Amazing parallel parking trick from the 1930’s making a comeback, explained

  • By Heleema Patel


 Parallel parking trick from the 1930’s makes a comeback


Advertisement – Advertise here from OMR 100 / $275 USD





Al-Sahawat Times | Ethical Global News from Oman and UAE | Donate HERE 


Advertisement – Advertise here from OMR 100 / $275 USD




It’s happened to the best of us. You park up only to return a few hours later to see someone has boxed you in.


Your only option is to rock back and forth gently turning the steering wheel to try and escape without scraping a bumper or your alloys.

 

If only you had a magic trick up your sleeve to save you the hassle, right?

 

Well maybe you need to give this driver a call after their miraculous Houdini-esque parking skills.

 

Shot in Brazil and posted to ViralHog, the short clip shows a parked car levitate using what we can only assume are Jedi mind tricks.

 

Appearing to be stuck in their space and facing a rather delicate extraction, the driver waves their magic wand.

 

The rear wheels come clean off the ground and the car slides out of the space with ease.

 


The front wheels stay perfectly still as the car spins around before lowering itself down.

 

The passenger is so smug they even give onlookers a little wave as the driver backs out onto the main road and drives off without a care in the world.
So how does it work?

 

Of course, it’s not really magic and in fact it’s a trick that dates all the way back to technology from the 1930s.

 

It uses a fifth wheel that sits in the boot and can be deployed in such tricky situations.

 

It’s fitted perpendicular to the rest of the tyres and powered by an electric motor to allow the car to move like a crab.


Known as the Park-Car it was first seen in the 1930s before being patented in the 50s and used on several old American motors.

 


It never really caught on and was soon ditched from production – although you could argue it was a forerunner to the clever self-parking systems we see on cars today.

 

 

Since you’re here …

… we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading Al-Sahawat Times than ever but advertising revenues across the global media industry are falling fast. And unlike many news organisations, we haven’t put up a total paywall. We want to keep our journalism as open as we can. So you can see why we need to ask for your help. Al-Sahawat Times’ independent, investigative journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. But we do it because we believe truly ethical media and an unbias perspective really matters.

“I appreciate there not being a paywall: it is more democratic for the media to be available for all and not a commodity to be purchased by a few. I’m happy to make a contribution so others with less means still have access to information.”

If everyone who reads our reporting, who likes it, helps fund it, the future of ethical media and the futures of our staff and their families would be much more secure. For as little as £1, you can support Al-Sahawat Times and it only takes a minute. Thank you. 




 


This story is available on:

APPLE NEWS | GOOGLE NEWS | AL-SAHAWAT TIMES


Talk to a journalist

Email: NewsDesk@alsahawat.com

Web: alsahawat.com

Follow Al-Sahawat Times

Visit Us On InstagramVisit Us On FacebookVisit Us On TwitterVisit Us On LinkedinVisit Us On Youtube
Read it on Apple News

 


H.J.Patel@alsahawat.com | Journalist’s Profile

About the Author

Al-Sahawat Times
Al-Sahawat Times Official Admin Account

Leave a Reply

avatar
1500
  Subscribe  
Notify of