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Even with lots of work still do be done this list have reached a state where it must be considered one of the most complete and accurate ever assembled on the subject. This has only been possible due to the tremendous help from people all over the world, each of them experts of their local drivers and events.
Short biographies of drivers with BLUE background, will come up in due time. If you have any information about any driver with GREEN background, please contact me!


driver

Karl Alfred "Kalle" Ebb (FIN)
* 6 Sep 1896
† 22 Aug 1988
Turku
Helsinki
Ebb got married to Lempi Järvinen and together they founded Ebb-Solmio Oy in 1920, a company specializing in fabricating high quality ties. The business proved to be a success, distinguished men's outfitter's being their main customers. Karl Ebb was also an all-round sportsman who competed in atletics, cycling, swimming, alpine skiing and motor racing. He was 5th in the 3000m Steeplechase at the Olympic Games in Paris 1924 and was the founder of the Finnish slalom association in 1941. He was Finland's first racing driver of international class and raced in the Nordic countries with an Auburn. He was the sensational winner of the 1931 Swedish Winter GP in a field including Rudi Caracciola. Changing to a Mercedes SSK, he later proved victorious in the Finnish and the Estonian GP's. Ebb's only son died in the war. In 1945 Ebb re-married with his long time office manager Märtha Charlotte Reikko.
 
1931: 1 Swedish Winter GP (Ice race)
1932: DNF Swedish Winter GP (Ice race) / 3 Finnish GP / 2 Munkkiniemenajo
1933: DNF Swedish Winter GP (Ice race) / 1Finnish GP / DNF Lwow GP / 4 Swedish Summer GP
1934: DNF Vallentuna (Ice race) / 3 Finnish GP
1935: 2 Lindöloppet (Ice race) / 2 Norwegian GP (Ice race) / 3 Vallentuna (Ice race) / 1 Finnish GP / 1 Estonian GP
1936: 5 Hedemoraloppet (Ice race) / 4 Långforssjön (Ice race) / 4 Hörken (Ice race) /
          2 Swedish Winter GP (Ice race) / DNF Finnish GP
1937: 2 Finnish GP / 1 Kalastajatorpanajo


Rudolf Eberhardt ( )
 
1928: 4 Tunis GP
1929: DNF Algerian GP (Voiturette) / 3 Tunis GP (Voiturette)
1930: DNA Oran (Voiturette)
1931: DNF Tunis GP (Voiturette)
1932: DNF Tunis GP (Voiturette) / DNF Oran GP (Voiturette)


driver

Alexander Herbert Lindsey Eccles (GB)
* 14 May 1908
† 29 Aug 1991.
Briton Ferry, Neath, Glamorgan
Sketty, Swansea, Glamorgan
The younger brother of racing driver Roy Eccles and the brother-in-law of female racer Marjorie Eccles, Lindsey was a director - later managing director - of the Briton Ferry Steel Company.
 
1933: DNF Mannin Moar / 2 Donington Park Trophy / 4 Mountain
1934: DNF Mannin Moar / DNF (heat) Dieppe GP / DNA Donington Trophy / 5 Mountain
1935: DNF Mannin Moar / DNF Dieppe GP / DNF Dieppe (Voiturette) / 6* Donington GP / DNA Mountain


driver

Roy Hector Eccles (GB)
* 2 Dec 1900
† 17 Jan 1938
Neath, Wales
Staines
Older brother to Lindsey Eccles. Died of a brain haemorrhage at an age of 37 years.
 
1936: DNF Isle of Man (Voiturette)


"Eddoura" ( )
 
1930: DNF Lyon GP / DNF Dauphiné Circuit


Edmondaut ( )
 
1934: DNA Albi (Voiturette)


Gräfin Margot von Einsiedel, née von Gans (D)
* 11 Jun 1899
† 1986
?
?
 
1928: 12 Targa Florio / DNF Coppa Etna / DNF Rome GP / DNA Coppa Acerbo


Baroness d'Elern ( )
 
1929: 10 Tunis GP


driver

Miss Eileen Mary Ellison (GB)
* 12 Dec 1910
† 29 Jul 1967
Great Shelford, Cambridgeshire
St. Helier, Jersey
Raced a Bugatti T37A. Racing partner to Cholmondely-Tapper. In they 1935 toured through Europe with a Bugatti T40 trailing a T37A (#37332). The T37A was raced alternating by Eileen or Thomas. In some events they also entered the towing vehicle for the partner. In 1940 she married Squadron Leader Brian J. E. "Sandy" Lane D.F.C., who was reported MIA on 13 December 1942? Later she lived with Owen Fargus. Died as Eileen Mary Lane 1967.
(Info supplied by Michael Müller)
 
