I was actually reading that thread backwards. That's 5 years of labour put in to that car !!! So sad !
the car burned down pretty good, from the pictures it looks like the nitrous gas helped with the combustion, as it looks like it burned down in a very short time if he sustained 2nd degree burns, I feel sorry for the guy and happy he made it alive out of it.
this also reminds me of the VW GTI project gone bad: