Lol, many times over for me. My best shot was when I had the '66 Beatle ('67 Mustang buckets though). Snowy, cold Winter, lost my brakes that day (air again) and had to bleed them same night before work the next morning. The emergency brake worked great to stop those with the pull back handle. So bled the back brakes, air always migrated to the rear. In the dark with flashlight and when I put the rear wheel back on had the lug nuts only finger tight, somehow never tightened.
Started new job and in the middle of moving, was 55 miles one way (gas crunch on, VWs' were great but no heater). Also had a '69 road runner too in those days (16 MPG, never better). I made it I'd say 40 miles with loose wheel (no wobble) and was going down Main St. Yarmouth, ME. All at once the pass. side rear wheel fell off and was rolling down the road ahead of me, good thing it was only about 4AM (nobody around). So I burst out laughing, jacked up and put the wheel back on. Walked back and actually found 4 of the 5 lug nuts. No damage at all or very minor and away I went. This was actually wife's car but I used it sometimes.
To this day I always check and recheck tire rotation (do my own so I'm familiar with tire change, won't call AAA for that) lug nuts. It still ticks me off I could of forgot to check and tighten those back in '77-'78 maybe?
Edited by Rich B., 14 April 2017 - 04:27 AM.