Cavallino Magazine issue 103

February / March 1998

Language American English language icon American English
Editor John W. Barnes Jr.
Publishing Cavallino Inc., ISSN 0889-2504
Dimensions softcover, 64 pages, 208 x 277 mm

American English language icon Cover The Ferrari 410 Superamerica, s/n 1477 SA

David Male

The Enthusiast's Magazine of Ferrari

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 103, February / March 1998

Table of Contents

Page Section Description
2 Ecco Ecco

Pierre Goossens, Vincent Yernaux

3 Lettere Lettere

Roland Bloch, Pierre Goossens, Jess G. Pourret, Robert Philips, Lance Hill, David Gizzi, Raymond F. Jerozal, Jr., Wayne L. Harvey

Roland Bloch, Alberto Sorlini / The Klemantaski, Pierre Goossens, François Lemeunier, Tom Burnside, Lance Hill, David Gizzi, Raymond F. Jerozal, Jr.

14 Notizie Ferraris, and others, take over L.A.

David Newhardt

In the first ever event of its kind in the car capital of the west, Los Angeles hosted vintage races on its downtown streets in front of Union Station over the Labor Day weekend. Hundreds of older sports cars in thirty five classis ran the improvised course, in front of a large crowd. There was also a Concours d'Elegance for Ferraris and a good selection took part.
14 Notizie Auction prices firm up for selected models

Courtesy of Rick Cole

More Ferraris are showing up at auctions again, and more are selling, now that owners are setting realistic reserves. Over the Monterey weekend, the Christie's people did well with the Ferraris from Mel Blanc's collection. During the same weekend Rick Cole's group moved a lovely 1956 500 TR, s/n 0650 MDTR.
14 Notizie Rare Ferrari wins in France

Parker Hall

Making the rounds this past year to all major Concours has been Lorenzo Zambrano's 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB, s/n 3269 GT, with the very special and very beautiful body by Nuccio Bertone. It came to Paris in September to the Bagatelle event, where beauty, style, and elegance are the pre-eminent criteria, and it took Best in Show.
15 Notizie Unique Pininfarina Show Car takes New York

Mark Wallach

Finally making the show circuit after many years in storage is the 1965 365 P that was rebodied by Pininfarina in 1966 for the Paris Salon. it was given a street production number, s/n 8971, and it contained a central driving position flanked by two seats for passengers.
15 Notizie Concours Italiano continues to delight

Crista Barnes

The range of Italian automobiles drawn to the one day affair in Carmel Valley is always impressive, and 450 examples were on hand to be seen by 10.000 people in perfect weather. The cars of DeTomaso were featured, and there were guests from Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Fiat, Lancia, Bertone, Italdesign and Iso Rivolta. Ferraris accounted for 150 cars of the field.
15 Notizie Calender appears, New Year begins
The Ferrari year can't begin, it seems, without the official calendar published by Gunther Raupp in Germany. It is now in its fourteenth year, and it has survived (while a host of others have failed) because of its large size, striking images, good graphics, and quality printing.
17 Notizie González honored at Coys

John Sinkgraven

John Sinkgraven

At the large Silverstone event honoring Ferrari last year, Froilán González was presented with a new "old" helmet by helmet maker Patey. It was the same type that he wore in his glory years in the 1950s, and of course, he was the first Ferrari driver to win the British Grand Prix. So the presentation was opportune.
17 Notizie San Diego Concours expands its horizons

Guy Mangiamele

After sixteens years as an excellent but primarily local show, the event has been expanded to include a road rally and vintage hillclimb, all in and around San Diego and La Jolla. Symbolic Motor Cars was the inspiration for adding the several new facets to an already fine affair.
17 Notizie Stretched Ferrari 550 Maranello
We know nothing

Marcel Massini

There's is not much to be said for this thing, other than that it is ungainly and a poor use of a good Ferrari.
Who? What? When? Where? Why?
We don't know.
17 Notizie Japan has the final word

Junichiro Hiramatsu

Junichiro Hiramatsu

As the celebrations for Ferrari's 50th Anniversary began to wan (and it was quite a year), the Ferrari Club of Japan held a final farewell at the "Venini Est", the Italian restaurant owned by Ferrari enthusiast Junichiro Hiramatsu. Centerpiece was a cake modeled after the now famous 50th anniversay logo.
18 Servizio Speedline
A well-rounded Company

Marc Sonnery


Even more so than tires, wheels are one of the most underestimated components of a vehicle; surely there is far more to them than simply being round and shiny?
Thanks to a recent visit to the headquarters of Speedline America Corporation, and insights provided by its President David Bones and operations manager Bill Hoffman, we were given an eye opening glimpse into just how much goes into the manufacturing of the wheels chosen as original equipment by Ferrari.
20 Feature Le Mans in 1967 - what went wrong
The real reason now revealed concerning Ferrari's loss to Ford in this epic battle

