Motorhead Mama Blog

Only In LA: The Art of the Lowrider

What kind of idiot wakes up early on a Sunday morning to go to a museum? This idiot, why thank you. My motivation wasn’t to head to any old museum, I was off to the Petersen Automotive Museum– Los Angeles’ answer to an automotive temple of worship. For the past few years, the Pete has been hosting a series of themed cruise ins, which attract...

Test Drive: The Quotable Volvo V90 Cross Country

What cool stuff can your car do? Go fast? Look really sexy? Cost a lot of money? That’s great, but I’ve got news for you, pal. Those cars are a dime a dozen. Particularly these days. Particularly in this town. So along comes this Swedish station wagon & most of my gearhead pals look away. Even worse, they give me that, “Maybe for you, because...

8 Japanese Classics That’ll Make You A Convert

This past weekend was the Japanese Classics Car Show (JCCS) in Long Beach and man, was it fun. What’s that? You’re not into old Japanese cars? Yeah, I hear that a lot. You dig Land Cruisers, maybe a Z car here and there but the rest just don’t do it for you. It’s for the kids, right? Or maybe the people who don’t know enough...

Mini Motorhead: Josephine Perez, Kart Racer

I’ve got a mom crush. It’s real. It’s serious. It’s undeniable.  The object of my affection is this little princess named Josephine. Adorable right? Well she’s about to get a lot cuter, because most of the time when I get news about Josephine, she’s doing this: and this: That’s right. This 5 year old wunderkind is a kart racer.  I know what you’re thinking, Oh...

Freak Of The Week: Mobile Messaging

I saw it first from afar. I was rolling up to the local library to snatch some offspring, when, from the far corner of this parking lot a glimmer of pastel painted freakiness shone in the distance: An early model Kia, oh this was gonna be good.  Some all seeing eyes? Even better.  What revealed itself was a DIY doozy of rudimentary images and inspirational,...

Help Me, G-sus: LA’s G Wagon Epidemic

The other day, a friend told me a hilarious story about her husband, who drives a Mercedes G Wagon. Driving to pick his daughter up from a playdate, he rolls into the driveway and sees the two girls playing in the yard. The girls run up to him. The daughter’s friend looks him and his car and says casually, “Nice Jeep.” That 8 year old’s...