Cavallino Magazine issue 214

August / September 2016

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 Ferrari LaFerrari in a studio setting

Jerry Wyszatycki


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 214, August / September 2016

Table of Contents

Page Section Description
6 Ecco Ecco
Our menu for you in this 214
8 Lettere Lettere

Kendall Merritt, Michael T. Lynch

Courtesy Kendall Merritt, Olivier Bidaud


Interesing comments from your fellow historians, readers and enthusiasts
12 Notizie Villa d'Este Concours d'Elegance
Brief report from your Staff

Cavallino Staff

Cavallino Staff


16 Auto Da Corsa Storica 25th Anniversary Tour de France Auto Optic 2000
On the Road with your Staff

Arnaud Blanfuney, Jean-Bernard Heros, Arnaud Meunier, Henry T. Kistler

Olivier Bidaud


About 230 participants set off on French roads to discover the country's cultural heritage, and to do battle in the timed events (competition or regularity) on four circuits as well as eleven special stages on clased roads. It was a journey of around 2000 kilometres, from Paris to Cannes in five legs, and to make sure that this anniversary remained firmly engraved in everyone's memory, organizer Peter Auto had added a night stage to the program.
22 Auto Da Corsa Storica Driving the Tour de France Auto
Team Sucari wins the Regularity Class in a 250 GT SWB Ferrari

Francisco Sucari

Francisco Sucari


Lett me tell you, my Cavallino friends, about the Tour Auto Optic 2000 25th Edition, or in my own French words, "la crème de la crème". It is the Classic Car event where no driver can get away withour superior driving skills and where no co-pilot dare not te be quick to spot the road book's many ins-and-outs, as well as catching an eye on the wonderful French vistas.
26 Notizie Spirit of Yves Classic Run
A moving testimonial to an old friend

Jack E. Thomas, Arnaud Meunier

Deborah Thomas, Tom Price, Jack E. Thomas


One of the best known and well-respected international ambassadors in the car collector community is Christian Philippsen. His many accomplishments include founder of the Parc Bagatelle Concours d'Elegance in Paris, esteemed Judge at the Cavallino Classic and Pebble Beach, as well as the organizer of multiple Louis Vuitton tours, suc as the Serenissima Run in 2012. So when Christian decided to put together a European tour to honor Yves Carcelle, the former CEO of Louis Vuitton and long-time supporter of numerous automotive events, you knew the event would be very special.
36 Feature The 250 GT in the Tour de France Automobile
5th Tour de France Automobile - September 17th to 23rd, 1956

Germain Malléjac

Maurice Louche Archives


At the end of the 19th Century, the French newspaper "Le Matin" organized a speed race through France, running from the 16th to 24th July, 1899, over a distance of 2.175 km. The first "Tour de France Automobile", reserved for cars and motorcycles, saw the triumph of Panhard & Levassor autos which won the first three places. Thereafter, several "Tours" took place, from 1906 through 1914 prior to the First World War, and then between the two World Wars from 1922 to 1937.
It was in 1951 that the "Tour de France Automobile de Nice à Nice" started again, thanks to the Automobile Club de Nice - Côte d'Azur, with the Ferrari 212 Exports winning the first three places.
46 Feature La Ferrari
An Art Essay

Jerry Wyszatycki

Jerry Wyszatycki


The concept of the LaFerrari was the combined work of three departments at Ferrari - the Ferrari Styling Center, Engineering and the Scuderia (where the drivers worked on the performance factors). It retains the classic mid-rear-engine sports car format, but it also had to incorporate the hybrid running gear, which includes the KERS system and the related batteries, plus numerous electronic components that it requires.
56 Auto Da Corsa Storica When Sports Car Racing lost its virginity
Racing through the Pines

Andreas Dziedzic

The Hewitt Collection, courtesy of the Revs Institute for Automotive Research, Inc.


Born on August 23, 1917, Ernie McAfee became interested in cars when he was only 12 years of age. When he was 20 he designed and built race cars, bettering several existing hot-rod records. His next job was taking care of Thomas S. Lee's expensive car collection, which included numerous pre-war Grand Prix Mercedes-Benz, Alfa Romeo and Talbot Lago, Tommy, millionaire son of the late Don lee, the largest West Coast Cadillac distributor and founder of Don Lee Broadcasting System, seem to have it all - money, friends, and the first Ferrari ever imported to the States.
62 Auto Da Corsa Storica Mille Miglia Storica
A Grand Tradition suitably honored

Cavallino Staff, Olivier Bidaud, Henry T. Kistler

Henry T. Kistler, Lilo Kistler


Exciting as always, this event electrifies Italy for four days, as it takes over a good portion of the countryside, as well as many cities and towns, as the classic cars pass through on their route from Brescia in the north to Rome in the south and back to Brescia again, its spiritual home. From May 19th to the 22nd, all other news becomes secondary as the progress of the entrants is viewed and monitored over approximately 1800 km.
66 Auto Da Corsa Storica Grand Prix du Monaco Historique
The ultimate in Nostalgia

Arnaud Blanfuney, Olivier Bidaud

Arnaud Blanfuney


The Grand Prix de Monaco Historique celebrated this year its 10th edition, an event not to be missed. As in previous years, it was contested on the legendary circuit of the principality, and it was designed to attract the attention of worldwide collectors, nostalgic enthusiasts, spectators and ardent supporters of the automobile racing classics of former days. Within two and a half days, from Friday in the afternoon to Sunday, the Principality of Monaco was transformed into a veritable temple of "turning back the clock", with about fifty years of motor racing history commemorated through seven exceptional races.
70 Corse Our favorite team is a oh-so-close
FIA Formula One Championship

Paolo D'Alessio


Russia 05/01
Spain 05/15
Monaco 05/29
Canada 06/12
Baku 06/19
76 Corse Ferrari 488 GTEs make an appearance at Le Mans
2016 GT season continues at Le Mans 24 Hours

Keith Bluemel

Ferrari SpA, Keith Bluemel


The 84th running of the world's most famous endurance race took place over the weekend of 18-19 June, after the test day two weeks earlier and a week of peripheral activities leading up to the start at 3:00 pm on the Saturday afternoon.
86 Guida All Ferraris produced & Guide to the Market
As of August 1, 2016

Keith Bluemel, Cavallino Staff


The GT, Sport and Production Ferraris, with pertinent information and values.
90 Mercato Monaco Auctions see a halt to the recent run-up
Too Far too Fast

Arnaud Blanfuney, Olivier Bidaud

Olivier Bidaud


Held alongside the Grand Prix Historique de Monaco, several auctions sales were also part of the festivities. RM Sotheby's conducted two separate sales sessions during a single day on Saturday, with a total exceeding €27.5m and several records tumbled. All eyes were on the star lots offered during the evening sale, which was packed with an audience of international bidders, creating an electric atmosphere in the magnificent Le Sporting venue.