Much has been written about Jacques Swaters over the years. All of it has centered on his impressive auto racing career as a driver and team owner and as a successful Ferrari businessman and collector.
Little, if anything, has been told about Swaters’ remarkable childhood and formative years in Belgium.
Orphaned at the age of 12.
Involved in the resistance against the Germans in World War II as a teen.
“I have not talked much about it all,” Jacques said. “But the memories are very strong.”
Read on, and you will discover why Swaters was well-prepared for the obstacles and challenges of the racing world. He is no stranger to overcoming adversity.