The Driver. The Owner. The Collector.

Jacques “Jack” Swaters, born in 1926, was an active part of the Ferrari story for more than 60 years — with accomplishments as a driver, team director, businessman and collector.

The native of Belgium was passionate and personally invested in all things Ferrari throughout his life and assembled one of the most beautiful and comprehensive Ferrari-related collections in the world.

Through it all, it was Swaters’ incredible patience, obsessive attention to detail, comprehensive skill and knowledge and admiration for The Man, Enzo Ferrari, that drove his to success.

Jacques Swaters died peacefully in his sleep at his home in Brussels, Belgium, on Dec. 10, 2010, at the age of 84.

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The Driver
At age 23, Jacques Swaters enters the 24 Hours of Francorchamps race and finishes 4th in his class. That triggers his love of Ferrari and the start of his racing team, Ecurie Belgique
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The Racing Team Director
Jacques Swaters’ ability to lead great racers and mechanics contributes to his managing one of the most successful racing teams of his time.
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The Ferrari Importer
Jacques Swaters’ fascination with motor cars grows in the early 1950s. Garage Francorchamps forms, becoming the only Ferrari factory arm in Belgium.
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The Collector
Through the years, Jacques Swaters has collected, stored, repaired and preserved all things Ferrari and now owns a spectacular collection.
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