Mauro Forghieri

Nigel Snowdon / The Klementaski Collection

In 1967 we lost at Le Mans against the Ford Mk IV for many different reasons. First of all, it must be mentioned that during that year, in addition to racing in the Formule One World Championship and in the Sports-Prototype Championship with both the four liter 330 P4 and with the 2,000 cc 206 P, we also took part in the European F2 Championship with the Dino 166 F2. Furthermore we were also competing for the European Mountain Championship, where we were present with a Group 7 Dino "biposto-corsa" with four valves per cylinder. Therefore, Ferrari's Technical Department and I were busy on five different fronts, one more than in 1966.
30 Feature Ferrari 410 Superamerica, s/n 1477 SA
Nothing short of the most exclusive Ferraris on the road

David Male

It is usually a Ferrari not seen in public for a long time that we very often meet, almost accidentally, and it is the immediate poise, the presence, the self-possession of the animal that captures our curiousity and propels our fascination. One most recent example is the Series III Ferrari 410 Superamerica, an unexpectedly large and certainly handsome Ferrari which gained initial fame as being part of the immense stable of automobiles (800) owned by the gambling entrepreneur William Harrah.
36 Feature Mille Miglia Historica; a review 1977 to 1997
All the Ferraris entered in the two decades of this succesful recreation of history are noted

Pierre Goossens, Vincent Yernaux

Pierre Goossens, Vincent Yernaux

In 1977, the Automobile Club of Brescia and the Musical Watch Veteran Car Club of Brescia sought to reestablish the great 1,000 mile race through Italy, a classic event that had been cancelled twenty years before. All sports cars built 1957 and earlier were eligible, and they would run a regularity race as opposed to an outright competition. The public roads through Italy, from Brescia to Rome and back, were to be the same as used in the earlier races. Would the public take notice?
46 Corse Colorado Grand heads for milestone

Jeff Allison

Jeff Allison

Ferraris have become the marque of choice at the Colorado Grand as seventeen models were part of the over ninety cars enjoying the camaraderie and ambience of the Rocky Mountains in autumn. The Ferraris ranged from Jon and Mary Shirley's delectable little ex-Factory 166 MM, to Wayne Colomb's and Graceia Voyles' voluptuous 375 MM Pinin Farina Speciale.
46 Corse Whither Professional Sports Car Racing?

Robert Pease

It was at the October Sebring weekend that everything fell apart for the sanctioning body "Professional SportsCar", as a new series was announced, beginning at the Daytona 24 Hours, and sanctioned by the SCCA. To be called the United States Road Racing Championship, it already has most of the country's tracks signed up, giving the PSC no place to go.
46 Corse Ferrari Historic Challenge announced

John Sinkgraven

Ferrari North America will organize for 1998 a vintage Ferrari Championship called the "Ferrari Historic Challenge." Similar to the successful series organized in Europe by Ferrari of Italy, it will be added as a special attraction to the 1998 Ferrari Challenge. The goal is to offer Ferrari events, hosted on different race tracks around the U.S., where vintage race car enthusiasts can run their Ferraris in a real race series.
47 Corse F333 SP finished 1997 season at Laguna

David Seibert

Alan Yorgason

The Ferrari F333 SPs have thrilled crowds the entire season, and campaigned before a large audience at Laguna Seca, the final race. In a display of esprit de corps, many of the Ferrari teams took care of each other's cars on and off during the year, and often switched crew members, engines, body parts and even chassis tubs back and forth as needed. An historian's future nightmare is unfolding, but throughout 1997's eleven races, all available chassis were on the starting grids, ready to race
47 Corse New 333 SP teams announced

Jeff Allison

Despite the uncertainty of the future sanctioning body for sports car racing in the U.S., several efforts are moving forward to increase the number of Ferraris on the grid. Ferrari of Houston owner, Giuseppe Risi, has bought two of the new Michelotto models, s/n 17 an d18, to be campaigned with the Dan Doyles, Senior and Junior, of Doyle Racing.
48 Corse Tom Papadopoulos wins 1997 Ferrari Challenge

David Seibert

Courtesy of Wide World of Cars

Papadopoulos defeated Dr. Steve Earle, Carlos Hank Jr., and twenty four other drivers to win the 1997 Ferrari Challenge race series. Driving an F355 prepared and entered by Wide World of Cars, the authorized Ferrari dealer in Spring Valley, New York, Papadopoulos scored 1730 points in the series' ten races to finish 55 points ahead of Earle, who was in turn only 5 points ahead of Hank, Jr.
49 Galleria Galleria
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62 Mercato Mercato
The market as of February 1, 1998, from a survey of selected dealers