About Us

Ellis Clowes North America is the premier broker of motorsports insurance in the U.S and was established when Ellis Clowes, Lloyd’s of London broker, purchased the motorsports disability book from the highly respected Gorsline Company is 2013.

We provide insurance policies for all types of sportsmen and women and specialise in auto racing drivers and motorcycle riders. Our consultative approach ensures that every policy is tailor-made to suit individual needs.

Our disability program protects athletes, drivers and riders for temporary and permanent disability and includes medical coverage, emergency care and repatriation services. We have established excellent relationships with health care providers to ensure our clients receive the very best of care when they need it most.

Our business is built on the strong foundations laid by Tim Clowes and John Gorsline in the 1980s. Both men are highly respected in the industry and pioneered the concept of auto racing insurance on both sides of the Atlantic. They worked together for many years in this specialist sector.

We structure successful Performance Bonus packages for teams, tracks and series. We offer a range of contingency insurance solutions including cover for event cancellation and non-appearance as well as prize indemnity and bonus protection insurance.

Our Property Casualty insurance program protects the underlying business foundation for race teams against the States covering Property, Workers Comp and demanding liability programs. We have recruited the best and most experienced personnel to cover these risks.

Our international experience allows Ellis Clowes’ American division to draw from multiple markets and relationships to provide comprehensive and thorough analysis of the coverage required.

Clients choose us because we are hands on, experienced and trusted. Whatever the challenge we find the solution.

Ellis Clowes North America
PO Box 264
Grass Lake MI 49240-0264

T: +1 585 313 6493

Our North America Team

Drew Patey
Drew PateyHead of Business Development
Tim Nagle
Tim NagleDirector
Robin Thatcher
Robin ThatcherAccount Executive
“From their very beginnings as TL Clowes and throughout the recent evolution, the team of people has shared the aim of Williams F1 – to adapt to change and competitive challenges.”
Sir Frank Williams, Williams F1
“The team at Ellis Clowes has looked after our insurance requirements from the early days of Olive Group’s trading and has provided a service that, year-in, year-out, is highly-professional, very responsive and of excellent value.”
Olive Group
“I’ve trusted the team at Ellis Clowes now for many years. They have an excellent track record providing bespoke motorsport insurance products and have been efficient and professional when I needed their claims services in the past. I’ve happily recommended Ellis Clowes to my colleagues.”
Mark Webber, Former F1 driver & Porsche LMP1 Driver
“Our partnership with Ellis Clowes has been excellent from the start. Both companies share the same values and, as it turns out, we are very complementary. These two ingredients provide a very strong foundation for cooperation now and in the future.”
Christian Dijkhof, Principal – Autosport Insurance
“I’d like to thank Ellis Clowes for their support of several of our clients at MB Partners. It gives them the security and peace of mind to do what they do best in their respective sports, and they can step outside the front door in the morning knowing all their insurance needs have been taken care of by Ellis Clowes.”
Mark Blundell, Former F1 Driver & CEO of MB Partners
“Ellis Clowes and the Brabham’s personal and business relationships go back two decades, so I am delighted that Ellis Clowes will continue to support my son Sam’s racing in 2014 from Thruxton onwards. This renewed partnership reinforces and helps to grow our valued relationship as the Brabham family builds another exciting era.”
David Brabham, International Sports Car Driver
“Ellis Clowes secured not only a substantial reduction in the cost of our event cancellation and public liability insurance but also improved our cover. The team have been highly responsive and proactive in our dealings and we hope this is the start of a long term relationship.”
Adrian Farnell, Director of Finance, Cheltenham Festivals