Category: Green Machines

St. Elon’s Fire

This week, everyone's been really worked up about the handful of Teslas that have caught on fire.  Stocks have plunged. The twitter-verse is all a blaze (yup, that's a pun) with people are worried that this could be the beginning of the end of the fledgling electric car company. But have no fear, Mama's here, your automotive voice of reason.   Tesla's not the first car company to...

Alt Car Expo: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

**This is a repost of my original 9/22 post. Hey Hacker: I'm sending you my Botox bill, so suck it!** Sometimes it's nice to go to a big, splashy car show– Frankfurt! Los Angeles! Pebble Beach! And sometimes it's nice to go to the Santa Monica Civic. You see, the Santa Monica Civic Center is the Dodge Astro Van of venues.  Usually filled with scrappy, bickering families, it is a...

Mama’s Poll: Alt Cars

In honor of this weekend's Alt Car Expo, I think it's time we pick a winner. That is, our favorite, fictional non-traditional vehicle.  Will it be Fred & Barney? The Plutonium Charged DeLorean DMC-12? Caractacus Potts' Truly Scrumptous ride? Or will Han Solo & Michael Knight reign supreme?  I'd insert a photo but I think we all know the neither The Hoff nor George Lucas...

What The Plug?

I’ll tell you what’s cooler than living in LA. Living in LA as a six-foot tall, porcelain skinned, even-tempered, former super model who gets invited to car dealerships to test drive cool, new cars.  Well, I’m six feet tall in heels and I recently got an invite to Santa Monica BMW to drive the new fully electric car based on 1-series platform.  My friend at...

In Defense of The Gas Guzzler

Smaller! Lighter! More fuel-efficient! Yay! I’m so sick of fuel-efficient cars, I could barf. I mean, I get it– smog blows, no one wants a hole in the ozone and gas is $5 a gallon. We gotta do something.  But there’s still a side of me that longs for a car with bench seats, 4 ash trays and a body with enough girth to fit...