Cavallino Magazine issue 165

June / July 2008

Language American English language icon American English
Publishing John W. Barnes, Jr., ISSN 0889-2504
Dimensions softcover, 88 pages, 208 x 277 mm

American English language icon Cover The Ferrari 400 SA, s/n 2407 SA, at Mar-a-Lago at the 17th Palm Beach Cavallino Classic

Michael Gregg


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 165, June / July 2008

Table of Contents

Page Section Description
2 Ecco Ecco
What we have for you in this number 165

David Brady


3 Attenzione Cavallino reader services
Making your life a bit simpler
4 Corse 2008 Season begins... early errors are soon rectified
Wins in Malaysia, Bahrain, Spain

Keith Bluemel

Ferrari SpA


F1 - Australia - March 16
F1 - Malaysia - March 23
F1 - Bahrain - April 6
F1 - Spain - April 27
7 Corse Sebring is series opener and always exciting
American Le Mans Series

David Brady

Ferrari SpA, ALMS, David Brady


An appropriate subtitle for the 56th running of Sebring might have been "What a Difference a Year makes." In prospect, the race appeared to have good competition in at least three of the four classes contested.
For the Ferrari teams, a good GT2 result this year did not seem unreasonable, especially when the success of their F430 GTs in the 2007 was considered.
10 Corse Further reports from our Competition Editor
American Le Mans Series / FIA GT Series / Le Mans Series

Keith Bluemel

Ferrari Spa


ALMS - St. Petersburg - April 5
ALMS - Long Beach - April 19
FIA GT - Silverstone - April 20
LMS - Catalunya - April 6
LMS - Monza - April 27
15 Calendario Calendario
Where the Ferraris are and will be in 2008 - enjoy
20 Notizie Amelia Island hosts some landmark Ferraris, and a few surprises
13th annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance

Marcel Massini, Keith Bluemel

Marcel Massini, Michael Gregg


This event is now in its thirteenth year and over the past several it has matured into a fabulous event under the careful hand and guidance of impresario Bill Warner. Arrayed over two lush fairways of the gold course of the Ritz Carlton Resort at Amelia island, the assembled automobiles have abundant room to be admired by all, but they are carefully placed never to give a feeling of too much room, too much unused space.
22 Notizie Tour Auto captures the Imagination
Ferraris at the Tour Auto 2008

Jean-Bernard Heros

Jean-Bernard Heros, Arnaud Meunier, Arnaud Blanfuney


This year, for the seventeenth edition of the Tour Auto in its historic version, the organizers decided to honour the brand OSCA, that good Italian company founded by the Maserati brothers at the end of the forties. One thus found many of these small and unique barchettas at the start, among the other 200 competitors entered. As regards with Ferraris, they are always well represented in this event, and one found thirty eight cars in attendance.
23 Notizie Ferraris at the Tour Auto 2008
Report Two

Lilo Kistler

Jean-Bernard Heros, Arnaud Meunier, Arnaud Blanfuney


Nothing is easier than a Paris to Marseilles journey: Jump into a train, take an airplane or get into a car and 770 km further on you have reached your destination. Most convenient!
But, the Tour Auto Lissac does not aim for a handy solution, only looking for a pleasant trip. Thus, this Paris to Marseille 2008 route took five days and covered 1800 kilometers.
24 Notizie One-to-One Personalization Program unveiled at Geneva
Geneva Motor Show - Geneva, Switzerland - March 6-16, 2008

Marcel Massini, Hugo Garritsen

Ferrari SpA


At the 78th International Geneva Motor Show in March, Ferrari has its usual large presentation, as this is one of the premier European shows and the first of the season, Ferrari therefore presented its entire GT range, but also had some delightful extras like the F2007 that won last year's Formula One Drivers' and Constructors' World Championships. There was further space taken to introduce a new curriculum from Ferrari, their One-to-One Personalization Program.
26 Notizie Ferrari Shareholders' Meeting
On March 18, 2008, in Maranello, Ferrari SpA held a shareholders' meeting where the Board of Directors conducted some company business and made some announcements. The meeting was chaired by the President, Luca di Montezemolo, and the Board was composed of Luca di Montezemolo, Piero Ferrari, Jean Todt, Amedeo Felisa, Alfredo Altavilla, Diego della Valle, Christopher Gent, Ferruccio Luppi, Sergio Marchionne, Paolo Monferino, Lindsay Owen-Jones, Marco Piccinini and Sergio Pininfarina.
27 Notizie Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytonas highlighted on Ferrari Tour through Italy
It's the 40th anniversary of the legendary Ferrari "Daytona"

