Broadcasting & Motorsport Consultancy
Pit Lane Productions Ltd. is a bespoke motorsports consultancy embracing television production, sports marketing, press relations and event management.
Although founded in 2001, Pit Lane became fully operational on 1st January 2005, and was based at offices in Brentford, Middlesex. Pit Lane now operates from Tunbridge Wells, Kent where we have an edit suite and studio/entertainment area. Our extensive archive and library is housed securely in Milton Keynes.
In 2014 Pit Lane moved into the feature film business for the first time in association with Noah Films. Our movie Steve McQueen : The Man & Le Mans was released for worldwide cinema, download and DVD distribution at the end of 2015. Click for more..
However we have continued to work in television for Fox Sports, NASCAR Productions and Radio Show Ltd amongst others. We won the MPG Marathon event again for Ford in 2016 and 2017, run the Art of Motoring Exhibition for the Royal Automobile Club and consulted on Formula 1 trends to major financial institutions.
Recent television assignments have included several long distance sportscar races as a pit lane reporter including the Le Mans 24 Hrs, Spa 24 Hrs, Barcelona 24 Hrs , Dubai 24 Hrs,Daytona 24 Hrs, Sebring 12 Hrs, Petit Le Mans, COTA 24 and as a commentator and pit lane reporter for the Creventic 24 Series. Pit Lane also produced a behind the scenes documentary of the Le Mans 24 HRs for Sky Sports as well as continuing the Mowlem Racing Travels series for the broadcaster.
Pit Lane relies on founder Andrew Marriott's 40+ years in the motorsports business but backed up by a team of young TV professionals.
Although a trained engineer, Andrew began freelance motorsports journalism at the age of 17. He joined the staff of Motoring News at 21 and spent most of his 20’s covering the Formula 1 Grand Prix scene and helping the circulation triple under the initials A.R.M.
In 1973, together with the late Barrie Gill and Michael Tee he formed CSS Promotions Ltd. During the following 30 years, CSS became one of Europe’s major sports PR and marketing agencies. Andrew instigated and ran many successful campaigns for such companies as John Player, Marlboro, Canon, Autoglass, Halfords and Texaco. He also worked closely with a number of World Champions, including Mario Andretti, James Hunt, Barry Sheene, Nigel Mansell and Mike Hailwood.
A parallel career as a broadcaster saw him work for ITV, CBS Sports, SABC and many others. That career continues to this day and he reports from the pit lane at major sportscar races such as Le Mans, Daytona and Sebring. He is also in demand as a pits reporter and commentator for Classic and Historic events
Following the acquisition of CSS by Stellar Management in 2000, Andrew continued with the group until 31st December 2004.
In the ‘70’s Andrew enjoyed success as a rally co-driver, winning events in the UK and South Africa. Andrew together with his 70s rally partner Andy Dawson have won the MPG Marathon fuel economy event for Ford three times, most recently in 2017. His latest book as a co-author, "Hobbo", was published in Spring 2016 and has been nominated as Best Motoring Book of the Year.
Andrew is an associate member of the British Racing Drivers Club, the Guild of Motoring Writers and the mysterious Ecurie Cod Filet.
Pit Lane Productions Ltd, 40 Mount Sion, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN1 1TJ. Phone +44 (0)1892 680984
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