Category: Mama’s Lists

How To Enjoy A Car Show In 5 Steps

One of the great things about living in Southern California is that we have a lot of car shows. Recently, the great Peterson Automotive Museum organized a Ferrari Drive-In event in honor of Enzo Ferrari’s 100th birthday. And unlike Enzo’s past few birthdays, which I usually spend watching Scooby Doo re-runs & playing X Box with Michael Schumacher, this was really fun. As a veteran...

Evaluate Your Date (In The Driveway): 5 Clues

More powerful than shoe size! More accurate than 10 tax returns! This undocumented, entirely unresearched, purely anecdotical guide will help you decipher if your potential partner is a stud or a dud. #1 Vintage: If he shows up in a car that was made before you were born, this could go two ways. If it sounds like a power boat and smells like a gas-station,...

Best of 2012

What a year! We had no Hummers, plenty of hybrids & more remakes than Joan River’s face. Here are some of the highs: Geeks Ruled– In 2012, it doesn’t take a lot of dough to get you noticed. In a time when first car is no longer synonymous with 3-series, there were some real beaters that looked super cool and may have even gotten some...

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...