Motorhead Mama Blog

5 Safety Hacks from Volvo’s Driving Academy You Need NOW

When Volvo recently invited me to try a beta-version of their Driving Academy, I was stoked. Yeah, I love any kind of instructor-led driving. But then I was baffled. Wait, what? Volvo doesn’t have a Driving Academy already? With my daughter precariously close to getting her license, this sent me into a panic. I NEED the Volvo Driving Academy and I need it by roughly...

Yes, In Fact You Should Go To The LA Auto Show

I’m saying this before you even ask. Because we both know you’re going to. You do it every year. Short answer? Yes. Yes, you should go to the 2017 LA Auto Show. I know you hate driving downtown. You hate the crowds. Yes, it’s $15 per adult, just like the movies. Like the movies, the Auto Show will also charge you a ridiculous amount for...

Test Drive 2018 Nissan 370Z Heritage Edition: Old Skool Is Cool

When the 370Z Heritage Edition was announced, Jalopnik responded with this headline, “The 370Z Heritage Edition Is A Reminder That Nissan Still Doesn’t Give A Sh*t About Affordable Sports Cars” which is hilarious. I read the article, laughed out loud and agreed.  We want a fun, new, exciting MX-5 contender from Nissan, dammit!  But then I drove it and realized…Jalopnik missed the point. This is a...

Test Drive: Aston Martin DB11, I Could’ve Had A V8!

If you saw my review of the V12 DB11, you know that I’m more than mildly obsessed with this car. It is simply one of the most extraordinary vehicles on the road today.  Aware that they’ve got a winner on their hands, Aston Martin has announced two new variants– the DB11 V8 Valante Convertible & the V8 Coupe.  Thanks to my ridiculous good fortune, I...

Test Drive: 2017 Nissan TITAN V8 Meets A Lazy Horse

Why would I, Motorhead Mama, car snob and carpool drag racer, want to review a truck? Well, my husband is an insufferable truck dude and thus I’ve always had a pickup in my driveway, one way or another. And secretly, I dig them. There’s no quicker way to go from feeling sad to superior than climbing into a cab and perching yourself above traffic in...

Freak of the Week: The Prius Poser

Here’s a headscratcher for ya: When is a Prius lamer than..a Prius? When it’s custom? Nah. I’m down with that. Look at this badass version from George Barris that I spotted on the freeway a few years ago: So good. Or my beloved Big Gay Prius (& fellow Freak of the Week alum, read it here): Lovin’ you from here, pal. But just last week,...