Motorhead Mama Blog

Freak Of The Week: Mind-Bending Mini Van

The other day, I had a meeting in Long Beach with a few fellow Driving Line contributors.  After our caffeine-fueled, car-loving congregation, we all split up and starting walking to our respective rides. One dude said his goodbyes and started walking nonchalantly towards this: What the huh? Many in this group know that I am a purveyor of all things four-wheeled & freaky, so I was astonished...

Tuesday Test Drive: Nissan To The Max!

The 2016 Nissan Maxima.  You’re wondering why you should care. You’re a metropolitan NY/SF/LA/Chicago car snob who feels like driving a Nissan isn’t your style. You’re into performance, luxury and technology.  Not Japanese cars and certainly not the kind you find at Hertz.  I feel you. But what if I told you that the new Nissan Maxima beat both the BMW 328i, the Acura TLX and..wait...

Drive Bys: Street Signs Are My Prozac

I had a rough week, people. I’m not gonna lie.  I know it all looks easy: the brilliant writing career, supermodel looks, mad driving skills & amazingly supportive, check writing readers, but sometimes even I get down. And this week, I did.  But then I saw this: And I lit up.  Apparently I was only two letters and a roll of yellow duct tape away...

24 Bitches + 4200 Horsepower: What Could Go Wrong?

I’m feeling kinda fancy today because I just got back from an all-female event where I got to drive 14 cars in 2 days and be in the company of some of the best auto writers in the country.  Clearly they didn’t vet me well enough before they sent the invite, but whatever, I’ll take it. It was Heels & Wheels 2015 and it was...

Freak Of The Week: Viva Zapata!

A few months ago, they had to install concrete pillars in front of my local Trader Joe’s after a senior citizen put it in D instead of R and plowed straight through the floral section.  Because of that, I’m often on high alert when passing the handicapped zone. Gotta watch those naughty seniors!  But today, I pulled in and saw this:   A VW Squareback...

Tuesday Test Drive: VW Golf TDI

Sometimes I can’t help but wonder if I could join the ranks of those groovy, European moms that joyfully stuff their stuff and their kids into a sexy little manual diesel hatchback like the VW Golf.  So I did what any smart, vaguely desperate woman would do, I called VW and begged for a test drive.  Here are the highlights: Oh snap, sorry! Those are...