Ferrari Club Belgio is the only belgian Ferrari owners association which is recognized officiallyby the factory FERRARI Spa in Maranello.
Founded in 1972, it is one of the most ancient Ferrari Owners clubs in the world, rooted in the tradition of the gentleman-racers and motorsport amateurs grouped around Belgium’s early Ferrari importer, the legendary Jacques Swaters.
Only current Ferrari owners can become a member, without any restriction on the nationality. Today the club counts about 150 members, equally spread over the dutch and french speaking parts of the country, but also some english and german speaking members.Read more
Ferrari Club Belgio aims to:
Enhance the experience of Ferrari driving and owning
- By sharing and commonly enjoying our passion on road and track
- By developing owner’s driving skills
- By increasing owner’s understanding and appreciation of Ferrari technology
- By providing information and benefits to its members
- By advancing and protecting the common interests of belgian Ferrari owners
Create anf foster amical ties between Ferrari Owners in Belgium and Abroad
- By developing unique and exclusive communitiesof individuals at regional level
- By providing its members entertainment, particularly in the field of artistical, intellectual, gastronomical, touristical and sposts interests
Promote interest in Ferrari’s cars in Belgium and develop the renown of the Ferrari brand
- By exchanging and divulging information about Ferrari’s cars worldwide
- By consolidating and supporting belgian Ferrari patrimony
- To encourage the proper presentation of Ferrari cars
- To safeguard Ferrari’s brand identity by protecting its core values
- To spread the passion for cars and the automotive world
These aims are pursued by organizing events, meetings, conferences and competitions in Belgium and abroad, where needed in close collaboration with foreign FOC’s and Ferrari Spa. To this end, Ferrari Club Belgio establishes a fixed scheme of about 10 main events per year , among which a couple of tourist tours in Belgium, a charity ride, several trips to circuits abroad and events of FOC’s in the neighbouring countries, initiation workshops and trackdays, a multi-day tour abroad etc. Moreover, we also deliver in-depth technical guidance concerning the racing events in Formula 1 and the introduction of new Ferrari models.
Through the membership of Ferrari Club Belgio, as the only club in Belgium officially recognized and linked with Ferrari Spa, belgian Ferrari owners can more intensely participate in the fascinating Ferrari universe and live out their shared passion, under our devise:
“Ferrari Belgio, una passione in giallo”
|Secretary / Coordinator||Dirk Roesems|
|Board Members||Bruce Philpot, Michel Van Tricht|
2009 stands to become a turning moment in the existence of Ferrari Club Belgio: a complete era out of the history of one of the most ancient, tradition-rich Ferrari Owners Clubs in the world goes to an end, now that its legendary president and co-founder, Joseph Cannaerts, passes on the presidency after 21 years and 7 periods at the helm; a new administrative board team stands up to have the Ferrari Club Belgio participate with reborn dynamism to the evolving Ferrari universe.
Faced with ever sharper challenges concerning security and environment, and in spite of the difficult current economic situation, Ferrari succeeds to perpetuate the fascination of its unique driving and brand experience: by the technological innovation in the succession of new models, each time redefining the state-of-the-art, or by its predominance in its F1 commitment and in GT racing.
We want to progressively and continuously leverage these elements to offer you – through the membership of the only club in Belgium officially recognized and linked with Ferrari – a value-added in living out our shared passion.
The spearheads of our approach are the technological innovation and its application towards optimized driving skills, for a more intense experience as a Ferrari-driver and – owner in Belgium, under the devise Ferrari Belgio, una passione in giallo.
For the realization of this experience we want, as Club Ferrari Belgio, to set up a fixed scheme of about 10 main events per year , among which a couple of tourist tours in Belgium, a charity ride, several trips to circuits abroad and events of FOC’s in the neighbouring countries, initiation workshops and trackdays, a multi-day tour abroad etc. Moreover we want to also deliver in-depth technical guidance concerning the racing events in Formula 1 and the introduction of new Ferrari models.
The important support of the importer and the concessionaires strengthens our motivation to take on this challenge and ambition with full commitment.
The new administrator board hopes for your involvement with the club and your presence at its organizations, so that this first “post-Cannaerts” year may become a turning point into a dynamic and expanding club future.