Originally Posted by DowneasTTer
Not to jump on a vendors pay check. But, for your needs a receiver hitch and wheel type rack may be a better fit. Here is a pic of my setup showing that indeed with both bikes on the rack you can open the smart trunk. pm me if you are interested. Will say it is more $$ than the smart madness solution which appears to be a great one for most cyclists.
I have a bike rack similar to yours. Your not limited to one type of vehicle. As long as you have a trailer hitch installed on those cars. 2 1/2" receiver. I pretty finicky about my expensive bikes. Don't care for my frames marred or scratched up.
The issue with hanging bike ranks too. The front tire sway back and forth in the highway wind. You have to bungee them to the frame, of the bike. The bicycle is so much more secure, with its tires, in the hitch.
To the Op, you need to contact madness. To see if the top supports can be twisted.