Cavallino Magazine issue 97

February / March 1997

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

American English language icon Cover The Ferrari 275 s/n 10691 and s/n 10749

David Newhardt


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 97, February / March 1997

Table of Contents

Page Section Description
1 Ecco Ecco

Jean-Jacques Frei


4 Lettere Lettere

Nico Koel, Dave Maestrejuan, Richard W. Little

François Haase


9 Letteratura Letteratura
American Racing by Tom Burnside; photographic treasure trove now available to enthusiasts
Raupp 1997 Calendar celebrates Ferrari 50th Anniversary
10 Notizie Ferrari's yearly celebration at Mugello continues to grow
Tutte le Ferrari at Mugello

Alexis Callier, Henry T. Kistler


10 Notizie Vintage Ferrari Meet gathers together the best of Japanese collections

Junichiro Hiramatsu


10 Notizie Ferrari F50 GT
What might have been - we can only guess where this might have led
After months of rumors and one prototype, it appears that the Ferrari F50 GT program is well and truly over. Here is the one car seen last Fall at Fiorano in the hands of Ferrari test driver, Dario Benuzzi. Most noticeable change is the proper racing rear wing, no longer integrated into the body. There is a scoop over the cockpit to funnel air to the engine, and a metal hood replaces the plexiglas rear window.
11 Notizie Girard-Perregaux presents new F50 timepiece to American audience

Courtesy of Girard-Perregaux


Girard-Perregaux is one of the world's leading manufacturers of luxury timepieces, and beginning in 1994 it struck a deal with Ferrari to offer a line of timepieces using the Ferrari logo and prancing horse. There have been several different versions, and recently Girard-Perregaux introduced a new one, this in honor of the Ferrari F50.
11 Notizie History is viewed again - two relics of another time are reunited
Ferrari 625 A monoposto, s/n 0540

Andreas Birner


At the Uwe Meissner Ferrari meeting at the Nürburgring in 1996, many of the very old Ferrari sports, GT, and Formula cars were present. Pierre Fandel brought many cars from his "Collection Pierre", including the early monoposto 625 A, s/n 0540. To drive the car, he invited Maurice Trintignant, the man who had driven the 625s for Ferrari in 1954-1955, including this very chassis!
11 Notizie Successful prototype sees the track once again in Europe
Ferrari 312 PB, s/n 0888

Lilo Kistler

Henry T. Kistler


The Swiss Ferrari Owners Club held a meeting in France at the Dijon-Prenois circuit in October, 1996, and among some very special Ferraris was this truly remarkable campaigner, the 312 PB, s/n 0888. It had not been seen in public for some time, and was brought by Engelbert Stieger.
13 Feature Ferrari 212 E Revelations!
Some facts revealed on this very succesful but ultimately mysterious little race car

Marc Sonnery

Jean-Jacques Frei


An atmospheric window into the very successful racing campaign of the one-off 212 E Montagna, about which little but the bare facts are known. We interview Peter Schetty, its driver at the time, and Mauro Forghieri, its engineer, as well as all the key players in its success and lifetime. We take a look at hillclimbs in general and at the 212 E's involvement and adventures.
20 Feature The Ten Ferrari 275 GTS/4 Spyders!
How the NART Spyders came to be

Michael T. Lynch

David Newhardt


Luigi Chinetti's foresight created ten small jewel that we take particular pleasure in today. Their beauty was recognized by everyone at the time, except by the marketplace. That has all changed, and they are now revered for their rarity.
28 Feature Ferrari 550 Maranello Test Drive!
You can't know a Ferrari until you drive it, and what better way than at Fiorano

Guy Mangiamele

Guy Mangiamele


An incredible grey had covered Maranello for days by the time I arrived to test the Ferrari 550 Maranello. The season't typical fog and fronts had moved in, and were not likely to dissipate for weeks. I left my name at the reception, and strolled through the adjoining area which showcased some Ferrari miniatures, and usually examples of racing or production cars. On the floor was a pre-production F50, and an F355 Berlinetta. The 550 Maranello was present only in the wall-sized photographic montage, fitted from the official presentation in Germany over the summer.
34 Galleria Galleria
Special services for the Ferrari enthusiast
48 Mercato Mercato
The market as of February 1, 1997, from a survey of selected dealers