Being raised in a wealthy family, Elskamp was fortunate to go for automobile world from early age. In the time between 1900-1907 he was an employee at Belgian car factory "Nagant Freres". In 19010 he was put by Theodor Pilette as a representative for Mercedes in Antwerpen. During the World War I the position was lost. Since 1919 till 1939 he was a Fiat representative in Antwerpen. After World War II till 1960 he was a representative of Vauxhall.