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The original MINI may have been replaced by the model motorists adore today, but it is still making its mark in the world. British stunt driver Alastair Moffatt set a new reverse parallel park world record this month (November 2015) in the vehicle, beating the previous best by a single centimetre.
Moffatt used his expert judgement to squeeze the car into a space just 34cm wider than the vehicle itself, performing a difficult J-turn followed by a handbrake turn to enter the space. The achievement – verified by Guinness World Records – isn’t his first world record. Moffatt also holds the record for the tightest parallel park which was set back in January 2015.
On achieving the feat, Moffatt commented: “I am so thrilled that I was able to achieve a Guinness World Records title today – especially on Guinness World Records Day, it doesn’t get much better than that. A lot of planning, dedication and, of course, parking went into today’s successful record attempt.”
With its tight dimensions the classic MINI is the ideal choice for this record. The modern equivalent may have grown in size, but it is still compact and great fun to drive, just like the original.
Click here to watch Moffatt set the new reverse parallel park record, and enquire with Lancaster MINI in Milton Keynes to find out about all currently available models.