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  • 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

    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

    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

    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

    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 39 is the works Porsche 550 Spyder driven by Johnny Claes and Pierre Stasse. Car number 34 is the works Bristol 450 driven by Mike Keen and Tommy Line.

  • 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

    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 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

    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

    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/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

    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

    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

    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 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 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

    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

    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

    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 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

    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 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

    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 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

  • Daily Express BRDC International Trophy

    Daily Express BRDC International Trophy

    Car number 41, Belgian band leader-cum-racing driver Johnny Claes in his works Simca-Gordini T15.

  • Daily Express BRDC International Trophy

    Daily Express BRDC International Trophy

    Belgian Gordini driver Johnny Claes, on right

  • Daily Express International Trophy at Silverstone

    Daily Express International Trophy at Silverstone

    Eric Brandon drives car number 41, a Cooper-Bristol T20, and Johnny Claes drives car number 19, a Connaught-Lea Francis A Type. Spectators watch from behind the barrier.

  • German Grand Prix
  • German Grand Prix

    German Grand Prix

    A Connaught-Lea Francis A Type driven by Johnny Claes leads Rudolf Krause, BMW Greifzu Special.

  • German Grand Prix
  • Italian Grand Prix
  • Italian Grand Prix
  • Italian Grand Prix

    Italian Grand Prix

    Talbot Lago, car number 2, in pits. Car driven by Johnny Claes, whom is retired.

  • Mille Miglia
  • Modena Grand Prix
  • Modena Grand Prix

    Modena Grand Prix

    Track action scene, left to right: Car Number 30, an OSCA 20, Élie Bayol, driver (goggles, helmet, seated), Car Number 26, a Simca Gordini T15, Johnny Claes, driver (goggles, helmet, seated), Car Number 6, a Ferrari 500, Giuseppe "Nino" Farina, driver (goggles, helmet, seated).

  • Modena Grand Prix

    Modena Grand Prix

    Track action scene, left to right: Car Number 4, a Ferrari 500, Luigi Villoresi, driver (helmet, seated), Car Number 14, a Maserati A6GCM, José Froilán González, driver (goggles, helmet, seated), Car Number 26, a Simca Gordini T15, Johnny Claes, driver (goggles, helmet, seated).

  • Modena Grand Prix
  • Modena Grand Prix
  • Monaco Grand Prix Formula One
  • Monaco Grand Prix Formula One