Maybe I've been under a rock & missed where this was dismissed, but I seem to recall some sort of partnership between Alfa Romeo and Mazda regarding a small sports car. Was Alfa Romeo involved with the design process of the MX5 (or Mazda with a potential new Alfa)? If so, in what ways? » 9/05/14 2:19pm 9/05/14 2:19pm

Agreed. The lack of stability implies both a smaller airplane (likely not strong enough to carry effective munitions *or* fly cross-country - even a small counrty), and also implies it was controlled by someone looking up from the ground - not self guided or with a forward-looking camera transmitting back to a pilot. » 7/14/14 5:05pm 7/14/14 5:05pm

FYI, The series 1 Elise (sport 190, if I'm not mistaken) was sold in the US through Lotus dealers as a competition-only car, with the Rover engine. In some states, you were able to register and license the car for minimal (read: to and from the track) use. IIRC, Oregon was one of those states. Case in point: … » 6/10/14 11:49am 6/10/14 11:49am