Cavallino Magazine issue 50

April / May 1989

Language American English language icon American English
Editor Stanley Nowak
Publishing John W. Barnes, Jr., ISSN 0889-2504
Dimensions softcover, 72 pages, 208 x 277 mm

American English language icon Cover The 1958 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa, s/n 0728 TR

Stephan Foulon

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 50, April / May 1989

Table of Contents

Page Section Description
3 Ecco Ecco
6 Commento A Remembrance of Things Past ... why the Mille Miglia must endure

Michael T. Lynch

The 1988 Mille Miglia was my first Mille Miglia and no amount of reading or viewing other peoples' videos can properly prepare you for the experience. My good friend and sometime co-author Bob Devlin, had suggested I attend that year. When Martin Swig, the only American to run every Mille Miglia retrospective, offered to share his Alfa 1900 SS Zagato with us, there was no turning back.
12 Lettere Lettere
by you, dear reader
18 Mercato Auction Rings a Few Surprises

Stan Nowak

The high point of the auction season in Arizona is always the Barrett-Jackson Auction in Late January. Large numbers of potential buyer from all over the world make this a unique gathering of almost everyone who is important in the world of buying and selling Ferraris. A total of 31 Ferraris were offered and 16 were reported sold.
19 Letteratura Ferrari by Zagato
by Michele Marchianò

Darrel Wastfaul

Marcel Massini

As an employee of Zagato, the author is well places for the source material of his research. He has a unique perspective, having available to him not only the company records but also the first hand recollections of Emilio and Gianni Zagato and many of the original owners of the cars. With that information he has produced what must now be considered the definitive history of the Zagato Ferraris.
21 Letteratura And Ferrari said: "Go Forth and Propagate and fill the Earth"
On December 3, 1988, the Finite Auction House held another auction of Ferrari literature and related memorabilia in Modena and it was quite a success. We've listed the results below in some detail, partly to make it a document of record, but also to show you what kind of material are out there, the sheer amount of it all, and the price it brings.
25 Market Watch Market Guide 1989

Stan Nowak

The market for older Ferraris is today (the end of February, 1989) a mixed bag. The high end, over $800.000, is very slow! Cars for over $1.000,000 are simply not selling. Private speculators and dealers are in the same boat. They must hold their stock and hope the market will recover. Prices in this stratosphere are not going down, but in terms of real sales, are not going up.
29 Feature Le Mas du Clos
The Pierre Bardinon Collection of the Ferrari automobile

Christian Rochet

Stephane Foulon

An effort must be made in order to visit the Mas du Clos Ferrari collection. It takes three or four hours by road, depending on whether you start from Paris or Lyon. All those who have been able to see Pierre Bardinon's collection of Ferraris have been seduced, not only by the man or by the collection of cars, or by the location, or even by the private circuit, but by an ensemble of elements which evoke a feeling of timelessness.
45 Feature Daytona s/n 14107
A mystery is solved: What was that Daytona at Sebring in 1971?

Michael Sheehan

Courtesy of Michael Sheehan

In a time not so long ago, in places not so far away, when the world seemed a far more simple place, one could buy a new Ferrari Daytona, install slightly wider wheels and tires, add a roll bar, remove the air conditioning, and go race at Le Mans.
48 Notizie News and Notes


52 Notizie Assemblea Di Soci
Ferrari Club Italia

Keith G. Bluemel

The evening of Saturday, December 10, 1988 witnessed the gathering of club members from all parts of Italy at the Centro Civico, part of the yet to be openend Ferrari Museum complex, in the Viale Dino Ferrari in Maranello, for their "Assemblea Di Soci", which could be described loosely as an Annual General Meeting without the business affairs.
54 Arte Seven Frozen Moments

Jacques Vaucher

Courtesy of l'art et l'automobile

Every automobile has a story to tell. Automobiles are much more than a means of transportation, they are mobile sculptures that chronicle and dramatise the time and place which they occupy.
Robert Mittenmaier is a master of capturing every aspect of a scene. Not only does he depict the automobile in explicit detail, but he imbues everyone of his works with a feel for time and atmosphere in which it was done.
54 Arte Silkscreen Tribute to Ferrari, both the Man and his Cars

Frank Gude

Silkscreening is a delicate and time consuming process involving the cutting of various "masks" through which ink is pressed onto the chosen surface. As the number of colors increases, so do the different masks, or screens. One painter who has mastered this technique is Dutchman Frank Gude, and he has applied hist skills to portray the excitement and speed of the motorsports world.
58 Corse Ferrari prepares for a World Championship

Autosprint, Giorgio Piola

Formula One testing at Ferrari has continued over the winter, but not without high drama. John Barnard and his English crew have been busily developing the F1-89 prototype, which has an internal design number of 639, but the way. It has not been a successful several months on the face of it, because the car was performing rather poorly, but a new model, which was presented to the press in February, and code named the 640, is much, much better and may well vindicate Mr. Barnard's reputation.
61 Corse Ferrari F40 Race Program in doubt now


Sadly, it appears the decision has been made to withdraw the F40 from an attempt on Le Mans this year. What happened?
The simple explanation is that the car kept losing engines and/or turbos at sustained high speeds.
61 Corse A Winner at last, the Ferrari 308 proves its worth

Warren Mosler

Courtesy of Consulier Industries

Most of you have followed the racing exploits of Rick Mancuso and the competition Ferrari 308, s/n 18905, over the past two years, and the experience has been both enjoyable and instructive, because we've all learned what it takes to make a competitive race car out of a production machine.
64 Corse Putting your Money where your Dreams are
Chapter One

Michael Sheehan

Scuderia Ferrari established itself in international racing in the 1950s, the 1960s and into the 1970s through hard won experience in long distance endurance racing. Many class victories were won by Ferrari's dual purpose Grand Truism cars that could be driven on the street by the enthusiast, could be seen and touche by the aficionados. Yet, wit little modification, they became red blooded racers that could be driven to the track, raced successfully, and, usually, driven home.
66 Calendario Calendario
69 Corse English Ferrari Challenge ends up the year in style
The final round of the very fierce Michelin Maranello Ferrari Challenge took place on September 24, 1998, at Castle Combe, and the conditions were described as "Awash."
70 Assistenza Assistenza
72 Where to find us Where to find us