Motorhead Mama Blog

I Saw Our Bright Future In NY! (& It Wasn’t A Tesla)

The other day, another automotive ‘professional’ said to me, “I worry we’re all going to be driving automonous cars in the future and that’ll be the end of cars as we know them (frowny face).”  And, right on cue,  I lost it. I went on a rampage on how in modern times, new drivers have entered the automotive space and that has made it much more...

Rainy Day Retards: Why Angelinos Can’t Drive Wet

Here in LA, our traffic goes from annoying to unbearable the minute anything wet falls from the sky.  People panic, cars crash and any upcoming obligation you have just went from a few hours to a whole day because of one simple thing: Angelinos can’t drive in the rain. Why this phenomenon occurs is a complex, regional issue—compounding the cultural complexities of this diverse ecosystem...

NYIAS 2016: The Top 7 ‘Say What?’ Moments

The New  York International Auto Show is weird in so many ways. First of all, it’s held at the one place in the United States where you really don’t need a car– NYC. That’s kind of like holding a bikini convention in the South Pole, or a porn convention in North Korea– actually scratch that last one, whatever, it’s weird. Second, it’s after Geneva, LA...

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...

Hey Toyota, NY Needs A Freaky Prius 4!

The New York Auto Show is in just over two weeks and I’m ready– ready for a crazy, new Toyota Prius. Toyota has historically been my go-to brand for awesome auto show customizations.  Here are some of my faves: The Spongebob Sienna. Classic. Pop a pink unicorn on any vehicle and you have my immediate attention. Respect & most importantly, employment is what our vets need...

Only In LA: Battle Of The Bad Woody

The other day I was driving around avoiding my parental responsibilities, when I spotted this terrible, awful, fake Woody in a Sprouts parking lot in the valley: Now I’m not saying that covering your Econoline van in an artificial wood wrap is a bad idea.  But I then I walked around to the back: Now I am absolutely saying that wrapping your van in artificial wood...