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Henry Catchpole

If there’s a twisting piece of road in a spectacular location, then you can be pretty sure Henry’s sideburns have either driven there or are plotting to do so. When he’s not halfway up the Atlas Mountains or in the depths of southern Brazil, lofty Catchpole (he’s 6ft 5in) also writes first drives, group tests and interviews. He has a particular soft spot for rally cars and anything lightweight – he once ran a long-term Caterham through winter with no roof. At weekends you’ll probably find him racing a bicycle. 

A dead Ferrari F40 in Switzerland – evo Archive
Ferrari F40
Ferrari F40

A dead Ferrari F40 in Switzerland – evo Archive

The story of a Ferrari F40, a flat battery, Swiss chocolate and sex toys…
7 Sep 2021
When we raced, and lost, against Alistair McRae – evo Archive
evo Archive
Ginetta

When we raced, and lost, against Alistair McRae – evo Archive

An evo race debut and a mischievous McRae made for an indelible weekend at Brands Hatch
24 Aug 2021
Stranded in Morocco with a McLaren MP4-12C – evo archive
McLaren 12C
McLaren 12C

Stranded in Morocco with a McLaren MP4-12C – evo archive

Police and customs weren’t to be trusted. Thankfully the MP4-12C was
10 Aug 2021
Porsche 911 GT3 2021 review – has the 992-gen now peaked?
992 Porsche 911 GT3 front
Porsche 911 GT3

Porsche 911 GT3 2021 review – has the 992-gen now peaked?

Few cars have higher expectations than an all-new 911 GT3 and the new 992 hasn't disappointed, but we'll need more time with it on-road to get a true …
30 Jul 2021
That time we gatecrashed Wembley in £1000 bangers – evo archive
Grand Challenge
used cars

That time we gatecrashed Wembley in £1000 bangers – evo archive

How evo scored big when we ended up in Wembley Stadium during our (in)famous Grand Challenge
27 Jul 2021

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A trip to Bangor hospital – evo archive
TVR Sagaris
TVR Sagaris

A trip to Bangor hospital – evo archive

Henry Catchpole relives his trip to Bangor with a wounded photographer and a TVR
13 Jul 2021
Brake failure on the Millbrook straight – evo archive
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BMW

Brake failure on the Millbrook straight – evo archive

Millbrook’s two-way straight was daunting at the best of times. Throw in a bit of brake failure, and…
29 Jun 2021
The reluctant LaFerrari driver – evo archive
evo archive – LaFerrari truck extraction – stop!
Ferrari

The reluctant LaFerrari driver – evo archive

How do you get a £1million hypercar out of the back of a delivery truck? Very, very, slowly…
15 Jun 2021
When Audi first humbled Porsche – evo Archive
When Audi first humbled Porsche
Audi R8

When Audi first humbled Porsche – evo Archive

In 2007, the R8 definitely, absolutely beat a 911 at the first time of asking. But had we made the right call?
2 Jun 2021
The curious case of the missing Porsche 911 GT3 – evo Archive
The curious case of the missing 911 GT3
Porsche 911 GT3

The curious case of the missing Porsche 911 GT3 – evo Archive

The keen-eyed will have noticed a mysterious empty spot on the cover of the 2006 evo Car of the Year issue. Henry Catchpole reveals all
18 May 2021
BMW M4 Competition 2021 review – a super coupe sensation
BMW M4 Competition 2021 review – front tracking
BMW M4 coupe

BMW M4 Competition 2021 review – a super coupe sensation

BMW's long-awaited M4 Competition doesn't hold back any punches. It's fast, immensely capable, but also superb fun
9 Mar 2021
Driving Colin McRae's Subaru Impreza S3 WRC 97
Subaru Impreza

Driving Colin McRae's Subaru Impreza S3 WRC 97

This Impreza and Colin McRae formed one of the most iconic pairings in World Rally Championship history. Now it’s Henry Catchpole’s turn to get behind…
10 Oct 2020
Bentley’s 6.75-litre V8 engine is no more: we pay homage with a classic road trip
Bentley Mulsanne

Bentley’s 6.75-litre V8 engine is no more: we pay homage with a classic road trip

After 61 years of service, the end has come for Bentley’s 6.75-litre V8. To mark the occasion, we take one on a road trip from London to Geneva
3 Jun 2020
MY20 Nissan GT-R Nismo 2020 review - pictures
Nissan GT-R

MY20 Nissan GT-R Nismo 2020 review - pictures

Nissan GT-R Nismo 2020
20 Apr 2020
MY20 Nissan GT-R Nismo 2020 review
Nissan GT-R

