"Thought you might want this classic pic from the recent inaugural Bigwheel Prosolo festivities on Sat night at the recent CO Prosolo, featuring Ron Williams pushing Kevin Wenzel. Thanks to Van- guy crouched down by the tree in the background for the caption (and organizing the BWPS, it was a riot). Yes, there was atree, timing lights, chalked cones, brackets, the whole bit. The Stig even made an appearance. Kevin and Ron look wet because water balloons were a course hazard."
This is Josh West (of animated gif fame) losing a wheel in the middle of a run Sunday at FedEx Field. Instead of being upset/pissed/confused about losing a wheel, he is overjoyed because apparently the kart people have T-shirts made to hand out when one of them loses a wheel. Apparently this happens a lot. Ask me again why a shifter kart would be fun (to own and maintain all by yourself).
It came off because the three lug nuts came off. Danny Kao found one by the start, and Josh found the other two near where the wheel actually departed from the kart. (If you look closely just as the kart stops, you can see the wheel bouncing across the asphalt. See the blue canopy a little further away? The wheel bounced past that and finally came to rest. In a gutter.)
I can't believe I only discovered this site a few weeks ago.
On the way back from the Toledo National Tour, cruising along the Pennsylvania Turnpike (or maybe it was Ohio), the muffler literally came off Karen's black Camaro. It stayed attached to the car via an exhaust hanger, I pulled over to the side of the road, and Karen braved a hot exhaust to throw it in the back of the car.