Category: Mama’s Lists

Mercedes Benz Pick Up? 5 Hell Yeah Reasons!

Automakers have to do a lot of crazy stuff to create buzz in between new car debuts.  One of these “stunts” a few years ago included Mercedes Benz teasing a pick up truck concept. The reaction in many cases, was full on eye roll status.  Now, MB has both confirmed the truck’s development and recently showed the production version in the flesh: So this is happening...

6 Unbelievable Things I Did At The Track

I recently went to Willow Springs, a well-known, well-respected raceway here in So Cal for the Motor Press Guild‘s Track Days.  It is a two-day event where a group of automakers bring their vehicles to the track for auto journalists to drive. When the Steel Market Development Institute contacted me and asked if I’d cover it for them, and I responded, “Hell yeah!” So here’s...

5 Cars To Steal From Your Grandpa..Now

The exploding vintage car market is one of those subjects like New York real estate, that if you think about ‘what would’ve been if you just held on’, you’ll make yourself crazy.  But, unlike New York real estate, all is not lost in the car market.  There are still some real gems out there and I refuse to let you, my beloved reader, lose out...

Get Your Moto-Mojo Back: Mama’s 5 Easy Steps

A few weeks ago, I slipped a disc in my back.  It’s such a pathetic, middle-aged tale of woe, I wouldn’t dare bore you with the details.  But it’s painful as hell and makes it impossible for me to do two of my favorite things: drive aggressively and exercise.  As a result, I noticed something about myself as of late: I lost my mojo. The...

NYIAS 2016: The Top 7 ‘Say What?’ Moments

The New  York International Auto Show is weird in so many ways. First of all, it’s held at the one place in the United States where you really don’t need a car– NYC. That’s kind of like holding a bikini convention in the South Pole, or a porn convention in North Korea– actually scratch that last one, whatever, it’s weird. Second, it’s after Geneva, LA...

Tesla Model X’s Got Some Serious, Politically Incorrect Problems

The other day, I finally saw the highly anticipated Tesla Model X on the road.  Yay! But it kinda sucked. Boo! Considering that this vehicle has been repeatedly delayed for over 3 years, I expected something really great. Here are 5 damn good reasons why it’s not: 5) It’s fat. The Model X weighs in at a hefty 5,440 pounds, even more when it’s moving.  That...