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MOFFATT BROTHERS CLAIM GUINNESS WORLD RECORD FOR THE NARROWEST GAP DRIVEN THROUGH BY TWO CARS ON TWO WHEELS SIMULTANIOULSY

Gemma Price - Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Stunt Driving Brothers, Alastair and John Moffatt have claimed the Guinness World Record for the Narrowest Gap Driven Through by Two Cars on Two Wheels Simultaneously

o    This amazing feat was recorded for CBBC’s Officially Amazing on 12th September 2016, held under BBC embargo until the programme aired on Wednesday 31st May 2017 at 5.30pm.

o    The Guinness World Record has now been reduced to a combined gap of 1.29m.

This Guinness World Record is calculated by adding the width of both cars and subtracting this measurement from the distance between the two markers defining the gap. The two cars are then driven through the space without touching either of the markers or each other.

This latest record is an addition to the collection of records the pair already hold. Alastair, a Master Instructor at Stunt Drive UK also holds Guinness World Records for the Tightest Single Parallel Park, Tightest Reverse Parallel Park and Tightest Gap Driven through on Two Wheels. Whilst John and Alastair jointly hold the Tightest Double Parallel Park, Tightest Triple Parallel Park and Fastest Time for Three Cars to Complete Ten Donuts in a Fan Formation with their brother Trevor. 

Commenting on their achievement, Alastair noted, ‘This is one of the hardest records we have ever undertaken, with a lengthy training programme needing to be in place. This makes achieving it all the sweeter!’

The Moffatt Brothers astounding display of precision driving is also available for viewing on BBC iPlayer. 

Stunt Drive UK is the leading provider of car based stunt driving experience days in the UK. With four venues located throughout England and Wales, visiting members of the public can learn to perform stunts from the movies such as High-Speed Parallel Parking, J Turns and Driving a Car on Two Wheels. 

Moffatt BROTHERS RECLAIM GUINNESS WORLD RECORD FOR THE TIGHTEST DOUBLE PARALLEL PARK

Gemma Price - Monday, May 23, 2016



MOFFATT BROTHERS RECLAIM GUINNESS WORLD RECORD FOR THE TIGHTEST DOUBLE PARALLEL PARK


Stunt Driving Brothers, Alastair and John Moffatt have reclaimed the Guinness World Record for the Tightest Double Parallel Park

  • This amazing feat was recorded for CBBC’s Officially Amazing on 15th July 2015, held under BBC embargo until the programme aired on Monday 23 May 2016 at 0745hrs.
  • The Guinness World Record has now been reduced to a combined gap of 41cm.

  • Gloucester based stunt driving Brothers, Alastair and John Moffatt have reclaimed the Guinness World Record for the Tightest Double Parallel Park during filming for CBBC programme Officially Amazing at Bentwaters Airfield on 15th July 2015, at a distance of 41cm, kindly provided by Fiat UK. 

This Guinness World Record is calculated by adding the length of both cars and subtracting this measurement from the distance between the two parked cars. The two cars are then parked into the space without touching either of the parked cars, each other and within 30cm of the kerb line. 

Alastair, a Master Instructor at Stunt Drive UK also holds Guinness World Records for the Tightest Single Parallel Park, Tightest Reverse Parallel Park and Tightest Gap Driven through on Two Wheels. Whilst John and Alastair jointly hold the Tightest Triple Parallel Park and Fastest Time for Three Cars to Complete Ten Donuts in a Fan Formation with Alastair. 

Commenting on their achievement, John noted, “With a team World Record its really important that both of us are at the top of our game at the exact same time. Its taken lots of practicing to achieve this record today and create a new precision driving record” The Moffatt Brothers’ astounding display of precision driving is also available for viewing on BBC iPlayer. 

Stunt Drive UK is the leading provider of car based stunt driving experience days in the UK. With four venues located throughout England and Wales, visiting members of the public can learn to perform stunts from the movies such as High-Speed Parallel Parking, J Turns and Driving a Car on Two Wheels. 


MOFFATT BROTHERS SECURE GUINNESS WORLD RECORD FOR THE FASTEST TIME FOR THREE CARS TO COMPLETE TEN DONUTS IN A FAN FORMATION

Gemma Price - Friday, February 26, 2016


Stunt Driving Brothers, Trevor, Alastair and John Moffatt have secured a new Guinness World Record for the Fastest Time for Three Cars to Complete Ten Donuts in a Fan Formation. 

