Category: Love Letters

Dear Car & Driver, My 10 Are Uglier

This week, Car & Driver published their list of "The 10 Ugliest Cars For Sale Today." While I appreciate the effort, I'm concerned that some serious contenders were omitted from the list.  Thus I present to you– The Official Motorhead Mama Rebuttal. #10. The Mini Coupe.  You guys seriously think that the Paceman is uglier than the Coupe? I'm astounded.  Because this Mini fan throws up in her...

Dear BMW Design Team: You’re Still The One, Part One

About a year ago, I wrote a Come To Jesus letter to the BMW Design Team. Promptly afterwards, they released the stunningly beautiful 6 series sedan and a sweet upgrade of the 7 series.  Coincidence?  I think not. These dubious events aside, I have remained skeptical that my Bavarian buddies could remain on top in this wacky world of automotive madness. So recently, when my friend from Santa Monica...

To All The Cars I’ve Loved Before: Caddie Cruisin’

Today, in honor of Independence Day, I'm remembering the time I first discovered the great American past time of cruising and the car that made it possible.  That car was a '68 Cadillac De Ville Convertible. (actual car not shown) The car was white, the interior was red and the ride was magical.  Not only was it a convertible, with the trunk space for all the Barbies I could...

Dear Redbook Auto Awards, Just Shoot Me

Redbook magazine recently released a fascinating piece titled “The Best Cars For Women: Redbook Auto Awards 2013.”  It opens with this promising statement– “Cars are usually judged by men, for men.”  Can’t argue with you there, sister. But 22 words later, I’m ready to stick an ice pick in my forehead– “We care about safety, gas mileage and cost, but let’s be real, we also need a good light for...

Dear BMW Design Team

Full disclosure: I’m a Beemer fan. For about a decade now, I’ve been addicted to the slow morphine drip that is the Ultimate Driving Machine.  And good for you Bavaria, you’ve made great cars with amazing performance and a new car smell that I would spray behind my ears if I could.  But given the fact that I’ve poured my retirement account into your coffers,...

Dear Mr. President: Mama’s Economic Recovery Plan

Yesterday on Twitter, my friends at Jalopnik asked the intriguing question “Would you trade America’s Car Market for Europe’s?”  And my answer is– Yes, please. I’ll take both. That’s why I’m planning a European Invasion.  Who’s with me? Europe’s economy is in the toilet and we’ve got plenty of our own problems at home.  So I figure let’s take some of our good ole American...