Cavallino Magazine issue 116

April / May 2000

Language American English language icon American English
Editor John W. Barnes Jr.
Publishing Cavallino Inc., ISSN 0889-2504
Dimensions softcover, 80 pages, 208 x 277 mm

American English language icon Cover The Ferrari 512 M Berlinetta, s/n 1024, photographed at the Cavallino Classic 2000
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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 116, April / May 2000

Table of Contents

Page Section Description
1 Ecco Ecco

Ronald HIll


2 Notizie F1 2000 presented in Maranello
FIA Formula One Championship

Marc Sonnery

MPS Editorial Services


It is always a treat to view the new Grand Prix car, and this year is no exception. Ferrari's year 2000 Grand Prix contender was presented to the world press, as well as to Fiat Patrone Gianni Agnelli and Fiat President Paolo Cantarella, on February 7, 2000. The bright red car was flanked by three silver Ferrari road cars, and this traditional Mercedes color generated plenty of jokes on the rumored Fiat-Mercedes merger.
5 Notizie Ferrari's of particular interest

Marcel Massini, Keith Bluemel


Brooks Ferrari Auction, Gstaad, Switzerland - December 18, 1999
Ferraris in the current exhibit at the Galleria Ferrari - Maranello, Italy: "La Leggendaria Sport delle Corsa di Durata"
Ferraris at Retromobile - Paris, France - February 11-20, 2000
Ferraris at the Bologna Motor Show - Bologna, Italy - December 4-12, 1999
6 Notizie 360 Challenge Race Car ready
No longer a kit car - now a pure racer

Marc Sonnery

Marc Sonnery


Yes, that is what it is, a full Factory racer. It is headed for an exciting season around the globe.
14 Mercato Mercato
The market as of April 1, 2000, from a survey of selected dealers
17 Notizie Ferrari 360 Spider previewed at Geneva
You knew it was coming, and now it is here, sooner than expected. Will it outperform the berlinetta?

Marcel Massini

Marcel Massini, Andreas Meiniger


Ferrari chose the Geneva Auto Salon during the week of March 2 to 12, 2000, to present the much awaited convertible 360. Simply called the 360 Spider, with the Berlinetta's Modena nomenclature not used, the open top Ferrari was the center of attention, as per usual with any new Ferrari.
20 Feature Privateer Passion
The Ferrari 550 GT

Marc Sonnery

Marc Sonnery


The rumors became insistent throughout last spring, emanating from western France. Someone in the land of good wine and fare was artfully cooking up a ... Ferrari racing car, but one with a major difference - the very first front engined Ferrari racer in a quarter of a century. A French team by the name of Red Racing was actually preparing several of these cars, a F550 Maranello GT for itself to race, and GTS class Maranellos to be supplied to other teams this year.
33 Feature Cavallino Classic report
A convention of Ferrari Enthusiasts - Wednesday through Sunday, January 10 to 23, 2000

Marc Sonnery

Kevin Flankey, David Brady, Juha Lievonen, Marc Sonnery John Moijis


It was the largest Classic to date, and had numerous events and special Ferraris for all to enjoy.
Trofeo di Florida
Tour di Palm Beach
Concorso d'Eleganza
Galleria d'Arte Ferrari
Ferrari Festé
49 Feature Ferrari 500 Mondial series I
These exceptional little cars were, however, exceptionally fast, and exceptionnaly reliable.

Alan Boe

Alan Boe


In the late 1940s and into the 1950s, an interesting automotive phenomenon occured in the U.S. Americans in ever increasing numbers were discovering the fun of owning and driving quick, responsive, little European sports cars. Owners of these exciting new cars learned how to rally and how to spell "gymkhana", road racing circuits blossomed across the land, and for some owners a whole new lifestyle evolved.
56 Feature Nano da Silva Ramos
He drove the legendary LWB TdF Berlintta, and did well. But who really was this gentleman driver?

Antoine Prunet

M.L. Rosenthal, Coppieters Photography, Presse Sports, Antonio De'Giusti Art, Courtesy Antoine Prunet


It all started as a joke, The scene was the Tour de France, in September of 1953, the third one ever held. Hernano da Silva Ramos, a Parisian of Brazilian origins, had entered his Aston Martin DB2/3 with his friend Michel Poberejsky (a.k.a. Mike Sparken) as a co-driver. Both were living in Paris, both were around twenty five years old and both were Aston Martin enthusiasts, but they were not experienced at all in navigation, which played such an important role in these early Tours.
64 Corse Ferrari Historic Challenge excites
A brief History of the Ferrari Historic Challenge

David Brady, Juha Lievonen


Having older Ferraris race against each other is not a new idea, but it is one that has been pursued only sporadically in years past. For the most part, vintage Ferraris raced against other vintage marques in several race series organized by clubs catering to vintage automobiles.
71 Galleria Galleria
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