JACQUES SWATERS........1926 -2010

Jacques Swaters

Jacques Swaters, a famous race car driver and team owner, has died.

He was 84.

Swaters was born in Belgium, and won fame in the early 1950s as a race car driver. Swaters won the 1953 Grand Prix de Berlin. In 1957 Swaters retired from racing and focused on a long career as a race team owner. He was owner of Ecurie Francorchamps and Ecurie Nationale Belge. Swaters also was a Ferrari importer and collector for many years.

Swaters was a close friend of Enzo Ferrari.

Swaters created the Ferrari Francorchamps Galleria, and he had one of the world's largest collections of Ferrari drawings, documents and memorabilia.

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