Cavallino Magazine issue 6

July / August 1979

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

American English language icon Cover A detail of the Ferrari 312 T4's front wing

Chuck W. Queener


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 6, July / August 1979

Table of Contents

Page Section Description
10 Guido Ferretti Daytona Spyder
Ferrari 365 GTS/4

Guido Ferretti


The fact that Ferrari's 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spyder was one of the most beautiful models ever produced by the factory in Maranello is difficult to argue. It is just as obvious now that Ferrari didn't produce enough of these soft-top version of the beloved Daytona, as is proved by the current trend toward having coupe examples of the Scaglietti-built cars "convertibilized." With current prices for decent condition Daytonas running from $35,000 to $50,000, it takes a certain amount of courage just to have the job done.
16 Formula One Spanish Grand Prix

Giuseppe Bianco


It was a cool evening in Modena, but somehow it didn't matter. Perhaps it was the approach of the first European Grand Prix. Jody Scheckter pressed the window button in his Ferrari 400 GT's console and settled back for the long drive home. Rain began to speck the 400's windscreen, but Scheckter, still in open-necked shirt, thought nothing of it. He hummed quietly to himself, "It's a long way from Maranello, it's a long way, to go ..."
19 Formula One Belgium Grand Prix
Scheckter's Indestructible T4

Giuseppe Bianco

Philipps Photographic


What you easily forget about the professionals - and about the Ferrari drivers in particular - is that they's seen it all before. They know about the roadworks on the freeway, about the inferior quality of the steak au poivre, about the slowness of the new track surface. For them, such details are not to be discovered on the first day of practice. For them practice begins some ten days before - at testing. At the Zolder test, the surprises were there to be discovered.
24 Formula One Monte Carlo Grand Prix

Giuseppe Bianco


The week before Monaco, Jody and Pam Scheckter went north to the best health farm in France. "I guess it was all right," said Jody, " but gee they starved you. I couldn't believe that you could live on so little food." Fit even be entered the place, Scheckter returned (home) to Monaco in peak condition. He would need to be with the Grand Prix imminent.
28 Feature David Piper
In Tune with Ferraris

Doug Nye

Chuck Queener


In 15 years of motor racing, from 1955 to 1970, David Piper became one of the most experienced and widest-travelled of all owner-drivers. David was born an Englishman in 1931, and first achieved some prominence in 1955 when he won Eire's Leinster Trophy race with a supercharged MG-engined Lotus 6. In 1956 he and Bob Hicks raced Lotus 11 sports cars in Europe, driving them on the road between races with their tool kits, baggage, and spares in the passenger seats.
36 Feature Ferrari 365 California

Gerald Roush


Ferraris are uncommon automobiles in their own right, but there are those Ferrari types which are more uncommon than others. Within the realm of the production Ferraris one of the most uncommon is the Ferrari 365 California, a continuation of two Ferrari traditions.
40 Feature Reviving Lost Ferrari GP Cars

Eoin S. Young

Geoffrey Goddard, Jack Inwood


The early January summer sun baked down on the Ardmore airfield circuit as the cars for the 1957 New Zealand Grand Prix were wheeled into position on the grid. In pole position was a 4.5-litre V-12 Ferrari driven by local man Ron Roycroft. Beside him were a pair of 3.5-litre Super Squalo Ferraris driven by Peter Whitehead and Reg Parnell.
The tale of two of those Ferraris - Roycroft's V-12 and the Whitehead Super Squalo - in interesting to trace from Grand Prix days in Europe through the brief summer of glory Down Under in 1957 to a sad period of dismemberment and the final restoration in the care of car collector and connoisseur Gavin Bain who lives on the edge of one of the many bays that serrate Lyttelton harbor in New Zealand.