My experience with a burning car
About two weeks ago, my local fire department held a demostration, in which they torched a car and put it out.
The only fuel used to burn the car was gasoline, and a flare was used to light it. There were two oddities that might interest CTers.
1) Profuse black smoke. In 9/11 Mysteries, black smoke should be a sign of a starved fire. I was standing maybe fifty feet away, and I could feel the heat. the fire didn't appear too small, either.
2) Explosions. Two of them, eardrum rattlers. I'll leave it at that. Remember, no explosives were present.
It was actually quite fun to watch. If I remember, I'll scan the photos after I develop them (unfortunately, they'll be in "artistic" black and white.)