  • This amazing feat was recorded for CBBC’s Officially Amazing on 28th August 2015, held under BBC embargo until the programme aired on Friday 26th February 2016.

Gloucester based stunt driving Brothers, Trevor, Alastair and John Moffatt have claimed a new Guinness World Record for the Fastest Time for Three Cars to Complete Ten Donuts in a Fan Formation during filming for CBBC programme Officially Amazing at Bentwaters Airfield on 28th August 2015, in a time of 54 seconds.

This new Guinness World Record is calculated by timing how long it takes three cars to perform ten complete rotations around a central point without touching and within an outer perimeter. 

Alastair, a Master Instructor at Stunt Drive UK also holds Guinness World Records for the Tightest Single Parallel Park, Tightest Double Parallel Park and Tightest Gap Driven through on Two Wheels. Whilst John also jointly holds the Tightest Double Parallel Park with Alastair and the trio also jointly hold the record for the Tightest Triple Parallel Park. 

Commenting on their achievement, John noted, “With a team World Record its really important that all three of us are at the top of our game at the exact same time. Its taken lots of practicing to achieve this record today and create a new precision driving record” The Moffatt Brothers’ astounding display of precision driving is also available for viewing on BBC iPlayer. 

Stunt Drive UK is the leading provider of car based stunt driving experience days in the UK. With four venues located throughout England and Wales, visiting members of the public can learn to perform stunts from the movies such as High-Speed Parallel Parking, Donuts and Driving a Car on Two Wheels. 


National Geographic - How To Win At Everything

Gemma Price - Saturday, December 12, 2015

We are delighted to announce that Stunt Drive UK has provided precision drivers for the new series of How To Win At Everything for National Geographic, which starts to air tonight on the National Geographic Channel UK at 8pm. 

How To Win ... is a series which looks at the tricks, tips and hacks that can help you succeed at whatever life throws at you. Some of these hacks can be as simple as opening a wine bottle with a shoe. Others are more daring - such as how to wrestle with a shark, or how to escape a straightjacket.

Check out all of the action in the new series from 8pm tonight!

NEW GUINNESS WORLD RECORD

Gemma Price - Friday, November 13, 2015

RECORDS SMASHED ACROSS THE GLOBE AS OVER 650,000 PEOPLE TAKE PART IN

THE 11TH ANNUAL GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS DAY

RECORDS BROKEN WORLDWIDE ALREADY INCLUDE:

UKTightest parallel park in reverse – 34cm in a Classic Mini

PERULongest human tunnel travelled through by skateboarding dog - 30 People long

USA: Harlem Globetrotters – 3 NEW RECORDS including longest basketball shot made blindfolded!

JAPAN: Fastest 100m on all fours – 15.71 seconds!

GERMANY – Fastest Time to Type a Text Message whilst spinning on your head - 56.65 seconds

INDIA – 4 NEW RECORDS! Including Most Lit Candles in the Mouth – 15!

CHINALargest lipstick sculpture – 18,399 lipsticks, 303cm tall – the height of an African elephant!

Australia – Fastest Tennis Ball Caught –119.86mph!

12 November 2015 (London, UK) – Ever struggled to find a parking space in the middle of town? Or tried and failed to reverse into a space that just isn’t big enough? Today, on Guinness World Records Day, Alastair Moffatt of Stunt Drive UK has put every day parking efforts to shame by conquering the record for Tightest parallel parking in reverse, achieving a combined distance of just 34cm, beating the previous record of 35cm by 1cm. The successful attempt took place at the iconic home of British motorsport and aviation, Brooklands.

Foot to the floor in reverse, Alastair performed a dramatic J-turn, then a handbrake turn, to slot into the seemingly impossible space. Click here to view incredible footage and stills of the record attempt.

Upon achieving the record, Alastair said: “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 it to today’s successful record attempt.”

Guinness World Records Editor-in-Chief Craig Glenday, added: “What Alastair has achieved today encapsulates everything about Guinness World Records Day – Our parallel parking records are always hotly contested and his demonstration of skill, precision and dedication to achieve such a difficult record is really inspirational stuff. I can barely park in an empty field…”

As many as 650,000 other budding Guinness World Records title hopefuls from across the world joined together to celebrate GWR Day 2015. Records have tumbled in Peru, USA, Japan, China, India to name just a few, and record will continue to be broken throughout the day, around the world.