MY20 Nissan GT-R Nismo 2020 review

The 2020 Nissan GT-R Nismo is more finely-wrought than ever, but comes at quite a price
20 Apr 2020
Porsche 918 Spyder review
Porsche 918 Spyder
Porsche 918 convertible

Porsche 918 Spyder review

A paragon of technology, but huge fun at the same time
15 Apr 2020
Mercedes-AMG C63 S vs Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio - super saloons go head-to-head
Reviews

Mercedes-AMG C63 S vs Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio - super saloons go head-to-head

We pit the Mercedes-AMG C63 S against Alfa Romeo's Giulia Quadrifoglio to find out which is best
9 Aug 2019
Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato review
Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato front
Aston Martin Vanquish coupe

Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato review

Zagatos are rarer and more exotic than regular Astons, but they also tend to be real drivers’ cars. This is no exception
24 Jul 2019
New Porsche 935 review
Porsche 935 Tribute Goodwood front
Porsche 911 GT2 RS

New Porsche 935 review

It would be easy to be cynical, but the new Porsche 935 is beguiling and addictive
22 Jul 2019
Dream Drive: Formula 1 at Circuit de Monaco
Opinion

Dream Drive: Formula 1 at Circuit de Monaco

Following in the tyre tracks of Senna, Hill and Hamilton is just a dream away…
9 Jan 2019
Dream Drive: Isle of Man TT course in a McLaren F1
Dream Drives: Isle of Man TT
Features

Dream Drive: Isle of Man TT course in a McLaren F1

Something rather special, and single-minded, is needed for roads as intimidating as these
22 Nov 2018
Dream Drive: Grossglockner High Alpine road
Features

Dream Drive: Grossglockner High Alpine road

Blow away the cobwebs in an Austrian flight of fancy. But which car is the perfect match for the road?
24 Oct 2018
New 2018 Aston Martin Vantage review
Aston Martin Vantage - black header
Aston Martin Vantage coupe

New 2018 Aston Martin Vantage review

With huge grip but wonderful balance, backed up by a stunningly good engine, Aston has really delivered with the new Vantage
16 Apr 2018
Xavier Foj – an interview with a Dakar Rally veteran
Xavier Foj – Dakar – Toyota Hilux
Toyota

Xavier Foj – an interview with a Dakar Rally veteran

We meet one of the most successful off-road racers of all time and veteran of no fewer than 27 Dakar rallies – Xavier Foj
11 Jan 2018
Mercedes-AMG C63 review
Mercedes-AMG C63 S Coupé - Rear
Mercedes C63 AMG

Mercedes-AMG C63 review

Available as a Saloon, Coupé, Cabriolet and Estate, the C63 offers massive performance and your choice of style or practicality
6 Nov 2017
Audi R8 V10 review - better than the V10 Plus?
Audi R8 V10

Audi R8 V10 review - better than the V10 Plus?

533bhp entry-level model (for now) joins the second-generation R8 range. Is it enough to stop you yearning for the Plus?
10 Sep 2017
BMW M5 E28 - history, review and specs of an icon
Reviews

BMW M5 E28 - history, review and specs of an icon

It didn't grab the headlines in its day, but the original M5 set the template for a supersaloon dynasty that's lasted almost three decades
21 Aug 2017
McLaren 570S vs McLaren 570GT
Group tests

McLaren 570S vs McLaren 570GT

They share many a component, but the difference between the 570S and GT is all in the detail
20 Jun 2017
Porsche 911 (991) GT3 RS review
Porsche 911 GT3 RS coupe

Porsche 911 (991) GT3 RS review

Breathtakingly exciting and the most communicative 991 yet, the latest GT3 RS is a triumph
9 Feb 2017
Porsche 911 (991) GT3 RS review
Porsche 911 GT3 RS coupe

Porsche 911 (991) GT3 RS review

Breathtakingly exciting and the most communicative 991 yet, the latest GT3 RS is a triumph
9 Feb 2017
Mazda MX-5 BBR Super 200 review
Mazda MX-5 convertible

Mazda MX-5 BBR Super 200 review

Tuner's modifications turn the Mazda roadster into a genuine Elise alternative
13 Dec 2016
Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio review
Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio - Rear
Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio review

We finally drive Alfa's new super saloon in the UK, but is still as enjoyable when it isn't on its home turf?
24 Nov 2016
New Mercedes-AMG GT R unveiled
Mercedes AMG GT R

New Mercedes-AMG GT R unveiled

More powerful, track-focused AMG GT takes inspiration from the GT3 race car
23 Nov 2016
Aston Martin Vantage GT8 review
Aston Martin V8 Vantage coupe

Aston Martin Vantage GT8 review

Born of the sublime V8 Vantage but corrupted by the GTE race car, is the new Vantage GT8 the perfect blend?
22 Nov 2016