Cavallino Magazine issue 189

June / July 2012

Language American English language icon American English
Publishing John W. Barnes, Jr., ISSN 0889-2504
Dimensions softcover, 80 pages, 208 x 277 mm

American English language icon Cover The Ferrari 195 Sport, s/n 0026 M, photographed at Villa Marzotto

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 189, June / July 2012

Table of Contents

Page Section Description
2 Ecco Ecco
What we have in this issue number 189
3 Commento A talk on both preserving and driving an old Ferrari

Andreas Mohringer

Peter Singhof


6 Lettere Lettere
Some thoughts from your fellow readers
10 Feature Rescued by its Competitor
When Ferrari had to enter cars not built by himself

Arnaud Blanfuney

Arnaud Blanfuney Collection / The Klementaski Collection


The 1956 Ferrari Formula One season, which concluded with Fangio's title, has already been abundantly dealt with in the literature of the brand.
Much more, in fact, than the genesis of the single-seater, née Lancia D50, as well as the sequence of events which made Ferrari link up to enter cars of the former Turinese competitor.
This tale proposes to emphasize these two aspects , for which represent totally unique facts in Ferrari history.
30 Feature Jacques Swaters
His war memories or why he did all this for that ...

Florence Swaters

Courtesy of Florence Swater


This story has never been told by Jacques, who preferred not to reveal it during its lifetime. Some memories have to be buried deeply in order to continue living. It was only very late in his life that my father agreed to pass on to me some anecdotes to his early years, always with an infinite modesty, not to hurt me, nor to revive old pains.
40 Feature The Reunion of 0026 M
A review of a singular model, the Ferrari 166 MM Berlinetta Le Mans

Keith Bluemel

Keith Bluemel


50 Corse Tires are dictating everything - guess correctly and you win
Formula One

Keith Bluemel

Ferrari SpA


New rules, new cars, and an unholy mess. The cars have turned ugly and the mood as well. It appears that the Pirelli tires are the key this year - if your set-up is right (by chance, tool), you do well: if not, might as well go home. It this how we want Grand Prix racing to be?
52 Corse Ferrari GTs take on Daytone once more
Grand-Am Series

Keith Bluemel

Dennis L. Tanney


There was a huge push by Daytona brass to get Ferraris back into the game at the 24 hour race, where Ferrari gained so much post glory. Ferrari then responded with a dedicated Grand-Am car, proving the versatility of the Ferrari 458 platform.
55 Corse Eight Ferrari 458 GT2s for the 60th 12 Hours of Sebring
American Le Mans Series & FiA World Endurance Championship

Keith Bluemel, David Brady

David Brady


It was an exciting mix of cars an classes, which made it fun to try and figure out "Who's on First?".
There were Ferrari 458 Italia GT2s aplenty, and they fought hard in several classes to take the flag. Success was gained in the FIA WEC GT class , with more work needed in ALMS. The season, however, has begun.
58 Corse Ferrari in GT Racing 2012
Ferrrari GTs enter a Golden Era - take note

Keith Bluemel


Our cup runneth over. As we have noted in our headlines and sub-heads, there are Ferrari GT cars everywhere right now, which makes this a glorious time for GT racing.
There are multiple series where these cars van be run, and while some of the series, if not all, seem to be competing with each other, there has been a clever attempt to keep them separate and non-competing.
60 Notizie Ferrari introduced at Geneva
Sculpted masses propelled by massive forces

Henry T. Kistler, Keith Bluemel, Hugo Garritsen, Etienne Vanaret

Henry T. Kistler


The new Ferrari F12berlinetta is all about sculpted masses, as this is the defining feature of the car. The overall shape is not a important as all the things being done to it. All those valleys and vents have a strict aerodynamic purpose.
63 Notizie Huge crowds pay homage to the Classic Automobile
Techno Classica Essen 2012

Arnaud Meunier


The 24th Techno classica of Essen, Germany was held at the end of this March 2012. With 123.000 square metres and 20 halls, this show is one of the largest classic motorshows for cars of prestige, for sports classics, for motor bikes, for spare parts, and for professional restorations.
64 Notizie Amelia Island Concours honors the master Mauro Forghieri
Amelia Island presents Ferrari 250 GTOs in this anniversary year

Keith Bleumel

Michael Gregg


A cornucopia of cars - types, models, styles, designs, experiments, fancies, histories - that's what you get in abundance at the Amelia Island Concours.
The man who was entrusted by Enzo Ferrari with taking over the Ferrari GTO program and making the car into the successful competition machine it became, the legendary Mauro Forghieri, was an Honorary Judge to it all.
68 Modellismo When you can't get your hands on the real thing
Ferrari 250 GT SWB in miniature

Marshall Buck

Amalgam Collection, CMC, Marshall Buck


A great Ferrari tipo receives the honour it deserves ... in the rarified world of precision miniature.
74 Guida A Guide to all Ferraris produced
Plus the market as of June 1, 2012 ... from a survey of selected dealers

Keith Bleumel, Cavallino Staff