In Peru, Otto the Bulldog has smashed the record for Longest human tunnel travelled through by skateboarding dog! This must see video shows Otto bravely passing through the legs of a whopping 30 humans on his skateboard to enter the record books. Click here to view footage and stills – Not to be missed!

In the USA, The Harlem Globetrotters used their jaw dropping skills in Arizona to achieve threenew Guinness World Records titles. These were the farthest kneeling basketball shot made backwards 18.47m (60 feet, 7.5 inches), the longest basketball shot made blindfolded (21.18m (69 feet, 6 inches) and the farthest blindfolded basketball hook shot 15.32m (50 feet, 3.5 inches), achieved Handles Franklin, Thunder Law and Big Easy Lofton respectively.

Japan saw records fall too, with Kinichi Ito scampered into the record books by reclaiming his record for the Fastest 100m running on all fours. He shaved just 0.15 seconds off the previous record of 15.86, to take the crown with a time of 15.71 seconds.

Established to commemorate the day in 2004 when Guinness World Records became the world’s best-selling copyright book, every year Guinness World Records Day captures the imagination of people young and old, from every side of the world to attempt some truly amazing and awe inspiring feats.

Guinness World Records 2016 and the Guinness World Records 2016 Gamer’s Edition are both out now.

Elsewhere in the world there were new Guinness World Records title attempts for:

CHINA

The largest lipstick sculpture contains 18,399 lipsticks, measures 303cm in height and was achieved by Agne Kisonaite (Lithuania) and sponsored by WTCmore (HK) in Hong Kong, China in celebration of Guinness World Records Day 2015.

PERU

The longest human tunnel travelled through by a dog skateboarder consists of 30 people and was achieved by Otto the Bulldog in Lima, Peru in celebration of Guinness World Records Day 2015.

USA

The farthest kneeling basketball shot made backwards is 18.47m (60 feet, 7.5 inches) and was achieved by Handles Franklin of the Harlem Globetrotters at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona, USA in celebration of Guinness World Records Day 2015.

The longest basketball shot made blindfolded is 21.18m (69 feet, 6 inches) and was achieved by Thunder Law of the Harlem Globetrotters at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona, USA in celebration of Guinness World Records Day 2015.

The farthest blindfolded basketball hook shot is 15.32m (50 feet, 3.5 inches) and was achieved by Big Easy Lofton of the Harlem Globetrotters at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona, USA in celebration of Guinness World Records Day 2015.

INDIA

The most lit candles in the mouth is 15 and was achieved by Dinesh Shivnath Upadhyaya (India) in Delhi, India, in celebration of Guinness World Records Day, on 12 November 2015

The most toothpicks rotated in the mouth simultaneously is 49 and was achieved by Dinesh Shivnath Upadhyaya (India) in Delhi, India, in celebration of Guinness World Records Day, on 12 November 2015

The most grapes stuffed in mouth is 88 and was achieved by Dinesh Shivnath Upadhyaya (India) in Delhi, India, in celebration of Guinness World Records Day, on 12 November 2015

The most matchsticks extinguished with the tongue in one minute is 30 and was achieved by Dinesh Shivnath Upadhyaya (India) in Delhi, India, in celebration of Guinness World Records Day, on 12 November 2015

GERMANY

The fastest time to type a text message (SMS) on a mobile phone while performing head spins is 56.65 seconds and was achieved by Benedikt Mordstein (Germany), in Freising, Bavaria, Germany, in celebration of Guinness World Records Day, on 12 November 2015

UK
The tightest parallel park in reverse is 34cm and was achieved by Alastair Moffatt (UK) at Brooklands Museum, Surrey, UK, in celebration of Guinness World Records Day, on 12 November 2015.

AUSTRALIA

The fastest tennis ball caught is 192.9kmh (119.86mph) and was achieved by Anthony Kelly (Australia) in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, in celebration of Guinness World Records Day, on 12 November 2015

The most pine boards broken in 1 minute (female) is 219 and was achieved by Summerly Coxon (Australia) in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, in celebration of Guinness World Records Day, on 12 November 2015

The most hula hoops spun simultaneously is 181 and was achieved by Bree Kirk-Burnnand (Austrlaia) in Sydney, Australia, in celebration of Guinness World Records Day, on 12 November 2015

JAPAN

The fastest 100 m running on all fours is 15.71 seconds and was achieved by Kenichi Ito (Japan) at Komazawa Olympic Park Athletic Field, in Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan in celebration of Guinness World Records Day 2015.

