The rear QR goes through the middle of the pivot bearings.
So you have to remove the skewer completely to get the rear off.
I’ve left the skewer at home when taking the wheels off to get the bike into the car. Doh.
I understood fully, just thought you were being melodramatic!
But yes, always carrying bike in car means that I always take it out and have left them in the grass at Dalby, Wasing, Swinley (that was a KCNC one), and slightly irritatingly outside my old flat, but some bugger took it!
I am in the habit of putting the front maxle and rear qr back into the frame after I take the wheels off before it all goes in the car. I now think that if the axle isn’t in the frame then something’s not right and I don’t leave without everything being at peace again.