Cavallino Magazine issue 209

October / November 2015

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 250 Testa Rossa, s/n 0724 TR

David Wendt


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 209, October / November 2015

Table of Contents

Page Section Description
2 Ecco Ecco
Our menu for you in this number 209
3 Assistenza Assistenza
Some helpful information for you
6 Lettere Lettere

Jim Sitz, Peter Sachs, Jess G. Pourret, Marcel Massini, William Hume

The Revs Institute for Automotive Research, Olivier Bidaud, The Klementaski Collection, Kevin Blommaert, Jerry Wyszatycki


Commentary, useful information and differing opinions from your fellow readers.
18 Galleria Monterey Concours on the Avenue
Carmel by the Sea, CA - August 11, 2015

Keith Bluemel

Keith Bluemel


On Tuesday, August 11, was held the kick-off event of Monterey week, the now fabled Concurs on the Avenue in Carmel by the Sea. Its name is descriptive but it now stretches further along the avenue and up several side streets, such is the draw of the event, in both people and cars. Ferrari content varies year by year but there are always good ones on hand.
20 Galleria Monterey The Quail - A Motorsports Gathering
Quail Lodge, Carmel Valley, CA - August 14th, 2015

Marcel Massini

Peter SInghof, Cavallino Staff


On Friday, August 14th at the Quail Lodge and Golf Course in Carmel Valley, California, was the Quail, and in ten years it has become a must-do event for people who appreciate beautiful automobiles in a quiet and very personalized setting. 3,000 attendeees only makes for a fine cozy affair, with music, good food and drinks all day long to accompany the cars.
Since Monterey this year in 2015 was the big Ferrari weekend, The Quail was focused on what many consider the non plus ultra of the Ferrari world - the Coachbuilt Ferraris.
22 Galleria Monterey Concorso Italiano
Black Horse Golf Club, Monterey, CA - August 15, 2015

Marcel Massini

Hugo Garritsen, Keith Bluemel, David Wheeler, Peter Singhof


On Saturday, August 15th at Black Horse Golf Course on Monterey Bay, California, Concorso Italiano had once again become a tradtion at Monterey Week. It's unique format featured more than 800 Italian vehicles, and appreciation from people who love them, plus elements of Italian style such as fashion, food, music and art.
Take everything made in Italy, from fashion to cars, sprinkle it with red wine, bathe it in sunshine, top it all off with fun, and you had Concorso Italiano.
24 Galleria Monterey Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
Pebble Beach, CA - August 16, 2015

Marcel Massini, Chris Current

Denis Tanney, Steve Burton


Sunday, August 16th, was the climax of the week for most enthusiasts because it was the day of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, which celebrated its 65th anniversary this years. Automobiles from all over the world gathered on the 18th fairway of the Pebble Beach Golf Course to content for the title of Best of Show, at the most competitive event in the collector car world.
25 Galleria Monterey Pebble Beach Road Races
Del Monte Forest, Pebble Beach, CA - August 14, 2015

Ron Kimball


Because it was a Ferrari year in Monterey, the organizers of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, Sandra Button and crew, had the excellent idea of having a special display of many of the actual Ferraris that took part in the original Pebble Beach road races, which ran on a course of roads through the Del Monte forest in the 1950s. They expanded the idea and actually had seven of those Ferraris brought back for a re-enactment of the races, and over the very same roads.
26 Galleria Monterey Monterey Motorsports Reunion
Laguna Seca, CA - August 13-16, 2015

Denis Tanney, Peter Singhof


The Monterey Motorsports Reunion was held from August 14 to 16 and while it didn't neccessarily highlight Ferrari in this Ferrari year, it did have many Ferraris on track, and even more to be seen in the huge paddock. Laguna Seca is a glamorous track, and easily draws the best of historic racers to this once-a-year event.
28 Galleria Monterey Ferrari Club of America International Meet
Nicklaus Golf Club, Monterey, CA - August 17, 2015

Chris Current, Pat Current

Peter Singhof


Monday through Wednesday, August 17-19, was the 2015 Ferrari Club of America Annual Meet, and this year it was a big one with Ferraris everywhere, on the two Tours, at the Laguna Seca Racetrack, and here at the Concours, with 250 Ferraris entered. Total entries were astounding, with many new and old Ferraris great to see.
30 Galleria Monterey Casa Ferrari Carmel
Case Ferrari Carmel, CA - August 13-16, 2015

Morgan Theys, Hugo Garritsen


Since this was a Ferrari year in Monterey, Ferrari was determined to have a large presence, but they were also determined to forsake the tried & true and offer some things that were unique to entertain their customers. One was the pop-up Casa Ferrari Carmel, a stage set of Italian culture created in an old Carmel gas station and surrounding buildings, that fortuantely already had a Mediterranean flavor. On each of four days, an old and rare Ferrari was on display, heralding Ferrari's history and the role Ferrari Classiche now plays in that.
32 Galleria Monterey The Monterey Auctions
All the results from your staff

Cavallino Staff

Keith Bluemel, Alan Yorgason


Bonhams - Quail Lodge - 8/14/2015
Gooding & Company - Pebble Beach Equestrian Center - 8/15-16/2015
Russo and Steele - Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey - 8/13-15/2015
RM Sotheby's Auction - Pinnacle Portfolio Sale - Portola Hotel & Spa, Monterey - 8/13/2015
RM Sotheby's Auction - Portola Hotel & Spa, Monterey - 8/14-15/2015
Mecum Auctions - Hyatt Regency Hotel, Monterey - 8/13-15/2015
36 Feature Colorful in Life & Legend
Ferrari 250 TR, s/n 0724 TR

Jarett Rothmeier

David Wendt, Courtesy Dr. Willis Murphey Archives, Courtesy Jacques Swaters Archives, Courtesy Marcel Massini Archives, The Klemantaski Collection, Karl Ludvigsen


The seventh customer 250 Testa Rossa by chassis number, s/n 0724 TR, was completed at the Factory in early 1958 and sold from the factory to Jacques Swaters' Ecurie National Belge in Brussels, Belgium in late February 1958. Delivered in Swaters' custom shade of yellow with a red racing stripe, s/n 0724 TR was displayed the following month during the Brussels Motor Show. Following its brief career as a show car, s/n 0724 TR saw its first competition action a couple weeks later when Belgian driver Willy Mairesse drove it to a seventh overall finish at the Eater Monday Sussex Trophy in Goodwood.
48 Feature Intermezzo 1519 GT
An interim lost & found again

Cavallino Staff

Courtesy Mauriche Louche Archive, Massimo Trenti, Peter Singhof, AG, Dave Nicholas


The 250 long wheelbase series models, begun in 1956 and succeeding successfully through to 1959, were beginning to show their age by late 1958 - early 1959, as race car technology, even for GT cars, even even by the relatively primitive standards of the day, was evolving. As a consequence, Ferrari was working on a short wheelbase version of the 250 GT, which would not be ready, however, until late in 1959. So for the spring and summer of 1959, the long wheelbase 250 GT had to be used.
70 Guida All Ferraris produced & Guide to the Market
As of October 1, 2015

Keith Bluemel, Cavallino Staff


The GT, Sport and Production Ferrari values, reflecting continued upward momentum and new base price levels