About Elan PR
Classic, Automotive and Motorsport PR expertise
Elan PR was created by Nick Bailey purely to help classic, automotive and motorsport companies to promote their brand, products and services to trade and consumer audiences.
After working for a number of tier-one suppliers in areas ranging from quality, manufacturing and engineering through to concept car technologies, Nick brings to PR that real-world automotive experience often lacking in even the most respected agencies. Classic and sports cars have been a constant; a stream of Caterham 7s, MGs and a box of bits Lotus Elan have filled the garage and emptied the bank.
From an early age, Nick has been involved in many forms of motorsport; acquiring a knowledge that extends from short circuit through to the highest levels of professional motorsport. From watching Tuesday night testing at Aintree, through banger racing in chalk pits, ‘bouncing’ in production car trials to working with teams at Pikes Peak and the Indy 500, Nick has an experience of motorsport that genuinely covers the entire spectrum of the sport.
With a passion for language and writing driving her career in PR and communications, Mel has a fast-paced agency background, specialising in the automotive and motorsport industries but with the flexibility and tenacity to turn her hand to a range of sectors, including retail, engineering, luxury goods, public sector and the glamorous world of waste management! Nothing gets Mel going quite like finding a ‘hook’ and generating journalist interest to push what may be a niche subject out to a lifestyle audience.
Despite being a ‘late starter’ in racing circles, she’s supported clients in short track racing, single seaters, touring and sports cars, as well automotive OEMS and tier one suppliers.
Stephen has spent his entire career in international motorsport, with a decade of experience as both a journalist and PR representative on-site at major events. He has worked in the press room at almost every major motorsport event in the world, including the Le Mans 24 Hours, Rolex 24 Hours, Bathurst 12 Hour, Mille Miglia, Goodwood Revival, British Grand Prix and many more.
From his time spent working for a leading specialist tour operator, Stephen also has expertise in motorsport travel and logistics, helping organisations and fans get the most out of their time spent trackside.