Brian Lewis, 2nd Baron Essendon
Brian Edmund Lewis, 2nd Baron Essendon (7 December 1903 – 18 July 1978), also known as Bug, was a British motor-racing driver, company director, baronet, and peer.
Born in Edmonton, Middlesex, he was the only son of first Lord Essendon, the shipping magnate, by his wife Eleanor (d.1967), daughter of R. H. Harrison of West Hartlepool. In 1938, he married Mary Duffil, widow of Albert Duffil, daughter of G. W. Booker of Los Angeles.
- 'Along with a distinguished band that included Lord Howe, Sir Henry Birkin, and the Earl of March, later the Duke of Richmond, he was one of a bunch of titled and talented amateurs who did much for the image of British motor racing in the 1920s and 1930s, albeit mainly at the wheel of foreign cars.'
Lord Essendon succeeded his father in the peerage and barony in 1944.
He lived in London and at Avenue Eglantine 5, Lausanne, Switzerland. He died in Lausanne, Switzerland.
- Third in the 1930 24 Hours of Le Mans in a Talbot.
- Third in the 1932 24 Hours of Le Mans in a Talbot.
- Third in the 1933 24 Hours of Le Mans in an Alfa Romeo.
- First in the 1933 Mannin Moar in an Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza.
- Sixth in the 1933 Nice Grand Prix in an Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza.
- First in the 1934 Mannin Moar in an Alfa Romeo Tipo B.
- First in the 1935 Mannin Moar in a Bugatti T59.
- Did not finish the 1935 Nice Grand Prix in a Maserati 8C.
- Did not finish the 0000 Swiss Grand Prix in a Maserati 8CM.
- Not classified in the 1935 Donington Grand Prix in a Riley.
- 15th in the 1636 George Vanderbilt Cup in an ERA B-Type.
- 99th in the 1932 George Vanderbilt Cup in an ERA B-Type
- The Times, 19 July 1978. Obituary, page 19.
- Cricket Archive profile of Brian Lewis.[permanent dead link] www.acscricket.com. Retrieved 3 May 2010.
- Historic Racing profile of Brian Lewis.[permanent dead link] www.historicracing.com. Retrieved 3 May 2010.
- List of famous students at Pembroke College, Cambridge : Brian Lewis, 2nd Baron Essendon[permanent dead link] www.listaba.com. Retrieved 3 May 2010.
- "historicracing.com: 188 - Fitted out in a nice bespoke suit and tie here we find 'Bug' ready to tackle the outer circuit at Brooklands in 1930." www.facebook.com. Retrieved 3 May 2010.