1935: 12 Lorraine GP / 3 Lorraine (Voiturette) / 7 Albi (Voiturette) / DNA Coppa Acerbo (Voiturette)
1936: DNA Hungarian GP


Emil Arvid Elo (FIN)
* 17 Feb 1896
† 23 Dec 1944
Borgå (Porvoo)
Helsinki
Manufacturer and wholesaler of men's clothing, especially shirts. Emil Elo started off his sports interests with skiing, athletics (sprint: 100m in 11.1s, 200m in 22.8s and 400m in 51.1s) and slalom. Later he became interested in motorsport and for the 1935 season he bought a Bugatti T35C from Norwegian driver Isberg and entered it in several local races. The car was later taken over by the Finnish driver Bergström. Died 1944 after a long illness.
 
1935: 7 Finnish GP / 2 Estonian GP
1936: ? Långforssjön (Ice race) / 6 Hörken (Ice race) / 7 Swedish Winter GP (Ice race) / 5 Finnish GP
1937: ? Finnish GP


Enrico Emanuelli (I)
 
1929: DNA Alessandria GP

      A. Embiricos - SEE: "Maris"

driver

Nicholas Stamati "Nicky" Embiricos (GR)
* c 1910
† 1 Jul 1941
?
Mattunuck, Rhode Island
Cousin to "de Maris". Coming from a family of ships owners Embiricos bought an ex works ERA-A, painted it grey and raced it quite successfully in Voiturette races during the 1936 season. He decided to retire from racing after surviving an crash in the Florence GP 1937 only to die four years later in an airplane accident over Rhode Island. Piloting his own plane, a Fairchild Model 24, travelling from Newport to New York, Embiricos with only just 136 hours flight experience lost control in heavy fog and crashed into the sea.
 
1935: DNA Donington GP
1936: 3 Monaco (Voiturette) / 11 Eifel (Voiturette) / 2 Coppa Ciano (Voiturette) / DNA Coppa Acerbo (Voiturette) /
          2 Swiss GP (Voiturette)
1937: DNA Turin GP (Voiturette) / DNA Napels (Voiturette) / DNS Florence GP (Voiturette) /
          DNA Picardie (Voiturette)


Emilio Eminente ( )
 
1929: DNA Lyon GP / DNF Dieppe GP / DNF Comminges GP (2000cc) / DNF La Baule GP
1931: DNF* French GP / 10 Monza GP (2000cc) / DNF La Baule GP
1932: DNA Dieppe GP (2000cc)


Jean Eminente ( )
 
1932: DNA Dieppe GP / DNS Nice GP (2000cc)
1933: DNF Dieppe GP

      Engelbert Graf Arco - SEE: Arco-Zinneberg

Engelhart Løchen ( )
Probably Engelhart Löcher.
 
1935: ? Norwegian GP (Ice race)


Robert Eonnet (F)
* 30 Apr 1912
† 14 Mar 1946
Paris
Casablanca, Morocco
Robert Eonnet was the son of Maurice Eonnet, broker at the Paris stock exchange, and Mlle Alice Dervaux. Assisted his father in his affaires until WWII. Great sportsman, playing tennis and golf, was diving and bobsleighing, plus sking for France. Also a keen amateur racer, most notably with a Bugatti T 51 in 1934 Of course this car was paid by his father, on the explicit understanding that his boy would not race it. When Robert won the Saint-Lô hillclimb (1934?), his activities with the T51 became public, and he had to give up racing. In 1937 Robert got a Bugatti 57S Atalante, and for this ownership a short sketch on his life appeared in the new Laugier book on "Les 57 Sport", containing the info given here. During WWII, Robert served with the French air force. After the war he lived in Morocco.
(Info supplied by Wolfgang Kaese)
 
1934: 8 (heat)Vichy GP / DNF (heat) Dieppe GP


Epifani ( )
Not in the official list of licensed Italian racing drivers.
 
