1968 VW Karman Gia rag top. 10 degrees below zero, Chicago, snowing, interstate 90. Gas pedal linkage breaks. I go around to the back of the car look down half buried in the slush and snow is a piece of string about 10 ft long. I put the top down open the engine compartment tie one end of the string to the carburator loop it under the round bumper. I get back in the car with the string draped over my right shoulder I pull the string with my left hand, rev er up, and pull back into traffic. Had to shovel out the car when I got home.