Monday, 31 May 2021

Saturday, 29 May 2021

Road & Track magazine

 I don't recall exactly how I bumped into this one but I think I spotted this book on Ebay:

I have not come across it before so I had to do a little research. By now I know it's some kind of year book which has an overview of all the cars with a small photo and a little summary on the specs. 

During my research I ended up on this blog:

Turned out he was an engineering editor for Road & Track for many years. I quickly checked my Google drive library and to my surprise I noticed there aren't any publications from this magazine in my archive. So he kindly checked for me and only found the following:

A mention of a cabriolet conversion in January 1982, p. 96. And a mention of the automatic shown at Paris, February 1977. This one has a good quote by Doug Nye: "The release of the first automatic Ferrari instilled a faintly sinking feeling and it was left to the fighting spirit shown by the latest 5-liter Boxer Berlinetta... (see attached scan). 

When further checking I ran into this amazing website:

A huuuuuge collection of car magazines globally with a great index and search functionality. I spend quite a bit of time to view many great covers. I also made another search on the Road & Track magazines and found this one:

You will understand I'm quite keen to obtain a copy for my archive or else a electronic copy of this article. And they are available on Ebay for a few dollars only. But the shipping costs are an insane price of  20 US Dollars! Maybe one of the US readers does have this publication or can send me an electronic copy, so I can share it with everyone.

Update 31-5-2021: A kind reader approached me and will get ahold of the magazine and send me a scan/photo's of the article. Many thanks Otto!

Friday, 28 May 2021

Tuesday, 25 May 2021

Ferrari 365GT4 2+2 1:18 Diorama

 Things I find on the internet. This advert got posted yesterday on a Dutch marketplace:

A diorama with a Ferrari 365GT4 2+2 and a broken front screen:

Saturday, 22 May 2021


 A few months back I spotted this great cut-out silhouette of the 400 C-pillar on a German marketplace.  A bit pricey and far away (nearby Stuttgart). It had to be collected as shipping was not an option. And of course Covid was still around, potential causing an issue when crossing the border. Sigh! When checking the advert a little later it was gone. Sigh! But luck was on my side as somehow it was put up for sale again. I contacted my partner in crime; Jos! And he needed to go for business in Germany by car (with a huge boot). And the location was en route! I informed the seller that Jos would contact him to arrange an appointment and pick up the item. And it got delivered about 2 weeks ago. And today I finally had time to put it up in the garage. So pleased with this piece of automotive art decoration. How cool is this! 

Unfortunately it's not 100% It does have a few minor scratches and of course a few original rust spots. But nothing worrisome. If needed it can be perfectly restored. The cut is nicely made and it even does have a piece of the bootlid, bumper, tail light and chrome strips of the rear window:

Thanks again for your support Jos!!!

Thursday, 20 May 2021

Ferrari 400, testing of its brakes

Great post by Jurassik JS on Facebook, thanks for sharing. 
Source of the photo is unknown for now. Click the photo to enlarge:

Wednesday, 5 May 2021

Ferrari 400 scale model 1:18 by Look Smart Models / Looksmart

 For the scale model collectors amongst us. I was informed you can now make pre-orders for the Ferrari 400 1:18 by Look Smart Models. It will be available in Q4 2021. The price is unknown to me ...

PREORDER NOW! #ferrari 400 in 1:18 scale. This is the official color list: LS18FC04A – Silver LS18FC04B –...

Geplaatst door Looksmart Models op Woensdag 5 mei 2021

Update 29-8-2021: I saw an advert on a Dutch Marketplace stating it can be pre-ordered with discount.

On my ask it costed € 239,-  
Their website:

Interestingly they used a photo of my 400 for their advert:

Monday, 3 May 2021

Ferrari 400i sketch by designer Scott Dolan

Project-sketch of a sports sedan based on a Ferrari 400i coupe from the famous American designer Scott Dolan (General Motors)

Published in Prancing Horse magazine # 83 for 1987.