Cavallino Magazine issue 173

October / November 2009

Language American English language icon American English
Publishing John W. Barnes, Jr., ISSN 0889-2504
Dimensions softcover, 64 pages, 208 x 277 mm

American English language icon Cover The Ferrari 275 GTB, s/n 06449, photographed in Germany

Kevin Blommaert


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 173, October / November 2009

Table of Contents

Page Section Description
2 Ecco Ecco
What's doing in this number 173

Courtesy The Klemantaski Collection


3 Attenzione Cavallino reader services
Making your life a bit simpler

Araud Blanfuney


4 Corse A win at Spa brings joy to the Scuderia
Formula One Championship

Keith Bluemel

Ferrari SpA


F1 - Hungary - July 26
F1 - Europe (Valencia) - August 23
F1 - Belgium - August 30
6 Corse Gt Ferraris welcome new competition
American Le Mans Series / FIA GT Series / Le Mans Series

Keith Bluemel

Hugo Garritsen


LMS - Algarve (Portugal) - August 2
LMS - Nürburgring - August 2
ALMS - Lime Rock - July 18
ALMS - Mid-Ohio - August 8
ALMS - Road America - August 16
ALMS - Mosport - August 30
FIA GT - Spa - July 26
FIA GT - Budapest - August 9
12 Notizie Ferrari presents its latest V-8 street car
Ferrari 458 Italia

Hugo Garritsen


"We are proud to pay homage to Italy with a fabulous new car car which offers truly high performance along with the kind of innovation that no other Ferrari has ever reached. The new Ferrari is a tribute to Italy and its unique qualities. The creative flair of its people, the quality and style of its products, all of to make up a country that is synonymous with excellence." - Luca di Montezemolo, President of Ferrari
18 Notizie Uwe Meissner's Modena Motorsports Track Days 2009
Nürburgring, Germany - June 30, 2009

Marcel Massini, Keith Bluemel

Hugo Garritsen, MPS Editorial


18 Notizie La Ronde du Ventoux
France, June 5-7, 2009

Jean-Bernard Héros

Jean-Bernard Héros


After the first edition in 2001, "La Ronde du Ventoux" was back from the 5th to the 7th of June, 2009.
Mont Ventoux is situated in Provence in the south of France and its peak culminates at 1912 meters. The animal and vegetable variety of this place made it classified as a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1990. The first hill climb was organized here way back in 1902.
18 Notizie Ferrari Corse Clienti at Paul Ricard Circuit
Paul Ricard, Le Castellet, France - July 4-5, 2009

Jean-Bernard Héros, Arnaud Blanfuney


The Paul Ricard HTTT circuit near Le Castellet in the south of France welcomed the fourth round of the 2009 FXX program on July 4th and 5th. Ten cars were present and formed the highlight of these Ferrari Racing Days, in company of the exciting F430 Italian and European Challenge series.
19 Notizie Sport & Collection - 500 Ferrari centre le cancer
Circuit de Val de Vienne, France - June 5-7, 2009

Arnaud Meunier


This weekend of June 5 to 7 saw the running of the fifteenth edition of Sport & Collection, on the Circuit of the Val de Vienne in France. This has become the largest Ferrari event in France, and is now probably one of the more important Ferrari events in Europe, with around 500 examples of the model present.
The purpose of this formidable festival of sports cars was to gather money for the university hospital of Poitiers and its research against cancer.
20 Notizie Ferrari Club of America at Elkhart Lake
North American Ferrari Field & Driving Concours, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin - July 30, 2009

Keith Bluemel, Chris Current

Keith Bluemel


Sunshine and showers were the story of the 2009 Ferrari Club of America National Meet and Concours, which this year was based on the elegant Osthoff Resort and Spa and the picturesque undulating Road America track in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Fortunately, the showers were of short duration, with the first arriving just as the Concours judging finished on the Thursday morning.
23 Notizie Tony Brooks returns to his scene of triumphs
50 years to the day

