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  • 12 Hours of Reims

    12 Hours of Reims

    Belgian boss of Ecurie Francorchamps, Ferrari concessionaire Jacques Swaters.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Rainswept view on the pit straight of the Jaguar D-Type chassis 'XKD503', number 10, of Johnny Claes and Jacques Swaters.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Track action scene, Car Number 16, a Jaguar C-Type, (Roger Laurent and Jacques Swaters, co-drivers).

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Track action scene, right to left: Car Number 16, a Jaguar C-Type, (Roger Laurent and Jacques Swaters, co-drivers), Car Number 30, a Gordini T15S, (André Guelfi and Jacques Pollet, co-drivers), Car Number 4, a Ferrari 375 Plus, (Froilan Gonzalez and Maurice Trintignant, co-drivers).

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    The Jaguar D-Type chassis XKD 573, number 5, of Jacques Swaters and Freddy Rousselle.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Car number 10, Johnny Claes/Jacques Swaters, Ecurie Francorchamps Jaguar D-type XKD 503, finished 3rd overall

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Car number 5, a Jaguar D-Type for Jacques Swaters and Freddy Rousselle in a pit stop.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Johnny Claes and Jacques Swaters and their Jaguar D-Type chassis XKD 503, number 10.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Dickie Stoop's Frazer Nash Sebring being overtaken by the Johnny Claes and Jacques Swaters Jaguar D-Type.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Car number 10, Johnny Claes/Jacques Swaters, Ecurie Francorchamps Jaguar D-type XKD 503, finished 3rd overall

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Frazer Nash Sebring (chassis 207) of Cecil Vard and Dick Odlum leads the Jaguar D-type of Jacques Swaters and Johnny Claes.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    The Jaguar D-Type chassis XKD 503, number 10, of Johnny Claes and Jacques Swaters, exiting Mulsanne in the rain.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Rainswept view after Les Esses of the Jaguar D-Type chassis 'XKD 503', number 10, of Johnny Claes and Jacques Swaters.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Car number 10, Johnny Claes/Jacques Swaters, Ecurie Francorchamps Jaguar D-type XKD 503, finished 3rd overall

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Car number 24 is the works Aston Martin DB3S chassis 7 driven by Roy Salvadori and Peter Walker. Car number 10 is the Ecurie Francorchamps Jaguar D-Type XKD503 driven by Johnny Claes and Jacques Swaters. Car number 20 is the works Mercedes-Benz 300SLR chassis 0006/55 driven by Levegh and John Fitch. ("Levegh" was the pseudonym of Pierre Eugène Alfred Bouillin.)

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Track action scene, Car Number 16, a Jaguar C-Type, (Roger Laurent and Jacques Swaters, co-drivers).

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Number 10 - Johnny Claes/Jacques Swaters' Ecurie Francorchamps Jaguar D-Type, chassis number XKD503,,which finished third overall. Number 24 - Roy Salvadori/Peter Walker's works Aston Martin DB3S chassis number 7, which retired. Number 23 - Peter Collins/Paul Frere's works Aston Martin DB3S chassis number 6, which finished second overall. Number 14 - 'Mike Sparken'/Masten Gregory's Ferrari 750 Monza, chassis number 0504M, which retired. ('Mike Sparken' was the pseudonym used by Belgian electrical goods manufacturer Michel Poberejsky.)

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Rainswept view on the pit straight of the Jaguar D-Type chassis 'XKD 503', number 10, of Johnny Claes and Jacques Swaters.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    The D.B. HBR, number 51, of Paul Armagnac and Gerard Laureau, leads the Ferrari 290 MM, number 11, of Jacques Swaters and Alain de Changy.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Car number 10 Johnny Claes and Jacques Swaters' Jaguar D-type leads car number 15, Roberto Mieres and Cesare Perdisa's Maserati 300S.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Equipe National Belge Jaguar D-Type driven by Jacques Swaters and Freddy Rousselle lead an Aston Martin DBR1/250 driven by Tony Brooks and Reg Parnell in Tertre Rouge Corner.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    The Jaguar D-Type, number 10, of Johnny Claes and Jacques Swaters, passing the pits in the rain.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    The Jaguar D-Type chassis XKD 503, number 10, of Johnny Claes and Jacques Swaters, leading the Lagonda DP166 chassis DP166/1, number 1, of Reg Parnell and Dennis Poore.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Track action scene, right to left: Car Number 16, a Jaguar C-Type, (Roger Laurent and Jacques Swaters, co-drivers), Car Number 38, a Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica, (Sture Nottorp and Ivar Andersson, co-drivers), Car Number 49, a V.P. 166R, (Yves Giraud-Cabantous and Just-Emile Vernet, co-drivers).

