Cavallino Magazine issue 121

February / March 2001

Language American English language icon American English
Publishing Cavallino Inc.
Dimensions softcover, 74 pages, 208 x 277 mm

American English language icon Cover The Ferrari 268 SP Dino, s/n 0798

Marc Sonnery


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 121, February / March 2001

Table of Contents

Page Section Description
1 Ecco Ecco
4 Lettere Lettere
Comments from fellow enthusiasts

Rene Herzog, Cris Vandagriff, Peter G. Sachs, Stephen Cloud, George Horne, Peter S. Kalikow

Courtesy Rene Herzog


9 Notizie Tutte le Ferrari al Mugello
Ferrari celebrates...

Keith Bluemel


After Michael Schumacher had won the F1 Drivers Championship three weeks earlier, and Ferrari the Constructors Championship the previous weekend, the end of season Challenge gathering at Mugello on October 26 to 29, 200 was thus set to be a spectacular occasion, and it didn't disappoint. Unfortunately, the celebrations were marred by a serious accident in a Challenge race on Saturday morning, in which the German driver Ulrich Plattenhardt succumbed to his injuries.
12 Notizie Ferrari and Flight
A new exhibit opens...
The "Ferraris and Flight" exhibit will have its opening at the Strategic Air Command Museum, where fourteen Ferraris will be at exhibit. The Ferraris which will be on display at the SAC Museum from December 15, 2000 to February 15, 2001 include the following: a 365 GTC, an F355, an F40, a 288 GTO, and a 196 S.
16 Notizie The Pracing Horse Farm Millenium Ferrari Festa

Mark Wallach, Keith Bluemel

D. Mainzer, Mark Wallach


Ron Spangler has been around Ferraris for a long, long time. He has been a Ferrari owner and broker forever, and his involvement even includes entering a 512 BBLM at Le Mans in 1982 when those care were in their prime. For the past two decades he has hosted an open house party for charity at his Prancing Horse Farm in Maryland, attended by many owners and enthusiasts in the northeast. It is the thing to do in the fall, the last chance to bring the Ferraris out before the cold and snow set in.
18 Notizie Ferraris entered in the Targa Florio Revival

Helmut Schnug


20 Feature F550 GTS is introduced
The latest in Ferrari 550 Maranello race cars is ready

Andreas Birner, Manfred Steinert

MPS Editorial Services


German entrepreneur and engineer Franz Wieth of Germering near Munich is mainly known as a competitor in the FIA GT Championship. He usually shares the wheel of his Porsche GT3 with his son Niko. Some years ago, Franz Wieth, who is a longtime Ferrarista and who owns a number of sports cars made in Maranello, raced in the Ferrari 348 Challenge. Racing in the more "sophisticated" FIA GT Championship, however, generated his interest in an adequate, purpose built Ferrari, of which there was none then available.
28 Feature Barchetta born again
Ferrari presents its new showboat

Ferrari SpA

Ferrari SpA


More news on Ferrari's latest open topped sports car, the Ferrari 550 Barchetta Pinin Farina, with information supplied by Ferrari themselves.
32 Feature 0798 - A singular Addition
All about 268 SP, s/n 0798, part one

Marc Sonnery

Marc Sonnery, courtesy Christian Moity, courtesy Alexis Callier, Jack Faxon


The history of a rare prototype, but one which was essential to Ferrari's development. How evolution at Ferrari produced a sparkling V-8. The recital of its record, and a ride in rural England.
49 Galleria Galleria
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