Category: Love Letters

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 is...

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...

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...