Henry has been a car journalist for 15 years, cutting his road testing teeth on Evo magazine where he also held the position of Features Editor for several years. These days he can be found on Carfection presenting exceptionally high-quality films.
He adores rallying and has been lucky enough to not only compete in the British Rally Championship, but also test quite a few WRC cars. His own current car collection extends to a slightly scruffy Renault Clio 182 and most of a 1979 Escort Mk2 rally car. As well as anything automotive, Henry can also be inveigled into conversation about bicycles, coffee, golf, skiing, beer, the Jackson Lamb series, chocolate, running and P.G. Wodehouse.
I’d love a slightly scruffy Porsche 911 2.7 RS that I could daily
The 2008 Wyedean Forest Rally, driving a Peugeot 205 1.6 GTI. Still amazed we made it round
Russell Bulgin. I never tire of reading his beautifully tight, witty writing
"The sound of a Stratos in a forest. The Christmas morning excitement of trying a car for the first time. The feeling of controlled oversteer. The clear-headed freedom of an Alpine pass to yourself. These are a few of my favourite things"
The fright of my life
Henry Catchpole didn’t think he scared easily. Then again, he’d never been in an Aston Valkyrie AMR Pro driven by Nico Hülkenberg. Until now
Two wheels good, four wheels better?
Driving a car and riding a bicycle are very different forms of enjoyment on wheels. But what should you be on and where, asks Henry Catchpole
The indestructible Evo
James May isn’t the first journalist to crash a Mitsubishi Evo, nor to discover how hard they are to write off. Henry Catchpole recalls an experience of his own
Are hypercars overhyped?
Are hypercars really the ultimate driving machines or just too fast to be enjoyed? It’s really not that simple, argues Henry Catchpole
It looks like he’ll be the youngest WRC champion in history, and by a staggering six years. Just what is it about this unflappable, furiously fast Finn? By Henry Catchpole
They’re not the fastest things racing at Goodwood, but they are the most charming. Henry Catchpole is captivated by the sight of the Austin J40 pedal car
Paul Stephens Autoart 993R
There’s no such thing as the perfect 911 restomod, says Henry Catchpole, as everyone wants something different. So how does the latest from Paul Stephens stack up?
Porsche 911 Sport Classic
Aside from the wild GT2 RS, the Sport Classic is the most powerful manual 911 there's been, and it’s rear drive only. Henry Catchpole takes one for an Austrian adventure
Lamborghini Huracán Tecnica
Neither the fastest nor the cheapest but something in the middle, this new Huracán Tecnica is arguably the best version yet, as Henry Catchpole explains
Citroën’s ZX Rally Raid was built for the Sahara but works surprisingly well in Sussex, as Henry Catchpole discovers when he pitches one against the Goodwood hill