Author: motorheadmama

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Freak Of The Week: Mr. Off-Road X5

There are few things that the BMW X5 is great for. These things include: Costco runs, surf trips and picking up overseas visitors from the airport. I should know, I’m currently on my third. (4.4L, 4.8L and M– don’t judge me)  I can tell you, from personal experience, that the X5 may be considered a Sport Utility Vehicle, but an off-roader, it’s not.  This is...

The Weirdest Cars I’ve Seen Lately (video)

We both know that means a lot 😂 because I see some crazy stuff here in LA.  But maybe what you don’t know is that I have an arsenal of friends who travel and keep an eye out, a posse of Mini Motorheads sending me cool stuff and readers like you, that share with me the glorious, the goofy and Godawful. So here, my excellent...

Badass Women Of Automotive: Jaclyn Trop

Jaclyn Trop is the kind of woman that is easy to envy. She’s smart, beautiful and has a globe-trotting, flawless-faced Instagram feed that makes you want to stick an ice pick in her forehead. The problem is, she’s genuinely nice and super cool.  So why would I give more air time to someone so incredibly aggravating?  Because, my friends, Jaclyn Trop is shaking stuff up–...

Drivebys: The Cars of VidCon 2018

This week, I attended VidCon for the very first time. What is VidCon? You may want to ask your kids..they’ll tell you after they squeal with delight. It’s a conference for anyone who works in online video, but more recently it’s become a fanboy/fangirl festival for kids who worship YouTubers. So, of course I was there! Actually, I was there to up my video game...

Review: Nissan’s Soul-Crushing Kicks CUV

I have a joke with one of my friends that my Out Of Office reply should be “If you’re looking for an affordable car, just buy the Kia Soul. You’re welcome.” I swear. It’s the easiest car to recommend. It’s cute, it’s practical, it’s efficient and the value is undeniable. But guess what? It’s not perfect. Guess who else figured that out? Our friends at...

ICON 4x4

Mama’s Car Stories: ICON’s Jonathan Ward

Last week, I went to Icon 4×4 to drive with founder, Jonathan Ward. If you don’t know about Jonathan, you can read my Dude or Dbag on him here. Or you can look at these FJs: That’s right, he’s the guy that took your uncle’s most badass beater and made it into a super-cool modern off-road machine.  Or how about this one? Yup. If you...