Author: motorheadmama

Compass

First Date: Jeep Compass

I recently went to a Jeep event to see the all new 2017 Jeep Compass. A tasty little nugget of compact SUV goodness. Here is my completely biased, ultra-opinionated first impression. These days, it seems like everyone is asking me to help them find the perfect small SUV. I hear you, people. In this world of lifted pick ups and full size SUVs, it seems crazy...

Only In LA: Roadside Barnyard

The other day, I saw something truly remarkable. I know, it’s a white Chevy Equinox parked near some trails in Topanga.  Nothing to see here. But what makes this woman and her car extraordinary are its occupants. Including this: Yes, a ferocious, angry Pit Bull..try not to drown in his slobber. Oh and there was also this: Yes a full gown Nubian Goat.  His name...

Only In LA: My Day In Rolls Royces

I know what you’re thinking: Mama, you drove a Rolls? Maybe two? No, don’t be ridiculous. I’m not THAT pretentious. But the other day, I had a really weird experience, one that can only be told through the magnificent, multi-million dollar vehicles that I witnessed in a span of 4 hours. Only in LA you say? Amen… I was on “vacation” (that’s what they call it...

7 Reasons Why Fate Of The Furious Is The Year’s Best Family Movie

I’ve never been a huge fan of the Fast and Furious franchise. It’s just not my thing.  But after seeing Fate of the Furious last night, I can hardly wait to watch it again..with my kids.  I know what you’re thinking– Vin Diesel, Jason Statham and Ludacris aren’t exactly ‘family friendly’ celebrities. Chasing  Russian nuclear codes isn’t exactly a storyline appropriate for the Pixar playbook, but...

5 Cars Freya Is Into & Why You Should Care

This is Freya, my 10 year old daughter: I know what you’re thinking 1) OMG, she’s adorable. Thanks, I know.. 2) This seems like nepotism. You betcha! It’s a great American past time;  I’m just being patriotic. & 3) This doesn’t seem relevant. Not what you expect from a first class automotive journalist like myself.  (insert laugh track)  But listen people, this young lady is our future....

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Dude Or Douchebag: Minor Mods

Do you ever see a car and just want to yell, “CALM THE HELL DOWN!”  Life is crazy enough, we don’t need all of the visual noise of this nonsense: In a town filled with attention whores, it’s really refreshing to see people pulling off a minor modification to their vehicle without having to scream about it.  As any vaguely-working actor in LA will tell you, we...