Cavallino Magazine issue 3

January / February 1979

Language American English language icon American English
Editor Chuck Queener
Publishing John W. Barnes, Jr. Publishing
Dimensions softcover, 48 pages, 208 x 277 mm

American English language icon Cover Ferrari 312 T formula one

John Lamm


The International Ferrari Magazine

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 3, January / February 1979

Table of Contents

Page Section Description
1 Ecco Ecco
2 Commento Commento

Chuck Queener

John W. Barnes, Jr.


This seat was reserved for Clay Regazzoni. A small cramped reclining piece of plastic that has been folded to fit his backside. On either side of the cockpit, in 72pt script, reversed out of a red background was his name. Down inside on top of the seat lay a five-point harness. To the right of the small pudgy leather-covered steering wheel, barely a wrist-twist away, stood a hand-rubbed hardwood shift lever poking up proudly from its shiny gate.
4 Lettere Lettere
7 Altre Pagine The Berlinetta Lusso - A Ferrari of Unusual Elegance
by Kurt H. Miska

Dave Black


Using hindsight to its full, unassailable advantage, it seems possible now that the term "Lusso" was just a trifle conservative when applied to this machine. Remember, if you will, that it first saw public light at the Paris Automobile Show in October of 1962; and now take another look at that design. Is it still elegant? Beautiful? Sweeping and balanced?
8 Calendàrio Calendàrio
9 Presentiamo Giulio Borsari

Peter C. Coltrin


You have seen him standing in the background of the Ferrari pits for over 15 years. Tall, good looking and almost always smiling. Giulio Borsari at 54, retired on November 30, 1978. It was the occasion for a small informal party with his Ferrari co-workers at the Modena assistenza (service depot).
I use the word "retired" advisedly because Borsari is not the type to sit placidly before the fireside.
14 Feature ASA 1000 GT

Stanley Nowak

Stanley Nowak


The idea of a less expensive, compact GT Ferrari - a Ferrarina - is intriguing in the extreme, to the marketing expert and to the Ferrari enthusiast who cannot afford the full size model. In the late 1950s Enzo Ferrari gave serious consideration to such a concept and by the end of 1959 three small engines had been built and tested in the Ferrari plant at Maranello.
24 Feature Ferrari 312 T formule one

Chuck Queener, John Dinkel

John Lamm


"The ringing in my ears lasted for nearly two days. In the total silence of my studio that night at 1:00 AM, I kept hearing the Ferrari shattering the calm with tis incredible noise and then the adrenaline would ease back into my system."
28 T test - Road & Track
This is one T test that's more than mere statics

John Dinkel


Paul Lamar provided a special test rig he designed consisting of a photoelectric pickup that attached to one steering arm and read the contrast difference between the normal dark part of the wheel rim and four pieces of white styrofoam plastic attached to the rim by doubleback tape. The signal generated by the pickup was fed into a tape recorder attached to the front structure of the car inside the nose cone.
34 Quotable Quotes
About Ferrari of course

Dean Batchelor

Peter C. Coltrin


The advent of the first V-12 Ferrari in 1947 was a Godsend not only for racers, promoters, and the spectators at races, but to writers - automotive and otherwise.
It is highly probable that more words have been written about some other makes - Ford, Bugatti, Rolls-Royce, Mercedes-Bezn and Alfa Romeo, to name five - but it is questionable if any have inspired as much total excitement and dedication to creating "purple prose" as has Ferrari.
40 Illegal in 50 States

Stanley Nowak

Phipps Photographic


Freedom of choice is a basic American instinct. Restrict an American's freedom of choice and someone is in trouble. Since the beginning of 1968 we have not been able to buy every Ferrari we wanted to. Only those specially transformed by the factory to meet the legal standards laid down by the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) can be imported.
44 Notizie Notizie

Chuck Queener

Alessandro Stefani


Ferrari 512 BBs for Daytona and Le Mans
512 BB rumors
Early start at Le Mans
Formule 1 Confusion and the "Super License"
Fiorano Lap Record
Buon Compleanno, Ingeniere Ferrari!
46 Servizio Clutches
Principles of Operation

K.W. McCay


The clutch is a friction device which provides a gradual engagement of the engine with the drivetrain of your car. This is necessary because the engine does not produce sufficient torque when idling and therefore the engine rpm must be increased to overcome the inertia of the car.
The increased torque must be applied gradually for a smooth start and also to prevent shock-loading of driveline components.
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