Happy anniversary Steven!
Somewhere down the road, I think the vast majority of people in this country
lost any respect for the property of others. San's Honda has dings all over
it from errant shopping carts and people who've used it as a door stop for
their car doors.
I've always considered my TR4 a bit safer in a parallel parking situation
because there isn't the chance of a car on either side opening a door into
it. It's also a lot shorter than most cars, so if the spaces are clearly
delineated, I can usually leave plenty of space front and back for the SUV
crowd. But then I don't usually have a front row seat to view what really
I would suggest that you carry a couple of 2x4s with nails driven up through
them. Place them front and back of your car at whatever the normal wheel to
bumper distance on an SUV is. That should solve the problem. :)
1963 TR4 - CT19389L
1959 AH Bugeye - AN5L23250