Henry Catchpole is a famous automotive writer, journalist and YouTuber.
He presents on the Carfection YouTube channel and this channel has more than 900 thousand subscribers.
Henry Felix Catchpole hails from England, United Kingdom.
Both his parents were huge car fans and they used to take him along to the Goodwood Festival of Speed, an annual hill climb and MG Car Club meetings and here, he used to observe many cars and thanks to this, he fell in love with cars at a young age.
His parents were particularly interested in the older MG cars and his father used to ride in the Club 90.
Apart from cars, Henry also fell in love with bicycles.
Influenced by Evo magazine-
In 1998, while in lower sixth at school, Henry took the first issue of the Evo magazine from his friend, Bruce.
Even though he had read many other car magazines before, he was very impressed by Evo thanks to its fantastic photography and longer and in-depth articles.
Henry liked the articles of Evo because unlike other magazines, it didn’t have a particular house style and all of its articles were unique.
He was particularly impressed by the non-technical articles of Peter Tomlin and technical articles of John Barker.
Initially, Henry wanted to study law but later, as he was impressed by the Evo magazine, he wanted to become a writer at Evo but he wasn’t confident that he could make it.
So, he joined the University of St Andrews in St Andrews, Scotland to study Art History and Philosophy.
Here, Henry did his dissertation on a BMW Art Car.
During that time, he was driving a Volkswagen Golf Mk3.
Meeting Harry Metcalfe-
Henry met Harry Metcalfe at the 2001 Goodwood Festival of Speed.
And Harry took him for a ride up the hill in a Porsche 911 Turbo.
At 15, Henry got work experience at Maranello Concessionaires Limited.
Later, he used to write columns and participate in various writing competitions.
Once, Henry entered into a young motoring journalist competition held by Daily Telegraph and managed to get shortlisted in top 10.
Later, he got work experience by working for Harry for a week.
While studying at university, Henry also got work experience at Autocar.
Working for Evo magazine-
After graduating from university, Henry decided to not join the army and he made his portfolio of articles and made a portfolio CV and applied for work experience at the Evo magazine.
Luckily, Henry got accepted and worked here for three months and here his job involved proofreading.
After three months of work experience, he was offered a job at the Evo magazine.
During that time, Henry was living in Northampton and he was initially offered peanuts for his job.
His job involved writing news briefs each consisting of 60 words and writing long news essays.
While working here, Henry also started producing videos.
He worked as a Features Editor at Evo from January 2005 to October 2016.
Then, Henry joined DriveTribe and worked here as a Features Editor until July 2017.
Working for Carfection-
From August 2017, Henry started working for Carfection as a freelance writer and presenter.
Carfection is a part of CNET and has a website and a YouTube channel.
As of April 2022, Carfection YouTube channel has 990K subscribers and Henry has 60.7k followers on Instagram.
Apart from Carfection, he also writes for the Cyclist magazine and other motoring and cycling publications.
On 2 October 2009, Henry started his personal YouTube channel by name, Henry Catchpole.
He lives in England, United Kingdom.
Some interesting facts about Henry Catchpole-
- GT3 is his favourite car. He also likes Porsche Carrera (Porsche 997).
- Henry’s favourite electric cars are Polestar 2 and Porsche Taycan RWD.
- He is tall at 6’5.
- Henry loves driving in rain and on wet circuits.
- When he was young, he drove a Caterham car without a roof for six months through the winter.
- In 2008, Henry took part in the British Rally Championship with a Suzuki Swift and he also took part in the 2012 Jim Clark Rally as a part of the British Rally Championship.
- He owns a 2004 Renault Clio 182, a Ford Mk2 Escort car and a few bicycles.
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