Cavallino magazine 204

December 2014 / January 2015

  • 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 striking F40 LM, s/n 74045 Keith Bluemel

Table of Contents

2 Ecco

Our menu for you in this number 204

The Klemantaski Collection
3 Assistenza

Some helpful information for you

Keith Bluemel
6 Lettere

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

Federico Kirbus, Marcel Massini, Courtesy Chris Brehn
10 Liège-Rome-Liège Rally 1952
The tragic history of the Ferrari 212 Export, s/n 0190 E

We are at the beginning of the great history of Ferrari and only two Ferraris have been registered on August 13, 1952, for this great Liège-Rome-Liège Rally. Among the registered entrants was a "Mister X" as the teammate for Marius Heyman. It was only this way because Mr. Claude LeGuezec didn't want his name to appear, as his family wasn't to be aware of his registration.

Roland Bloch   Courtesy Roland Bloch
Auto Storica
12 Salon Prive 2014

The annual Salon Privé Concours d'Elegance ran over three days, September 3-5, 2014, in Syon Park, with the first day being for judging and presentation of the awards, the second day was billed as Ladies Day, where elegant attire was the order of the day, and the final day was Supercar Day, with a trade of some of the most desirable cars in the world.

Keith Bluemel   Keith Bluemel
16 Goodwood Revival Meeting 2014

The Goofwood Revival is different from the preceding Goodwood Festival of Speed, with the action here being at racing speeds among like-minded drivers and historically-matched cars, all on an actual circuit, and a famous one at that. The concept is to "revive" an era long gone, and one that may never have happened in actuality but only in the memories of this who were there, and those who read about them.

Keith Bluemel   Keith Bluemel
Auto da Corsa Storica
18 The Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Reunion Tour
Personal Experience of the Tour

There have been 250 GTO Reunions every five years since 1982. About six years ago, there was a small reunion for 250 Testa Rossas in Canada at Circuit Mont Tremblant under the guidance of Lawrence Stroll. Two years ago, 250 Testa Rossa owners Ed Davies and Chip Connor, with the assistance of Testa Rossa owners Lawrence Stroll and John McCaw, decided to create a 250 Testa Rossa Reunion on the scale of those for the GTOs!

Peter Sachs   Check Queener
Auto Storica
24 2nd International 250 GTE Meet 2014
Paleis Het Loo, The Netherlands, June 22, 2014

In 2010, I organized the first International Ferrari 250 GTE Meeting. At the beginning of 2014, I through it would be a challenge to do that again, this time on a greater international platform. The biennial Concours d'Élegance Paleis Het Loo was organized for June 21-22, 2014 in Apeldoorn, Netherlands and that classic car event seemed to me to be the appropriate place to set up a second International 250 GTE meeting.

Yvo Alexander   Hugo Garritsen, Bloemendal Fotografic
28 Ferrari North America's 60th Anniversary

It was a stunning weekend, a tribute to the fact that when corporate Ferrari puts their mind to it, the can throw one hell of a party! The sheer ambition of the event took one's breath away - 60 vintage Ferraris on Rodeo Driver, 1000 later model Ferraris on nearby streets, a display and charity auction of the new 458 Aperta A, the unveiling of the F60 America and many banquets and receptions.

Keith Bluemel, Jarrett Rothmeier, David Seibert   Keith Bluemel, Jarrett Rothmeier
35 Montezemolo takes his leave
Am impassioned assessment from a passionate supporter

First as a Sporting Director of Ferrari, then later as President of Ferrari, Luca Cordero di Montezemolo had indelibly linked his name to the great House of Maranello, and had deeply marked its history. Even such an august and perennial personage as Bernie Ecclestone has said that his departure from the scene can be compared to the death of Enzo Ferrari.

Paolo d'Alessio   Paolo d'Alessio
45 Ferrari F40 LM - 74045
A very special LM

The initial impetus for a racing version came from the French Ferrari importer, Pozzi Ferrari France, via its Managing Director, Daniel Marin, who proposed the idea to Giovanni Rastrelli, the then Managing Director at Ferrari, in late 1987. Daniel Marin put ex-Renault F1 team manager, and arch Ferrari enthusiast, Jean Sage, in place as Competition Director, to oversee and manage the project.The F40 Evolution, as it was then called, began to take shape, with mechanical alterations entrusted to the Michelotto concern in Padova.

Keith Bluemel   Keith Bluemel
58 Remembering Jonathan Williams
The short racing life but long friendships of driver Jonathan Williams

Despite his recent health problems, we were sorry to learn of Jonathan Williams' passing, at the age of 71. He was a true gentleman, and will be sorely missed by all who knew him. Born in Cairo on October 26, 1942, it had looked likely that he was designed for a career in engineering until he was waylaid by a group of friends, which included Piers Courage, who used to meet at a pub...

Arnaud Blanfuney   Arnaud Blanfuney Archives
In Memoriam
60 Ferrari, Grand Prix & the Star-sprangled Banner
The story of the single-seaters entered by N.A.R.T.

Luigi Chinetti introduced Ferrari to America, then ran its most important private racing team for almost twenty-five years. His North American Racing Team entered practically the entire total of Ferrari production made in that time. Motor Racing was Luigi Chinetti's life. And this contributed greatly to the success of his important business. For most of his racing, Chinetti entered his cars in endurance races, mainly because he was passionate about these events. However, some single-seaters also carried the emblem of NART, often to back up the Ferrari Factory team. It was a totally unique situation in the history of the marque, as no other customer teams entered cars on behalf of the factory under their own name. But Chinetti's team did.

Arnaud Blanfuney   The Klemantaski Collection, Al Bochroch / The Revs Institute for Automotive Research Collection, Bernard Cahier / F1 Collection, Arnaud Blanfuney Collection
78 Our team sees more changes as it re-groups
Formula One Championship

Singapore 9/21 Japan 10/05 Russia 10/31 United States 11/2

Keith Bluemel
80 GT Season is hard in America but good Worldwide
GT Ferraris are everywhere there's a race

As this season moves towards its end, most championships and titles have now been decided, whilst the premier FIA WEC titles are still up for grabs. In the USA, the inaugural year of the Tudor USCC Series came to an end with the final round, Petit Le Mans, at Road Atlanta at the beginning of October. The European Le Mans Series concluded with a race at the Estoril circuit in Portugal in mid October. In contrast to the miserable conditions at the Nürburgring for the Blancpain series, the International GT Open series finale took place at a bright, hot and sunny Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain, over the first weekend of November.

Keith Bluemel   Keith Bluemel, Hugo Garritsen
85 All Ferraris produced & Guide to the Market
As of December 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 large 2014
A lull in the market

The market is quiet at the moment, since we are in a time warp between the forth of the Monterey auctions and this coming up in Scottsdale in January. Will they be frothy as well? Impossible to predict, as everyone thought that the Monterey auctions would be the top of the market, with even signs of a pull back. It couldn't go any higher, could it. Indeed, markets don't listen to us mortals, not even to the experts, and so it went on its merry way upward.

Cavallino Staff