Cavallino Magazine issue 29

September / October 1985

Language American English language icon American English
Editor Stanley Nowak
Publishing John W. Barnes, Jr.
Dimensions softcover, 56 pages, 208 x 277 mm

American English language icon Cover The Ferrari 250 GTO, s/n 3943 GT

Guy Mangiamele

The Magazine for Ferrari Enthusiasts

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 29, September / October 1985

Table of Contents

Page Section Description
1 Ecco Ecco
4 Commento Judging Horseflesh
The Prancing Kind, that is
We had an enjoyable experience recently, judging the Ferraris at the Concours d'Elegance of the 1985 Ferrari Club of America Annual Meet at Watkins Glen, New York. Several of your staff and many of your contributing editors, along with other Ferrari stalwarts from around the country, were asked to display their knowledge and appreciation of a multitude of pristine Ferraris, and to render judgement.
8 Lettere Lettere
8 Additions and Corrections Additions and Corrections
12 Altre Pagine Piloti, Che Gente ...
by Enzo Ferrari
We have obtained a copy of Enzo Ferrari's latest book, "Piloti, Che Gente ..." which translates loosely into "Drivers that Race," and we won't presume here to do an actual review of the book, but we do want to share its contents with you, for two reasons.
One is that you may never get a chance to see a copy since both the Italian and English editions are limited in number, and are not for sale commercially.
17 The Ferrari 328 - A First Look
More Power, More Speed - a little more of Everything really

Alessandro Stefanini

Ferrari's new models have been announced at the Frankfurt Auto Show, and they are different enough from the 308 series to have a new title of their own, but for all that, they are really an extension of the very successful rear engine, V-8 configuration of the past decade.
Now called the 328 GTB and GTS, the cars sport new, enlarged engines with a capacity of 3.2 litres, vicing them a very desirable increase in power and performance.
18 The Little LM That Could
The untold Story of one particular Ferrari at Le Mans, part II of our 250 LM saga

Irwin Stambler

Julius Weitmann, Alexis Callier Collection

Year after year, Ferrari-designed cars won the lion's share of victories on the sports car circuit in Europe and the United States. The bright red colors of Ferrari were a common sight in the winner's circle of Daytona, the Sebring 12 Hour, Monza, Targa Florio, and Spa, and other courses of the championship circuit. Particularly symbolic of the Ferrari domination was the ease with which cars bearing the Prancing Horse insignia won the crown jewel of sports car racing, Le Mans.
27 LM Race Results - 1964 to 1966
28 A Recent Restoration
1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, s/n 3943 GT

Guy Mangiamele

All of the 39 GTO's have been accounted for, and for many years, too. All the documentation is clear, and there is no GTO hidden away in a barn waiting for you to discover it. But there are several GTOs that have been out of the limelight for a long time, which makes their existence even more mysterious as the GTO series has come under a glare of publicity in recent years.
One such car is 3943 GT, a 1962 GTO that lay asleep for nearly 20 years, and was recently brought out again in spectacular fashion.
30 La Galleria Del Vento
The windtunnel at Industrie Pininfarina: where Ferraris take shape.


A passion for aerodynamics has always characterised the activities of Pininfarina. Since 1930, the year in which the company was founded, it promotors have skilfully created new car models which were better than the competition, in terms of styling and performance. One of the tools used to achieve these results was aerodynamics.
40 Modellismo Die cast models of Ferrari, part I
Ferrari in Piccolo

Jacques Vaucher, Susan Dolan

Andrev Veljkovic

In this article, we will attempt to list the die cast toys, in the 1/40 - 1/45 scale range. Future articles will cover the larger and smaller die cast models as well as the metal and resin kits and hand built, slot cars, and very large powered and pedal cars.
Although some of the early die cast toys may be somewhat crude by today's standards, many of them are highly desirable due not only to their rarity, but also because of their "flavor."
43 Notizie Ferrari Formula


The fame and image of Ferrari has long offered a pretext for use of the brand and its logo by others, very often in conditions without any control on Ferrari's part.
However, until now, Ferrari has never really exploited its name under normal licensing conditions.
44 Notizie Ferrari Club of America Concours d'Elegance
All the results from Watkins Glen
45 Notizie Glorious Goodwood

Nathan Beehl

Thoughts of the Tourist Trophy, SWBs, GTOs, and drivers like Surtees, Moss, Hill and Parkes come flooding back to mind. But, that all stopped nearly twenty years ago. Nowadays Goodwood is better known for the airfield and the occasional test days that are organized there. It was on one of these test days that Goodwood once again merited the adjective ... glorious. The annual test day arranged by Ferrari dealer Modena Engineering brought somewhere in the region of 200 cars, ranging from the 250 Europa through to the latest Testarossa, there really was something for everyone.
45 Notizie 1/2 scale Ferrari 312 P/B
by Gerry Hulford

Nathan Beehl

And how about a Ferrari for your son or daughter?
Honda powered, half scale, a Ferrari 312 P can be yours. Race preparation specialist Gerry Halford wanted a Ferrari for his son, so decided to build one.
The more involved he got in the project the more realistic the model became, and now features working lights, opening doors and even a built in fire extinguisher.
46 Corse Ferrari at Indianapolis ?
Formule one
The really big news at Ferrari at the moment, in terminus of the racing department, is the newly stated interest in Ferrari coming to the U.S. to compete in the Indy 500. There has been a hint that Ferrari might abandon Formula 1 altogether to go stateside racing!
Another attempt by the wily old fox of Maranello to force the governing bodies in Formula 1 to bow to his wishes?
47 Corse The season past the half way point
Formule one

Autosprint, Stefanini

This is where Ferrari has stumbled and fallen in seasons past - a great first half of the year, and then a slow unravelling toward the end. Can Ferrari keep everything together for just a little while longer?

French Grand Prix (July 7)
British Grand Prix (July 21)
German Grand Prix (August 4)
Austrian Grand Prix (August 18)
49 Corse Heard over the factory wall
Hottest rumour of the month? Ferrari is going to transplant the twin turbo, 1.5 litre, Grand Prix V-6 into the GTO chassis, strap an aerodynamic body, give it to the likes of privateers Chinetti and Pozzi to run, and send it to Le Mans next year to go against the 962 Porsches in Group C!
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