Cavallino Magazine issue 184

August / September 2011

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 342 America Ghia, s/n 0148 A, photographed at The Breakers

Keith G. Bluemel


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 184, August / September 2011

Table of Contents

Page Section Description
2 Ecco Ecco
What we have in this issue number 184
3 Lettere Lettere
Letters of note from your fellow readers.
10 Feature Men of Honour
The life of the Ferrari works mechanics

Arnaud Blanfuney


The men who kept the race cars running. Their story, with personal interviews.
32 Feature Raising the Bar ...
A close study of the Short Wheelbase Ferrari s/n 1905 GT

Robert T. Devlin, Alan C. Boe, Jonathan Thompson

Marcel Massini


How the early Ferrari 250 GT SWBs continually improved, with s/n 1905 GT as a sample.
44 Feature The French Director's Ferrari ...
An elegant body drapes a powerful automobile.

Alan Boe

Keith G. Bluemel, Jack Thomas


Not quite the little coupe, rather elegant but powerful Ferrari 340 America, s/n 0148 A owned by Michel Paul-Cavalier.
58 Corse Can't catch a break - the team regroups
Formula One

Keith Bluemel


A gazelle over the winter becomes a goat at season start, but such is Grand Prix racing. Ferrari has modified the new car at each race, made some team personnel changes, reorganized team procedures at the factory, and ... results are beginning to show.
66 Corse Some firsts, some seconds, some mishaps in GT
American Le Mans Series

Keith Bleumel

Ferrari SpA


The economy takes its toll on American GT racing, as sponsors hold back and the wealthy amateur drivers sit on the sidelines. This has resulted in smaller grids, even amongst the Ferrari contingent.
66 Corse At Le Mans, ten started, three finished, a tough race
Le Mans Series

Keith Bluemel

Hugo Garritsen


European GT racing is holding up, even if only because distances are closer and overhead is lower. Ferrari is presenting strong fields, and the new GTE AM class has extended the life of the F430 GTC's.
68 Notizie Mille Miglia restores our faith in the good life
Mille Miglia Historica

Arnaud Blanfuney, Vincent Yernaux, Henry T. Kistler

Peter Singhof


The italians name it the most beautiful race of the world, but it's definitively the race with impressive figures. The previous editions of the Mille Miglia Historica was an extraordinary success, and its organizers had the goal to do even better this year.
70 Notizie Coppa Milano Sanremo

Olivier Bidaud


71 Notizie Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este

Cavallino Staff, Etienne Vanaret

Peter Singhof


Combining select and always elegant automobiles, and situated in luxuriant but comfortable surroundings, not to mention the historical grandeur of the location, the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este is the proto-typical outdoor automobile salon, the one from which all other derive their inspiration, their guidelines, their measure. Begun in 1929, it continues its reign today on the shores of Lago di Como.
74 Notizie Ferrari Superamerica 45 graces Villa d'Este

Cavallino Staff

Etienne Vanaret, Peter Singhof


Ferrari is never still and is always searching for new markets. It dawned on them several years ago that they should look to the glory days of their past and replicate the special factory/client relationship that resulted in some very special and desirable automobiles. The Special Projects Department was inaugurated to give particular clients that chance to make their own one-off Ferrari.
74 Notizie New Ferrari FF model makes the rounds of the main show

Cavallino Staff


Ferrari was due for a replacement of the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti, the latest in a long line of sedate-looking four passenger sedans. Fast and fun to drive to be sure, but sedate none-the-less in mode and appearance. Time for a change. The new Ferrari FF is a styling tour-de-force, the last thing anyone imagined, and is coupled with some advanced technology, first seen here and not yet seen on its sportier brethren.
75 Modena Motorsport Track Days

Marcel Massini, Keith Bluemel

Marcel Massini, Keith Bluemel


Since 1992, Uwe Meissner has been organizing track days for his Ferrari clientele, which are now must-do events if you are a dedicated track person. He also hosts a small but rather fine concours.
78 Guida A Guide to all Ferrari produced
Plus the market as of August 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.