Motorhead Mama Blog

Freak Of The Week: Plutonium Prius

Oh Prius. I know I tend to pick on you. But, let’s face it, you tend to bring it on yourself.  Like this little number recently spotted by a beloved Mini Motorhead in the valley: At first, you think ‘That’s cool. Green flames? Way to differentiate your Liberal-mobile!’  That’s a tall order in these parts.  But then you get a better look: Oh no!  This...

Dear Alfred, Be My Valentine

Alfa Romeo and I haven’t always been friends.  And we haven’t been lovers for very long. But this Valentine’s Day, if I get my way, we’re gonna park away from the street lights, tilt the seats way back and get to know one another much better. When I was a snot-nosed high school co-ed, my boyf got himself a Spider and I threw my nose in...

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....

Car Slut Confessions: Ford GT Is The Man (& Le Mans too)

Last year, I went to the Detroit Auto Show for the very first time.  You can see the video about it here. At one point, I was invited to a big press conference by Ford.  Ok, I thought, let’s see a new boring mid-sized suv.  I sat there, with the lights low, the blue oval prominently in front of me and as the talking heads finished...

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:    

Freak Of The Week: Wacky Volvo Wagon

Don’t bother straightening your screen people, this wacky Volvo wagon’s more crooked than Congress.  Spotted by a reader here in Topanga Canyon, this 1965-ish Volvo (Amazon) 122s wagon is a doozy! Now, if you’re wondering what’s under this post-apocalyptic masterpiece, this is what this nice, sweet wagon would look like under normal circumstances: (photo & more info on Station Wagon Finder.com) Meanwhile, here in the...