Cavallino Magazine issue 108

December 1998 / January 1999

Language American English language icon American English
Editor John W. Barnes Jr.
Publishing Cavallino Inc., ISBN 0889-2504
Dimensions softcover, 56 pages, 208 x 277 mm

American English language icon Cover The Ferrari 400 SA, s/n 0611 SA

Denis L. Tanney


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 108, December 1998 / January 1999

Table of Contents

Page Section Description
1 Ecco Ecco
Our program for this issue: enjoy

Tom Burnside


2 Lettere Lettere
Comments from your fellow enthusiasts

Juan Alberto Molinari, Michael Callaham, John von Neumann, Harold Broughton, Pete Lovely, Gianni Rogliatti

Courtesy of Juan Molinari, Michael Callaham,


13 Notizie Pebble Beach always a pleasure
1998 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance - Pebble Beach, California - August 16, 1998

Winston Goodfellow

David Newhardt


Again, it did not disappoint. There were enough special Ferraris in several classes to make the day of unique interest, and in attendance this year also was Sergio Scaglietti, who was being honored for his design work. Taking the award for the Best Overall Ferrari was Jon Shirley's 375 MM Scaglietti Coupé, s/n 0402 AM.
14 Notizie Meadow Brook rewards special Ferraris

Jerry McDermott

Jerry McDermott


It was a Porsche and Chrysler year at this large and yet relaxed event, but a Ferrari was able to drive off with one of the top prizes, the Designer's Choice Trophy. It was Rob Walton's 250 GTO, s/n 3607 GT, presented by Dyke and Sue Ridgley, who maintain and show the car.
14 Notizie Miller Motorcars cultivates a summer tradition

Courtesy of Miller Motorcars


For the fifth year now, this Ferrari dealer in Greenwich, Connecticut has teamed up with the northeast region of the Ferrari Club of America to host a truly enjoyable weekend at the renewed Lime Rock race track. Included were a track event, a Concours, and the always important and necessary parties and dinners.
14 Notizie French Club honored at Dijon

Andreas Meiniger

Andreas Meiniger


As part of the large Dijon-Prenois weekend in June, the Club Ferrari France held a huge gathering and also celebrated its 30th Anniversary! This club has always been enthusiastic and always puts on several well attended events each year, usually at Mas du Clos.
14 Notizie Pocono event braves the heat

Mark Wallach

Mark Wallach


This meet for Italian cars has improved year by year, and now attracts a good selection of Ferraris, including nine F40s and F40 LMs, and a Spyder California, an SWB and a 250 Monza.
14 Notizie Ferraris at the Geneva Motor Show, Turin Salon, and Paris Salon

Marcel Massini, Miki Bellagarda, Keith Bluemel


Geneva Motor Show - March 5-15, 1998
Turin Salon - April 24 - May 3, 1998
Paris Salon - October 1-11, 1998
15 Notizie Hoyt Sculpture sets record

Courtesy Dennis Hoyt


A unique piece was to appear at the last Cavallino Classic but wasn't finished in time. However, that did not hinder the piece from being sold, half done and sight unseen, except for a few photos of the work in progress, to a collector for a high water mark $85,000
15 Notizie Luis Vuitton Classic braves New York

Mark Wallach

Mark Wallach


Now a popular event on the City's fall calendar, the Vuitton gathering at Rockefeller Center attract some unusual high profile machinery in front of a large if mostly tourist crowd. Ferrari are present in several classes, and the Best Ferrari of Show award went to, need we say more, Jon Shirley's 375 MM, s/n 0402 AM.
16 Mercato Mercato
The market as of December 1, 1998, from a survey of selected dealers
18 Corse Long secluded Prototype reappears

Junichiro Hiramatsu

Junichiro Hiramatsu


This chassis started life as a 1966 Ferrari 330 P3, with that lovely fluid body, and it was s/n 0844. In 1967, it became a 330 P3/4, or 412 P, and at the end of 1967, it then became Ferrari's first attempt at a CanAm car, with the mechanicals remaining the same, but with the body modified to a truncated spyder form. After a few races, it went to Chinetti and eventual to collector Walter Medlin, where it sat in a warehouse untouched for twenty years.
18 Corse F333 SP benefactor retires ... again

