Cavallino Magazine issue 91

February / March 1996

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 The Ferrari 212 Vignale Cabriolet, s/n 011 E

David C. Wendt


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 91, February / March 1996

Table of Contents

Page Section Description
1 Ecco Ecco

David C. Wendt


4 Lettere Lettere

Jeff Allison, Marcel Massini, Lance Hill, Kurt Stagmaier, David N. Seielstad, Robert E. Michaud, Dave Fogg, Michael Lynch, Christopher A. Kantarjiev

Jeff Allison, Dan Williams, Boyd Harnell


10 Notizie Collezione moves, but not too far - remains in San Marino
Maranello Rosso Collezione

Maranello Rosso Collezione


We have touched on the great Maranello Rosso Collezione in San Marino, Italy, several times before, and we want to bring the famous museum to your attention again because they have moved. They are still in San Marino, but no longer in the fortress-like, multi-floored structure high up on the mountain in the old town. Rather, they are in a larger, more spacious building near the border of the "Repubblica", surrounded by an ancient garden.
10 Notizie The new 1996 Raupp Ferrari Calendar
Just released

Marcel Massini

Courtesy of Gunther Raupp


The new 1996 Ferrari calendar of renowned German photographer Gunther Raupp has just been released. In its twelfth edition, the 1996 calendar presents the most beautiful and spectacular Ferraris in private American collections. The official calendar of the Ferrari Club of America has been printed in a worldwide limited edition of 6,000 copies only and each is individually numbered by hand.
12 Notizie Ferrari leather supplier Connolly expands its horizons
Quality begets Quality

Courtesy of Connolly, Ltd.


One of the nicer rewards of owning a Ferrari is opening the door and setting yourself into a seat that is covered with Connolly leather. That look of refined luxury, that blessed aroma, and of course, that pliant, smooth feel all are part and parcel of a fine motoring experience.
14 Notizie Canadian Dealer opens new Ferrari palace
Ferrari of Ontario

Courtesy of Ferrari of Ontario


Several dealers are opening new showrooms to highlight Ferraris, and the latest is the Ferrari of Ontario operation in Toronto, Canada.
Owner Remo Ferri realized a long-held dream to build a proper showcase, and many Canadian Ferrari owners and enthusiasts were invited to the opening celebrations. Also on hand were Gian Luigi Buitoni and Giampaolo Letta from Ferrari North America.
14 Notizie Ferrari F50 makes a quiet debut in North America
Texas loyalists host it at a party

James T. Lowery


The Ferrari F50 was launched in the U.S. in Texas on December 2-3, 1995 at the Texas World Speedway. Ferrari invited local Ferrari owners and enthusiasts, and with the help of local Ferrari dealer Ferrari of Houston, much was accomplished.
17 Feature F50 by the Numbers
All the early chassis numbers and relevant information

Marcel Massini

Marcel Massini


The first tabulation of the initial production run of this great new Ferrari. All the information available as of January 5, 1996 compiled for you.
20 Feature The SEFAC Hot Rods
Ferrari builds the ultimate 250 GT SWB

Michael Sheehan, Marcel Massini

John Lamm, Courtesy of Antoine Prunet


Ferrari 250 GT competition cars absolutely dominated European and International Grand Touring road racing from 1955 to 1964. With on-going evolutionary improvements from season to season, and in some cases from race to race, Ferrari continued to find the extra horsepower, improved handling, braking and dependability needed to win each year.
28 Feature Beauty is in the Details
The nuances of a 1951 Ferrari 212 Vignale Cabriolet, s/n 0110 E, explained and summarized

Michael T. Lynch

David C. Wendt


Introduced on Ferrari's stand at the Turin Auto Show in April, 1951, the 2.6 liter 212 was part of a new and expanding Ferrari line, which included the larger 340, 4,100 cc V-12 shown at the December, 1950 Paris show. The 212 was an expansion of Ferrari's original engine, the Colombo designed 125. Adding to client choice, some 2.3 liter 195s were also produced during the 212 production run.
37 Feature Bracco's "Bomba"!
A fearless driver and a prototype Ferrari unite to win the Mille Miglia

Mark Wallach

Mark Wallach, Courtesy of Franco Zagari


Enzo Ferrari had the last word about Giovanni Bracco: "He died in bed from a combination of wine, women, and the good life." What a way to go! But before he went, he was one helluva driver. Fearless, and at his post war peak, he won the 1952 Mille Miglia for Ferrari in this Vignale bodied Bomba, s/n 0156 ET. Most importantly, the impact of this car winning over the new 300 SL Mercedes made Italy come alive with a vibrancy that the country desperately needed.
40 Feature The last Hurrah!
Ferraris do battle in the final Carrera Panamericana

Boyd Harnell

Body Harnell


World renowned as the most famous contest of speed and stamina ever devised, the Carrera Panamericana Mexico ran from 1950 to 1954. Although it did not establish a long tradition like the Targa Florio, the Mille Miglia, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, or the Indy 500, it was among the most prestigious of auto racing events and was recognized as the most dangerous and challenging of all open road races ever recorded in the annals of motor racing history.
46 Galleria Galleria
Special services for the Ferrari enthusiast
56 Mercato Mercato
The market as of February 1, 1996, from a survey of selected dealers