Cavallino magazine 209

October / November 2015

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

On the cover the Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa, s/n 0724 TR David Wendt

Table of Contents

2 Ecco

Our menu for you in this number 209

3 Assistenza

Some helpful information for you

6 Lettere

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

Jim Sitz, Peter Sachs, Jess G. Pourret, Marcel Massini, William Hume   The Revs Institute for Automotive Research, Olivier Bidaud, The Klementaski Collection, Kevin Blommaert, Jerry Wyszatycki
18 Concours on the Avenue
Carmel by the Sea, CA - August 11, 2015

On Tuesday, August 11, was held the kick-off event of Monterey week, the now fabled Concurs on the Avenue in Carmel by the Sea. Its name is descriptive but it now stretches further along the avenue and up several side streets, such is the draw of the event, in both people and cars. Ferrari content varies year by year but there are always good ones on hand.

Keith Bluemel   Keith Bluemel
Galleria Monterey
20 The Quail - A Motorsports Gathering
Quail Lodge, Carmel Valley, CA - August 14th, 2015

On Friday, August 14th at the Quail Lodge and Golf Course in Carmel Valley, California, was the Quail, and in ten years it has become a must-do event for people who appreciate beautiful automobiles in a quiet and very personalized setting. 3,000 attendeees only makes for a fine cozy affair, with music, good food and drinks all day long to accompany the cars. Since Monterey this year in 2015 was the big Ferrari weekend, The Quail was focused on what many consider the non plus ultra of the Ferrari world - the Coachbuilt Ferraris.

Marcel Massini   Peter SInghof, Cavallino Staff
Galleria Monterey
22 Concorso Italiano
Black Horse Golf Club, Monterey, CA - August 15, 2015

On Saturday, August 15th at Black Horse Golf Course on Monterey Bay, California, Concorso Italiano had once again become a tradtion at Monterey Week. It's unique format featured more than 800 Italian vehicles, and appreciation from people who love them, plus elements of Italian style such as fashion, food, music and art. Take everything made in Italy, from fashion to cars, sprinkle it with red wine, bathe it in sunshine, top it all off with fun, and you had Concorso Italiano.

Marcel Massini   Hugo Garritsen, Keith Bluemel, David Wheeler, Peter Singhof
Galleria Monterey
24 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
Pebble Beach, CA - August 16, 2015

Sunday, August 16th, was the climax of the week for most enthusiasts because it was the day of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, which celebrated its 65th anniversary this years. Automobiles from all over the world gathered on the 18th fairway of the Pebble Beach Golf Course to content for the title of Best of Show, at the most competitive event in the collector car world.

Marcel Massini, Chris Current   Denis Tanney, Steve Burton
Galleria Monterey
25 Pebble Beach Road Races
Del Monte Forest, Pebble Beach, CA - August 14, 2015

Because it was a Ferrari year in Monterey, the organizers of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, Sandra Button and crew, had the excellent idea of having a special display of many of the actual Ferraris that took part in the original Pebble Beach road races, which ran on a course of roads through the Del Monte forest in the 1950s. They expanded the idea and actually had seven of those Ferraris brought back for a re-enactment of the races, and over the very same roads.

Ron Kimball
Galleria Monterey
26 Monterey Motorsports Reunion
Laguna Seca, CA - August 13-16, 2015

The Monterey Motorsports Reunion was held from August 14 to 16 and while it didn't neccessarily highlight Ferrari in this Ferrari year, it did have many Ferraris on track, and even more to be seen in the huge paddock. Laguna Seca is a glamorous track, and easily draws the best of historic racers to this once-a-year event.

Denis Tanney, Peter Singhof
Galleria Monterey
28 Ferrari Club of America International Meet
Nicklaus Golf Club, Monterey, CA - August 17, 2015

Monday through Wednesday, August 17-19, was the 2015 Ferrari Club of America Annual Meet, and this year it was a big one with Ferraris everywhere, on the two Tours, at the Laguna Seca Racetrack, and here at the Concours, with 250 Ferraris entered. Total entries were astounding, with many new and old Ferraris great to see.

