Category: Mama’s Lists

LA Car Show: The Good, The Bad, the WTF ’12

Oh, LA Auto Show– you never disappoint. This year there was plenty of Good.  Mainly in the form of German alternative fuel vehicles.  My favorite was this beauty from BMW: The i8 is so pretty, that the guy standing next to me didn’t move for a suspiciously long time.  I’m pretty sure they had to clean up after that guy. Then Mercedes gave us this...

Top 5 Reasons LA Is Better With Latinos

This weekend, I went to my first Quinceanera. Driving home from this insane Mexican rite of passage with a belly full of carne asada and the kind of acid reflux that only a cheap margarita could bring..it made me think: LA Without Latinos is like a margarita without salt or tequila– sticky sweet with no bite.  So for those of you that think Los Angeles is...

Over You: 5 Trends I’m Done With

Here in LA, the car trends move quickly. Just when you’ve gotten used to the matte black Carrera, you get to a stop light & there’s a matte Neon yellow Scion. This is what makes driving here so much fun. But in some circles, the current trend needs an enema. Here’s Mama’s manifesto: Cars & Stripes–sure, racing stripes can be cool. But when it goes...

What Would Mama Do? Top 10 Cars I’d Remake

Fiat 500, Mini Cooper, Challenger, Charger, Beetle even the Mercedes Gullwing was recently dusted off and brought back to cash in on our insatiable automotive nostalgia.  While I’m down with a remake when it’s good (Mini, Challenger), there’s nothing more depressing than remaking a car that was lame in the first place. Rather than rag on them here (cuz you know I wanna), I’m going...

10 Worst Car Headlines of 2011

10. Goodbye Saab–our beloved Swedish automaker is finally taken off life support. How I’ll miss the center console ignition. For more info, see To All The Cars I’ve Loved Before entry. 9. Matte Black Is Everywhere–the only upside that I can think of is that the sales of bar-b-q black spray paint must be good for Home Depot’s p&l. But I’m over it already. 8....

Top 10 Car Headlines 2011

10. The Cayenne Grows A Pair–the third generation of the Porsche SUV finally does Stuttgart justice. I think it came out in 2010, but I didn’t drive it until this year so cut me some slack. Bottom line is, the thing drives like a dream.  Not just a shopping cart for kept ladies anymore.. 9. Matte Black is Everywhere–this will be on my worst list...