Cavallino Magazine issue 19

January / February 1984

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

American English language icon Cover The Ferrari 166 Spyder Corsa, s/n 002 C

David Edgerton


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 19, January / February 1984

Table of Contents

Page Section Description
1 Ecco Ecco
2 Commento Commento
As is reported later in this issue, Ferrari made big news in 1983 in the racing world, not for announcing a new engine or new chassis, not for winning this race or losing that one, not for any tiff or altercation with the FIA or race organizers, but for replacing one of his best drivers with a relative newcomer.
Patrick Tambay, the hero of 1982 for Ferrari and the seasoned veteran in 1983, bas been let go and in his place has been hired Michele Alboreto!
4 Lettere Lettere
4 Additions and Corrections Additions and Corrections
8 One Man's Passion - The Ferrari Twelves
An Era Recollected through the Eyes of One of Enzo Ferrari's Early Customers

Robert T. Devlin

Alfred Ducato, Pinin Farina, Ducato Collection


How many of us have been loyal to one make of car for a period of thirty-two years? Not many, I'm sure.
When considering the fact that today many enthusiasts' automobiles are post war creations such as Ferrari and Porsche, and have therefore only been manufactured for periods extending to thirty-five years, any protracted loyalty to one postwar marque becomes all the more rare.
27 The First Ferraris
part 1

Stanley Nowak

David Edgerton, Nowak Collection


An updated history of the oldest Ferraris known to exist, and an expanded history of Ferrari's racing record for 1947 and 1948.
I do not consider the 815 to be the first Ferrari. The two 815s built for the 1940 Mille Miglia were an unsuccessful effort to design a sports / racing car using modified Fiat components.
30 Ferrari, Lui
A continuing history of Enzo Ferrari's early years

Gino Rancati


36 The Ferrari as Art
A heartfelt tribute to the Ferrari Marque, from a master craftsman who knows

Douglas C. Pirrone


It take more than just knowing the numbers and setting the car to "spec" to get the most out of a Ferrari. The numbers or specs represent scientifically the relationships between the different parts of the car or engine, but they are only part of the story when they concern Ferraris. Besides being the machines which were created through the science of engineering and the magic of chemistry, Ferraris are works of art, and this is where the intangible, esoteric part comes in.
38 Notizie The Very Latest ...

Norbert Andrup


Recently, Ferrari North America held a special dealer meeting in New York City to show off the new Mondial Convertible, and to make some concrete predictions and announcements. It was a closed meeting, for the dealers only with the press not invited, but our spies were able to glean some interesting tidbits.
40 Notizie Ferrari Reunion

David Edgerton


There is something magical for us when we see an elder statesman of the Grand Prix and sports car racing circus re-united with one of the legendary cars from another time. Maurice Trintignant from France to drive the car in question: a 1954 Ferrari 375 Plus, one of only five made and believed to be the car which won Le Mans in 1954, with Trintignant co-driving.
42 Corse Corse

Miles McAndrews


Ferrari has finished the 1983 Grand Prix season with both good and bad news. Good in that it won the Manufacturers Championship for the second year in a row, but bad because it lost the Drivers Championship when it had it in its grasp.
46 Corse Turbo Update

Nortbert Andrup


As the Ferrari Grand Prix program moves along, it might be good to back up a bit to review quickly the history of the 126 C Formula 1 cars.
They are well into their third year and can be pronounced an overall success.
46 An Update of the 126 Series