IT’S time to go sliding into the records books.
With almost mathematical precision stunt driver Alastair Moffatt has reclaimed his Guinness World Record for the tightest parallel parking manoeuvre.
It was at the weekend’s Performance Car Show at 2015 Autosport International – and he put on a majestic performance too.
Driving a FIAT 500C 1.2 Cult model, he slid neatly between a 500S TwinAir and 500C Colour Therapy TwinAir with just 7.5cm to spare.
The vehicles used were all completely standard, with no modifications made the engines, gearboxes, chassis or brakes.
Of course the ESC had to be disconnected so the Fiat could be controlled using the handbrake, while the tyre pressures were also increased to compensate for the abrasive surface.
Alastair, an instructor at Stunt Drive UK, previously held the Guinness record at 8.6cm and also has records for tightest double parallel park and tightest triple parallel park.
And he said: “It’s wonderful to have my record back! With the gap getting ever smaller, finding the right vehicle is increasingly important, so the light weight, agility, dimensions and parking-friendly shape of the Fiat 500 makes it perfect to getting into even the tightest parking spots.”