Records still to come on GWR Day 2015:

UK:

Largest gathering of people dressed as penguins – 375 people to beat!

GLOBAL:

Most people sport stacking (multiple venue) – 592, 000 people to beat! Taking place in 33 countries worldwide, from Canada to Colombia, Ireland to Indonesia!

Largest maths class – 30,000 pupils from around the world to take part


GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS DAY 2015

Gemma Price - Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Alastair Moffatt of Stunt Drive UK to be flat out in reverse before squeezing a classic Mini into a space leaving no more than a combined distance of 34cm between cars

Attempt to take place at the birthplace of British motorsport – Brooklands

International record attempts on GWR Day include:

  • Longest human tunnel travelled through by skateboarding dog – PERU
  • Most champagne bottles sabered in 30 seconds – JAPAN
  • Largest gathering of people dressed as Penguins – UK
  • Largest lipstick sculpture – CHINA
  • Longest time to restrain a car by a human – GERMANY
  • The Harlem Globetrotters, multiple attempts – USA
  • Largest chocolate coin – BELGIUM 

November 2015 (London, UK) – Ever struggled to find a parking space in the middle of town? Or tried and failed to reverse into a space that just isn’t big enough? Guinness World Records will celebrate the 11th annual Guinness World Records Day on 12 November 2015 with a record attempt that will put everyday parking efforts to shame. 

Multiple-record holder and stunt drive specialist Alastair Moffatt will attempt to squeeze a classic Mini Cooper into a space leaving no more than a combined distance of just 34cm between cars in front and behind, to achieve the Guinness World Records title of Tightest parallel parking in reverse. Foot to the floor in reverse, Alastair will perform a dramatic J-turn, then a handbrake turn, to slot into seemingly impossible space. The attempt will take place at the birthplace of British motorsport and aviation and Guinness World Records titleholder for the First motor racing circuit, Brooklands, amongst a display of the greatest classic cars and vehicles Britain has ever produced, including an original 1925 London bus borrowed from the London Bus Museum. 

The Guinness World Records parallel parking records are extremely hotly contested by the very best in the stunt driving fields – and extremely popular with the general public. The previous parallel parking videos have garnered tens of millions of views on the Guinness World Records YouTube channel.  

As many as 650,000 other budding Guinness World Records title hopefuls from across the world will be taking part in GWR Day 2015. Some incredible records will be tumbling in Germany, USA, Japan, China and Peru as well as in the UK. In Peru, a skateboarding dog will attempt to set the record for… the Longest human tunnel travelled through by skateboarding dog! Otto the Bulldog will attempt to pass through the legs of 30 humans on his skateboard to enter the record books. In the USA, The Harlem Globetrotters will be using their jaw dropping skills and talents to achieve some spectacular GWR titles and the Largest chocolate coin in the world will be unveiled in Belgium. 

Guinness World Records Editor-in-Chief Craig Glenday said: “Guinness World Records Day unites people across the planet from all walks of life, all of whom have one common goal – to become the greatest in the world at something. Whether you’re parking a car where it simply shouldn’t fit, restraining a Corvette using sheer brute force or building the world’s largest lipstick sculpture, Guinness World Records recognises and celebrates the achievements of anyone dedicated enough to be the best.”

Established to commemorate the day in 2004 when Guinness World Records became the world’s best-selling copyright book, every year Guinness World Records Day captures the imagination of people young and old, from every side of the world to attempt some truly amazing and awe inspiring feats.


OLYMPIC GYMNAST BETH TWEDDLE VISITS STUNT DRIVE UK

Gemma Price - Saturday, July 18, 2015

We were delighted to be joined by Britain’s greatest ever gymnast, Beth Tweddle, last Saturday at the new SDUK venue, Wolverhampton Halfpenny Green Airport. 


