Today on Boing Boing tv: Diesel is receiving much attention as an earth-friendlier fuel -- but for automotive engineering guru and multiple land speed record-holder Gale Banks, it's all about speed. We check out the Banks Sidewinder, known as the world's first roadracing diesel truck. The twin-turbocharged, diesel-powered endurance road-racing pickup can go over 222 mph. Banks is an advisor to the Automotive X Prize, and the guy Jay Leno calls when he wants to double the muscle of an 810-horsepower racecar.
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Boing Boing editor/partner and tech culture journalist Xeni Jardin hosts and produces Boing Boing's in-flight TV channel on Virgin America airlines (#10 on the dial), and writes about living with breast cancer. Diagnosed in 2011. @xeni on Twitter. email: firstname.lastname@example.org.