Cavallino Magazine issue 2

November / December 1978

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

American English language icon Cover Ferrari 400 Automatic

Chuck W. Queener


The International Ferrari Magazine
3.000 copies where printed and were only to subscribers

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 2, November / December 1978

Table of Contents

Page Section Description
1 Ecco Ecco

Alessandro Stefanini


2 Commento Commento

Peter C. Coltrin


Openings, debuts and world premiers all smack of extravaganzas. Cavallino's coming-out was quiet and very low-key. No parties. We didn't even open a bottle of champagne, but John Barnes and I did take a trip to Monterey for Steve Earle's 5th Annual Monterey Historic Automobile Races where we dropped a few copies of our first issues on many of the Ferrari enthusiasts in attendance. It was a gratifying experience for us both. Cavallino was warmly received; a little like giving cookies to children.
4 Lettere Lettere

David Copperfield, John J. Baroody, Suzanne Miller, Robert Anderson, Robert H. McMillan, John R. Kissinger, George Dyer, Philip W. Schwartz, Joseph J. Pendergast, Dan L. Vierra, James Russel, Dennis Caetta, Tim Greenfields, Adolf Stocker, Ralph Stefano

Richard Corson


7 Altre Pagine Altre Pagine
Alfa Romeo - All cars from 1910 by Luigi Fusi

Stanley Nowak


Enzo Ferrari collaborated with Alfa Romeo from 1930 through 1938. Scuderia Ferrari and later Alfa Corse were involved in the design and development of the 8C2300 and the 8C2600 Monza, the Type B Grand Prix monoposto, the unique twin-engined Bimotore, the highly successful Type 158 Grand Prix monoposto (which came back after World War II to haunt Ferrari), the Type 308 Grand Prix monoposto, and finally the Type 316, 16 cylinder Grand Prix monoposto.
Ferrari's past is deeply rooted in Alfa Romeo and only a quirk of fate forced him out of the company.
8 Calendàrio Calendàrio
9 Feature The First 100 Cars
Part II (0042M to 0100E)

Stanley Nowak

Paul Gleason


As we proceed further into 1950 and 1951 we find that Ferrari is offering an increasingly more complex line of models and options. In this second part you will find 166s and 195s on two different wheelbases and 212s and a 340 as well. However, the numbering system is simpler and all cars were built with the same chassis and engine number.
14 Feature Thoughts on early GP cars
Reflections from the other side of The Pond

Tony Hogg

Studio Wörner, Geoffrey Goddard


In the first issue of Cavallino, Dean Batchelor recalled the first Ferraris he saw (or heard) and the impressions they made on him. This story set me to thinking about my own first acquaintance with Ferraris, and the more I thought about it, the more I thought it would be worthwile putting my impressions down on paper.
Strangely enought, I can't remember exactly when or where I saw my first Ferrari, which may sound a bit dumb and even somewhat arrogant, but not really when one considers the facts.
20 Books Books
More Ferrari Books

Kurt Mischa


After editor Chuck Queener's review of Ferrari printed matter, it occured to me that it might be worthwhile to make some comments on Ferrari books that are not published by Ferrari. At last count, there were no less than 33 different books on the seemingly inexhaustible subject of Ferrari, the man and his cars. At least one, and possbily two, are in preparation and who knows what's down the road.
24 Feature 400 Automatic
Is this the last Ferrari V12?

Chuck Queener


There are two distinct possibilities that come to mind when you think about this car, neither of which has to do with the transmission. The 400 Automatic could easily be Ferrari's last front-engined car as well as its last V12.
A rather sobering thought if viewed through historical eyes. The story actually began in Southern California in 1971. People have been doing strange things to Ferraris in that part of the world for many years so it is not surprising that this idea was conceived and developed there.
26 Feature Ginther testing
Richie Ginther & The Spoiler

Peter Coltrin

Peter Coltrin


Every time I see a tail "spoiler" on a modern GT car here in Modena or elsewhere, be it a Ferrari, Alfa Sud or Fiat, I think of Richie Ginther and the day he "invented" the spoiler. March 14, 1961 to be exact. At Monza.
Ginther in those days was Ferrari's chief test driver and was, and is, respected fondly by Ferrari engineers and mechanics. Many of them still regard him not only as the most 'simpatico' test drivers ever but as one of the most 'simpatico' people, period. The little/big man from California was kind to machines and co-workers but never afraid to express his opinions.
28 Feature Ferrari 212 E Montagna

Jonathan Thompson

Peter Coltrin


The 512 F1 Ferrari flat-12 raced during 1964-65 showed only occasional - and marginal - improvement over the V8 powered 158 F1 cars, and neither engine type gave Ferrari a victory in the final year of the 1.5-litre Formula 1.
For the new 3-liter formula that began in 1966, Maranello returned to the traditional V12 layout, one that had brought the company hundreds of victories in Grand Prix and sports car competition. It seemed that the flat-12 engine had been an unproductive venture.
34 Feature Ferrari 250 Mille Miglia
250 MM salon and serial numbers

Stanley Nowak

Stanley Nowak


The base of the province of Emilia, a vast area of flat fertile land extending from Bologna north to Piacenza, is agricultural: Fields of wheat, corn, sugar beets, and flax, vineyards, pasture land for cattle and dairy farms. Life in Emilia is hard and in the 1950s it was harder still.
There are two types of romance in Emilia: women and wheels. For the man the easiest challenge is the machinery: Farm machinery, bicycles, motorcycles, autombiles, racing cars. In 1952 the smartest graduates of automotive trade schools in the area were apprentices to Ferrari at the age of 15 or 16. This meant hard work and long hours and little money.
40 Presentiamo Luigi Bazzi profile

Peter Coltrin

Peter Coltrin


If time and space permit, it might be appropriate to include some notes and memories of the oldes Ferrarista of all. Cavaliere Luigi Bazzi, Cavaliere della Republica Italiana - Maestro del Lavoro. The oldest Ferrarista in terms of age; Ingegnere Enzo Ferrari, obviously, being the first in terms of history. Ferrari in calendar years is now a young 80 and his long time collaborator Bazzi will soon be 86.
42 Notizie Notizie

Chuck Queener


Ferrari to announce new addition to the factory
Jody Scheckter joins Ferrari for the 1979 Formula 1 season
Ferrari 408 GT
Ferrari 512 BB at Daytona
New Formula 1 car for 1979
Giancarlo Bussi kidnapping
46 Servizio Battery Maintenance

K.W. McCay


Battery failure is one of the most common causes of road service calls and also stranded Ferrari owners. Ferrari cars are probably more susceptible to battery failures than most other cars because they may sit idle for long periods of time and average yearly mileage is very low. Good battery maintenance is extremely easy but is usally ignored by most owners until failure occurs.
48 Piccola Pubblicita Piccola Pubblicita
'Piccola Pubblicità' will be the classified section, where private parties can advertise Ferrari cars, parts, or memorabilia to an enthousiastic and interested audience. And, since Cavallino will be distributed internationally, your ad will reach Ferraristi around the world.