Chris Current, Pat Current   Peter Singhof
Galleria Monterey
30 Casa Ferrari Carmel
Case Ferrari Carmel, CA - August 13-16, 2015

Since this was a Ferrari year in Monterey, Ferrari was determined to have a large presence, but they were also determined to forsake the tried & true and offer some things that were unique to entertain their customers. One was the pop-up Casa Ferrari Carmel, a stage set of Italian culture created in an old Carmel gas station and surrounding buildings, that fortuantely already had a Mediterranean flavor. On each of four days, an old and rare Ferrari was on display, heralding Ferrari's history and the role Ferrari Classiche now plays in that.

Morgan Theys, Hugo Garritsen
Galleria Monterey
32 The Monterey Auctions
All the results from your staff

Bonhams - Quail Lodge - 8/14/2015 Gooding & Company - Pebble Beach Equestrian Center - 8/15-16/2015 Russo and Steele - Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey - 8/13-15/2015 RM Sotheby's Auction - Pinnacle Portfolio Sale - Portola Hotel & Spa, Monterey - 8/13/2015 RM Sotheby's Auction - Portola Hotel & Spa, Monterey - 8/14-15/2015 Mecum Auctions - Hyatt Regency Hotel, Monterey - 8/13-15/2015

Cavallino Staff   Keith Bluemel, Alan Yorgason
Galleria Monterey
36 Colorful in Life & Legend
Ferrari 250 TR, s/n 0724 TR

The seventh customer 250 Testa Rossa by chassis number, s/n 0724 TR, was completed at the Factory in early 1958 and sold from the factory to Jacques Swaters' Ecurie National Belge in Brussels, Belgium in late February 1958. Delivered in Swaters' custom shade of yellow with a red racing stripe, s/n 0724 TR was displayed the following month during the Brussels Motor Show. Following its brief career as a show car, s/n 0724 TR saw its first competition action a couple weeks later when Belgian driver Willy Mairesse drove it to a seventh overall finish at the Eater Monday Sussex Trophy in Goodwood.

Jarett Rothmeier   David Wendt, Courtesy Dr. Willis Murphey Archives, Courtesy Jacques Swaters Archives, Courtesy Marcel Massini Archives, The Klemantaski Collection, Karl Ludvigsen
48 Intermezzo 1519 GT
An interim lost & found again

The 250 long wheelbase series models, begun in 1956 and succeeding successfully through to 1959, were beginning to show their age by late 1958 - early 1959, as race car technology, even for GT cars, even even by the relatively primitive standards of the day, was evolving. As a consequence, Ferrari was working on a short wheelbase version of the 250 GT, which would not be ready, however, until late in 1959. So for the spring and summer of 1959, the long wheelbase 250 GT had to be used.

Cavallino Staff   Courtesy Mauriche Louche Archive, Massimo Trenti, Peter Singhof, AG, Dave Nicholas
64 Progress & Pain mark the season so far
Formula One

Hungary 7/26 - Vettel & Raikkonen have their days - great ups & downs Belgium 8/23 - 3rd place in the bag, but Pirelli didn't know that

Keith Bluemel   Ferrari SpA
68 GT Ferraris - Data, data, data
Documented results for now - and the future

Cavallino is the only publication that has always published all the Ferrari F1 and GT race results, including race#, model type, team, drivers, results, and most importantly - chassis numbers.

Keith Bluemel, Hugo Garritsen   Hugo Garritsen, Ferrari North America
70 All Ferraris produced & Guide to the Market
As of October 1, 2015

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

Keith Bluemel, Cavallino Staff
75 Most Ferraris do well at recent auctions

It was an exciting weekend over 2015 Monterey, with no less than six major auctions, and several internet auctions, plus some new auction arrivals on the scene trying to break into an already overloaded four to five days of intense activity. Many auctions were going all at once, on some of the same evenings, and it was only the advent of the cell phone that allowed at buyer to be at one auction and his agent to be at another, with both in conference as sought after cars came to the block.

Cavallino Staff