Motorhead Mama Blog

Vanderhall Venice

How To Impress A Cute Blond: Vanderhall Venice

It’s pretty easy: just take 1 Cute Blonde and add 1 part Vanderhall Venice. Because if your date is anything like my girl Freya, she’ll be yours forever. To be honest, I’m not that into three wheelers. I’m not a fan of the Polaris Slingshot (see my Driving Line flog here) and although I always enjoyed watching Mr. Bean tip a Reliant Robin, I never...

A Few Revolting Reasons Why Rear Seat Reminder Rocks

I recently drove the 2017 GMC Acadia Denali during my trip to Heels and Wheels in Portland. For me, one of its most outstanding features was the industry first Rear Seat Reminder.  This technology helps remind the driver to look in the rear seat before exiting the vehicle. If that sounds silly to you, consider the following: If not already abundantly clear, I am not...

Grand Cherokee SRT Jeep

Is My Daughter Really SRT Worthy?

Daughters. (epic eye roll) You want them to have everything so they’re safe, happy and well cared for. Yet, you want them to have nothing so they’re grounded, confident and independent. My older daughter is getting really close to driving age and won’t shut up about how she wants a Jeep. So, like any good Motorhead Mama, I figured there was only one thing to...

Your OMG Help Me Mama Father’s Day Gift Guide

It happens every year around this time.  Like clockwork.  Just before Father’s Day, my phone blows up: “Mama! Help! I dunno what to get my dad for Father’s Day!” So instead of a traditional gift guide, let’s imagine what your Father’s Day dialogue with me would look like and what I would recommend.  Here goes nothing: It’s clear that this person is not down for...

Dear Automakers, Dork Driving Is Real!

These days the automotive industry is filled with all kinds of glitz, glamour and big thinking. Autonomous driving! Car sharing! Nurburgring records! It’s all so very..impressive.  But something is missing. Something is wrong and I just couldn’t put my finger on it until today.  I was talking to my friend, Fadra Nally, about the weird cars we miss and it hit me– we are living...

Kia Niro

First Date Review: Kia Niro Hybrid @ Heels N Wheels

I’d been warned. I’d been tempted. I’d been stubborn. And apparently, I had been wrong. I’ve got a pile of friends/colleagues who are big Kia fans. I was always like yeah, yeah, sure, good for you.  I saw the numbers, I saw the reviews, I saw the Soul drivers multiply like gnats in springtime. But I’m a “performance girl” I told myself, Kia and I...