Motorhead Mama Blog

First Date: Nissan TITAN Midnight Edition

It was just one night. One magical night. The time: the eve of the eclipse 2017. The place: a hot, humid, sticky field in Brentwood, TN. He was tall, dark & handsome. I was jet legged, sweaty and quite possibly a little buzzed from too much whiskey.  The attraction was instant &  impossible to deny—if it wasn’t for the 30 eyewitnesses we could’ve just driven...

Layover Adventure: 18 Hours In Iceland

Layovers. We all dread them. They’re awful, dreadful, the things nightmares of made of. But what if a layover could be fun? An opportunity to briefly explore a place that isn’t necessarily on your bucket list, but you find intriguing. Kind of a globetrotting one night stand, if you will. For me, this is Iceland. It’s not a place I’ve ever dreamed of ..what with...

Freak Of The Ugen: Denmark’s Mama

Hi guys. Guess where I am? I’ll give you three hints: They are really good at baking things, designing things and drinking beer. They have a reputation of being happy. They don’t have an orange president. That probably doesn’t narrow it down quite enough. So I’ll tell you, I’m in Denmark– which if you’ve ever been here, you know, is awesome. The people are smart,...

Aston Martin

Aston Martin DB11: Because Diamonds Are For Losers

I recently drove the Aston Martin DB11.  With a 5.2L twin turbo V12 and 600 hp, you’d think that this is just another $200,000 sports car.  Something to compete with the 911 Turbo S or maybe the McLaren 570GT. And those are amazing, beautiful cars. But the DB11 is something special.  It is powerful, beautifully appointed, elegant and incredibly easy to drive. It is the...

Ford Fiesta ST

Motorhead Mystery: Trading an M3 for a Fiesta ST

So my friend Jesse recently traded his BMW M3 for a Ford Fiesta ST.  This upset me, a lot. Sure, the Fiesta is supposed to be a great car..for the money. I wrote an article about it for Driving Line which made me realize what a little rocket ship it really is. And the BMW is expensive to register, insure and repair.  And the M3...

Chevy Equinox Test Drive: Or How To Melt A Teenager

It started, like any other experience with my teenage daughter, with an epic eye roll. “OMG, that color.” A Chevy Equinox had just been delivered to our house for a test drive and this ungrateful little brat has the gall to criticize its shade of orange (???!!!!)  I pondered how much I could get for her on Ebay, but then reconsidered, because they probably don’t...