Cavallino Magazine issue 12

January / June 1981

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 Enzo Ferrari

Peter C. Coltrin

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 12, January / June 1981

Table of Contents

Page Section Description
1 Ecco Ecco
2 Commento Commento
What Hast Ferrari Wrought?
Besides some great cars and some very memorable racing, he has caused to be born that species of man known as the "Ferrari expert." A few are encyclopedic in their knowledge, many more are poseurs, but most are serious students of the subject who are willing to display their findings at the mere dropping of a valve spring. And this is not altogether a bad thing.
4 Lettere Lettere
9 Ferrari Drivers - A Remembrance
A Personal Glimpse of Same of Ferrari's Better Drivers

Peter C. Coltrin

You asked for some notes about Ferrari race driving people I've met. Don't know whether or not I know, or knew, some of them as well as you might think, but here as anyhow. Not in alphabetical order. And, please, keep in mind that the following are just my personal opinions.
16 2643 Restored - the GTO Prototype
A Forgotten Racer Comes to Light

Michael Lynch

When Bob Taylor, a Ferrari collector from Burlin-game, California, first saw his favorite car, it had been sitting under a dust sheet in a garage in Florida for eight years. It was obvious just from looking that the car was unusual. But as the restoration progressed and research was done, it became clear that Ferrari serial number 2643 was unique.
22 2643 Remembered - the GTO Prototype

Lou Chinetti, Jr.


"2643? The GTO prototype? I remember that car; we used to use it to go back and forth from home to the dealership. It was a great car: you could plug through traffic at a slow pace without any problem, it was that tractable. Then you could open it up to its limit, and it made a terrific noise."
24 Production Model Time Bar
Ferrari and Sports Racing Cars Year by Year

Stanley Nowak

Below is a helpful guide to when the various models were in production at Ferrari. It is not an exact reference, as there is no attempt to find the actual month or day that a model was first made, or ceased production. Rather, the year itself is used as the milestone. It's especially helpful in seeing how long a model was made, and what models were being made concurrently.
27 The Ultimate Ferrari ?!
The Great Ferrari Authority Designs His Own Ferrari

David Clarke

To my mind, there are three end products connected with rather special cars like Ferraris: 1) sorting out faults, rectifying them, preferably making the car better than before; 2) just admiring them; and 3) driving them.
Point number one just about sums up 50% of my time spent in the motor business, two reminds me of the old saying that "beauty is in the eye of the beholder," and three, the ultimate - what it is all about.
32 Two New Specials
A Californian Takes A Pininfarina Design One Step Further ...

Wallace Wyss

Wallace Wyss

The time interval between new Ferrari models is almost more than a true enthusiast can bear. Not that we would want an annual model change like Detroit, but every three years wouldn't be bad ...
Now, the enthusiasts are waiting for the Mondial 8, which promises to be a delicious piece, but meanwhile, to temporarily distract us, here are two new models from Costa Mesa, California; a Ferrari 512 'Targa' Boxer and a Ferrari 400 Automatic 'Convertibel' by Straman.
39 Presentiamo Ener Vecchi
A Portrait of One of the Men Who Make the Ferrari Team Work

Peter C. Coltrin

Ener Vecchi, in terms of his service with Ferrari, was truly one of the "Old Guard." When he retired on November 30th, 1979, he had spent a total of 34 years with Ferrari. Vecchi is now 59, but only praying hair belies his age: he is trim and fit.
43 Notizie Your Very Own 512 BB LM

Gene Babow

Gene Babow

If anyone has a right to call a model "Le Mans", then Ferrari has to be number one. Ferrari has won the Le Mans 24-hour classic nine times, the last five times placing first, second and third. The latest Ferrari to carry the designation LM, is the 512 BB LM. This is a customer race car derivation of the 512 BBs and at the moment, it is the car to have and be seen in.
46 Notizie New From Modena on the 126 C

Peter C. Coltrin

By the time that this arrives, it will be old news. However, for the record for Cavallino, here are some excepts from the September 15th Ferrari press conference. It was, as promised, held by Ing. Ferrari the day after the Italian G.P. at nearby Imola's "Circuito Dino Ferrari," and it was a question and answer conference, as usual.
47 Altre Pagine Enzo Ferrari: 50 anni di Automobilismo
by Piero Casucci
47 Altre Pagine The Colonel's Ferraris
by Doug Nye