Cavallino Magazine issue 106

August / September 1998

Language American English language icon American English
Editor John W. Barnes Jr.
Publishing Cavallino Inc., ISBN 0889-2504
Dimensions softcover, 72 pages, 208 x 277 mm

American English language icon Cover The Ferrari 275 GTB/4, s/n 10711, photographed in Lake Forest, Illinois

Benjamin Bailar


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 106, August / September 1998

Table of Contents

Page Section Description
2 Ecco Ecco
Our program for this issue; enjoy
9 Lettere Lettere
Comments from your fellow enthusiasts

Daniel Brooks, Alexis Callier, David G. Seibert, Steve Tillack, Dave Maestrejuan, David P. Dupont, Yves-Armel Collinot, Leonardo Freyrie

Courtesy of Daniel Brooks, Parker Hall, Nigel Snowdon, David P. Dupont, Leonardo Freyrie


14 Notizie Another era comes to an end
Garage Francorchamps

Jean M. Lemoine, Courtesy of FF Galleria


Jacques Swaters, founder of the justifiably famed Garage Francorchamps, the official importer of Ferraris to Belgium (and Luxembourg) for forty six years announced recently that he has sold the business to Maranello Concessionaires, the longtime importer of Ferraris to Great Britain. The English company is actually named Ferrari UK now, and is actually owned by Inchcape Motors, the world's largest independent importer and distributor of motor cars.
18 Mercato Mercato
The market as of August 1, 1998, from a survey of selected dealers
21 Feature Ferrari at Le Mans 1998
Ferrari takes a first and third in class at the French 24 Hour Classic

John Sinkgraven

John Sinkgraven


Although there were no official Ferraris at the race, it was still very interesting for Ferrari enthusiasts around the world. As many as four Ferrari F33 SPs were entered by private teams. All four entrants had their own approach to preparing for the event and small aerodynamic differences could be seen among the teams. Most notably, the Jabouille Ferrari featured curved extensions on the rear body panel, classifying the car as a "long tail" and slightly increasing its top speed.
26 Feature A California Privateer
Beverly Spencer

Roy Spencer

Courtesy of Roy Spencer


In that golden era, it was possible for a man of taste and vision to buy great Ferraris and go racing. The life and times of Beverly Spencer - one of the most notable California private entrants. A special time recounted with devotion by his son.
32 Feature Four-Cam reborn
Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Scaglietti Berlinetta, s/n 10711

Richard Fritz

Benjamin F. Bailar


Having your Ferrari restored in Italy makes sense when you have Ferrari's former crafstmen doing the work. They are still there, retired, but still active, still bending metal. Restoring a car in Italy requires patience, but the rewards are well worth the wait.
40 Feature Pinin Farina takes a Gamble
This 250 Europa GT, s/n 0403GT had interesting features that would bear fruit a decade later

Marcel Massini, Jess Pourret

Marcel Massini


Ferrari's early coachbuilders would often try new design ideas, some good, some not, and others were before their time.
46 Corse Early season setbacks spawn mid-season triumphs!
Formula One Championship

Marc Sonnery


Spanish Grand Prix - May 10, 1998
Monaco Grand Prix - May 24, 1998
Canadian Grand Prix - June 7, 1998
French Grand Prix - June 28, 1998
47 Corse Surprise Ferrari winner at the Tour Auto
Tour Auto - Paris to La Rochelle, France - April 15-18, 1998

Keith Bluemel, Marcel Massini, Pierre Goossens, Andreas Meiniger

Andreas Meiniger


Ferrari participation in this popular event on the classic calendar, which is the first major European sortie of the year, was, as in previous years, high in numbers and quality. Within the two hundred plus cars that gathered in the Trocadero Gardens, in a distinctly chilly Paris, for technical verification on Tuesday, April 14, were a total of thirty eight Ferraris.
48 Corse Mille Miglia attracts the finest - again
16th Mille Miglia Storica - Brescia-Rome-Brescia - May 14-18, 1998

Marcel Massini, Pierre Goossens, Vincent Yernaux, Henry T. Kistler

Andreas Meiniger, Vincent Yernaux, Henry T. Kistler


The variety of early Ferrari models at this Italian classic is always rewarding, and 1998 was no exception. Warm sunny days and cool nights gave everyone a pleasant time, with only localized inclement weather. The most important gathering point is tech inspection at Brescia, where all the cars are on display, with owners, drivers, mechanics, families, enthusiasts, etc. in attendance.
49 Corse Spa Ferrari Days reaches tenth year

Pierre Goossens, Hugo Garritsen, Andreas Meiniger

Andreas Meiniger, Hugo Garritsen


This Ferrari extravaganza attracts the best cars and drivers from all over Europe (and from other continents as well) to the famous Spa circuit on the first weekend of May. It was rainy and foggy for the three day event, which included the Ferrari Shell Historic Challenge, the F355 Challenge, and the races for modified Ferrari street and/or race cars or recent vintage.
50 Corse Historic Racing reaches U.S.

David Seibert

Alan Boe


This is not quite true, as many Ferrari owners have been racing, as opposed to parading, their cars at vintage events in America for many years, most notably at the Monterey Historic Races, but recently the first race was run here of the Shell Historic Challenge, the exciting series that has proved to be very succesful in Europe.
51 Galleria Galleria
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