The Hon. Brian Lewis (1903-1978)-caricature
The Hon. Brian Lewis was an accomplished competitor in long-distance events like the Mille Miglia and the Alpine Trial in the 1930s. He is mostly associated with Talbots, although he also competed in Frazer Nashes. In the 1930 French Grand Prix at Monthléry he shared a 2.3 litre Bugatti with Earl Howe and drove a 2.3 litre Alfa Romeo together with Sir Henry “Tim” Birkin in the Belgian 24 hour race at Spa-Francorchamps.
These caricatures were drawn by Frederick Gordon Crosby in 1935. The racing drivers shown were well-known to the British racing enthusiasts of that era, particularly due to their performances at the Brooklands track and major events on the continent.