Cavallino Magazine issue 113

October / November 1999

Language American English language icon American English
Editor John W. Barnes Jr.
Publishing Cavallino Inc., ISSN 0889-2504
Dimensions softcover, 68 pages, 208 x 277 mm

American English language icon Cover The Ferrari 250 GT SWB, s/n 2455 GT

Alan Boe


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 113, October / November 1999

Table of Contents

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

The Klementaski Collection


5 Lettere Lettere
Comments from your fellow enthusiasts

Richard L. Brashear, Robert A. Schetty III, Marcel Massini, Hugo Garritsen, Richard A. Watson

James La Tourrette, Courtesy Marcel Massini Collection, Hugo Garritsen


14 Mercato Mercato
The market as of October 1, 1999, from a survey of selected dealers
18 Notizie A Proper Station Wagen
Ferrari 456 GTA Venice

Marcel Massini


The Sultan of Brunei is rumoured to have an extensive collection of Ferraris (true), many of which had custom bodies made by Pininfarina (true). The Sultan ans his family previously bought cars to keep forever, but now their thoughts have changed and cars are starting to be released.
18 Notizie Spider Prototype spotted
Ferrari 360 Modena convertible

Carel Ruigrok


There is a 360 Modena convertible in the works, everyone agrees on that, but when will it be seen? There were plans to continue the popular F355 Spider, alongside the 360 Modena berlinetta, but this has been cancelled. Seen on the streets of Maranello was this 360 with a decidedly unusual top, a metal canopy covering ... what?
20 Notizie The Castiglioni's celebrate 15th Anniversary
Reading Ferrari Concours
Of the Reading Ferrari Concours that is. This charming couple, Pietro and Vicky, have been bringing Ferrari people together for many year, for no other purpose than for everyone to have a good time.
20 Notizie Greenwich Concours arrives
Greenwich Concours d'Elegance

Mark Wallach

Mark Wallach


In just a few short years, this two day Concours d'Elegance has become the must event to see, and be seen at, in the northeast in early Summer.
20 Notizie Meadow Brook heralds Summer in the North

Jerry McDermott

Jerry McDermott


Held near Detroit, this low pressure event brings out a handful of quality Ferraris, even though the show is geared to displaying American iron, old and new. There are two classes in which Ferraris can compete, sports cars and competition.
20 Notizie Don't cry

Lodewyk Alexander


Laws in nearly all countries require new models to be crash tested - front, rear, sides, and rollover - and Ferrari is not excepted. And the mules can't ever be fixed up and sold. It's hard to see these 348s and 456s sitting forever so forlom and forgotten, but what really hurts is that F50 in their midst!
22 Feature Tourist Trophy Timeline
A History of these exceptional contests hosted by Ireland and England

Jerry McDermott

The Klementaski Collection


We've always heared stories about Ferrari winning the TT, and seen photos of the sports and GT cars gliding though the Irish and English countryside. But what exactly was the Tourist Trophy?
29 Feature Berlinetta Sebring
SEFAC Hot Rod, s/n 2455 GT

Alan Boe

Alan Boe


Ferrari was not content with building the best GT berlinetta on the road and track; they designed an even better car - faster, lighter, more competitive - the SEFAC Hot Rod. We present a look at these rare machines, and one chassis in particular.
36 Feature Testa Rossa: Time Travel!
A general history of s/n 0748 TR, and a chance to drive it and experience the enchantment

Marc Sonnery

Marc Sonnery


We've covered these cars many times in Cavallino, but never had the chance to drive one in captivity and report back. Now we've gotten a hold of a good chassis, and found some open road to travel. The euphoria is real indeed.
44 Corse Challenge version of the Ferari 360 Modena presented
Ferrari Racing Days Nürburgring

Andreas Meiniger, Hugo Garritsen, Manfred and Pauline Burns-Steinert

Andreas Meiniger, Pierre Goossens


At the recent Ferrari Racing Days at the Nürburgring Ferrari unveiled the first Challenge car based on the 360 Modena berlinetta. While the engine, chassis, body and suspension remain mostly stock, there are enough changes made for racing to seperate this model from the basic 360.
45 Corse Largest F1 Event held in Germany
Uwe Meissner meeting

Pierre Goossens, Jean-Yves Thonnard

Andreas Meiniger


Every year Uwe Meissner of Modena Motorsports hosts a Ferrari gathering at the Nürburgring and the emphasis is on Ferrari Grand Prix cars, of which there are many in Europe.
46 Corse German Ferrari Days full of Activity
Ferrari Racing Days Nürburgring

Pierre Goossens, Jean-Yves Thonnard

Andreas Meiniger, Hugo Garritsen


It was a crowded three days, but no one complained, since there was non-stop Ferrari activity over July 2, 3 and 4, including the Shell Historic Challenge, the F355 Challenge, the F1 cars on demonstration runs, the introduction of the 360 Modena Challenge car, the German Ferrari Importer display, ther German Ferrari Club functions, and a special few laps by Michael Schumacher in his current Grand Prix car.
46 Corse Grand Prix de l'Age d'Or
Montlhery, France, June 18-19, 1999

Challenge Committee


47 Corse Historic Challenge continues at Silverstone
Ferrari Racing Days Silverstone

Keith Bluemel, Marcel Massini, Pierre Goossens, Jean-Yves Thonnard

Andreas Meiniger


This was a Class C race (disc brakes) so there weren't many Maseratis that could take part, and it was a Ferrari romp. There was some excellent racing amond the different types, GT Ferraris and sports prototypes, and the results were somewhat predictable.
47 Corse U.S. Historic Series continues to grow
Lime Rock, Connecticut, June 25-17, 1999

David Seibert

Ed Hyman


Fields have been varied so far, mainly because of the great distances in America between races (remember, it's only a day's drive from Monza to the Nürburgring to Spa to Paul Ricard to Silverstone, etc., whereas it's a full week to truck a car from coast to coast), but the line up at Lime Rock in June was excellent, with a good sampling of vintage Ferraris.
48 Corse Glory at Le Mans not to be
24 Heures du Mans

Keith Bluemel

Keith Bluemel


With its new long tail bodywork, the JB Giesse team F333 SP, s/n 030, was faster, but not as fast as the newer factory cars from BMW, Mercedes, Audi, Toyota, etc. Chassis development and/or a larger engine will be needed to compete in the future at Le Mans.
49 Cirse Ferrari 333 SP remain competitive on two continents

Pierre Goossens, Keith Bluemel, John Sinkgraven, Hugo Garritsen, David Seibert

Vic Olivier


Including recent Ferrari prototype race results
50 Corse Goodwood pleases, and in Good Weather
Goodwood Festival of Speed

Keith G. Bleumel, Marcel Massini

Andreas Meiniger


Ferraris do not make up a large part of this very popular "Festival of Speed", actually a series of time trials on the grounds of Goodwood House in England, but the invited Ferraris are among the best.
50 Corse Fate steps in, everthing changes
Formula One championship

Marc Sonnery


British Grand Prix - July 11, 1999
Austrian Grand Prix - July 25, 1999
German Grand Prix - August 1, 1999
Hungarian Grand Prix - August 15, 1999
Belgian Grand Prix - August 29, 1999
54 Galleria Galleria
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