I got a chance to ask an AMA inspector about Doc's question about adding a rocket powered nosecone to a land speed bike, while we were eating dinner. This inspector is an old southern boy, who looks natural in overalls, with a wrench in one hand, and a rule book in the other. He probably has 40 years of experience, and I've worked with him for at least ten years. I proposed Doc's idea, and he turned towards me, squinted his eyes, and drawled, "He wants to do what?"
I explained that this was a hypothetical idea, and asked which rules it would violate. He leaned back and said, "It violates almost all of them."
I pressed on, and said, "Give me a specific one".
He said, "OK, bikes can only have non-moving aerodynamic surfaces. It violates that."
I said that was good enough, and he went back to eating BBQ llama. *
* I don't actually remember what he was eating. This conversation description, slightly fictionalized, depicts actual facts.
Okay, so we don't make it a nosecone. We just have it as a small, separate tethered missile that passes the timing lights ahead of and faster than the car itself.
What if we had the body of the car suddenly get twenty feet longer?
I'm sorry, I'll shut up now.