A superb mobile quadruple Catherine wheel can be made with a petrol engined car. Simply by fitting a hose adapter into a spark plug hole after removing a spark plug. And then let all yer tyres down by jambing the tyre valves open with matchsticks. Remove matchsticks. Connect the hose to all four tyre valves with Tee pieces, start your engine up to blow all the tyres up again,'nice and hard' using the engines cylinder compression. This will fill the tyres up with a lovely combustible petroleum gas mixture. Now get ready and work quickly. Remove hoses from tyre valves and engine and store in the boot. Jamb all four tyre valves open again. Strike a match and run around sharpish, lighting the petrol fumes emitting from the valves. Nice steady whooshing flames should come bursting into life, like blow lamps. Jump in the car and drive about at high speed for the full beautiful Catherine wheel effect until the tyres go flat. Reconnect the inflation hoses again to reinflate your tyres to get you home.
For the ultimate dramatic effect this little bit of fun is best performed at night whilst driving up and down outside your local police station.
Funnily enough, the engine to tyre valve inflation hose and adapters was a fairly common kit and was supplied with some ancient vintage cars.