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Car number 6, winning Mike Hawthorn and Ivor Bueb Jaguar D-Type XKD505 leading number 10 Johnny Claes and Jacques Swaters Ecurie Francorchamps Jaguar D-type XKD 503.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Car number 10, Johnny Claes/Jacques Swaters, Ecurie Francorchamps Jaguar D-type XKD 503, finished 3rd overall

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    The Jaguar D-Type chassis XKD 573, number 5, of Jacques Swaters and Freddy Rousselle.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Johnny Claes and Jacques Swaters and their Jaguar D-Type chassis XKD 503, number 10.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    The Osca MT4 1500, number 40, of Giulio Cabianca and Roberto Sgorbati, leads the Jaguar D-Type, number 10, of Johnny Claes and Jacques Swaters.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    The Jaguar D-Type chassis XKD 503, number 10, of Johnny Claes and Jacques Swaters, exiting Mulsanne Corner in the rain.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Johnny Claes and Jacques Swaters and their Jaguar D-Type chassis XKD 503, number 10.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Ecurie Francorchamps Jaguar D-Type driven by Johnny Claes after finish with co-driver Jacques Swaters, center, on back of car.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Car number 24 Roy Salvadori and Peter Walker's Aston Martin DB3S drives ahead of several competitors in Les Esses in the opening laps. #10 Jaguar D-Type, Jacques Swaters, #23 Aston Martin, Peter Collins, #14 Ferrari, "Mike Sparken" (Michel Pobejersky), #48 Jaguar, Phil Walters, #1 Lagonda, Reg Parnell

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    After finish, central group of five behind car includes driver Johnny Claes (right) with co-driver Jacques Swaters (left) and their Ecurie Francorchamps-entered Jaguar D-type chassis XKD 503, which finished third overall. Former jazz band leader Claes died soon after from tuberculosis. Swaters went on to become Belgian Ferrari concessionaire and for many years patron of Ecurie Francorchamps campaigning Ferrari cars.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    The Jaguar D-Type chassis XKD 503, number 10, of Johnny Claes and Jacques Swaters, leading the Lagonda DP166 chassis DP166/1, number 1, of Reg Parnell and Dennis Poore.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Track action scene, Car Number 16, a Jaguar C-Type, (Roger Laurent and Jacques Swaters, co-drivers).

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    The D.B. Barquette chassis 798, number 46, of Andre Hechard and Roger Masson, chasing the Jaguar D-Type chassis XKD 573, number 5, of Jacques Swaters and Freddy Rousselle, down the pit straight.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Rainswept view on the pit straight of the Jaguar D-Type chassis 'XKD503', number 10, of Johnny Claes and Jacques Swaters.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    The Jaguar D-Type chassis XKD 573, number 5, of Jacques Swaters and Freddy Rousselle.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Car number 10, Johnny Claes/Jacques Swaters, Ecurie Francorchamps Jaguar D-type XKD 503, finished 3rd overall

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Car number 10, Johnny Claes and Jacques Swaters Ecurie Francorchamps Jaguar D-type XKD 503 passing the abandoned number 58 Paul Armagnac and Gérard Laureau D.B. HBR Panhard, which lost a wheel here in Les Esses.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    The Jaguar D-Type chassis XKD 573, number 5, of Jacques Swaters and Freddy Rousselle.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Number 11 Jacques Swaters/Alain de Changy's Equipe Nationale Belge Ferrari 290MM chassis '0606M', retired - Number 40 Jack Brabham/Ian Raby Cooper-Climax T39, finished 15th and 3rd 1100cc Sports Category.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    The Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa, number 9, of Olivier Gendebien and Maurice Trintignant, leads the Ferrari 290 MM, number 11, of Jacques Swaters and Alain de Changy.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Number10 - Johnny Claes/Jacques Swaters' Ecurie Francorchamps Jaguar D-Type, chassis number XKD503, which finished third overall.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Car number 5, Equipe National Belge Jaguar D-Type XKD 573 driven by Jacques Swaters and Freddy Rousselle leading car number 23, the Frazer Nash Sebring of Dickie Stoop and Tony Gaze.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Car number 16 is the works Maserati 300S driven by Gino Valenzano and Luigi Musso. Car number 10 is the Ecurie Francorchamps Jaguar D-Type XKD503 driven by Johnny Claes and Jacques Swaters. Car number 1 is the works Aston Martin Lagonda DP166 V12 driven by Reg Parnell and Dennis Poore.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    The Jaguar D-Type chassis XKD 503, number 10, of Johnny Claes and Jacques Swaters, about to pass the Moretti 750S, number 54, of Lino Fayen and Herman Rogenry.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    The Jaguar D-Type chassis XKD 503, number 10, of Johnny Claes and Jacques Swaters, shortly after finishing the race.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Car number 10, Johnny Claes/Jacques Swaters, Ecurie Francorchamps Jaguar D-type XKD 503, finished 3rd overall