Cavallino Magazine issue 10

March / April 1980

Language American English language icon American English
Editor Stanley Nowak
Publishing John W. Barnes, Jr. Publishing
Dimensions softcover, 48 pages, 208 x 277 mm

American English language icon Cover Ferrari 308 GTS

Guido Ferretti


The Magazine for Ferrari Enthusiasts

Cavallino is the journal of Ferrari history, covering Ferraris old and new for over 40 years. It's the most reliable, most trusted source of everything Ferrari. Ever since the first issue in 1978 Cavallino presents extensive stories and detailed information from knowledgeable experts and enthusiasts who share the passion for Ferrari. All Ferraris are unique, and each one has its own chassis serial number. This is how the Ferrari world keeps track of all the great cars. Cavallino is the only publication that prints the serial number for every Ferrari mentioned in our stories, articles, and race results.

Cover of Cavallino Magazine issue 10, March / April 1980

Table of Contents

Page Section Description
1 Ecco Ecco
2 Commento Ferrari and Racing
2 Commento Ferrari's New F1 Turbo

Peter Coltrin


4 Lettere Lettere
10 Feature The Carrera Panamericana - Part II
A Continued Review of the Great Mexican Road Race

Stan Nowak


18 Feature Ferrari 342 and 375 America
Ferrari's First Luxury Specials

Kurt H. Miska


Once Aurelio Lampredi took up where Giacchino Colombo left off, the large displacement Ferrari engine was launched. It grew from its original 3.3 litre to 4.1 litre in one step. and the engine was used in sports and grand prix cars. One of the sports cars that used the new engine was the Type 340 Mille Miglia, a machine that did its share to generate controversy.
24 Feature Ferrari 308 GTS Spyder
A Look At This Ongoing Bestseller

Guido Ferretti, Ferrari North America


What, then, is an automotive "Spyder?" No one seems to know! And why does the word connote things special, unusual, sporty? Again, no one seems to know.
There is certainly nothing about the biological spider that would make its name a worthy attachment to an exciting automobile.
And yet the word "spyder" sticks in our minds as representing a car that is somehow special, somehow unique, something with that little extra pizzazz that makes it extra attractive.
30 Feature Dino 308 GT Rainbow
Old Ferraris Never Die ...

Greg Jarem


Remember the Rainbow? Yes, this 308 GT4-based design study is still around and, surprisingly for a show car, it's still running and looks great!
Most one-off show cars created by design houses either go back to the warehouse or are broken up.
Happily, the Rainbow has survived such fates, and instead of being regarded as an interesting but forgettable variant, it's beginning to take a life of its own.
34 Feature Ferrari in America
Scuderia Ferrrari Comes to the U.S. and Does Well

Godfrey Eaton

Franco Zagari


Those readers interested in motor racing history will recall that way back in 1904 a noted American amateur racing driver and business tycoon, William K. Vanderbilt, Jr., instituted an annual race for the Vanderbilt Cup.
The idea behind races was to improve the "home" car (but it is not clear whether the improvement was for the benefit of the road or racing automobile) by encouraging the Europeans to compete against the best of the U.S. cars.
38 Feature The Second 100 Cars
Part II - Even numbered cars

Stan Nowak

Stan Nowak


Get Your Serial Number Books Out - A Continuation of Our Popular Series.
45 Notizie The Written Word
As many of you know (and as your bookshelf and your wallet know) the amount of Ferrari books available is considerable - past 40 at the moment - and it rivalled only by the number of books on Rolls-Royce and on Porsche.
47 Notizie News From Modena
1951 Ferrari 375 Formula 1, s/n 004

Peter Coltrin

Peter Coltrin


A great old campaigner showed up recently in Modena. The accompanying photos show a 1951 Ferrari 375 Formula 1 car that was discovered in Argentina and is now the property of a Mr. Van der Lof. Before it was delivered to mr. Van der Lof, it was sent to England where Tony Merrick in Berkshire put the chassis, body and mechanics back to "as good as new".
47 Notizie News From Germany

Giancarlo Perini


Henry Haga, longtime "Ferraristi" and Director of Opel Design in Rüsselsheim for six years now, has recently made what he likes to consider "a professional investment for inspiration."
He has purchased the best of the present Ferraris, the twelve cylinder, 5 litre Berlinetta Boxer, and added his own ideas.