Author: motorheadmama

Dear DMV, Why We Hate Front Plates

The other day I watched a friend of mine park his car. Before he got out, he reached into his glovebox  and grabbed his front plate, which he placed on his dash. ‘You too, huh?’ I said. ‘Yup’ he replied. You see, we are part of the Front Plate Haters Club.  While the exact volume of our membership is unclear, what is undeniable is that...

The Welcome To LA Radio Playlist

Well, it’s here. That time of year when the rest of the country is straight up done. They’ve had enough driveway shoveling and sunlight deprivation and have finally bitten the bullet and bought those tickets to LA for Spring Break.  Quite often, they’ll call their friend in Topanga and ask casually her about that guest house (it’s occupied), her car (it’s busy) and maybe if...

Freak Of The Week: Super Sexy Vixen 21

I told him it was real. I told him I saw it. It was parked right there, on the side of Topanga Canyon. He said it couldn’t be true. He said it was either a hoax or I was seeing things..again. But he was wrong. Dead wrong. I saw a Vixen 21 right in my own backyard. Now you can too: So I spotted this...

The 2019 Volvo XC40: Swedish CUV Goodness

I want better MPG! I want all of the safety stuff! I want my car to be easy and fun to drive! I know, people, I hear you. We are slowly but surely falling out of love with our enormous SUVs and looking to drive something less obnoxious so that when the aliens come they don’t eat the Americans first. I get it. Man, if...

Badass Women Of Automotive: Aston Martin’s Laura Schwab

If I were to tell you that I had dinner with the President of Aston Martin Americas, you’d probably say, “Oh man, did he wear an Ascot?” If I told you that SHE was actually fascinating: a former competititve tennis player and laywer, you’d say, “Oh wow, was she terrifying?” If I said that she is really cool and down to Earth you’d most likely...

Volvo’s 2019 XC40 & Its Ingenious Interior (video)

You know what they say about me: I’ve got A LOT of junk in my trunk. But seriously, as a mom, a dog owner, and a slob, I always carry around a lot of crap. And, as a result, so does my car.  But buying aftermarket car sorting stuff just isn’t my bag. Luckily, the new Volvo XC40 has a great system for organizing your...