1929: DNA Targa Florio


driver

Pasquale "Pasquino" Ermini (I)
* 29 Sep 1905
† 1958
Leccio near Reggello near Florence
?
Ermini was a famous mechanic and a good driver. He had started in the 1920s as a mechanic of the Materassi team, which had purchased the works Talbots Grand Prix. After Materassi's fatal accident at Monza in 1928, Ermini opened (in his native Florence) a workshop specializing in tuning high performance cars, taking part in a few local events as the driver of some customer's car. After the war Ermini was one of the first to resume racing and tuning racing cars. In 1947 he set up his own team (called Tess, for Testa Emisferica Super Sport) with two Alfa Romeo-engined and two Fiat 1100-engined Specials. His two-ohc head for the Fiat 1100 engine was extremely successful, so he relinquinshed the 2500SS Alfa Romeo engine to concentrate on this one. For 1948 he ordered new chassis from GILCO in Milan. After a terrible crash in the Circuito di Firenze 1948, Ermini quit racing, but kept developing his 1100 engine. This unit was mainly used in proprietary chassis, but a few complete cars were built in the Florentine works. Drivers Siro Sbraci, Piero Scotti and Ugo Bormioli were extremely successful in the Italian 1100cc class, mainly in open road races and hillclimbs in the years 1949 and 1950 at the wheel of Ermini-engined Specials. Later Attlio Brandi, Luciano Pagliai and Azzurro Manzini raced a few Erminis complete cars with success until 1956: one of these had been bodied by Scaglietti. This marque disappeared after Pasquino's death in 1958, but no new cars had been built since 1955.
(Info supplied by Alessandro Silva)
 
1930: DNA Coppa Ciano
1931: DNF Alessandria GP (1100cc)
1937: DNS Genua GP (Voiturette) / 4 San Remo (Voiturette) / DNF Coppa Acerbo (Voiturette)


driver

Jean de l'Espée ( )
 
1929: 3 Dieppe GP / DNA San Sebastian GP / DNF Comminges GP (2000cc) / 2 La Baule GP
1930: DNF Oran GP / 5 French GP / DNF San Sebastian GP


Guglielmo Esposito ( )
 
1928: DNF Targa Florio (1100cc)


M. Esposito ( )
 
1928: DNF* Targa Florio (1100cc)

      Baron Essendon - SEE: Lewis

driver

Aubrey Esson-Scott (GB)
* 16 Feb 1904
† 16 Mar 1986
Surbiton, Surrey
Brighton
 
1937: DNF (heat) Coronation Trophy (Voiturette)


Anton Esterházy ( )
 
1929: DNF (heat) Antibes GP / DNF Riviera Circuit


driver

Philippe Jean-Armand "Phi-Phi" Etancelin (F)
* 28 Dec 1896
† 13 Oct 1981
Rouen
Neuilly-sur-Seine
"Phi-Phi" Etancelin is mostly known by his habit of wearing a cloth cap back to front when racing. After the war if helmets were compulsory he wore the cap over the helmet!
Etancelin started racing in 1926 competing in hill climbs with a Bugatti. He won his first major victory at the Marne GP in 1927. He retired temporarily in 1928 but was back in 1929 winning the Marne GP again and was also victorious at Comminges, la Baule and Antibes. In 1930, still racing a Bugatti, he won he Algerian GP (handicap), the French GP at Pau and the Circuit de Dauphine at Grenoble. In 1931 he teamed up with Lehoux for the 10 hour GPs of the 1931 formula. With a new Alfa Romeo he then won the Dieppe GP, Circuit de Dauphine and Comminges GP. Racing as privateer he won the Picardie GP in 1932 and 1933 and the Marne GP in 1933. Etancelin bought a Maserati 8C for 1934 and won at Dieppe. He also won the Le mans 24h race in an Alfa Romeo. He joined Scuderia Subalpina for 1935, won at Spa in 1936 and then went into temporary retirement. He joined Talbot in 1938 for sports car racing and also did som GP in 1939. After the war Etancelin was immediaely back but it wasnt until 1948 he was able to compete regularly with a new Lago-Talbot being quite successful in 1949. He took part in the 1950 and 1951 GP seasons and raced on until 1953. He took part in 12 Word Championship races and collected 3 points, becoming the oldest points scorer ever (53y 8m 6d).
 
