The first picture shows someone hanging on to the back of the motorcycle and what appears to be the underarm of the driver - two things you say absolutely not to do. Is this an example of what not to do? 'cause they seem to be doing it pretty well. » 10/30/14 8:37pm 10/30/14 8:37pm

Toyota asked for Lotus's help in designing the Supra. Part of the partnership/agreement was that Lotus got to use some Toyota parts in its Eclat/Elite successor - the Excel. The Excel borrowed most of the drivetrain minus the engine (i.e. transmission, diff, drive shafts, and wheels) from the Supra... » 10/20/14 8:06pm 10/20/14 8:06pm

Changed? Lotus. In the last 10 years, Lotus went from financial problems, to its most successful product release in decades (the Elise in the US), to its ill-conceived re-entry into every form of motorsport, to an over-ambitious product release, to Chinese ownership, to massive layoffs, and likely an exit from the US. » 10/09/14 1:45pm 10/09/14 1:45pm

I used to own one — this one, in fact. Lots of fun & you didn't need to go fast to have it. You could hang the tail out at 30 mph, drive over curbs, and park it anywhere. Because of their short wheelbase and low curb-weight, with a lightly tuned motor, they'll even pop wheelies. » 10/07/14 2:23pm 10/07/14 2:23pm

The last couple hours of most days are often open for tourist drives - 5 - 7:30pm.

Sure, there are lots of days where the track is fully booked, but it seems that the majority have that last session open to the public (and this video appears to be from that time of day). That said, I have been exactly once, so I'm no… » 9/30/14 5:29pm 9/30/14 5:29pm