8. Bentley had a boss named Woolf.
Woolf Barnato was a wealthy playboy who raced cars for fun. He ran at Le Man three times, winning all three, then took over as CEO from W.O. Bentley after Rolls-Royce took over the company.
9. He won the very first Top Gear-style stunt race, many decades prior to Top Gear.
The Blue Train was very fast, very blue, and very French. It could run from the Mediterranean coast to Calais in northern France in under a day, and Woolf boasted over dinner that he could get to London before it got to Calais. He won by four minutes, then was heavily fined by French authorities for racing.