Video: Parallel park world record

Nic Cackett

There's almost no pleasure to be derived from parallel parking. If you're bad at it it's ten minutes of head craning and needless wheel turning; if you're good at it, all you've really got to show for it is another anonymously parked car.

But there is a way of doing it which is guaranteed to have small children hero-worshipping you from ten paces. It's straight from the Russ Swift school of driving, and it involves handbrake turning into a space not much bigger than your car.