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Remembering Jacques Swaters

Former racing driver, team owner of Ecurie Francorchamps and pillar of the Ferrari community, Jacques Swaters has past away at the age of 84 in Belgium.

Ecurie Francorchamps was established primarily for racing Ferraris in sports car racing and grand prix from 1952 until 1954. Later, he started Garage Francorchamps, a Ferrari dealership that featured his impressive collection including 0064M, a gorgeous two-tone 166 MM Barchetta.

No doubt, the yellow Ferraris of Jacques Swaters have shaped, especially the 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione Speciale. With it, Ecurie Francorchamps won their class at the 1965 24 Hours of Le Mans. Belgian photographer Dirk de Jager ran into many more of the team’s old cars at the 2006 Brussels Retro Festival.