Cavallino Magazine issue 115

February / March 2000

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 The Ferrari 342 America Cabriolet, s/n 0248 AL

David Gooley


The Journal of Ferrari History

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 115, February / March 2000

Table of Contents

Page Section Description
2 Ecco Ecco
3 Lettere Lettere

Marcel Massini, Alan Boe, David Seielstad, Antoine Prunet, jim Sitz, Tony Watson, Jeff Allison, Pierre Goossens

Courtesy Marcel Massini, Jeff Allison


10 Notizie Spyder spied at Fiorano
Ferrari 360 Modena Spider

Hugo Garritsen, Alessandro Steanini

Hugo Garritsen, Alessandro Steanini


Ferrari does more than test its Grand Prix cars at the famous test track; virtually all new street cars see many hours here. Most of the time they are more camouflaged than this, but they do let their guard down occasionally (on purpose?) and we can catch a glimpse of what is coming.
12 Notizie One Last Market to Conquer
China

Tim Gallagher

Tim Gallagher


China is the big prize for many western companies, and Ferrari has begun to make inroads into that once closed land. Through its importer in Hong Kong, Italian Motors, Ferrari has been selling about ten Ferraris a year in China itself and there are fifty Ferraris now in China, with thirty of those being in Beijing.
12 Notizie Prada launches new event
Prada Italia Classica, Perugia

Francesco Scaletti

Francesco Scaletti


The Italian fashion house Prada continues to expend its area of focus, in fashion as well as other fields, and talking a leaf from Vuitton's book on brand promotion, it has organized and sponsored a classic sports car tour through the Italian countryside.
14 Notizie Ferrari and Italy honored
Columbus Citizens Foundation

John Burgeson

John Burgeson


The Colombus Citizens Foundation is a group dedicated to promoting achievements of Americans of Italian ancestry, and to raising money for worthy causes. As you can imagine, they are very much involved in the Columbus Day celebrations in New York.
14 Notizie Louis Vuitton Classic energizes the Big City

Mark Wallach

Mark Wallach


It's autumn in New York and the sun is out and the weather is perfect for strolling in the city. The best strolling last September was at Rockefeller Center where this annual event is held for three days. Some great classic, vintage and racing cars are brought in, and all are on view to the public.
14 Notizie The Sigma is Honored
Pininfarina Sigma, s/n 0011

Andreas Birner

Andreas Birner


At the Inernationale Automobil Ausstellung in Frankfort, Germany, last fall, Ferrari had an unusual large presence, with displays from Ferrari Deutschland (the importer), Magneti Marelli, Brembo, Pininfarina and Dimex. The Automobilclub von Deutschland (AvD) was celebrating its 100th anniversary hosting an exhibit of 100 "milestones" of automotive history. One of these was the Pininfarina Sigma, a study done by the design firm on a Ferrari 312 F1.
18 Notizie The Glen to celebrate our Hero

Courtesy of Watkins Glen


The revived Watkins Glen circuit has benefited greatly from new management over the years and now they host a full and exciting season of racing for all types of cars from the major sanctioning bodies.
18 Notizie Master host prepares for "The Big One"
Prancing Horse Farm International

Jack Bloemendaal


For twenty three years, Ron Spangler has been presenting his Prancing Horse Farm International each fall and each event has attracted hundreds of Ferraris and their owners. It is a northeast tradition and on every calendar. For 2000, it will be a showstopper.
18 Notizie Ferraris at the Brussels Retro Festival
Brussels, Belgium

Pierre Goossens


18 Notizie Recent Ferrari Prototype Results
Laguna Seca / Las Vegas / Kyalami
20 Feature Mobile Modena
Ferrari 360 Modena testdrive

Marc Sonnery

Marc Sonnery


You've heard all the great things journalists are saying about the car, as they've driven (and crashed them) for the sake of their readers, but what does a real driver think? We asked Ferrari Endurance Campion Didier Theys to give you the real story. Guess what? He liked it.
28 Feature The Ultimate Cabriolet
Ferrari 342 America Cabriolet, s/n 0248 AL

Steven Tillack

David Gooley


Elegance and Luxury personified - As the Ferrari firm grew, so did its ambitions. There was a market for a high end boulevard cruiser, and Ferrari and Pinin Farina wrestled with the concept. It took a few tries to fit an elegant body on the bones of a Ferrari engine and chassis, but in the end it succeeded.
34 Feature Superamerica Sunset, part One - The End of the Third
The Ferari 410 SA, s/n 1495 SA

Jerry McDermott

Jerry McDermott


They were large, they were grand, they were unique, and built by Ferrari, of course. They were also clothed by Pinin Farina in memorable fashion, of course. What more to say? Quite a bit, as we rest our gaze on the last of the Series III land yachts; the 410 Superamerica, s/n 1495SA
39 Feature Superamerica Sunset, part Two - An Inspired Creation
The Fertile Mind of Battista Pinin Farina is studied

Dave Cummins

Jerry McDermott, David Cummings


What really goes through the mind of a designer like Battista Pinin Farina as he formulates a new Ferrari? The best person the answer is another designer. The long time owner of s/n 1495SA was a Vice President of Styling for Chrysler, and his thoughts are perceptive and illuminating.
48 Corse Tour Auto visits Spain
Tour de España, October 14-17, 1999

Marcel Massini

Helmut Schnug


Patrick and Sylviane Peter bring you the Tour Auto every year in France, and now they have spawned a new event in Spain. Called the Tour de España Classic, it follows the French format with over the road driving and special stages at various race tracks.
48 Corse Historic Challenge finished up in Rome
Tutte le Ferrari a Vallelunga

Andreas Meiniger, Hugo Garritsen

Andreas Meiniger


The last race of the season for the older Ferraris, Maseratis, and Alfa Romeos was held at the Vallelunga circuit, and it was run in conjunction with the F355 Challenge world finals. The grids were large, especially for the drum brake class, and in the end after two races, the winner of this class was Christian Gläsel in his 250 TR, s/n 0742 TR.
54 Corse Goodwood Revival reviewed

Andreas Meiniger


Last fall the vintage world met at Goodwood for old cars and old customes. It is a time warp not to be missed.
58 Mercato Mercato
The market as of February 1, 2000, from a survey of selected dealers
60 Galleria Galleria
Special services for the Ferrari enthusiast