Cavallino Magazine issue 72

December 1992 / January 1993

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

American English language icon Cover The Ferrari 512 S Long Tail, s/n 1004

Jerry Wyszatycki


The Enthusiast's Magazine of Ferrari

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 72, December 1992 / January 1993

Table of Contents

Page Section Description
1 Ecco Ecco

Ferrari SpA, David W. Newhardt


4 Commento Commento

Brock Yates

Peter Coltrin


Like most professional journalists, I seldom feel the urge to respond to reviews of my work, but Michael T. Lynch's thoughtful, articulate and eminently fair examination of my Enzo Ferrari-biography deserves a reply. Before I comment on Mr. Lynch's offerings, it should be mentioned that the book, enjoys worldwide success. It is now available in the United Kingdom and has been published in Japanese, Spanish, Italian and German editions.
9 Notizie Ferraris appear at two celebrated tracks

Michael T. Lynch

Paul Bartoletti


America's two biggest vintage races, the Chicago Historic Races at Elkhart Lake and the Monterey Historic Automobile Races at Laguna Seca are now in the record books for 1992.
These events, at two of the country's oldest permanent road courses and the other's placement near some of the nation's most exclusive and scenic resort communities on California's Monterey peninsula.
10 Notizie Ferraris of Special Interest at the AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix
Nürburgring, August 14-16, 1992

Marcel Massini


10 Notizie Bugatti-Ferrari Owner's Club Switzerland 20th Anniversary Meeting
Buergenstock, Switzerland, September 4-6, 1992

Marcel Massini


11 Notizie Ferraris at Bagatelle
Louis Vuitton Concours d'Elegance

Marcel Massini

Marcel Massini


Paris is always worth a trip. For Ferraristi and other automobile enthusiasts, the best season is easy fall. In September, the renowned Concours d'Elegance, sponsored by Louis Vuitton and organized by French car magazine Automobiles Classiques, takes place in the lovely park of Bagatelle!
The fifth beauty contest for automobiles at Bagatelle was held on the weekend of September 12-13, 1992, and again the weather was almost perfect.
11 Notizie Ferrari 250 GTO 30th Anniversary in Italy

Marcel Massini

Marcel Massini


In 1961 a special prototype was fitted with a custom made alloy body. The men at the Factory soon nicknamed this vehicle the "goose". Compared to the former 250 GT, the goose already had an improved chassis and many modifications. Based on this car, Ferrari then built the first real 250 GTO of 1962.
In the meantime, thirty years have passed by.
16 Notizie FF40 Meet honors Jacques Swaters

Keith Bluemel, Ed Gilbertson, W. Henderickx, Pierre Goossens

Pierre Goossens, Marcel Massini


The event commenced with participant registration and a cocktail party on Friday afternoon and evening at Garage Francorchamps' new premises at Lozenburg 13, Zaventem, in the northeast quarter of Brussels. Saturday was the concours day in the Parc du Cinquantenaire, which houses automobile and aviation museums within its imposing central pillared and arched buildings, on a hill just east of the center of the city.
20 Feature 456 GT 2+2
Ferrari introduces a new Grand Tourer and it's more than anyone expected!

Ferrari SpA


After several years absence, a new and in many ways very different four seat Ferrari has taken its rightful place in the Ferrari family, and the full range of Ferrari offerings, which has been remarkably consistent over several decades, is once again complete. Since the cessation of the beloved 412 in 1989-90, there has been no grand 2+2 model Ferrari - large and roomy, heavy but formidable, luxurious yet sporting - to cater to that segment of the market with requires what is properly called in Italian a 'berlina', and in English a 'saloon'.
24 Feature The Ferrari 512 S Long Tails
A study of Ferrari history, politics, and aerodynamics

Marc Sonnery

Jerry Wyszatycki, DPPI


With the Ferrari 512 S long tails, we visit a time when racing empires were being created, when car manufacturers decided to go head to head, and when aerodynamics was more a state of mind than a proven practical science.
Ferrari has retired at the end of 1967 from endurance racing as the result of a poorly judged new ruling from the CSI forced many manufacturers from the scene, and in the interim in 1968 and 1969, Ferrari played the brutal 350, 612, and 712 CanAm cars for its American audience and the little 312 Ps for the Europeans.
32 Corse Formule One World Championship

Audouin de Forestier


Hungarian GP - Capelli is resurgent, Alesi galls away
F92AT introduced - hopes are raised
Belgian GP - hopes are dashed
Portugese GP - both piloti out
Capelli released; Nicola Larini brought in
33 Corse Pirelli Maranello Challenge continues
The English series is winding down for this year, but already plans are in place for 1993. Ferrari importer for Great Britain, Maranello Concessionaires, has agreed to sponsor the races again, and Pirelli Tire's English Division will do the same. It was very heartening to see this response and commitment in these difficult times.

Round Seven - Castle Combe, August 8, 1992
Round Eight - Snetterton, August 23, 1992
34 Corse E-Ticket Ride
Ferrari Day at Willow Springs

Lynn Mills

Rick Graves


Some came from as far as 400 miles away. They lined up sometimes fifty people long, unshaded under the blazing southern California sun. The wait was often forty five minutes, for a thrill ride no more than a dew minutes long. But each came away grinning, hearts pounding, saying it was worth the wait. This was Ferrari Day at Willow Springs International Raceway, June 28th.
35 Corse Driving with a Champion
Derek Bell

Ed M. Davies

Rick Graves


Five time Le Mans winner, Ferrari F1 driver, World Sports Car Champion - impressive credentials for a driving school owner, let alone one's driving instructor. When my wife and I had the opportunity to attend Derek Bell's school, at Moroso Motorsports Park recently, driving our own cars with Derek and his instructors, we couldn't resist.
35 Corse Challenge 348 announced
At the Mugello portion of the 30th Anniversary celebration of the 250 GTO, Ferrari rolled out a slightly modified 348 and had Formula One pilot Jean Alesi take it around the track. What was special about it was that it was an example fo the 348s to be entered in the newly announced "Challenge 348."
This will be a series of races throughout Europe and the U.S. whereby individual Ferrari owners will compete amongst themselves at various tracks in their own 348s. The winners from various countries will reconvene at Mugello next September for the final championship races.
36 Galleria Galleria
Special services for Ferrari enthusiasts
48 Classifieds Classifieds
Buy, sell, trade, wanted, etc.