You are here

Video: watch a Mini set the record for the tightest reverse parallel-park

Brit Alastair Moffatt squeezes classic Mini in 34cm-longer space. Neat

Read more on:

It’s not often a week goes by where a world record isn’t bettered, usually by a bulldog on a skateboard.

This week is no exception, for yesterday Brit Alastair Moffat successfully reverse parallel-parked a classic Mini in a space just 34cm longer than the car itself, beating the previous record by 1cm. This is impressive. 

Now, Moffat also holds the record for the tightest conventional handbrake-initiated parallel-park, having managed to slide a Fiat 500 into a space only 7.5cm longer than the car itself at the beginning of this year.

7.5cm is a lot less than 34cm, but the it’s the ‘reverse’ element that ups the difficulty - and therefore size of the space - with Moffat having to complete a full J-turn before slotting the Mini into its space. 

Watch the video above and feel wholly inadequate at parking, why don’t you. 

Share this page: 

What do you think?

This service is provided by Disqus and is subject to their privacy policy and terms of use. Please read Top Gear’s code of conduct (link below) before posting.

Promoted content