What is "deiselpunk"?
Deiselpunk is a.k.a./similar to Teslapunk or Raygun Gothic. Think steampunk only from pretty much going from the WWI to the WWII eras and the various gadgetry that entails. So include biplanes/airplanes, maybe early motorcycles and more advanced weaponry if that's your thing.See The Rocketeer and you've got a decent idea, although I prefer the twenties/silent film era myself.
Is it named after Rudolf Diesel (the guy who invented the diesel engine) or anything like that?
Got me hanging. I mean, it's in reference I believe to diesel fuel. Check out wikipedia, there's an entry. It's sort of a neglected genre compared to steampunk lately. Sky Captain comes to mind, although I slept through most of that. Readers, anyone else here know some good dieselpunk genre movies and stories? I'm thinking maybe some fiction like "Neuromancer" is to Cyberpunk?
very nice! good shot. great stretch