It's kind of amazing to watch how the spinning front tires of a early-1990s Chrysler New Yorker cause a rapid increase in volume and release of energy, also known as an explosion. Naturally, they're spinning on a curb. Cheating you say?
While this leans stupid on the awesome-to-stupid scale — the driver having taken the easy route to burnoutville, a lazy act — it also involves fire, which nearly always redeems.
These guys were never in real danger, though considering that nearly everything involved in the act was flammable, shit could have indeed gone awry. And that oil-soaked platform wouldn't have given Fire Marshall Bill a proper night's sleep, either.