The CAR Girl

“My passion for fun on four wheels started with tractors on my parents’ farm. I have raced from the age of 12, been a journalist from the age of 18, and a fan of going sideways all my life!”



Vicki’s voice has been used on television adverts for Wrigley’s, Sony and Alpecin, to name just three.

Her voice, and the rest of her, have hosted a variety of events from exclusive sit-down interviews with Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button, to hosting award ceremonies in The Great Room at The Grosvenor, London.

She has worked for major car manufacturers, including presenting the launch of the Scuderia Ferrari Formula One racing car, the world reveal of the Bentley Bentayga, and the launch film for the Mustang Mach-E. Other happy clients include Vodafone, O2, Bosch, Royal Mail, The Co-Operative, Petronas…

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About Vicki Butler-Henderson

Vicki is a presenter for Fifth Gear (Discovery/Quest), and ITV’s classic car show, ‘The Car Years’ which airs for its second series in Summer 2021. She also hosted the lockdown listens of the weekly Auto Express podcast.

Vicki has been a presenter of BBC TV’s Top Gear for five years, and a Road Tester for Auto Express and What Car? magazines, as well as writing for many other publications since the age of 17.

She has presented the global launches of many road cars – in the real and virtual world – from the Scuderia Ferrari Formula One car to a Bentley Bentayga. The world of simulating racing has also come calling as she has presented The Real Race for Lamborghini, and the SRO E-Sport GT AM series.

Vicki started racing 100cc karts when she was 12, and still races today in whatever she can get her helmet into – from a Citroen 2CV in a 24-hour race, to a Porsche 911 in the Carrera Cup GB.

In 2004, as part of the support races for the British Formula One Grand Prix weekend at Silverstone, Vicki became the first woman to win a Maserati race in the history of the marque. She’s also a former racing instructor at Silverstone and has taught hundreds of petrol heads and celebrities the fastest way around a circuit over the years.

Notable TV drives include a Formula One car, a 1,000bhp racing lorry, an A1 GP car to 198mph, BMW M5 whilst blindfold to 158mph, and a passenger in a Jaguar Jet fighter plane. She was the first journalist to be invited to drive the Pagani Zonda Roadster, and the first woman to get behind the wheel of a Renault Laguna British Touring Car as part of a magazine test.

Vicki owns a Ducati Monster 750 and is the author of the book “100 Sexiest Cars”.

The CAR Girl

Introducing The CAR Girl, Vicki’s new YouTube channel.

I have strapped myself in for the exciting adventure to launch my YouTube channel, The CAR Girl! I am a girl who loves cars and I will be reviewing, racing and raving about all the wonderful machines we have in the world! Come with me and subscribe to join the fun!

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Vicki regularly hosts or features on a variety of podcasts.

To keep fellow petrol heads entertained throughout the UK’s lockdowns, I teamed up with Auto Express for a weekly look at the news, lively chat, and some wonderful guests including Mark Webber, Mark Blundell and anyone else called Mark… We also had Jenson Button, George Russell, Jay Leno, Dario Franchitti, Nick Mason, Tiff Needell, Jason Plato, Sir Chris Hoy MBE, Tom Kristensen, Richard Noble OBE, Mike Brewer, Elfyn Evans, Karun Chandhok and DJ Carl Cox. Plug your ears in!

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