Hugo Garritsen


Ferrari in Europe has become adept at organizing events to celebrate milestones in the history of its older models, and they were true to form with their latest offering - a series of events for forty Daytonas only, and their owners, to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the 365 GTB/4 (according to Ferrari, the "Daytona" was so named to memorialize the celebrated triple win at the 24 Hours of Daytona in 1967).
27 Notizie Baby Ferrari near Birth

Avatar Productions


The new "baby" Ferrari is real, it's done, and it will be unveiled at the Paris Auto Show in October. Several fully finished prototypes have already made the rounds of the major countries where Ferrari has a large presence, and in the case of the U.S., it was said to be shown in Chicago to the dealers and selected customers. Its internal code name is the F149, but no model name or number has been published as of this writing...
27 Notizie First Ladies in exhibition at the Galleria Ferrari in Maranello
The Galleria Ferrari in Maranello always seems to come up with some unique exhibitions, not only of Ferrari automobiles per se, but also of Ferraris in the context of other areas of popular culture, such as much or movies, etc. Recently they held an exhibit concentrating on women and Ferraris, and we can only smile at the contorted efforts of the Ferrari press release as it tried to convey a high cultural and spiritual tone to the exhibit.
34 Lettere Lettere
Some thoughts and opinions, plus some updates on several unique Ferraris, from your fellow readers

Vincente Alvarez / Whitefly Collection, Gianni Rogliatti


36 Feature One out of Seven
The quiet elegance of the Ferrari 400 Superamerica Coupe Pinin Farina s/n 2407 SA

Alan Boe

Alan Boe


Fast and exclusive, Ferrari's Superamerica was Maranello's reply to the best from Jaguar, Aston Martin, Mercedes-Benz and yes, even Rolls-Royce.
Ferrari Superamericas attracted an ultra-wealthy, select, and limited clientele that demanded the driving experience, performance, prestige, and automotive panache only Ferrari could deliver, along with deluxe interior trappings equal to anything coming from Coventry, Newport Pagnell, Stuttgart, or Crewe.
44 Feature A Glimpse at the Beginning - Ferrari 166 Inter s/n 029 S
A very early Coupe from Ferrari and Touring

Keith Bluemel

Ivo H.J. Lucas Luijckx


When people talk about a Ferrari 166, the image that immediately comes to mind is the iconic 166 MM Barchetta. However, this was preceded by the 166 Spyder Corsa, and was produced alongside the 166 Sport and 166 Inter road going models.
Our feature car is chassis s/n 029 S, which is an example of the 166 Inter model with coachwork by Carrozzeria Touring of Milan.
54 Feature Ferrari F1 Debut
The Grand Prix of Valentino at Turin, September 5, 1948

Paolo D'Alessio, Pietro Castiglioni

Courtesy Paolo D'Alessio


Journalists have a strange profession. At times, they spend weeks, months and years doing extensive research to gather material in order to be able to write a story of a Scuderia such as Ferrari, while at other times, in just one day, they are able to obtain old images and documents of very important value.
This is what happened to me while going through the archives of a private collector. I discovered significant images that had never been published before, and as a result, I was able to document an auto racing event of historic magnitude - the debut of Ferrari in Formula One.
74 Guida A Guide to all Ferraris produced
Plus the market as of June 1, 2008... from a survey of selected dealers
A list of all the Ferraris, with dates, s/n ranges, current values, and some comments from your staff.
76 Galleria Galleria
Some products and services of interest, from Ferrari people who want to reach you