In May 1963, I was driving my 1959 Ford Sunliner convertible with the top down on prom night.
It was pouring rain. There were six of us in the vehicle.
I lost control and spun around three times in front of a cop.
The cop asked what I was doing, and I told him our brakes failed.
He said, "Try letting off the gas."
He let us go, we put the top up and had a great night.