Category: Mama’s Lists

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...

The LA Car Show–The Good, The Bad, the WTF?

Big confession– the LA car show has always eluded me.  They’re showing all the new cars? Big deal– wait for 20 minutes at the Malibu Chevron station and you’ll see that new car AND the celebrity driving it.  So, why oh why, dear reader, would I schlep downtown in the pouring rain, through scads of Latino Emos and white trash from the 909, and squeeze...

10 Commandments of LA Driving

Welcome to Los Angeles! Now throw away all the rules you came with– this is the Wild West.  “But I drive in Manhattan!”  is the inevitable retort.  Congratulations Mr. Big Apple, we don’t give a flying carpet. Here’s what you need to know: 10. Cabs don’t rule.  NY is great and all, but you guys have the luxury of being fearlessly carted around in yellow...