Cavallino Magazine issue 231

June / July 2019

Language American English language icon American English
Publishing John W. Barnes, Jr., ISSN 0889-2504
Dimensions softcover, 80 pages, 208 x 277 mm

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 231, June / July 2019

Table of Contents

Page Section Description
6 Ecco Ecco

Keith Bluemel


Our currated menu of speciality items for you in this 231
8 Lettere Lettere

Giorgio Nada, George Carrick


Ferrari Rex information; mystery Ferrari #4, thoughts on the historians.
12 Notizie Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance
Something automotive for everyone

Keith Bluemel, Marcel Massini

Denis L. Tanney, Keith Bluemel, Peter Singhof


After the rescheduling necessary due to the inclement weather forecast in the past two years, the 24th Annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance was blessed with fine weather for the duration of the event, allowing everything to run to the original schedule, much to everyone's relief.
20 Notizie Best of the Best awarded in Paris
The Touring Alfa wins from 8 top shows

Jana call me J


An iconic Alfa Romeo won The Peninsula Classic Best of the Best Award after being named "Best of Show" at the 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.
22 In Memoriam Michael T. Lynch remembered
A Renaissance Man who focused on automobiles

Robert T. Devlin


Every now and then a great journalist arises in our midst and Michael T. Lynch was one such talent. With a combination of wit and intelligence, he mastered the art like few that have come before or are now aspiring.
26 Fotografia Images capture more than we realize
Phil Hill the Renaissance Man was there

Doug Nye

Phil Hill


During practice before the opening Grand Prix of the 1961 Championship.
28 Fotografia It's more than the cars - it's the people, the buildings, the atmosphere
Phil Hill the Renaissance Man was there

Doug Nye

Phil Hill


Perhaps the most challenging round of the annual Sports Car World Championship was the Targa Florio in Sicily. Phil shot this evocative scene during practice there in 1960.
30 Feature The Beast of Maranello
The story of an engine, which took on a life of its own.

Alan Boe

Jerry Wyszatycki, Allen R. Kuhn


Of all the big Ferraris in the 1960s era, this Ferrari 412 MI, s/n 0744 MI is regarded by all, especially the drivers, as the most exciting of all - a beast. Now redone in its von Neumann silver livery, it is presented again in all its glory.
42 Feature The Ferrari Automatic
An inside look at how the automatic transmission first came to be a part of the Ferrari line up

Dick Fritz

Courtesy Dick Fritz


The surprise tale of how an automatic transmission was first installed, tested and made to work in a Ferrari, but not by Ferrari. It was made by a lone visionary to convince Ferrari there as a real need for non-manual shifting.
52 Notizie Mattioli Auto Group expands across several fronts
An interview with Giacomo Mattioli - the man leading the way

Rex McAfee

Dennis L. Tanney, Courtesy of MAG


To call Italian-born Giacomo Mattioli a "Ferrari dealer" would almost be an insult, although he does own four dealerships. At the race track, enthusiasts of his team, the "Scuderia Corsa", might use the term "Director" to signify his leadership; again, far short from the truth.
58 Corse GT Sebring hosts two races - WEC & IMSA
Two GT series not combined but getting close

David H. Brady, jr.

David H. Brady, jr.


The Twelve Hours of Sebring possesses an alluring cachet distilled from an extraordinary history. A top Sebring result confers credibility on all involved. Manufacturers want to win Sebring. Teams want to win Sebring. Drivers want to win Sebring. Notwithstanding a seven years separation by regulations precluding the sports cars in their respective series from competing head to head, the IMSA and WEC have found a spectacular way to race again at Sebring.
64 Corse GT All the Data
GT Ferraris do well in early season

Ferrari SpA


GT race results to date.
66 Corse GP New Cars, New Driver, New Team Manager
FIA Formula One Championship

Keith Bluemel

Ferrari SpA


F1 race commentary for Australia, Bahrain, China and Azerbaijan.
72 Guida All Ferraris produced & Pricing Guide to the Market
Ferraris produced data and pricing guide as of June 1, 2019

Keith Bluemel, Cavallino Staff


The GT, Sport and Production Ferraris, with pertinent information and values.
78 Mercato The Ferrari Market comes to a halt
No more a laughing matter
The Ferrari market at auction has stopped, no question about it. Very few rare cars come to the recent sales, and granted they did well, not over the top, but well. What lagged was the plethora of newer models, newer from about 1995 on up, the 550s and 575s for example. These were once sturdy regarding demand, good solid V12 Ferraris that looked the part and sounded great.
80 Assistenza Assistenza
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