Cavallino Magazine issue 96

December 1996 / January 1997

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 250 GTO, s/n 4153 GT

Christian Martin


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 96, December 1996 / January 1997

Table of Contents

Page Section Description
1 Ecco Ecco

Christian Martin


4 Lettere Further Farina Ferrari found and fotographed

Marcel Massini, Walter Schäfer, Richard Felzer, Antoine Prunet, Robert Philipps, Michael T. Lynch

Courtesy of Marcel Massini, Richard Felzer, Mark Wallach


10 Notizie New Ferrari Museum opens in Japan
Museu del Cavallino - Hokkaido, Japan

Junichiro Hiramatsu


On August 8, 1996, long time Ferrari collector, Kentaro Kato, opened his new "Museo del Cavallino" in Hokodate City in Japan. It is located on Japan's northern island. Hokkaido, and the city itself is a beautiful port town and quite historical. The museum houses Mr. Kato's Ferrari collection of cars, memorabilia and art, and includes some noteworthy examples.
12 Notizie Three Ferrari concours make for a very busy August

Alan Boe, Ed Gilbertson, Sherry Lindberg

Alan Boe, David Newhardt


Ferrari enthusiasts in the U.S. had an opportunity to experience three important Concours d'Elegance events during the last two weeks of August. Concours Italiano was held on August 16 on the grounds of Quail Lodge in Carmel Valley, California, followed by the Pebble Beach Concours on August 18, and concluding with the Ferrari Club of America's National Concours on August 30 at Watkins Glen, New York.
16 Notizie Ferrari Club of America Annual Meet again hosts largest U.S.A. gathering of Ferraris
Watkins Glen attracts racing and competition examples

Robert Craig, Denis L. Taney, Alan Boe, Parker Hall, Mark Wallach


18 Notizie Bagatelle invites the classics - Ferrari always welcome
Concours Automobiles Classiques et Louis Vuitton Parc de Bagatelle - Paris, France - September 7-8, 1996

Keith Bluemel

Keith Bluemel


The Bagatelle in Paris is an invitational event, and they always invite some very special Ferraris. Like Pebble Beach, Ferraris have only one class here in this most prestigious of Concours, but they are always rare and unique. In category nine, the Prix Blancpain was awarded to Lorenzo Zambrano's blue 1956 250 GT LWB berlinetta, s/n 0557 GT. This car won the 1956 Tour de France in the hands of Alfonso de Portago, with Nelson as navigator. It also won at Rome and Montlhery that year.
18 Notizie Louis Vuitton hosts a spectacular show, even by the jaded standards of New York
Louis Vuitton Classic - Rockefeller Center, New York, NY - September 27-29, 1996

Mark Wallach

Mark Wallach


Louis Vuitton hosts many vintage auto events around the world, including the famous Bagatelle in Paris, and they decided to present a similar event for exotic classic cars in New York City in Rockefeller Center. Their first try was considered a huge success, with an impressive selection of cars from some of the best collections in the U.S. To ass more European participation, six cars were brought over on the Queen Elizabeth II (even their unloading was a media event).
18 Notizie Italian Heritage presented to public

Pete Vack

David Olimpi


The people at Ferrari of Washington in Sterling, Virginia put together a show of Italian cars recently, including, of course, several Ferraris. All the cars were arranged to give an overview of the Italian Grand Touring theme through the years. The ex-Count Volpi competition 250 GT SWB, s/n 2733 GT, was the most memorable, while the Tour de France, s/n 1357 GT had the best racing history with first owner Pierre Dumay.
19 Notizie 1.000 Miles through Colorado in a Ferrari - a Religious Experience for many
Colorado Grand - September 16-21, 1996

