Elaine Catton has been a freelance automotive journalist for more than two decades. Her print outlets over the years have included Automotive News (International), European Car (USA) and Automotive Engineer (UK). She has also been a regular contributor to Audi Driver (UK), Volkswagen Driver (UK), quattro quarterly (USA) and ettore, the Bugatti customer magazine. More recently, she has also worked in audio and visual media as a writer, producer, presenter and expert voice. While covering all aspects of the automotive sector, Elaine specialises in future mobility, new and legacy powertrain, environmental issues, design and German automotive brands.
As well as ghost writing articles and social-media posts for clients, Elaine writes the occasional piece for her own blog. As part of a Masters project, she also built a news website covering automotive and transportation topics in Scotland, called Scotland in Motion.
Elaine also works as a presenter at live events and in front of the camera, and is called upon by TV news as an expert voice on automotive topics.
Elaine’s automotive feature writing ranges from technology to test drives, from design to production, from road trips to motor shows. Here are a few picks from a timeline spanning 20 years.
As an automotive columnist, Elaine wrote for many years for independent enthusiast and club magazines in the UK and the US. Here are a few examples:
- Audi at the 2019 CES in Las Vegas
- Ghosn v. dieselgate
- Going local with Cameron Audi
- Old guard faces up to new threats
- Moving on from the diesel affair
- Do rogue engineers have screen appeal?
- Walter Röhrl turns 70
- 1st-gen Audi A7 and the A8 LWB