Cavallino Magazine issue 172

August / September 2009

Language American English language icon American English
Publishing John W. Barnes, Jr., ISSN 0889-2504
Dimensions softcover, 96 pages, 208 x 277 mm

American English language icon Cover Ferrari SP1, photographed in Japan
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 172, August / September 2009

Table of Contents

Page Section Description
2 Ecco Ecco
Where we present to you all of this number 172

Courtesy Maurice Louche Archives


3 Attenzione Cavallino reader services
Making your life a bit simpler

Hugo Garritsen


4 Corse Our men adjust to a new landscape - the Scuderia carries on undaunted
Formula One Championship

Keith Bluemel

Ferrari SpA


F1 - Spain - May 10
F1 - Monaco - May 24
F1 - Turkey - June 7
F1 - Britain - June 26
F1 - Germany - July 12
8 Corse Ferrari first again in GT2 at Le Mans 2009
Le Mans 24 Hours - June 13-14

Keith Bluemel

Ferrari SpA


In the 77th running of the Le Mans 24 Hour Race, it was third time lucky for Peugeot, when they finally overcame the dominance of Audi, to take a strong one-two victory in the epic endurance race battle at La Sarthe. Obviously for Ferrari fans the main interest what in the LMGT2 division, which comprised of ten Ferrari F430 GTs, doing battle with five Porsche 997 GT3 RSRs, plus singleton entries for Aston Martin and Spyker.
10 Corse Ferrari in GT racing for 2009 - the season continues
American Le Mans Series / FIA GT Series / Le Mans Series

Keith Bluemel

Hugo Garritsen


LMS - Spa - May 10
ALMS - Utah - May 17
FIA GT - Adria - May 16
FIA GT - Oschersleben - June 21
14 Calendario Calendario
Where the Ferraris are and will be in 2009
15 Notizie Motor Museum Forum takes center stage
Motor valley - Emilia-Romagna region - Italy
The program for the 11th edition of the World Forum for Motor Museums, the biennial gathering of directors, curators and managers of motor museums from around the world, has been finalised. The venues for the Forum will be at the most prestigious and exclusive museums and private collections in the Motor Valley Emilia-Romagna Region of Italy.
16 Notizie Sir Stirling Moss revisits his old SWB

Keith Bluemel

Keith Bluemel


On April 30, 2009, Sir Stirling Moss was reunited with the Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta, chassis s/n 2735 GT, at the Ferrari factory in Maranello. This was the car in which he won his seventh Tourist Trophy race, at Goodwood in 1961, having also won it in a 250 GT SWB, chassis s/n 2119 GT, the previous year. This car was also supplied new in the famous dark blue with a white nose band color scheme of his entrant Rob Walker.
18 Notizie Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este defines European Elegance
Cernobbio, Lake Como, Italy - April 24-26, 2009

Arnaud Meunier, Marcel Massini, Etienne Vanaret

Etienne Vanaret, Marcel Massini, MPS Editorial


The "Concours of Elegance" organized at the end of April, under the patronage of BMW Group and within the exceptional gardens of the Grand Hotel Villa de's, located on the shores of the Lago di Como at Cernobbio in Italy, is without any doubt the most beautiful and most select Concours in Europe. Each year, and for the 80 years of its existence, the Concorso d'Eleganza gathers over fifty exceptional automobiles, historical vehicles whose history and design are jewels of the mechanized era.
23 Notizie A brief history of the Mille Miglia
What makes this event so special and unique
The called them the "four musketeers." They were two counts who were the driving force behind the newly founded 'Automobil Club di Brescia', Count Aymo Maggi di Gradella and Count Franco Mazzotti. Then there was Senior Renzo Castagneto, a formidable organizer with a racing car past, and Giovanni Canestri, the great journalist of the 'Gazzetta dello Sport', the Italian daily sports newspaper.
24 Notizie Mille Miglia 2009
32 Ferrari at the 27th Mille Miglia Storica - Brescia-Rome-Brescia, Italy - May 13-17, 2009

