Author: motorheadmama

How To Love A Land Rover: Part One

Thus Sunday marks a truly sad day in Automotive History.  As of January 29, 2017, it’ll be exactly one year since Land Rover stopped making the Defender.  Remember when that happened? People completely freaked out. ‘No more Defender’ they cried. ‘OMG this is THE END’ they screamed. ‘Buy, buy, buy’ called every collector with an extra pile of cash.  Because of this, I’ve noticed more and...

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Test Drive: 2017 VW Golf Alltrack Isn’t Sexy & That’s Awesome

The perfect car is somewhat like the perfect man.  There really is no such thing. So it’s always a good idea to try a few (more than a handful, but less than say.. a football team, because that’s just gross) so you’ll know what’s out there before you decide on The One. For many of you, the VW Alltrack could be The One.  No, it’s not...

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How To Survive A Teen Driver

The other day, my husband and I had THE talk.  The one that many couples dread, tend to put off and try to tell themselves they don’t need. The one that, for people like me,  could be a relationship deal breaker.  I started it off with “So, when Ava learns to drive..we’re gonna teach her on a stick, right?” Silence. Here, my friends, is where my...

Could You Be A Green Commuter?

Car Sharing. Van Pooling. These are not Los Angeles words.  We are drivers. We are owners. We are the fierce fighters of the 405. The warriors of the 101.  The badass battlers of the 5, 605, 105 and whatever other 5 freeway is out there.  We got this. We can handle it. We’ll leave that wacky car sharing stuff to you urban dwellers who live...

Best Reader Photos Of 2016 (slideshow)

Nothing makes me happier than people sending me their car photos.  Especially because most come from the people who say they’re “not a car person.”  Okey dokey… This year, the photos came from all over the country and over the world– Italy, Australia, England & Japan, among others.  I also noticed more and more kids sending me photos from their smart phones, which I consider...

Best Bumper Stickers of 2016 (slideshow)

Although 2016 was an election year, plenty of wonderful things happened on with Bumper Stickers that had nothing to do with politics.  A few were even featured in my Freak of the Weeks during the past year. I’m happy to see that I see more and more Bumper Stickers these days.  Please send me  your best!