Arnaud Meunier

Arnaud Meunier


On July 5th, 1959, Tony Brooks gained victory in the F1 Grand Prix of Europe, disputed on the circuit of Reims, at the wheel of a Ferrari Dino 256 F1. Author of the best time in qualifying, he ran the race in first from beginning to end.
On July 5th, 2009, on the initiative of Alain Paqueraud from 'Les Amis du Circuit de Gueux', Tony Brooks came especially from England to commemorate this fiftieth anniversary.
23 Notizie Ferraris at the Greenwich Concours d'Elegance
Greenwich, CT, June 6-7, 2009

Gregg D. Merksamer

Gregg D. Merksamer


23 Notizie Ferraris at the Goodwood Festival of Speed
Goodwood, England - July 3-5, 2009

Keith Bluemel, Marcel Massini


27 Lettere Lettere
Some useful and interesting comments from your fellow readers and enthusiasts

Carel Ruigrok, Courtesy Piere Goossens, Michael Gregg, Courtesy Robert Barker, Courtesy Michel Giacomelli


32 Feature 06449 Anniversary
This is the 45th Anniversary of the 275 GTB introduction at the Paris Auto Salon in 1964, we have exact that car

Kevin Blommaert

Kevin Blommaert


Many of us are fascinated by the exquisite lines of all the 275 GTBs, even as personal taste must let you decide whether you like the short nose, the long nose, the four cam or on of the competition versions more. In this article, we go back to the beginning of the 275 family, by presenting to you the 275 GTB, s/n 06449, the car that introduced the 275 GTB model at the 1964 Paris Auto Salon.
38 Feature Tony Brooks
The driver with style

Arnaud Blanfuney

Courtesy The Klemantaski Collection, Courtesy Arnaud Blanfuney


The fifties were an important decade in motor sport history, and possibly even the most beautiful, although it is never easy to make comparisons. The cars were magnificent and their derivers were real heroes. Among the aces at the wheel, Ascari, Fangio and Moss are regularly written about, but there also was the British driver Tony Brooks, a real artists at the wheel, endowed with a very elegant style, who ran only for pleasure, for the sport, and always with a respect for others.
48 Feature Concours on the Avenue
Carmel-by-the-Sea, California - August 11, 2009

Keith Bluemel, Marcel Massini, Vincent Yernaux

Keith Bluemel


The third annual Carmel-by-the-Sea "Concours on the Avenue" was held on Tuesday, August 11, 2009, and is a show which in its short life span has become a firm fixture as the major opening event to the Monterey historic week of activities. As befits the event's title, the venue for the event is Ocean Avenue in Carmel, which was put on the international map when star actor / director Clint Eastwood became Mayor, and the town still has his famous Hog's Breath Inn amongst its many fine restaurants.
54 Feature Magnificent Monterey
A tale of two events - Quail & Concorso

Keith Bluemel, Marcel Massini, Vincent Yernaux

Michael Gregg, Keith Bluemel


Despite the global economic recession, there was barely a sign of it on the surface on the Monterey Peninsula during the historic week. Yes, some of the major corporate sponsors, notably the major car manufacturers, were conspicuous by their absence, and some hotels still had vacancy signs, but basically it was business as usual. The week traditionally starts with the low key pre-historic meeting at Laguna Seca the weekend before the main event, and then really gets into gear as the week progresses, culminating with the final day of the historic race meeting, the last evening of the Gooding Auction, and of course, the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.
55 Notizie Ferrari 288 GTO's gather for an anniversay
August 14th, 2009, saw a World Record gathering of fifteen 288 GTOs at the Laguna Seca Golf Ranch, venue of this year's reborn Concorso Italiano, in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of this special model. According to respected historian Marcel Massini, the previous record gathering occurred 25 years ago at Zandvoort, when in June of 1985 twelve cars were assembled.
58 Guida A Guide to all Ferraris produced
Plus the market as of October 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.
60 Galleria Galleria
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