Motorhead Mama Blog

Dad’s Top 10 Tough Love Driver’s Ed Techniques (video)

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Freak Of The Week: American Idiot

Ok, maybe Idiot is a little harsh. But it certainly isn’t American genius. Let’s set the scene. I’m driving through Westwood, a part of LA that is uncharacteristically city-like, filled with high rises and active sidewalks. Westwood is also the home of UCLA, so the main thoroughfare is packed with professors in jalopies & foreign students in Ferraris. On this day, I saw something really...

Only In LA: How To Ruin A Supercar

If you’re stuck in traffic right now, you’re probably staring at a sea of Accord tail lights while you suffer through your third month of hail. ┬áBut living in LA is just different. When I’m stuck in traffic, it’s on PCH watching dolphins, hot surfers and Lambos. But before you go hatin’ too much, I will alert you that in Los Angeles, for every 10...

Test Drive Tuesday: The Volvo XC90 Is Gonna Conquer Your Carpool

Just to be clear, I can be bought. You want car advice? Buy me a beer. Looking for a place to stay in LA? Take me to a fancy dinner. So when Volvo offered to send me to Spain to drive the new XC90, I said ‘Hell Yeah’! ┬áThe joke is I would’ve driven it anyway, because I’m rooting for Volvo and its pending comeback...

Hooray, Porsche Has A New Targa 4 GTS! Wait, What’s A Targa, Anyway?

Here’s a fun party trick: start at any gathering and head out to the driveway/parking lot, where you’ll inevitably find a bunch of petrolheads, hands deep in their pockets, drooling over somebody’s ride. Then, wait for a lull in the conversation and say something like this, “I love that new Porsche. What is it called, a Targa? Yeah. What’s a Targa anyway?” (twirl your hair,...

Dude or Douchebag: Hammer Time!

This year I went to my very first King Of The Hammers. Chances are, you have no idea what I’m talking about. But that’s ok, Mama’s gonna school you now. King Of The Hammers is the country’s biggest off roading/rock crawling event and it is somethin’. If you’re thinking to yourself, “Wow, that sounds awful. Like a State Fair without deep fried pickles or hotdogs.”...