Friday, 22 June 2018

Stunt driver reclaims parallel park record

STUNT driver Alastair Moffatt has reclaimed his Guinness World Record for the Tightest Parallel Park during the Performance Car Show

STUNT driver Alastair Moffatt has reclaimed his Guinness World Record for the Tightest Parallel Park during the Performance Car Show at the 2015 Autosport International Racing Car Show in Birmingham.

Driving a FIAT 500C 1.2 Cult, Alastair was able to execute the astonishing parking manoeuvre, sliding neatly between a FIAT 500S TwinAir 105hp and a FIAT 500C Colour Therapy TwinAir 85hp, with a mere 7.5cm to spare.

The vehicles used are all completely standard, with no modifications made the engines, gearboxes, chassis or brakes. The ESC had to be disconnected to allow the FIAT 500 to be controlled using the handbrake, and the tyre pressures were also increased to compensate for the abrasiveness of the surface. Moffatt also added a steering knob to facilitate this extreme driving manoeuvre. Moffatt, a Master Instructor at Stunt Drive UK, previously held the Guinness World Record for the Tightest Parallel Park at 8.6cm and also has records for Tightest Double Parallel Park and Tightest Triple Parallel Park.

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