Author: motorheadmama

5 Safety Hacks from Volvo’s Driving Academy You Need NOW

When Volvo recently invited me to try a beta-version of their Driving Academy, I was stoked. Yeah, I love any kind of instructor-led driving. But then I was baffled. Wait, what? Volvo doesn’t have a Driving Academy already? With my daughter precariously close to getting her license, this sent me into a panic. I NEED the Volvo Driving Academy and I need it by roughly...

Dude or Dbag: The Outfits Of Radwood 2

Ain’t nothin’ like a 80s/90s themed car show to make you feel old as f*ck. This was the case this weekend in Anaheim, where I witnessed perhaps the most depressing thing ever–my glory years on display.. as history. Oh, Radwood, why’d you have to do it?  But honestly, it’s a great show. It reminds me why this was such an excellent era for cars: These...

Yes, In Fact You Should Go To The LA Auto Show

I’m saying this before you even ask. Because we both know you’re going to. You do it every year. Short answer? Yes. Yes, you should go to the 2017 LA Auto Show. I know you hate driving downtown. You hate the crowds. Yes, it’s $15 per adult, just like the movies. Like the movies, the Auto Show will also charge you a ridiculous amount for...

Test Drive 2018 Nissan 370Z Heritage Edition: Old Skool Is Cool

When the 370Z Heritage Edition was announced, Jalopnik responded with this headline, “The 370Z Heritage Edition Is A Reminder That Nissan Still Doesn’t Give A Sh*t About Affordable Sports Cars” which is hilarious. I read the article, laughed out loud and agreed.  We want a fun, new, exciting MX-5 contender from Nissan, dammit!  But then I drove it and realized…Jalopnik missed the point. This is a...

Dude or Douchebag: Bumper Sticker ’17

‘But it’s a lease!’ they squeal. ‘What if I change my mind!’ they exclaim. ‘What if it pisses some psycho off!’ they whine. The excuse for NOT having bumper stickers abound. But for the few, the brave, & the badass few that are still willing to adorn their bumper with an edgy, awful, or provoking sticker, I salute you! And then there’s this: Um..WHAAAAAAAT the...

Test Drive: Aston Martin DB11, I Could’ve Had A V8!

If you saw my review of the V12 DB11, you know that I’m more than mildly obsessed with this car. It is simply one of the most extraordinary vehicles on the road today.  Aware that they’ve got a winner on their hands, Aston Martin has announced two new variants– the DB11 V8 Valante Convertible & the V8 Coupe.  Thanks to my ridiculous good fortune, I...