Cavallino Magazine issue 198

December 2013 / January 2014

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 1953 Ferrari 250 Europa Coupé Pinin Farina, s/n 0305 EU

Dirk de Jager


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 198, December 2013 / January 2014

Table of Contents

Page Section Description
2 Ecco Ecco
Our items for you in this number 198
3 Assistenza Assistenza
Some helpful information for you
6 Lettere Lettere
Some thoughts, observations and corrections from your fellow readers and researchers.
10 Storica Auto Once upon a time - the relative ease of buying from Europe
Names from the past: Rob de La Rive Box

Dyke W. Ridgley

Courtesy The Ridgley Collection


Most Ferrari enthusiast of today have never heard the name of Rob de la Rive Box. However, from the late 1960s through the early 1980s, Rob, or Robbie, as we called him, was a major player in the world Ferrari trade. Rob was from Villmergen, Switzerland and was, essentially, a used car dealer who specialized in exotic cars.
12 Storica Auto da Corsa Goodwill makes the most of its bounteous facilities
Goodwood Revival 2013

Cavallino Staff

Vincent Yernaux, Peter Singhof


There are many historic race events, and many historic revivals, but non can combine the correct cars with such a magnificent historical setting, and be called a true Revival like Goodwood.
18 Storica Auto da Corsa Old iron at the Tours du Castellet 10,000
10,000 Tours du Castellet

Etienne Vanaret

Etienne Vanaret


The French gathering at Catellet (on the Côte d'Azur) was like a little Le Mans Classic (with the same organizer, Peter Auto). Almost 200 Prototype and GT cars participated in different groups for this CER (classic endurance racing).
Overall a very nice event, a great track and paddock, with everything well accessible for viewing and taking pictures. We shall return.
19 In Memoriam José Froilán González leaves us
Reflections on the great pampas bull

Arnaud Blanfuney, Tony Watson

Courtesy Arnaud Blanfuney


24 Notizie Brandoli Artwork Collection

Keith Bluemel

Courtesy Brandoli


Egidio Brandoli is one of the most famous names in coachwork. Son Roberto has continued the fame with a new line of sculpted metallic artwork that utilizes the same fine metals and the same old world skills that has crafted some of the beautiful bodies of the early Ferraris.
31 Notizie Geneva Auto Show 2013
Ferrari surprises with the Ferrari 458 Speciale

Ferrari SpA.

Arnaud Meunier, Hugo Garritsen


Is there life yet in the five year old Ferrari 458?
Indeed. Besides the GT versions that show no sign of lagging, Ferrari has introduced a production 458 that is not far behind in power and performance. 605 CV at 9000 RPM and 540 Nm at 6000 RPM.
36 Feature Ferrari does Detroit
Ferrari 250 Europa Coupé Pinin Farina, s/n 0305 EU

Hugo Garritsen

Dirk de Jager


Loads of chrome trim, big broad whitewall tires, bight contrasting paint scheme, plush luxury appointments - a car made rally for post-war America.
It was a showcase car for both Ferrari and Pinin Farina, making the rounds of all the early Italian Concorso d'Eleganza. It came to America, lost its engine, lost its sex appeal, and was stored away for an uncertain future.
But Europe took it back, found its engine, put it all back together and now we have this period piece to savour.
45 Feature Ferrari 250 Europa Coupé Pinin Farina, s/n 0305 EU

Marcel Massini


46 Feature Enzo Ferrari's alter ego
The strong relationship between Minardi and Ferrari

Alan Blanfuney

Gian Carlo Minardi Archives


A friendship, a business arrangement, a shared passion for motorsport - one of the little known facts of Ferrari lore - Gian Carlo Minardi was a test team for Scuderia Ferrari.
Enzo Ferrari needed to scout new Italian driving talent; he called on Minardi to help get it done. And lent him several current F1 machines to do it.
62 Corse Ferrari in Formula One 2013
F1 season draws to a close, but with hopes dimming for our favorite team.

Keith Bluemel


Red Bull-Renault has found the magic equation, while Ferrari struggles with everyone else to gain ground on this seemingly unstoppable force. Playing catch-up is always a challenge.
64 Corse Ferrari GT Racing 2013
Ferraris take many of Series Titles

Keith Bluemel

Ferrari SpA., Dennis L. Tanney


Despite problems in Formule One, Ferrari has had great success in multiple GT series, with the Ferrari 458 capturing titles in ELMS, international GTO, Blanpain, and Grand-Am series.
70 Guida A Guide to all Ferraris produced
Plus the market as of December 1, 2013 ... from a survey of selected dealers

Keith Bluemel, Cavallino Staff