Category: Love Letters

Dear Santa, Who You Callin’ A Ho?

Every year, like any warm-blooded, marginally Christian grown up, I write a Dear Santa letter. And every year, it goes a little something like this: Dear Santa, I’ve been really (exaggerate, exaggerate or exaggerate) this year and I haven’t even once (lie, lie, lie). I was particularly proud when I (flat-out-lie) and when I (won-the-Nobel-Peace-prize or something equally ridiculous). So I’d really appreciate it if...

Dear Volvo, You’re A Punk Ass Bitch…

…and I mean that in the nicest possible way. Here’s why: You used to be cool.  Remember that?  Remember when the people who drove a Volvo wagon were hippies, free thinkers, those that didn’t need to fit in? Remember when having a Volvo wagon had nothing to do with having kids? Remember when you had a sense of humor? Remember when you knew a little something about design? How did you...

Mama Loves Maya: An Angelou Automotive Tribute

I know you think Maya Angelou had nothing to do with cars, but I beg to differ. Maybe she didn’t drive, maybe she didn’t even own a car, but that’s not the point. For she was the epitome of what makes a Motorhead Mama– having the guts to ignore the haters, yank on a push up bra, raise our chin and let our freak flag fly!  Here’s what the words of Dr. Maya...

Dear AMC, You’re Fly. Like An Eagle .

She ain't pretty. She ain't fast.  And God knows, she's anything but sexy.  But she's strong, enduring & way, way, way ahead of her time.  She's the AMC Eagle and she's about done with your dirty looks.    Now, if you're not familiar with the canon of finely tuned, exceptionally designed, American passenger vehicles of the mid 1980s– don't worry, Mama's gonna school you.  AMC...

Dear Cadillac, Welcome Back! Mama’s Been Waiting…

You know that guy you had a crush on in high school? And then you see him 10 years later at reunion and he's fat, bald & tragic? Then, a few years later, you hear he's made it big with a dot com and is super hot? Yeah, well, that's pretty much Cadillac's story. Although scoring with a start up is incredibly different than a government bail out, but whatever. Fact...

Dear BMW Design Team Part 2: Loved The Wonka Factory Visit

Remember that scrappy little kid Charlie who went to the Wonka candy factory, escorted by Gene Wilder & a motley group of other candy-crazed brats? Yeah, well, that's a pretty close thumbnail sketch of my recent visit to BMW's Designworks here in Southern California. (Part One of this entry features my drive up to Designworks, which was equally spectacular) There we were, a gaggle of design/car dorks (a MM term of endearment) invited...