Gerald Roush, Jeff Allison

Parker Hall


19 Notizie Ferrari F50 debut in Scottsdale becomes a Ferrari history lesson

Ron Adams


Several months ago, Arizona's authorized dealership Cavallino Classics hosted a spectacular party celebrating the arrival of the new Ferrari F50. Roughly 240 people came to see the latest and greatest Ferrari. But when people expected and F50 and only an F50, they were treated to a wonderful display of a 250 GTO, s/n 4675, a 288 GTO, s/n 56653, and F40, s/n 92978, and the new Ferrari F50, s/n 104149.
19 Notizie Ferraris bask in Northeast Indian Summer
Garden State Ferrari Fall Festival - Mendham, NJ - September 15, 1996

Mark Wallach

Mark Wallach


20 Feature It's all in the Numbers!
Some thoughts on the significance of numbers; musings on s/n 0911 GT

John Starkey

Courtesy of John Starkey


There is a branch of mathematics called numerology. I sometimes think that this science applies most closely to the world of collectors' cars, most notably Ferraris. This is because numerology is based upon the significance of seemingly random number occurring frequently.
22 Feature Gonzalez speaks!
A major talent makes some minor comments on Ferrari

Tony Watson

Courtesy of Tony Watson


Our man in South America interviewed the Master - José Froilán González, at length about his life, and articles are planned for the more mainstream automotive press. But he pulled out several passing references to Ferraris, and they make for interesting reading. Mr González was a man of few words, never saying more than needed. Below you'll see that certain Ferraris caught his fancy, while others barely rate a comment.
24 Feature A most interesting Life!
The amusing story of one Ferrari 250 GTO, s/n 4153 GT

Christian Rochet

Francois Lemeunier, Christian Martin


In the early 1960s in international racing, considered by many to be the greatest of all, in terms of types of cars, quality of competition, proficiency of drivers, and variety of race tracks, the most potent battles were fought in the Gran Turismo category between Ferrari, Maserati, Jaguar and Aston Martin. But when all was said and done, it was the Ferrari 250 GTO that won the day.
33 Feature Targa Florio!
All the elements are here - classic race course, classic Ferraris, classic battles

Jerry McDermott, Jean-Jacques Frei

Jean-Jacques Frei Collection


Cavaliere Vincenzo Florio inaugurated the famous Targa Florio race in 1906, making this event Europe's oldest continuously run automotive competition. Cavaliere Florio was part of a wealthy mercantile family, and therefore, he had the time and money to organize and fund the initial races. From the beginning, the event was popular with both entrants and spectators, becoming, in effect, a national holiday in Sicily.
40 Corse Another victory for Ferrari - the upward trend appears to be legitimate
Formula One Championship

Marc Sonnery

John Sinkgraven


Gran Premio d'Italia - September 8, 1996
Portuguese Grand Prix - September 22, 1996
Japanese Grand Prix - October 13, 1996
41 Corse European Ferrari Challenge results
Ferrari Challenge

Patrick Morlet, Miki Bellagarda


41 Corse Pacific Ferrari Challenge results
Ferrari Challenge

Jim Graham


41 Corse Japanese Ferrari Challenge results
Ferrari Challenge

Junichiro Hiramatsu


42 Corse Monterey Historic only have room for a few Ferraris, but they are historic indeed
1996 Monterey Historic Races - Laguna Seca, Monterey, CA - August 16-18, 1996

Gerald Roush

Alan Yorgason


43 Corse Two important Ferraris are present for the recent Cam-Am reunion

Jeff Allison

James Rice


Two Ferraris that run in the Can-Am series of old were among the 73 Can-Am cars gathered for the Merrill Lynch/Brian Redman International Challenge - a thirty year celebration of Can-Am racing. The weekend was otherwise known as the "Chicago Historics," run at the historic and challenging 4,0 mile Road America circuit.
44 Galleria Galleria
Special services for the Ferrari enthusiast
55 Mercato The State of the Market
1996-1967

Michael Sheehan


The meteoric 1985 to 1989 rise and the inevitable 1990 fall of the "Ferrari Market", and indeed the market crash for most post WW II collector cars, is well documented. So where do we go from here?
56 Mercato Mercato
The market as of December 1, 1996, from a survey of selected dealers