Hugo Garritsen, MPS Editorial


For this year, activity for the Mille Miglia began on Wednesday, May 13, when all the cars were brought to the dedicated area of the Autodromo Franciacorta. There was later a press conference and a presentation of sponsors, followed by Mass in the old cathedral, Duomo Vecchio, at Piazza Paolo VI. On Thursday morning, May 14, the participating cars were transferred to the Piazza della Loggia for scrutinising.
28 Notizie 2009 Tour Auto Optic 2000
Paris to Deauville, France - April 21-25, 2009

Arnaud Blanfuney, Pierre Goossens, Arnaud Meunier

Hugo Garrtisen, Arnaud Meunier


For its eighteenth edition, the prestigious French historic event changed its name and became the Tour Auto Optic 2000. The race organizers also took advantage of this change to propose a new, largely original itinerary, located in the Northeast of France, but also keeping the principles which always made this rally a success - a grid of more than 200 cars with crews coming from the four corners of the world, travelling a course alternating between circuits and roads of scenic charm.
40 Feature The Glorious Three
The 250 Grandturismo Passo Corto in the Tour de France Automobile - 1960 to 1962

Germain Mallejac

Courtesy Maurice Louche Archives


During the fifties and into the early sixties, the "Tour de France Automobile" represented the defining reference for automobile rallies, mixing circuit races with high speed hill climbs on closed roads. The sectors in between, often on minor roads, were marked with hourly controls and check point, with an average speed limit of no more than 50 kph.
58 Feature Ferrari SP1 - more than unique
Ferrari collector Junichiro Hiramatsu realizes a dream - his own special Ferrari

Ferrari SpA

Courtesy Junichiro Hiramatsu


For this unique design project based on the F430 chassis, Ferrari accepted the challenge of developing a style capable of expressing the desires of the Customer, exalting the characteristics that for him best identify Ferrari cars, namely the balanced mix of sports performance and elegance. Right from the first concept sketches, the design choices were oriented toward a compact, lightweight and dynamic vehicle.
66 Lettere Lettere
Interesting comments from your fellow enthusiasts

Courtesy Fred Brewer, Courtesy Alexis Callier Collection, Brent Chesley, Tony Pfannkuche


72 Arte 'Heritage of Speed' captures the Ferrari Testa Rossa
An artist is sometimes the best person to present a work of art

Anthony Lauro

Peter Harholdt


As a designer and artist, I have always been fascinated by the traditional art of coach building. There is something inherently magical about building a car by hand. In today's era of cad driven design, everything from the smallest potato peeler to jumbo jets is made with the same soulless numeric precision. In our quest for efficiency and perfection, we have lost the subtle abstract essence that a hand crafted car or piece of art subconsciously conveys.
75 Modello Terzo Dalia commemorates the Daytona engine
Another Dalia scale presentation

Courtesy Terzo Dalia


Terzo Dalia has made a passion out of manufacturing scale model Ferraris over the years, from entire models to stand alone chassis and stand alone body bucks, to engines and transmissions. He has quite a following because his work is detailed and accurate (as it must be for a serious modeller) but also because his objects d'arte are in a very impressive 1/3 scale. This makes them inspiring in their conception and striking in their appearance.
78 Mercato Ferrari Leggenda e Passione defies recession
Everybody come to Maranello

Rick Carey

Hugo Garritsen, MPS Editorial


The event promotor's greatest concern is, "What if I put on the show and no one comes?" RM Auctions had, if anything, the opposite concern with its recent Ferrari auction in Maranello. The place was packed. And not a surprise, either, € 75 got a catalog, a 2.25 lb tome of glossy paper with excellent clean design, sharp photos and posts of Ferrari and Maserati history. Possessing the catalog was all it took to gain entry into the F1 Logistics Building next to Ferrari's Fiorano test track.
83 Guida A Guide to all Ferraris produced
Plus the market as of August 1, 2009... 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.
91 Galleria Galleria
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