Following her retirement from competitive gymnastics Beth has tried her hand at numerous action packed activities, with stunt driving being the most recent. During her visit, Beth learnt how to High Speed Parallel Park, J Turn, Donut and Drive a Car on Two Wheels all in a controlled environment and under the experienced guidance of SDUK Instructors, Alastair Moffatt, Paul Price, Ian Williams and Ian Jarman. 


As Britain’s greatest ever-female gymnast, Beth’s impressive achievements include being an Olympic Bronze Medalist, a triple World Champion, a six-time European Champion, a Commonwealth Champion and seven-times consecutive National Champion. Along with her unrivalled success Beth has competed at three Olympic Games; Athens 2004, Beijing 2008 and London 2012 - where she won Bronze in the Uneven Bars. In 2010, Beth was included in the Queen's New Years Honours List, and received an MBE for her success, commitment and dedication to gymnastics. Following her Olympic success, Beth took a break from competitive gymnastics, taking part in the 2013 series of ITV's Dancing on Ice, which she won with skating partner Daniel Whiston. Beth has since retired from competitive gymnastics but is very much involved with her beloved sport, as a director and ambassador of Total Gymnastics.


MOFFATT TAKES TIM SARGENT MEMORIAL AUTOTEST VICTORY

Gemma Price - Sunday, June 28, 2015

Alastair Moffatt won the latest round of the 2015 demon tweeks Direct BTRDA Autotest Championships held at the championship sponsors site at Wrexham. Moffatt in the Mini Special led all day, followed by a close battle between Richard Pinkney (Caterham) and Malcolm Livingston (Lindsay Special). However, that’s only part of the story.

There was a sudden shower just before the lunch break which changed the results significantly. Biggest loser was Paul Fobister (Haigh Special). He was second early on but he lost 15 seconds to Pinkney in two tests on the slippery conditions. Dave Evans (Blitz) lost less time as only one test was wet. Fobister and Evans were tied at lunch in fifth place. The loss of time by the specials allowed the sports car drivers to catch up. There was only 1.5 seconds separating Pinkney and Livingston at lunch. The afternoon tests saw a very close four way battle for fourth place which went to Chris Chapman in the Striker. Fifth was Evans. Steve Morten made a spirited effort in the afternoon to move up from seventh to sixth, 0.1 seconds ahead of Fobister.

The large saloon battle was as always between the two scotsmen, Warren Gillespie getting the better of Willie Keaning this time in 10th and 11th positions overall. Mike Biss had trouble all week getting his Mini ready but made the journey from Bedfordshire worthwhile with second in class behind David Fox. The road going class was won by Liam Rollings, out for allrounders points. He was 18th overall and was one to suffer from the wet conditions before lunch. 

A big thank you to Demon Tweeks for making their venue available.

Organiser: Knutsford & DMC Where: Wrexham When: June 28th   Championships: MSA, BTRDA and ANWCC Autotest, Entries 26; Starters 24.

1 Alastair Moffatt (Mini Special) 623.6; 2 Richard Pinkney (Caterham 7) 635.6; 3 Malcolm Livingston (Lindsay Special) 639.8; 4 Chris Chapman (Striker) 651.1; 5 Dave Evans (Blitz) 653.0; 6 Stephen Morten (Striker) 659.8; 7 Paul Fobister (Haigh Special) 659.9; 8 Ian Chapman (Riot) 675.5; 9 David Fox (Mini) 679.2; 10 Warren Gillespie (Nova) 688.7.  

Classes; A Fox; B Gillespie; C Pinkney; D Moffatt; E Liam Rollings (Mini) 784.2.


Winner of Stag Party Competition Announced

Gemma Price - Tuesday, May 26, 2015

We are delighted to announce the winner of our WIN A FREE STAG PARTY COMPETITION is Simon S, who has chosen to visit our Hereford venue in September!!! Congratulations to Simon and his stags . . . we look forward to seeing you soon!!!

Love Talk TV visits Stunt Drive UK for Trip4Two feature

Gemma Price - Thursday, April 16, 2015
Stunt Drive UK is delighted to have welcomed Love Talk TV to our Essex venue as part of their regular feature called Trip4Two, which recommends suitable locations and activities to visit on a date. 

Love Talk TV aires on Sky My Channel (203) every Saturday at 3pm, the aim of Love Talk is to help viewers with all matters of the heart and lead you to a successful relationship. Once a week, James and Helena bring new exciting relationship discussion topics to television screens with special guests and interviews with members of the public.