1928: DNF Grand Prix Bugatti / DNF Marne GP
1929: DNF Antibes GP / 6 Monaco GP / 1 Marne GP / DNF San Sebastian GP / 1 Comminges GP (2000cc) /
          1 La Baule GP / 4 Tunis GP
1930: DNF Monaco GP / DNF Oran GP / 3 Lyon GP / DNF Marne GP / DNF Dieppe (2000cc) / 1 Dauphiné Circuit /
          DNF Comminges GP / 6 Monza GP / 1 French GP / DNF San Sebastian GP
1931: DNF Tunis GP / 1 Saint Raphaël GP / DNF Monaco GP / 2 Casablanca GP / DNF* Italian GP /
          DNF French GP / 4 Marne GP / 1 Dieppe GP / 1 Dauphiné Circuit / 1 Comminges GP / 4 Monza GP /
          DNA La Baule GP
1932: 3 Tunis GP / DNF Monaco GP / DNF Oran GP / 4 Nimes GP / 2 Casablanca GP / 1 Picardie GP /
          4 Lorraine GP / DNF French GP / DNF Comminges GP / DNF La Baule GP
1933: 3 Pau GP / DNF Tunis GP / DNF Monaco GP / 1 Picardie GP / 2 Nimes GP / 2 French GP / 1 Marne GP /
          DNF Nice GP / 5 Comminges GP / DNF Marseille GP / DNF Spanish GP
1934: DNF Monaco GP / 4 Tripoli GP / 2 Casablanca GP / 2 Montreux GP / 1 Le Mans 24 H (sports car) /
          DNF French GP / DNF Marne GP / 3 Vichy GP / 1 Dieppe GP / 2 Nice GP / DNF Comminges GP /
          DNF Algier GP
1935: DNF Pau GP / 4 Monaco GP / 3 Tunis GP / DNF Tripoli GP / 5 (heat) AVUS GP / 8 Eifel GP /
          DNS French GP / DNF Penya Rhin GP / DNF Marne GP / DNA Dieppe GP / DNF German GP /
          6 Comminges GP / DNS Coppa Acerbo / DNF* Nice GP / DNF Swiss GP / DNF Italian GP
1936: 1 Pau GP / DNF Monaco GP / DNF Tripoli GP / DNF Tunis GP / DNF Penya Rhin GP /
          DNF Deauville GP / DNF Swiss GP / 9 Vanderbilt Cup
1938: DNF French GP
1939: 3 Pau GP / 11 Eifel GP / 4 French GP


Covitti Evangelista ( )
 
1928: DNA Coppa Acerbo


driver

Denis Graham Evans (GB)
* 18 Jul 1910
† 6 July 1984
Wimbledon, Surrey
Torrance, California, USA
 
1936: 13* Donington GP


driver

Kenneth Douglas Evans (GB)
* 4 Jun 1912
† 30 Mar 1985
Wimbledon, Surrey
Chelsea, London
Private ERA & Alfa Romeo driver. Kenneth and Doreen Evans, were two popular racing drivers. The Bellevue Garages in Wandsworth was run by the Evans family and specialising in racing MGs.
 
1935: DNF Coppa Acerbo (Voiturette) / 11 Swiss GP (Voiturette)
1936: 3* JCC 200 / 9* Donington GP
1937: DNF Campbell Trophy / 9 German GP / DNF JCC 200 GP / 2 Mountain
1938: 4 Cork GP / 5 JCC 200 (2 GP class)
1939: 3 Brooklands Road Championship / DNA Campbell Trophy / 11 Swiss GP


driver

William Gordon "Bill" Everitt (GB)
* 7 Oct 1901
† 3 Aug 1993
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Old Alresford, Hampshire
At one time touted as the "next Dick Seaman" Elliot strted racing in 1933 with J.2 Midget. Victorious in a few minor races at Brooklands and Donington. Results include a 4th at1935 Donington GP, a 3rd at 1936 Empire Trophy and a 5th in 1938 South African GP and 4th in 1938 Grosvenor GP with a Maserati 6CM.
 
1935: 4* Donington GP
1936: NC Isle of Man (Voiturette)
1937: DNS Campbell Trophy
1938: DNA Cork (Voiturette)

      Mc Evoy - SEE: McEvoy

driver

Alphonse Evrard (B)
 
1929: 4 Frontieres GP (Voiturette)
1932: DNA German GP (Voiturette)


driver

Captain George Edward Thomas Eyston OBE (GB)
* 28 Jun 1897
† 11 June 1979
Witney, Oxfordshire
Lambeth, London
One of the most versatile drivers in the history of motor sports with hundreds of speed records. After being an artillery officer during WW1, gone trought university and establishing his own engineering company, Eyston started racing in 1923 with a Aston Martin. He raced Bugattis and MGs in the 1920s both in England and on the continent. Specialised in record attempts during the 1930s taking the world speed record at Bonneville with his 73 litre Thunderbolt 1937 and 1938. Had a racing team with Penn-Hughes in 1934, racing Alfa Romeo Monza. Continued record braking in the 1950s with MG.
(Info supplied by Adam Ferrington)
 
1931: 4* French GP
1932: 2 Empire Trophy / 2 Tourist Trophy (sports car)
1933: DNA Eifel GP / 3 French GP / 3 Mannin Moar
1934: 9 Tripoli GP / 1 Empire Trophy (Handicap) / 4 Czech GP (Voiturette)


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