Cavallino Magazine issue 183

June / July 2011

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 250 GT Pinin Farina Speciale, s/n 0853 GT, photographed at the Cavallino Classic
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 183, June / July 2011

Table of Contents

Page Section Description
2 Ecco Ecco
What we have in this issue number 183
3 Lettere Lettere
More letters from your fellow readers, with a thought or three from the experts.
10 Feature 1951 British Grand Prix
The first of a long series

Arnaud Blanfuney

Bernard Cahier Archive, The Klementaski Collection, Arnaud Blanfuney Collection


Since his coming into the world of Grand Prix motor racing as a manufacturer at the end of the 1948 season, Enzo Ferrari found again in his path his former employer Alfa Romeo. This first confrontation was not to his advantage, but the absence in the next year of the manufacturer with the four-leaf closer emblem allowed him to glean hist first successes in Formula One.
22 Feature Interview with Jose Froilan Gonzalez

Arnaud Blanfuney

The Klemantaski Collection


24 Feature Ferrari 612 Can-Am

Pete Lyons, Chris Amon, Robert Dusek

Peter Harholdt, Pete Lyons


Oh, what might have been. Of all the potential threats to McLaren's Can-Am domination, Ferrari could have been among the fiercest. Indeed, at certain magic moments during 969, this particular Prancing Horse looked to be a true challenger to the all-conquering M8Bs.
32 Feature Prince Bertil's Ferrari Speciale
The Power and the Privilege, the Royal Blue 0853 GT

Alan Boe

Michael Gregg


The order for this new coupe was placed with Paul Vallée and Charles Pozzi through their company, Autoval, in Paris, France, by Bertil Gustaf Oskar Carl Eugén, the Duke of Halland, better known to the world as His Royal Highness, Prince Bertil of Sweden.
42 Corse Unknown gremlins bedevil our team
Formula One

Keith Bluemel

Paolo D'Alessio


As now seems to be normal practice, with each new season comes new regulations. The reintroduction of KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System), together with a driver operated adjustable rear wing (DRS), are the two main regulation changes, but there is also another factor, a new tire supplier in the form of Pirelli.
43 Corse Ferrari 458 Italia GT's make their debut on two continents
Le Mans Series

Keith Bluemel

David Brady, Arnaud Blanfuney


A strong entry for the first round of the LMS at the Paul Ricard circuit in the South of France included four Ferrari 458 Italia GTs in the new GTE-PRO class, and four Ferrari F430 GTs and GTCs in the GTE-AM class. The new for 2011 classes come with the demise of the poorly subscribed GT1 class in the series.
46 Corse Older GT Ferrari takes one class at Sebring
American Le Mans Series

David H. Brady


Seven Ferrari competed in the 2011's Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, in two new classes - GTE (AM) which requires that only one driver can be professional while the other two (or three) are non-professional, or in other words, talented amateurs or "gentlemen racers", to use a term from the old days.
50 Notizie 275s & Dino 246s become the Ferraris of choice at the Tour Auto

Arnaud Blanfuney, Pierre Gossens


Each year in April, Peter Auto invites the participants of the entire world to discover the charms of France, during the revival of the famous event. Time has flown and the Tour Auto Optic 2000 this year now celebrated its 20th edition. The "road book" which details the route headed this year towards the south of France, for a total of four circuits and nine specials events over five days.
51 Notizie Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance

Keith Bluemel


It only grows larger, year after year - there's no stopping it - now or forever, but that's a good thing. It's the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, ensconced at the Ritz-Carlton on the Atlantic Ocean. Even as the economy takes its toll on other multi-marque events, this behemoth continues to expand - over 275 automobiles on hand, all special, all unique, all worth seeing.
51 Notizie 23rd Techno Classica

Marcel Massini


52 Newest Ferrari amazes Geneva Salon

Hugo Garritsen


The major news at the Geneva Salon was, of course, the sudden arrival of the new and only recently announced large Ferrari, the iconically and ironically named FF - four seats and four-wheel drive.
54 Guida A Guide to all Ferrari produced
Plus the market as of June 1, 2011... from a survey of selected dealers

Keith Bluemel, Cavallino Staff


A compilation of all the GT, Sport and Production Ferraris, with numbers made, chassis number ranges and current pricing.