney
63 Monterey Motorsports Reunion & Sundry

The Ferrari field was small again at Laguna Seca, and as before, it was first and foremost a generational change, as more and younger spectators want to see what they watched growing up, and in this case here at the Monterey Motorsports Reunion, that means USRRC cars, IMSA GT cars and GTU/GTO cars, Formula Atlantic cars, Trans-Am cars, FIA Champ and GTP cars, and Stock Cars.

Cavallino Staff   Alan Yorgason, Vincent Yernaux
65 The Monterey Auctions - all the results

Thirty-nine Ferraris sold for a total (with commissions) of $205,922,500 in the six auctions at Monterey in August. And that's just the Ferraris that sold on hammer bids of a million dollars or more. That's more million dollar Ferraris than the whole Ferrari sale in 2009.

Keith Bluemel, Vincent Yernaux, Rick Carey   Keith Bluemel, Bonhams
74 Le Mans Classic 2014
Ferraris show their age at Le Mans Classic 2014

As all passionate race car fans know, the Le Mans Classic is a revival of the history of the sacred 24 Hours of Le Mans, organized by Peter Auto in partnership with the A.C.O. For this seventh edition, the weather was capricious, with sunny and hot tests day, then followed by two race days under a changing sky, cloudy and rain, which did not facilitate the task for the pilots who came to offer a spectacle for the 110,000 spectators at the track.

Arnaud Meunier, Olivier Bidaud   Arnaud Meunier, Olivier Bidaud
Auto da Corsa Storica
77 A neat Ferrari soon to be passed over
An inside look at complex innards of the 2014 Ferrari F14T

A beautiful monoposto destined to be forgotten, however. Its crime? It has not found a way to make the most of the complex new rules governing Formule One in 2014. It has improved greatly through the year, going from "also ran" to "contender" but is still just a bit short.

Paolo D'Alessio
78 Ferrari in Formula One 2014
Our team slowly slides off-pace

Ferrari's hopes for 2014 are dashed, with one of its worst seasons on record drawing to a close. Changes have been made and more are promised. We can hope. A review of Britain, Germany, Hungary, Belgium and Italy.

Keith Bluemel
80 Ferrari GT Update 2014
GT Ferraris flood the globe - the racer of choice

Ferrari 458 GT2s and GT3s continue very strong in Europe and America.

Keith Bluemel   Hugo Garritsen
85 All Ferraris produced & Guide to the Market
As of October 1, 2014

The GT, Sport and Production Ferrari values, reflecting continued upward momentum and new base price levels

Keith Bluemel, Cavallino Staff
91 Ferraris at recent auctions 2014

The Ferrari market is definitively strong, with continued sales strength and no end in sight. Everyone held their breath at the Monterey auctions, waiting to see if the end had truly come, as it must at some point. But the end didn't come; rather, nearly all the Ferraris met their reserves, many did better than expected, some were over the moon, and a few were on another planet.

Keith Bluemel