Cavallino Magazine issue 110

April / May 1999

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

American English language icon Cover Ferrari F40 photographed at the eight annual Cavallino Classic in Palm Beach, Florida

Kevin Flankey


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 110, April / May 1999

Table of Contents

Page Section Description
Insert Cavallino Classic VIII
January 20-24, 1999

Marc Sonnery

Kevin Flankey, Jerry Wyszatycki, Carel Ruigrok, David Brady, Parker Hall


Trofeo di Florida
Tour di Palm Beach
Concorso d'Eleganza
Galleria d'Arte Ferrari
Ferrari Festé
2 Ecco Ecco
Our program fro this issue: enjoy

Jerry Wyszatycki


7 Speciale Ferrari opens the year with a new victory!
The first Grand Prix of any season tends to be boring, what with teams not being ready: this year the teams certainly weren't ready but the race was most unusual. Schumacher and Irvine lost much practice time due to teething problems and, like all except McLaren, struggled for grip. They qualified third and sixth behind Hakkinen and Coulthard.
7 Ferrari opens the year with a new vision!

Marcel Massini


At the first Grand Prix of this season, Ferrari introduced the first production version of the 360 Modena, the long-awaited and long-rumored successor to the lovely and still popular 355 series. Three days later in Geneva, Switzerland, Ferrari presented the model to the press, with the formal unveiling to the public being two days later at the Geneva Motor Salon.
10 Lettere Lettere
Comments from your fellow enthusiasts

Christian Huet

Roland Bloch


14 Mercato Mercato
The market as of April 1, 1999, from a survey of selected dealers
16 Feature Berne - Bremgarten
When racing was allowed in Switzerland, Ferrari was there competing

Marcel Massini

Keystone Photo, Rudolfo Mailander, Kolhenback, Marcel Massini Collection


The origins of Swiss motorsport tradition go back to 1898, the year when the Automobile Club of Switzerland was founded in the Eaux-Vives Park of Geneva. For many years Geneva was the focus for automobile activities in Switzerland. In 1901 enthusiasts in Geneva organized the first motorsport event in this small country in the heart of Europe. Soon followed the fist hillclimb races. The first automobile races on Swiss circuits were held in 1922, and Switzerland became a part of real international motorsports events in 1934, when the first Grand Prix of Switzerland was held on the circuit of Bremgarten, a suburb of Switzerland's capital Berne.
22 Feature A Special "Speciale" - When is a GTO not a GTO?
22 Feature Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale, s/n 6701 GT
Destined for greatness, but never to race

Keith Bluemel

Keith Bluemel


When is a GTO not a GTO? When it is a 275 GTB/C "Speciale". These four unique cars were built to contest the GT class in international racing in 1965 and 1966. But were delayed when homologation was late in comping. By the time they did race, GT racing was past its prime, having lost out in public interest to pure sports cars and prototypes. But these "Speciales" are race cars nonetheless.
45 Feature Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa, s/n 0710 TR revealed
It was the first customer Testa Rossa, but it had a good life in racing

Michael T. Lynch

James LaTourrette


Now and again we also receive fresh knowledge on a car we have not yet covered, and often the newly found details are intriguing enough to bring that car forward to receive its due. One such machine is the first customer 250 TR, s/n 0710 TR, and while a good deal is known about this inaugural chassis, there was a certain grey area in its life when the chain of ownership became doubted.
53 Notizie Brooks "Ferrari only" sale at Gstaad
December 19, 1998

Marcel Massini

Marcel Massini


The last "Ferrari only" sale was held seven years ago, in November, 1991, by the Orion Auction Company in Monte Carlo. That was almost two years after the market had reached its peak. Since then none of the major auctioneers like Christie's, Sotheby's or Coys, took the plunge of a "Ferrari only" auction. In January, 1998, Robert Brooks of London and his enthusiastic managing director Simon Kidston of Brooks Europa SA in Geneva, Switzerland, decided to risk a unique sale, dedicated to the world's most coveted marque, Ferrari.
54 Corse Ferrari F3999 ready for the 20th year of title hope
Formula One Championship

Marc Sonnery

Ferrari SpA


The Ferrari F399, introduced on the 30th of January, is proudly hailed as all new. Though bearing a strong resemblance to last year's F300, of which it is a essentially a refinement, Scuderia principals Jean Todt, Ross Brawn and Roy Byrne stated that not a single part of last year's car was reused.
55 Corse Small troubles scuttle Daytona Hopes
1999 24 Hours of Daytona - Daytona Beach, Florida - January 30-31, 1999

David Brady, Robert Pease


It was a good race overall, and it had all the elements of a good endurance battle - many entrants in several classes all having a chance to win. In the CanAm division which interest us here, there were twenty entries including five Ferrari F335 SPs and six Riley & Scott Mk III Fords. One of the R&S cars eventually won the event, but three of the Ferraris were in contention most of the way.
56 Letteratura Ferrari: all the F1 World Championship Victories
As Ferrari books go, their content too often leaves a feeling of deja vu; however "Ferrari: All the the F1 World Championship Victories" has certainly homed in on a concept as new as the book itself, which was printed immediately after the 1998 GP of Japan and became available by December 10. It concentrates only on detailed accounts of all of the Scuderia's G.P. victories.
57 Servizio Well hung - a few comments on exhaust hangers

Parker Hall

Parker Hall, Ferrari SpA


After the Cavallino Classic event in January, I had the unexpected opportunity to replace the exhaust hangers on my 250 Cabriolet. While all of the pieces were in hand, it seemed like an ideal time to photograph them and to expand on the topic of exhaust hangers for the early cars.
58 Commento Tricks of the Trade
Comments on Ferraris and a little common sense

David A. Clarke


There was a time when the title of this article had a totally different meaning. It hints of shady deals concerning second hand motor cars and was rife in the 1930s, prior to World War II, and in the 1950s and 1960s after it, much to the shame of any honest motor dealer who, to his dismay, discovered he was tarred with the same brush. With the tremendous increase in awareness of customer's rights, allied to the international sport of claiming and suing, practically all sharp practices in the motor trade have died out.
59 Galleria Galleria
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