Author: motorheadmama

Pray For Rain: Why Mama Loves Me A Road Closure

Winter is not necessarily the driving enthusiast’s friend. Sleet. Snow. Rain. It can all lead to awful road conditions. Here in Southern California, the flash floods combined with forest fires can create rock slides and mud slides that are no joke. In fact, here’s a photo in my town after a particularly memorable rock slid down the hill in 2005. Yikes. Just two weeks ago,...

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7 Cars That Can’t Date My Daughter

I pity the fool that’s gonna try to date My Daughter.  Not because I’m a prude, over protective, will tend to stalk him or put a chip in his ear or anything (that’s my husband’s job), but because as a Motorhead Mama I’ve got some wacky car criteria.  First, that dumb ass better be a killer driver.  No stick? Dump.  No track experience? Eject. No...

Test Drive: East Coast Defender (video)

Or How To Love A Land Rover: Part Two, Defender. East Coast Defender is known to be the best Land Rover Defender builder in this country. But what does that mean anyway? They wrap it in fancy leather, slap their own badge on and mark the price up by 200%? Many would like to think that, but they’re not even close. As a former Defender...

How To Keep Your Kids 64% Safer

Sometimes I get really excited about stuff. This is one of those times, because it may just make all teen drivers safer.  If you’re a parent, an aunt, an uncle or a teen about to start driving…pay attention. Teen driving safety program. Sounds like a snooze-fest.  But former pro-driver Doug Herbert has created one that’s fun, effective & FREE!   After studying the data from...

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...