The VW/ roller skate story reminded me of one!
Was out at the bar with my buddy when we got a call from my brother- his car had broken down at the drive in movie some miles away, so we left the bar to go help him.
Drive in was closed, his girlfriend and he had managed to push the car to the parking lot. Battery/ charging system completely dead, could not start it on a bet!
His car was a '74 mustang hatchback, my buddy's car was a 74 Nova- and the bumpers didn't come close to matching up! Solution? I sat on the hood of my buddy's car, holding on to the front of the hood, and had my feet propped against the back of my brother's car- the "push" took an amazingly small degree of effort on my part!
We managed to push the car that way about 15 miles to my brother's house- for curves and stops we would let the car roll a little ahead, and then catch up to it easy like.... and start pushing again! The only real concern was having to drive through town about midway through the trip, figured it would be like a parade float with signs that read, "Arrest these fools!" But we did not see any cops (I think they were still watching the bars) and got my brother's car home safely.