Broadcasting & Motorsport Consultancy

  • About Pitlane Productions
  • Andrew Marriott

About Pitlane Productions

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 East Sussex 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 with the exception of the UK. Click for more..

However we have continued to work in television for Fox Sports, NASCAR Productions and SRO TV amongst others, we won the MPG Marathon economy event again for Ford in 2016, run the Art of Motoring Exhibition for the Royal Automobile Club and consulted on Formula 1 trends to major financial institutions.

Recent television assignments in 2016 have included several long distance sportscar races as a pit lane reporter including the Le Mans 24 Hrs, Spa 24 Hours, Sebring 12 Hrs, Petit Le Mans and as a commentator for the Blancpain sportscar series as well as European Truck Racing Championship. Pit Lane also produced another Mowlem Racing Travels for Sky Sports.

Pit Lane relies on founder Andrew Marriott's 40+ years in the motorsports business but backed up by a team of young TV professionals.

Le Mans 24 Hours Steve McQueen : The Man & Le Mans Le Mans 24 Hours

Andrew Marriott

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 for Fox Sports (USA).

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 twice won the MPG Marathon fuel economy event for Ford.

Andrew is an associate member of the British Racing Drivers Club and a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers and the mysterious Ecurie Cod Filet.

Andrew Marriott with Murray Walker Andrew Marriott co-driving in the 1977 RAC Rally The Le Mans 24 Hour Race Andrew Marriott interviewing Lewis Hamilton

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