Cavallino Magazine issue 8

November / December 1979

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

American English language icon Cover Gilles Villeneuve

Armen Khachaturian


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 8, November / December 1979

Table of Contents

Page Section Description
2 Commento Commento
When we think of Enzo Ferrari, and more particularly, when we ponder the creations of this man, we concentrate on the automobiles built and sold, and on the race cars built and campaigned, since the end of World War II.
One thing is usually overlooked, however, is the fact that the man did not start this grand adventure until he was 50 years old, an age when most men begin thinking of retirement.
4 Lettere Lettere
6 Calendàrio Calendàrio
10 Feature The Alfa-Ferrari 1935 Bi-Motores
A look at one of the first "Ferraris"

Godfrey Eaton

Courtesy Alfa Romeo


I suppose it could be conjectured that the Bi-Motore Alfa Romeo-Ferrari was conceived more from a sense of frustration than being a special exercise from the brains of Luigi Bazzi and Enzo Ferrari. Whatever the prime idea, there is not the slightest doubt (in spite of some writers) that is was a Ferrari project and had nothing to do with the design team of Alfa Romeo at Portello even if the parts were Alfa's.
17 Season Ends with Victories
Germany, Belgium, Italy, Canada, United States et al.

Giuseppe Bianco

Greg Jarem


The FIA Prizegiving is very French and very difficult to understand, but that didn't matter. They were starting from the bottom, from the World Karting Champion, and they would be ending at the top. It'd be obvious when it was his turn.
20 Feature Jody Scheckter - World champion
An appraisal of Ferrari's new champion

Eoin Young

Armen Kachaturian, Greg Jarem


It should really come as no surprise that Jody David Scheckter has won the World Championship, and won it in a Ferrari. The only surprise is that he didn't do it sooner. He was offered a Ferrari contract to drive the prancing horse Formula 1 cars in 1974 - five years before he actually accepted or was in a position to accept.
24 Feature To Mexico with Love
Ferrari 250 Mille Miglia s/n 0239EU

Stanley Nowak

Stan Nowak


On January 1st, 1975 I flew from New York to Mexico City. Nine days later I returned to New York having purchased four old racing cars for a good friend: a 300S, a 350S, and a 150S Maserati, and an MT4 OSCA. The car I did not buy was a 1953 Ferrari 250 Mille Miglia Pininfarina Coupé which had been in Mexico since new.
30 Feature Boxers Beautiful
For road but not for track

Jonathan Thompson

Jean-François Marchet, Bill Oursler


One of the factors that have contributed to the Ferrari "mystique" has been the quickness with which the factory has incorporated exotic racing technology into its road cars.
The Berlinetta Boxer, a low Pininfarina-styled Gran Truism 2-seater with a 4.4-liter, 4-camshaft flat-12 in mid-position, made its debut as a show car at Turin in 1971 and entered production in 1973 as the Ferrari 365 GT/BB.
36 Ferrari Philately
Another area of Ferrari Memorabilia

Gene Babow


$ 250,000 for one at an auction, people investing in them, counterfeits, and phones. Sound familiar? Well, this happens in the world of stamp collecting as well as in the current world of exotic automobiles.
Almost everyone, at one time or another, has collected stamps, it is one of two most popular indoor hobbies. Stamps and Ferraris are two subjects that most people don't associate together but Ferraris on stamps do exist.
43 Notizie Notizie
Ferrari North America
46 Altre Pagine Dino - the Little Ferrari
by Doug Nye

Kurt H. Miska


After a bit of a lull in Ferrari publishing, several interesting new titles have appeared and several more are promised. One truly refreshing one that is available now is Doug Nye's book on the Dino series of cars built by Ferrari.
Nye is not a newcomer to automotive writing having already written many books and articles dealing with other makes but he is new to Ferrari research and writing.