Sugar in the gas tank is an easier and more effective option. No matter what you do the problem will likely continue as any vandalism will only be a temporary stop-gap measure.
Twenty some odd years ago a guy who lived a half a block down the street from me had an early 70s Nova with a set of long tube headers on it. No mufflers, nothing. For some reason or reasons unknown to anyone he would get out there about 10 at night and start revving that engine to the limit. He would do this for 20-30 minutes at a time.
Our kids were at home and in school around that time and their bedrooms were all on the second floor. The noise at height was twice as loud compared to standing outside.
The guy would even do this when it was 20 degrees outdoors and pull this idiocy almost every night.
Complain to the city? The guy was a city councilman. He also raised dogs (usually a dozen at a time) and most of them barked incessantly.
His dogs started getting picked off with a .22 one by one so he got tired of becoming enraged on a regular basis and moved.