Category: Videos

Tuesday Test Drive: Jetta 1.8T SEL

18 years ago, I arrived in Los Angeles driving a Volkswagen Jetta GL.  I drove it across the country with the essentials– all of my bathing suits, every cd I owned and a change of underwear.  I drove from NYC to LA in 2 weeks and had an absolute blast.  I loved that car until my boyfriend totalled it on the way to pick up my...

Gurl Whatchu Drivin’? Toyota 4Runner Limited

The 4Runner.  It’s such a classic. It’s the car that’s almost a truck that THAT guy drove. You know the one you dated and then regretted post college? The 4Runner was perfect for guys like him because he was either a) a musician, b) a stoner/surfer, c) a mountain biker or d) all of the above. But the 4Runner isn’t just for stoner ex-boyfriends anymore....

How To Nail A Dinner Party In 3 Steps: Downton Abbey Edition

To be a car chic, you don’t have to have tattoo sleeves or a do-rag. Nor do you necessarily need to be born in this century.  But you may have to dumb it all down a bit to make the boys feel important. Here’s a master class in dinner time automotive conversation courtesy of the women of Downton Abbey:    

Petersen Automotive Museum + Kids + Mama

I recently took 4 kids: 3 boys and one girl to the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.  We were there to answer the following burning questions: *can kids truly be entertained at a museum? *will the partnership between Pixar & the Petersen fly with the little monsters? *is the Petersen’s remodel a hit or miss with the kids? *can Mama handle an entire day...

Only In LA: The (Post Op) Petersen Museum

Mama heads over to the new & improved Petersen Automotive Museum to check it out before it opens. Is it awesome? I dunno, do you like Entourage, penthouses and scratch & sniff Daniel Craig? How about Ferraris, Bugattis or the 1933 Duesenberg that cleaned up at Pebble Beach? I thought so…watch this:  

Mama’s Top 10 From The 2015 LA Auto Show (video)

Mama tours the Los Angeles Auto Show ahead of time to weed out the crap and highlight the awesome to save you some time.  This includes a little something from Porsche, Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Ford, Honda and BMW. Get downtown and check it out! (If I were smarter, I’d get the video to freeze on a pretty face.  This’ll have to do..)