Cavallino Magazine issue 81

June / July 1994

Language American English language icon American English
Editor John W. Barnes Jr.
Publishing Cavallino Inc., ISSN 0889-2504
Dimensions softcover, 56 pages, 208 x 277 mm

American English language icon Cover Ferrari 333 SP at Atlanta 1994

W.H. Murenbeeld


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 81, June / July 1994

Table of Contents

Page Section Description
1 Ecco Ecco

W.H. Murenbeeld


3 Lettere Lettere

Eric delle Faille, Mike Hughes, Jerry McDermott, Seth Rosner, Marcel Massini, Patrick Ottis, John Elliot, Peter Plomp, Courtesy of Pierre Coquet


Correspondence on all sorts of matters, urgent and otherwise, from you, dear reader.
8 Lettere Tour de France 1993

Nico Koel

Nico Koel


The Tour de France was held for the first time in 1899. The 52nd edition of 1994 (second historical edition) was attended by about fifty competitors in the competition class, and about 120 competitors in the regularity class. In both classes Ferrari, which has a strong history in the Tour, was well presented.
16 Notizie Ferrari Brunch 1994
Ferrari Brunch in Japan heralds spring and the driving season

Junichiro Hiramatsu

Junichiro Hiramatsu


A grey and cold day could not stop nearly 250 Ferraris and hundreds of Ferrari enthusiasts from attending the Ferrari Brunch 1994 on April 10, 1994 at the Sportscar Garden / Ferrari Art Museum in the Fuji-Hakome National Park in Japan.
The owner of the Museum, of course, is the renowned Mr. Yoshiho Matsuda, and he is also now the President of the Ferrari Club of Japan for 1994.
16 Notizie Techno Classica 1994

Andreas Birner

Andreas Birner


Essen, Germany has two motor shows each year, the first one for mainly newer cars (although race cars are prominent, along with a few older cars), but the second one, called the Techno Classica, is for classic and veteran automobiles, and it is in March.
Sixteen Ferraris were present (down from the pre-recession high of fifty plus), but there were several choice examples.
17 Notizie An Italian Supper at the Cafe Markowski

Mark Wallach

Mark Wallach


Every winter Peter Markowski sends out invitations to everyone he knows to have supper with him and his crew at RPM Restorations. It's not located in downtown Boston or New York, but remotely in Vergennes, Vermont, and its ambiance is enough to bring in people from everywhere including a Ferrari 348 Challenge car that was driven nine hours to be there.
17 Notizie Innis Ireland, 1931-1994
A remembrance

Courtesy of Alexis Callier


Last issue we made mention of several people close to the Ferrari world who had passed on, and in doing so we didn't want to overlook another personality of not, one who was never a Ferrari regular, but who was often enough in the Ferrari racing world to have an impact.
18 Notizie A review of the Tour de France Auto
April 13-16, 1994, Paris to Nice

Pierre Goossens, Marcel Massini


19 Notizie Geneva Motor Show 1994
Geneva launches F 333 SP in Europe, dignitaries attend...

Henry T. Kistler

Henry T. Kistler


The new Ferrari two seat sports racer was introduced in Europe at the Geneva Motor Show, and as you van see, it's now an "F 333 SP", s/n 003 of eight.
19 Notizie A tribute to Gilles Villeneuve
Gilles Villeneuve Medals announced
Gilles Villeneuve continues to be wildly popular to a certain segment of Ferrari enthusiast, mainly in Europe, and we would not be far wrong to suggest that he is more famous now in death than he was in life, and that was considerable. As a further testimony to him, the Italian firm Il Fiorino is offering a set of three beautifully engraved medals, one in gold, one in silver and one in bronze.
20 Notizie Major new Ferrari parts re-manufacturing announced
Old Ferrari parts remanufactured by Roelofs Engineering

Courtesy of Roelofs Engineering


Roelofs Engineering B.V. is a new Dutch based high quality automotive engineering company, which has been creating by long term Ferrari and racing specialist Piet Roelofs, and racing driver and car collector Hans Hugenholtz. Its aim is to develop, engineer and produce parts and components that are no longer available for special and historic cars.
22 Feature Le Mans 1972 - A photographic walk
A relaxed look at another time and place through the eyes of a new lost lensman

