Cavallino Magazine issue 204

December 2014 / January 2015

Language American English language icon American English
Publishing John W. Barnes, Jr., ISSN 0889-2504
Dimensions softcover, 96 pages, 208 x 277 mm

American English language icon Cover The striking F40 LM, s/n 74045

Keith G. Bluemel


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 204, December 2014 / January 2015

Table of Contents

Page Section Description
2 Ecco Ecco

The Klemantaski Collection


Our menu for you in this number 204
3 Assistenza Assistenza

Keith Bluemel


Some helpful information for you
6 Lettere Lettere

Federico Kirbus, Marcel Massini, Courtesy Chris Brehn


Commentary, useful information and differing opinions from your fellow readers.
10 Auto Storica Liège-Rome-Liège Rally 1952
The tragic history of the Ferrari 212 Export, s/n 0190 E

Roland Bloch

Courtesy Roland Bloch


We are at the beginning of the great history of Ferrari and only two Ferraris have been registered on August 13, 1952, for this great Liège-Rome-Liège Rally. Among the registered entrants was a "Mister X" as the teammate for Marius Heyman. It was only this way because Mr. Claude LeGuezec didn't want his name to appear, as his family wasn't to be aware of his registration.
12 Notizie Salon Prive 2014

Keith Bluemel

Keith Bluemel


The annual Salon Privé Concours d'Elegance ran over three days, September 3-5, 2014, in Syon Park, with the first day being for judging and presentation of the awards, the second day was billed as Ladies Day, where elegant attire was the order of the day, and the final day was Supercar Day, with a trade of some of the most desirable cars in the world.
16 Auto da Corsa Storica Goodwood Revival Meeting 2014

Keith Bluemel

Keith Bluemel


The Goofwood Revival is different from the preceding Goodwood Festival of Speed, with the action here being at racing speeds among like-minded drivers and historically-matched cars, all on an actual circuit, and a famous one at that. The concept is to "revive" an era long gone, and one that may never have happened in actuality but only in the memories of this who were there, and those who read about them.
18 Auto Storica The Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Reunion Tour
Personal Experience of the Tour

Peter Sachs

Check Queener


There have been 250 GTO Reunions every five years since 1982. About six years ago, there was a small reunion for 250 Testa Rossas in Canada at Circuit Mont Tremblant under the guidance of Lawrence Stroll. Two years ago, 250 Testa Rossa owners Ed Davies and Chip Connor, with the assistance of Testa Rossa owners Lawrence Stroll and John McCaw, decided to create a 250 Testa Rossa Reunion on the scale of those for the GTOs!
24 Notizie 2nd International 250 GTE Meet 2014
Paleis Het Loo, The Netherlands, June 22, 2014

Yvo Alexander

Hugo Garritsen, Bloemendal Fotografic


In 2010, I organized the first International Ferrari 250 GTE Meeting. At the beginning of 2014, I through it would be a challenge to do that again, this time on a greater international platform. The biennial Concours d'Élegance Paleis Het Loo was organized for June 21-22, 2014 in Apeldoorn, Netherlands and that classic car event seemed to me to be the appropriate place to set up a second International 250 GTE meeting.
28 Notizie Ferrari North America's 60th Anniversary

Keith Bluemel, Jarrett Rothmeier, David Seibert

Keith Bluemel, Jarrett Rothmeier


It was a stunning weekend, a tribute to the fact that when corporate Ferrari puts their mind to it, the can throw one hell of a party! The sheer ambition of the event took one's breath away - 60 vintage Ferraris on Rodeo Driver, 1000 later model Ferraris on nearby streets, a display and charity auction of the new 458 Aperta A, the unveiling of the F60 America and many banquets and receptions.
35 Notizie Montezemolo takes his leave
Am impassioned assessment from a passionate supporter

Paolo d'Alessio

Paolo d'Alessio


First as a Sporting Director of Ferrari, then later as President of Ferrari, Luca Cordero di Montezemolo had indelibly linked his name to the great House of Maranello, and had deeply marked its history. Even such an august and perennial personage as Bernie Ecclestone has said that his departure from the scene can be compared to the death of Enzo Ferrari.
45 Feature Ferrari F40 LM - 74045
A very special LM

Keith Bluemel

Keith Bluemel


The initial impetus for a racing version came from the French Ferrari importer, Pozzi Ferrari France, via its Managing Director, Daniel Marin, who proposed the idea to Giovanni Rastrelli, the then Managing Director at Ferrari, in late 1987. Daniel Marin put ex-Renault F1 team manager, and arch Ferrari enthusiast, Jean Sage, in place as Competition Director, to oversee and manage the project.The F40 Evolution, as it was then called, began to take shape, with mechanical alterations entrusted to the Michelotto concern in Padova.
58 In Memoriam Remembering Jonathan Williams
The short racing life but long friendships of driver Jonathan Williams

Arnaud Blanfuney

Arnaud Blanfuney Archives


Despite his recent health problems, we were sorry to learn of Jonathan Williams' passing, at the age of 71. He was a true gentleman, and will be sorely missed by all who knew him. Born in Cairo on October 26, 1942, it had looked likely that he was designed for a career in engineering until he was waylaid by a group of friends, which included Piers Courage, who used to meet at a pub...
60 Feature Ferrari, Grand Prix & the Star-sprangled Banner
The story of the single-seaters entered by N.A.R.T.

Arnaud Blanfuney

The Klemantaski Collection, Al Bochroch / The Revs Institute for Automotive Research Collection, Bernard Cahier / F1 Collection, Arnaud Blanfuney Collection


Luigi Chinetti introduced Ferrari to America, then ran its most important private racing team for almost twenty-five years. His North American Racing Team entered practically the entire total of Ferrari production made in that time. Motor Racing was Luigi Chinetti's life. And this contributed greatly to the success of his important business. For most of his racing, Chinetti entered his cars in endurance races, mainly because he was passionate about these events.
However, some single-seaters also carried the emblem of NART, often to back up the Ferrari Factory team.
It was a totally unique situation in the history of the marque, as no other customer teams entered cars on behalf of the factory under their own name. But Chinetti's team did.
78 Corse Our team sees more changes as it re-groups
Formula One Championship

Keith Bluemel


Singapore 9/21
Japan 10/05
Russia 10/31
United States 11/2
80 Corse GT Season is hard in America but good Worldwide
GT Ferraris are everywhere there's a race

Keith Bluemel

Keith Bluemel, Hugo Garritsen


As this season moves towards its end, most championships and titles have now been decided, whilst the premier FIA WEC titles are still up for grabs.
In the USA, the inaugural year of the Tudor USCC Series came to an end with the final round, Petit Le Mans, at Road Atlanta at the beginning of October.
The European Le Mans Series concluded with a race at the Estoril circuit in Portugal in mid October.
In contrast to the miserable conditions at the Nürburgring for the Blancpain series, the International GT Open series finale took place at a bright, hot and sunny Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain, over the first weekend of November.
85 Guida All Ferraris produced & Guide to the Market
As of December 1, 2014

Keith Bluemel, Cavallino Staff


The GT, Sport and Production Ferrari values, reflecting continued upward momentum and new base price levels
91 Mercato Ferraris at large 2014
A lull in the market

Cavallino Staff


The market is quiet at the moment, since we are in a time warp between the forth of the Monterey auctions and this coming up in Scottsdale in January. Will they be frothy as well? Impossible to predict, as everyone thought that the Monterey auctions would be the top of the market, with even signs of a pull back. It couldn't go any higher, could it. Indeed, markets don't listen to us mortals, not even to the experts, and so it went on its merry way upward.