DAYTONA BEACH, Florida – Speaking to assembled media before Tuesday’s New Year’s Eve celebration, Daytona Beach mayor Derrick Henry told reporters that residents of Daytona Beach can expect a spectacular fireworks show that will be larger than ever and include a closing display of exploding Mazda DPi engines. “The good people of Daytona Beach know that the city never lets them down when it comes to ringing in the New Year with our annual fireworks display, and this year will be no different. This will be the largest and most expensive celebration we have ever had, and most of that is because the ending sequence will be nothing but Mazda RT24-P engines going up in flames,” said Henry, who added that not only will the flames be spectacular but that chunks of the engines flying into crowds will heighten the drama. “Unlike fireworks that can be timed and set off in order, these engines could blow at any second and send all kinds of parts flying in to the crowd which is something I specifically had in mind when I originally came up with this idea. People looking for a good time will also have the opportunity to dodge parts of the turbo coming at them.”
Henry added that spectators are encouraged to bring their own fire extinguishers should safety workers on hand become overwhelmed.