Cavallino Magazine issue 18

September / December 1983

Language American English language icon American English
Editor Stanley Nowak
Publishing John W. Barnes, Jr. Publishing
Dimensions softcover, 48 pages, 208 x 277 mm

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 18, September / December 1983

Table of Contents

Page Section Description
1 Ecco Ecco
2 Commento Old New and Notes
Late summer is the doldrums in the car trade, with everybody gone and not much happening, so there's no big news to relay and comment upon, even at Ferrari.
The Ferrari Grand Prix team is doing well, with a win for Arnoux in Germany putting Ferrari in the lead for the Constructor's Championship, which they won last year.
4 Lettere Lettere
4 Additions and Corrections Additions and Corrections
8 The Last Race
1957 Mille Miglia

Irwin Stambler


For the spectator, road racing was long one of the most popular of all racing events. Part of it was the feeling of involvement as the cars roared by almost within reaching distance of the onlooker at the side of the road. The observer could also feel a sense of participation since the cars were using the same pavement as the average man walked or drove on in a normal day.
17 The Grand Sports: Ferrari 290 S, Ferrari 315 S and Ferrari 335 S
A Last Look at These Great Old Beasts

Randy Owens, C. Cavara

The Ferrari 290 S, 315 S, and 335 S series of Ferrari sports racing cars were notable, not only because they were the first to use a four overhead cam V-12 engine, but also because they were the culmination of a remarkable trend in sports car design that combined brute, unlimited power with an aesthetically pleasing exterior shape.
24 Quattrovalvole - The Cars Arrive
A First Glance at the Updated 308s, 4-Valves Arrive with Subtle Changes

David Edgerton, SEFAC Ferrari

Quattrovalvole is here, as you can tell from all the ads. And notice they don't refer to it as a "308 GTBi or GTSi Quattrovalvole," just "Quattrovalvole."
The literature and press kits from Ferrari are all coming through titled this way, so this will apparently be the main emphasis. And rightly so, since the 4-valve engine adds all the extra performance to make the car special.
26 The New Engine - A Close Look
30 The Grand Tour - A Photo Scrapbook
We Start at the Scaglietti Works, Where Ferrari Bodies Are Built
On the next few pages is a snap-shot tour of the Ferrari works in Modena. It employs about 120 workers and specifically makes the bodies, chassis and some sub-assemblies al all modern-day Ferraris. The plant has an older, antique look, but this is mainly due to its great heritage - it is, indeed, the old Scaglietti body shop!
39 Notizie Interview with New U.S. Head
Recently, we met with Claudio Sguazzini, the new General Manager of Ferrari in North America, to have him answer some questions for us on Ferrari's activities and plans in the United States Marked.
The interview turned into quite a session, ranging over a wide variety of topics, and we are pleased to say that Mr. Sguazzini was both direct and frank in his comments to us, even to the extent of telling us when there was an answer he could not or would not give us, and he did;t.
42 Corse Ferrari 308 GTB Rallye
Ferrari as an official factory racing entrant has participated solely in Formula 1 since 1972, the Ferrari 321 P and PB sports-prototypes being its last official foray in other forms of competition.
This has not deterred semi-official and private entrants from campaigning Ferraris in a variety of events, and it's safe to say that the factory provided a great deal of unofficial aid and expertise to the majority of these efforts.
48 Corse Grand Prix Report
Formula 1
As the season continues, the Ferrari team continues to improve as extensive modifications to the cars, including huge rather ungainly rear wings, are producing better adhesion for all that power.
The new Ferrari 126 C3 chassis has been introduced and is under constant testing: it was designed specifically to conform to the new, no side-skirt rules.
48 Altre Pagine Ferrari, The Man
by Gino Rancatti, translated by Angelo Wallace
We received a copy of this new book from our friend Angelo Wallace, who is the translator and now the publisher as well, of his biography of Enzo Ferrari.
We recommend it strongly because it is the only history of Ferrari, the man, in English other than the mid-sixties translation of Ferrari's memoirs, which is now long out of print.