Motorhead Mama Blog

Dear Cadillac, Welcome Back! Mama’s Been Waiting…

You know that guy you had a crush on in high school? And then you see him 10 years later at reunion and he's fat, bald & tragic? Then, a few years later, you hear he's made it big with a dot com and is super hot? Yeah, well, that's pretty much Cadillac's story. Although scoring with a start up is incredibly different than a government bail out, but whatever. Fact...

10 Reasons To Love Supercar Sunday

Here in LA, your extraordinary is our ordinary.  Palm trees & 80 degrees in January may equal vacation to you, but to us, it's winter. A celebrity sighting may completely spin you out, but to us she's just another skinny bitch with Botox.  But this doesn't mean we're jaded (NY has that down), it's just that LA seems to democratize the things that other places hold sacred. Nowhere else is this more evident than...

Freak Of The Week: Purple Reign

You know you've found you're freak of the week when your 76 year old mother says, "Did you see that car?"  I almost replied, "Have you noticed any cars since 1986, Mom?"  But I refrained.  Point is, last Saturday, at the Calabasas Commons, this Econoline Pickup stuck out like George W Jr at a Mensa meeting.  Even Mom noticed: If you're not familiar with Calabasas, perhaps...

Car Slut Confessions: H1 Virus

A friend of mine recently sent me an email proposing that we test drive a Hyundai. Now, Mama's a busy lady and tooling around in a Hyundai isn't exactly at the top of weekend wish list. However, this friend is from the CA Fuel Cell Partnership & this Hyundai is the 2015 F-Cell Tucson. So, like any good car slut, I obliged.  But first I needed to drive to the valley,...

Only In LA: The Epic Hamborghini Food Truck

The great thing about writing a car blog in LA is, you’re always just 3 or 4 streets away from inspiration.  This is precisely what happened to my writer’s blocked ass when, a traffic light from my local Lambo dealership (this is LA, we’ve got a couple), I was visited by the God herself in the form of a food truck: What is that? Is it a bird? A plane? No it’s Hamborghini.  And it’s...

Mama’s Holiday Playlist 2013

Ah, the holidays.  Time to slap on the snow tires and road trip over to the grumpy relatives place to eat, fart and repeat for 3 days straight. But before that magic begins, the holiday errands have got to be done. And, in this town, that means a sleigh load of driving.   As I drive endlessly around my beautiful city, I'm inspired by these Only In LA holiday classics: First, near Calabasas, I...