Cavallino Magazine issue 99

June / July 1997

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

American English language icon Cover The Ferrari 212 MM, s/n 0070 M

Bruce Carroll


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 99, June / July 1997

Table of Contents

Page Section Description
1 Ecco Ecco

Bruce Carroll


4 Lettere Lettere

Ronald C. Hill, Clive Beecham, Tony Watson, Marcel Massini, William Tilley, Rick Maningas

Ronald C. Hill, Alan Yorgason, Ferrari SpA, Courtesy of Franco Zagari, Jean-Jacques Frei Collection, William Tilley


11 Arte Ferrari Art leaves its niche, and becomes a specialized area of automotive art
Galleria d'Arte Ferrari

Lawrence Braun, Charles Dooman, Ken Eberts, Jay Koka, Dennis Brown, Richard Pietruska, Bill Neale, Dennis Hoyt


The Galleria d'Arte Ferrari has turned out to be surprisingly succesful, not just in the quality of the art, which has always been high, but mainly in the quantity of art sold and the dollar amount transacted. Among collectors of Ferrari art, the Classic is now the place to come to see the very latest from ten top automotive painters and sculptors.
12 Notizie Ferrari participation continues to grow in enjoyable and rewarding Tour de France Auto
April 22-26, 1997

Marcel Massini, Pierre Goossens, Keith Bluemel, Henry T. Kistler

Marcel Massini, Dion Bosch


13 Notizie Ferrari 550 Maranello introduction prompts FNA, FCA, Petersen Museum, and Ferrari Owners to put on a memorable weekend

David Newhardt, Elizabeth Wallach


Piero Ferrari spoke at the press preview for the Ferrari 550 Maranello and the "Ferrari at 50" exhibit at the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles. This exhibition of Ferrari's history will run for six months and is well worth the visit.
14 Notizie Ferrari at Rodeo Drive Concours
Beverly Hills, CA - April 19, 1997

Ed Gilbertson, Sherry Lindberg

Steve Wallace, David Newhardt


Ferraris, and significant Ferraris were present on Rodeo Drive as far as the eye could see. The event was organized by the Southwest Region of the Ferrari Club of America, and hosted by Ferrari North America.
14 Notizie Ferrari at the opening ceremonies at the Petersen Museum for the Ferrari at 50 Exhibit
Los Angeles, CA - April 18, 1997

Marcel Massini


16 Buon Umore Making a film about a Ferrari at speed is fun indeed
... until the law arrives

David Clarke

David A. Clarke


Some readers of this article may have seen the 16mm film which I made back in 1965 entitled "250 GT". This was a film that was put together by myself and a colleague who was my assistant when I was a film cameraman myself, covering amongst other things during the middle to late 1950s, the whole of the East Midlands area of Great Britain fro both the BBC and the ITV.
23 Feature The History of the 312 Prototypes - part One
The intricate History of the reasonable succesfull but unfortunately very short lives 312 V-12 Prototypes

Marc Sonnery

Nigel Snowdon, David Brady, Courtesy of Marc Sonnery


These superbly conceived bodies were the work of Ing. Giacomo Caliri, an aerodynamic engineer hired by Ferrari specifically to make the bodies an active participant in high speed penetration and stability, and not just a passive cover fro the chassis. As race cars became faster in this era, more air was forced under the chassis, and chassis lift was a serious problem. All efforts were directed to keeping the car glued to the road, and a whole host of wings, spoilers, airfoils, canards, and winglets were tried.
34 Feature Ferrari 212 Mille Miglia s/n 0070 M
The chronicle of Ferrari's first 212 model and Ferrari's only 212 Mille Miglia

Alan Boe

Bruce Carroll


A few years ago a survey was conducted to determine how much international brand recognition various corporate identities commanded. Surprisingly, perhaps, the Ferrari name and corporate logo was one of the most recognized industrial symbols in the world, right up there with Coca Cola, IBM, and McDonalds.
Forty six years ago, with the debut of the 212 series, the name Ferrari was well known only within a relatively select circle of individuals involved in European and American road racing, plus the occasional cognoscenti and the privileged few who could afford the newest, fastest car from post war Italy.
42 Feature The Greatest Ferrari GT?
Ferrari 250 GT Long Wheelbase Tour de France, s/n 0677 GT

John Starkey

M.I. Rosenthal, Courtesy of J. Sejnost, Courtesy of Ed Niles, Alexis Callier, Courtesy of G.P. Library, John Starkey


If we take a look back almost forty years, we discover an era in which GT racing was heading towards its zenith and we find one man and his car utterly dominant. The man was Oliver Gendebien, arguable the fastest long distance racer of his time, and the car was a Ferrari 250 GT long wheelbase Competition berlinetta, better known, of course, as a "Tour de France".
50 Commento What makes a real Ferrari?

Gianni Rogliatti

Ronald C. Hill


In July 1993, the Italian Police visited several mechanical and body shops in northern Italy and seized a number of Ferrari cars in various stages of assembly. Subsequently, the Court of Justice in Modena has taken a dim view of the findings, so much so because there were some cars completely false, and others which can be considered as total rebuilds. I have been appointed by the prosecutor of the Court to sort out things and decide which cars were good and which not.
54 Modellismo The magnificent machines of 1967 - their memory is now cast in bronze

Mark Maholm

Courtesy of Mark Maholm


The Ferrari 312 is the second car in a series of three that I plan to build commemorating the Formule One cars and drivers from 1967. The first was the Gurney Eagle, and the third will be the Lotus 49 of Jim Clark.
Each sculpture is assembled from more than seventy individually cast bronze components. In the proces known as "lost wax" casting, each piece of the car is transformed from its original wax carving by submersing or investing the wax part in a plaster-like foundry material.
57 Corse Ferrari F355 entries in the 1997 North American Ferrari Challenge
Ferrari Challenge

David Seibert


57 Corse Partial F355 entries in the Coppa della Nazione in the 1997 Ferrari Challenge
Ferrari Challenge

Miki Bellagarda


57 Corse Partial F355 entries in the Coppa della Nazione in the 1997 Ferrari Challenge
Ferrari Challenge

Miki Bellagarda


57 Corse Ferrari F355 entries in the 1997 Ferrari Challenge Japan
Ferrari Challenge

Junichiro Hiramatsu


57 Corse Ferrari F355 entries in the 1997 Ferrari Pacific Challenge
Ferrari Challenge

Mike Perry


58 Corse A Sebring tradition is reborn, as Ferrari takes the flag again

David Brady


Ferrari has another win at Sebring, this time in 1997, gained by the Scandia F355 SP, s/n 003. Here it is in the pits in the closing hours of the race. Drivers were top line and included Yannick Dalmas, Stefan Johansson, Fermin Velez, and the team owner Andy Evans.
58 Corse The Grand Prix season begins on a strained note
Formula One Championship
Australian Grand prix, March 9, 1997
Brazilian Grand Prix, March 30, 1997
Argentine Grand Prix, April 13, 1997
San Marino Grand Prix, April 27, 1997
Monaco Grand Prix, May 11, 1997
59 Galleria Galleria
Special services for the Ferrari enthusiast
72 Mercato Mercato
The market as of June 1, 1997, from a survey of selected dealers