Cavallino Magazine issue 49

February / March 1989

Language American English language icon American English
Editor Stanley Nowak
Publishing John W. Barnes, Jr., ISSN 0889-2504
Dimensions softcover, 48 pages, 208 x 277 mm

American English language icon Cover The Dino 246 GT, s/n 3420

Alan Yorgason


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 49, February / March 1989

Table of Contents

Page Section Description
3 Ecco Ecco
6 Lettere Lettere
by you, our readers
12 Arte Ferrari frozen in time ...

Paul Bartoletti

Len Katz


Occasionally, automotive artwork is created which truly captures the feeling of a car and also the place or instant in history which that car occupies. Such is the case of the vibrant and dynamic sculpture of artist Paul Nesse. His most recent work is entitle "Le Depart du Mans" and it shows the start of the 1962 Le Mans, back when the drivers had to stand in a spot away from their cars and wait the starter's signal.
17 Feature A Look Back
Interview with Mauro Forghieri

Guy Mangiamele


Mauro Forghieri was Enzo Ferrari's technical wizard on racing cars for over two decades, an incredibly long time when one realizes that working for Mr. Ferrari was never easy, even in the best of times, and that those who didn't measure up were shipped out fast.
Nearly all of the Ferrari competition cars from 1962 onward to 1984 were conceived, designed, constructed, developed, tested, and campaigned under Mr. Forghieri's guidance, and this included just about everything from engines to suspensions to gearboxes to chassis.
21 Feature The Dino 246 reappraised
A Surprise Inventment

Alan Yorgason


From chip off the old block to blue chip investment. A Ferrari progeny takes centre stage. Who would have thought it?
26 Feature The Tale of the Ferrari 308 GT/Michelotto
We ask the question once: Is it a real Ferrari?

Kees van Stokkum

Courtesy of Nico Koel


This is a tale of a certain Ferrari, and of how this Ferrari was conceived and born, designed and built.
I often visited Ferrari's Technical Headquarters in Modena in the 1970s and 1980s, where many special cars were built, and I also spent time at Michelotto's workshop in Padova, where this particular series of cars was constructed. As luck would have it, I also helped to arrange the sale of the Ferrari 308 GT/M, s/n 003.
30 Notizie Auto Sport
A visit to the Inner Sanctum

Keith G. Bluemel

Keith G. Bluemel


No, this is not a review of the established weekly magazine with this name, in a single word, but of an old established carrozzeria, well known and revered in inner Ferrari circles for the quality of their work in the traditional artisan form of metal working.
30 Notizie Hors Ligne
New Temple to Ferrari opens

Keith G. Bluemel

Keith G. Bluemel


Until September 10th, 1988, the title 'Hors Ligne' was to Ferrari enthusiasts the name of the quality magazine produces in Switzerland by an associate company of the Ferrari importers for that country.
But on that date another enterprise bearing the same name opened its doors in Italy at 11 Viale Ing. Dino Ferrari in Maranello, as purveyors of high quality Ferrari oriented personal accessories.
32 Notizie FCSC / FCI meets at Mugello
Ferrari Club Santa Croce / Ferrari Club Italia

Keith G. Bluemel

Keith G. Bluemel


To a first time visitor, the Mugello circuit is not the easiest place in the world to find, nestling in the Appenines some 20 km from the Barberino autostrade exit, with little in the way of offical signposting until you are in Scarperia. About a hundred Ferraris spanning the last twenty five years assembled for the meeting.
34 News and Notes News and Notes

Keith G. Bluemel, Alessandro Stefanini


38 Notizie A fine Fall Ferrari Festival

Richard Truesdell

Richard Truesdell


On Sunday, September 25, 1988, over 100 Ferraris gathered on the lawn of Jerry and Shari Molitor in Mendham, New Jersey, for the 2nd Annual Garden State Ferrari Fall Festival. Unusual for a regional event, there was a wide variety of pre 1970 cars in attendance. Most notable were two LWB California Spyders, No. 1503 from Jack Ruscilli, and No. 1639, owned by Sherman Wolf.
42 Corse F40's to Race
Ferrari F40 LM

Alessandro Stefanini


Keep your fingers crossed, we may see a Factory prepared GT Ferrari at Le Mans very soon. This F40 "GT LM" was seen circulating at Fiorano, and it is said to be destined for Le Mans this year, sponsored by Ch. Pozzi, and directed by Jean Sage.
42 Corse Turbo Fini, and no one mourns it's passing
Formula 1
Japanese Grand Prix, October 30
Australian Grand Prix, November 13
44 Corse The New Era Dawns
Ferrari F1-89

Giorgio Piola


As everyone put the turbo cars away, and concentrated on the atmospheric cars for 1989, Ferrari moved ahead as well, but not without the typical and, indeed, ever wonderful, Ferrari drama.
Already there is sniping in the Italian press about the F1-89 designed by John Barnard, since the reports from Maranello have been muffled at best.
46 Calendario Calendario
47 Assistenza Assistenza
48 Where to Find Us Where to Find Us