Denis L. Tanney


Giampiero Moretti told Ferrari that if they built the F333 SP, he would buy them and race them, and he did. The Momo sponsored cars have had great success for four years. Moretti now said he wanted to retire, and now he has, but only after winning one final race, the USRRC six hour endurance at Watkins Glen in August.
18 Corse Historic Festival entertains Japan
2nd Neko Historic Automobile Festival - Japan - September 22-23, 1998

Junichiro Hiramatsu, Marcel Massini


Publisher Kenji Sasamoto organized the Neko Historic Automobile Festival at the new Honda-owned Twin Ring Motegi circuit in September. There were many Ferraris, including a radiant group of racing Ferraris not often seen together.
18 Corse Ferrari takes a Championship
ISRS Series

Hugo Garritsen

Hugo Garritsen


For 1998, Ferrari has won the ISRS Series with recent wins at Anderstorp in August, and at the Nürburgring and Le Mans in September. The victor in all three was F333 SP, s/n 022, of JB Racing, driven by Vincenzo Sospiri and Emmanuel Collard.
19 Corse Historic Hillclimb revived in Switzerland

Marcel Massini

Marcel Massini


Between 1953 and 1971 the hillclimb from Ollon to Villars was part of the European Mountain Championship. Twenty seven years after the end in 1971, in September of this year, the hillclimb was revived for historic racers, and three rare Ferraris took part.
19 Corse Celebrating a Grand Decade
1988 Colorado Grand - September 1998

Jeff Allison

Hugh Ruthven


Twenty three Ferraris were among the over eighty entries participating in the tenth running of the Colorado Grand. The Ferrari entry featured many out-and-out racing cars, including Bruce McCaw's ex-works 375 MM Vignale Spider to a trio of 250 Testa Rossas.
20 Corse Bemused, bewildered, beside ourselves - the season ends
Formula One Championship

Marc Sonnery


Italian Grand Prix - September 13, 1998
Luxembourg Grand Prix - September 27, 1998
Japanese Grand Prix - November 1, 1998
21 Feature Ferrari 312 P - how this prototype came to be
Part III - at the beginning

Paolo Marasca, Mauro Forghieri

Marc Sonnery


"The 250 P, which Ferrari introduced at the Geneva Auto Show this year will not be driven, not even for one meter on the road ... this is a race car that will never race." Once again, Enzo Ferrari renewed the position that the Maranello firm had made at the end of 1967, when it was decided that for the following season Ferrari was not going to participate in the Manufacturers World Championship, to protest the position taken by the International Sports Commission (CSI) against the small constructors.
26 Feature Olivier Gendebien - a remembrance
24 January 1924 - 2 October 1998

Michael T. Lynch

Tom Burnside


Another link with Ferrari's glorious decade of the 1950s has been broken with the loss of Olivier Gendebien on October 2nd. Gendebien was from a prominent Belgian family and lived an adventurous life even before he began motor racing. He saw World War II action in both the Belgian underground and as a paratrooper in a British regiment.
32 Feature Verde Scuro Carbriolet
The colorful and quite agreeable life of s/n 0611S A

Alan Boe

Denis L. Tanney


One of the first things you notice when an automobile captures your attention is its color. In the case of Ferrari, more often than not these days that color will be red, but it was not always that way. Going back to the 1950s and into the 1960s, the vast majority of Ferraris built for the road were not painted red. That was the color reserved for Ferrari's pure competition cars, since it was, and is, the Italian national racing color.
38 Feature Goodwood - A step back in time
Goodwood rewinds the clock and succeeds

Michael T. Lynch, Keith Bluemel

Michael T. Lynch


Goodwood, the estate of the Duke of Richmond and Gordon, has a sporting tradition established when the first Duke, the illegitimate son of Charles II and Louis de Keroualle, purchased the property for a hunting lodge in 1697. Goodwood, the flat track for horse racing, was built by the third Duke in 1801 at the top of the Sussex Downs above the house, and remains in operation today. In 1928, Frederick Charles Gordon Lennox became Lord March. A motor racing enthusiast, Freddie was an excellent gentleman driver.
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