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…Jesse James is the fastest hydrogen racer ever?

Jesse James Hydrogen Racecar

Jesse James might be known for his bad bikes and monster machines, but when he set his sights on the world land speed record for hydrogen powered vehicles, he didn’t take no for an answer.

After reworking the body on the Dees Milodon Engineering Davis B Streamliner and packing in a 572-cubic-inch Chevy big block, Jesse took it to the salt flats and set a new record speed of 199.7 mph. (Just shy of his goal of 200 mph.)

When asked about the project and why he didn’t just build a car from scratch, Jesse said (in a very Jesse way) “I think it’s way cooler to take an old hunk of shit that many considered useless and make it haul ass. It has built-in soul and history. Plus, it’s recycling.”

Other details include a Liberty airshifted 5-speed transmission, Winters quick-change differential, and three tanks to hold hydrogen at an impressive 5,000 PSI. In all, it makes more than 780 horsepower and 900 foot-pounds of torque.

“I’m not so blinded by the things I build that I can’t see change is needed,” he said. “I’m in love with anything with wheels and a big engine. I hope my son will be able to love the same things. They’ll just be running on a different kind of gas.”

[Wired – Inside Jesse James’ Record-Setting Hydrogen Racer]

…Honda solved the Problem Playground?

From the company that brought you the Honda Cog ad (Wieden+Kennedy) comes a new one called Problem Playground to help promo Honda’s new FCX Clarity.

The idea is that gaming goes hand in hand with the problem solving that Honda’s engineers had to do to create the first zero-emission hydrogen car, and the execution is on par with the rest of their fantastic spots.

Another classic?

[Problem Playground]

[Via: CR Blog]

…The H-racer is a mini fuel cell car?

H-racer

The H-racer is “the smallest hydrogen fuel cell car in the world”. Just add water to the included Refueling Station, wait for it to extract the hydrogen, add that hydrogen to the car and away it goes. The car is powered by a miniature fuel cell and features an on-board hydrogen storage system. The only byproduct of the whole process is heat and water. Now if only a full size car company could figure out how to do this in a full size car.

[Horizon Fuel Cell]

[Via: Product Dose]