Author: motorheadmama

Dude, Or Douchebag: Carbon Fiber

I can’t tell if it’s just LA, but this carbon fiber wanna be business is out of hand. Exhibit A: This is a carbon fiber hood. Exhibit B– this isn’t: Guess which one’s a douchebag?  Still fuzzy? Ok, let’s make is simple. If it’s a Volvo: It’s probably not.  Actually that one looks a lot closer in the photo than it did in person.  I’m gonna...

Dude, Or Douchebag: Racing Stripes

Historically, Americans have really been great at the racing stripe.  You’ve got your 70s Camaro: That’s such a dude.  If you don’t like that, there’s seriously something wrong with you.  To the more recent Dodge Challenger:   I even like how this one follows the path of the front intake nostrils (yeah, that’s the technical term smartypants), very nice. But guess who doesn’t really get...

Vespas, the prairie dogs of LA

Imagine this, you’re driving through the desert, let’s say.. in the middle of Texas.  Every few miles, a cute little rodent dashes across the road, you swerve to miss it, spill your Coke and curse a bit.  At the same time, you pity the prairie dog– risking its life every day just to get where it’s going.  Now imagine you’re rolling down Wilshire, trying to...

How Much Ferrari is too Much?

I know, it seems a ridiculous question.  Even for me, the girl whose first Italian word was “Testarossa”–sometimes it’s just a bit too much. And this only because I worry that my prancing pony is being pimped out. Consider this, Ferrari’s licensing and retail divisions account for $1.5 billion of total sales. That’s a lot of baseball caps, brotha.  So our boys in Maranello do...

Kickin’ It Ole Skool– LA Stylie

Take 1 part car culture, 2 parts sunshine and 3 parts of 11 out of 12 dry months a year and what do you get?  A car collectors dream world. This, dear reader, is the wonder of LA.  Sure, it’s probably better for your vehicle to be holed up in Phoenix or Tucson, where they have 11.75 dry months, but then ..where in God’s name...

Dude, Or Douchebag: Offroad Edition

Before I get too judgmental, let’s admit it, most of us have that SUVs just so we can see over the other SUVs. Not because we’re going rock hopping any day soon.  And lots of women wear padded bras, so I’m not going to come down TOO hard on you dudes that add lifts, lights, tents and other useless accessories for the city dweller. Sometimes...