Hiya Apex.....This is the UK where standard garages are about 16 x 8 ft (if you are lucky), a few people have double garages to squeeze two cars in and many or course have none. I have watched many a youtube video of you guys driving in and out of your Aircraft hanger size garages and YES "I would Love one of those" !
As for working on the Spider...another inch or two passenger side and I would have been snookered ! I have that land opposite the bungalow and have rebuilt a Land Rover 90 over there plus stored two Classic vehicles for a couple of years until I became too concerned about the weathers effect on them. I did apply to the Planning office for a double length garage on that land (about 100 ft x 14 ft) but was turned down so, whilst I am fit and agile enough I work in the garage when vehicle up on stands for any length of time and outdoors usually apart from in heavy rain...which we get a lot of. I did consider moving to Florida keys area once but alligators passing me my tools and sharing the pool is just not my scene ! Think of us Brit enthusiasts and know how lucky you guys are, Cheers
I honestly do feel a bit guilty. I was just throwing a fit in my "two car" garage with the Manx and the MINI in it, as I was plotting how I could move the motorcycle, the two pushbikes, the antiques, the piles of crap, the stack of wheels&tires for a 4X4 I don't own (and never owned, and actually don't know where these came from), the 4 empty wheelie-bins, the three 2-metre tall wire racks, 6 months worth of carbonated water for the wife, two decorative storks and a metal detector, so I could put the Manx on castors, and actually get all three cars in the "two car" garage once the Spider comes home.
Frankly, Americans sometimes have a tendency to overbuild, due to the cheapness of land, building materials, the liberal way permits are given, especially in areas such as the semi-rural area I live in.
We aren't often confronted with the realities of life in an island nation such as yours, where you have to be mindful of every centimeter. I sometimes think of the Japanese, and wonder how folks who want to mod their cars, and have zero garage space make that work...