Cavallino Magazine issue 11

May / June 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 The Ferrari 500 Superfast, s/n 6039 SF

Alan Bishop


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 11, May / June 1980

Table of Contents

Page Section Description
1 Ecco Ecco
2 Commento Commento
No comment needed, really. This was sent to us from an unknown source, and reportedly it was taken deep in the heart of Ferrari country.
Spoof or not, it was great to receive, and it epitomised the pervasive influence Cavallino is beginning to have in the Ferrari world.
9 Feature Ferrari 500 Superfast - An Appreciation
A Look at the Rare and Super Fast Ferrari

Allen Bishop


"In regard to this car, one cannot refer to competition success (because it is not a competition design), not its sales success (simply because so few have been built)" - SEFAC brochure on the Ferrari 500 Superfast.
Understated in style, forceful in name and awesome in performance, the Ferrari 500 Superfast, along with the Ferrari 365 California, represents the last of the limited production ultra high performance designs from Maranello.
16 Dino 156 The Dino 156 formula one
Ferrari introduces his First Rear-Engined Car, and it Wins, Right out of the Box!

Doug Nye

Peter C. Coltrin


At Ferrari's February 1961 press conference, Carlo Chiti's brand new Dino 156 formula 1 cars were unveiled, to become famous as the "Shark-nose" Ferraris. With the mid-engine position decided there was plenty of room available to use a wider, lower engine, which would help the car's handling by reason of reduction in center of gravity height.
24 Dino 156 Dino 156 cutaway drawing
The interior of the 156 revealed

James A. Allington


26 How Painful to See You...

Christer Mellin, Rein Tomson


"... I ask heaven and earth
Tell, do tell who reduced you to such state?" - from "All'Italia by Giacomo Leopardi"
32 Mike Hawthorn
The Story of Ferrari World Champion Mike Hawthorn

L. Spencer Riggs

Peter C. Coltrin


He was six foot two, with white-blond hair and piercing blue eyes. He has just celebrated his twenty-first birthday. Raised in Surrey, he was veeery British, so mush so, that his patriotism may have hampered his chosen career.
If he had lived in California, someone would have pointed him in the direction of a movie studio. But, the young man had long before decided that he would not only be a Grand Prix driver, but the World Champion!
36 Feature Michelotti Daytona
A Last Design by a Great Master

Giancarlo Perini

Courtesy of Giancarlo Perini


The red, two seater Ferrari Spyder displayed at the Turin Motor Show on the Michelotti stand is the last car of the great Giovanni Michelotti.
The spider that was commissioned to him be the American based Luigi Chinetti NART enterprise is such an appealing, well balanced, but still very exotic sports car that I tend to believe Michelotti had the feeling that this car would probably be his last one to design.
38 Giovanni Michelotti - A Memorial
A Great Stylist is Dead

Paolo Mallepelle


The Italian design and automotive community was saddened recently by the death of one of the more stylish and exuberant of their members, Giovanni Michelotti. For the Ferrari world, it singled the loss of one of the earliest designs of Ferrari coachwork in the post WWII era.
45 Notizie The Boxer Lives
There's been many rumors that the giant-killer 512 Berlinetta Boxer was to be phased out soon, with concentration being places on the more sedate 12 cylinder 400s.
However, Ferrari has always known a good things when it made one, and far from being phased out, the Boxer is still available , and with some new regiments and changes.
45 Altre Pagine Ferrari Testa Rossa V-12
by Joel E. Finn

Kurt H. Miska


The meticulous word processor (we won't day pen because he is in the employ of a major computer manufacturer) of Joel Finn has labored well and brought forth a new high in Ferrari research and writing. On the well known scale of 1 to 10, this tome on the TRs surely ranks very close to 10.
45 Notizie Turbo Specs
We'll have more news on the Ferrari 126 C Grand Prix car soon, but in the meantime, here are some specs for your files.
46 Altre Pagine Great Marques: Ferrari
by Godfrey Eaton

Kurt H. Miska


It is virtually impossible to cover such a vast subject as Ferrari in a small 96 page book, but at least author Godfrey Eaton (the venerable spokesman for all things Ferrari in the British Isles) recognises that and gives us a "coffee table" book that's fun to look at if not an in-depth analysis of different models.