Courtesy of Ken Lewis


A series of older photographs passed our desk recently, two rolls of color print film, somewhat faded in that pleasant way certain films show their age, and they were taken at Le Mans in 1972. That doesn't seem that long ago, but it truly is, being over twenty years now, and at that double decade age, the photos, and the era, and the cars in the photos qualify as vintage, if not quite antique.
26 Feature Ferrari 275 GTB, s/n 6885 GT - A history and an appraisal
Part One: the 275 GTB Competizione is compared to the 275 GTB Berlinetta

Marc Sonnery

Eric delle Faille, Guy Mangiamele, Marc Sonnery


Meet the "GTO 65:, Ferrari's boldest attempt to bend the rules of international racing to his own design. It is a rules "gatecrasher" from the fascinating and frantically productive age of the Modenassic 1960s, otherwise known as 275 GTB, s/n 6885 GT. It is a very special car indeed, one that was so tight-lipped about its secrets that it forgot to breathe.
30 Feature Ferrari 275 GTB, s/n 6885 GT - A history and an appraisal
Part Two: the short but not too happy early life od the 275 GTB, 2/n 6885 GT, in competition...

Marc Sonnery

Eric delle Faille, Ned Gray


Let us now follow the cosmopolitan career of 275 GTB, s/n 6885, from the Sicilian hillsides all the way to the Bahamas via its gritty le Mans participation.
It is important at this point to examine the context in which all this racing took place. Ferrari had decided to take a pass on Sebring, one of the 1965 championship's early races, after Sebring promoter Alec Ullman received permission from the CSI to include unlimited sports cars in the race.
34 Feature F 355 SP! - a detailed view of this radical new Ferrari
It's here, it's fast, it's racing, it's winning!

David H. Brady, Marc Sonnery, Guy Mangiamele


37 Corse Brazilian GP - Alesi up, Berger out
Formula One
Everyone came to the Interlagos circuit with high hopes, as always happens at the first race of a year, but especially more so for Ferrari - new car, new team, new goal, new outlook.
37 Corse Pacific GP - Berger up, Alesi out, Larini in
Formula One
Back in Italy, Ferrari began testing new chassis components to rectify the understeer. This included modifications to the chassis to stiffen it, and to the bodywork to improve air flow.
37 Corse The 1994 Ferrari Grand Prix Team
Formula One
38 Corse Pacific Grand Prix, April 17, 1994
Formula One
The Argentine race has been canceled, and a new race was quickly substituted at the new TI Aida circuit in Japan, so everyone left South America sooner than they wanted and headed to the orient much sooner than they cared for.
38 Corse San Marino GP - Larini up amidst tragedy
Formula One
Nicola Larini in his Ferrari came in second in the race at Imola, a great victory of course, but it was overshadowed by the death in the race of three time World Champion Ayrton Senna. A great tragedy for the sport.
38 Corse Four Cars, Four Ferraris
New Ferrari F 333 SP's rule IMSA race in Atlanta

Robert Pease, W.H. Morenbeeld


Joy Cochran takes the win at the Road Atlanta portion of the new Exxon World Sports Car Championship, April 17, 1994, in his very new F 333 SP.
Gianpiero Moretti and Eliseo Salazar drove the Momo entry to second place after a very good race.
In fifth place was the Ross Bently/Andy Wallace entry, and they are credited with receiving the fist sold-to-a-customer-off-the-street F 333 SP, s/n 003.
Mauro Baldi was fastest all day and in the lead in the Eruomotorsport entry, but rear end troubles took him out two thirds of the way.
39 Corse Round two of the Ferrari 348 Challenge
Texas World Speedway, March 13, 1994

Jerry McDermott

Jerry McDermott, J. Lowery


Unlike the swaying palm trees and alligators of the first race, the second race in the Challenge Series was held in the desert-like plains of Texas. Furthermore, while the course was banked oval, most of the race was held on the infield sports car section, and the cars didn't hit the top speeds of the first race.
40 Corse The racer's guide to purchasing safety apparel

Brian Allman


No matter how long you've been racing, you should appreciate the need for safety apparel. Knowledgeable estimates put the temperature of a race car fire somewhere between 1,200 and 1,700 degrees. As huma flesh burns at a mere 180 degrees, the value of protection from the horrible effects of fire is beyond dispute.
41 Mercato Mercato
The market as of June 1, 1993, from a survey of selected dealers
42 Galleria Galleria
Special services for the Ferrari enthusiast