Motorhead Mama Blog

Freak Of The Week: Karma Chameleon

Here in LA, it takes a lot of somethin’ to get people to stop what they’re doing and take notice of a car.  We’re all so numbed by the endless parade of $300k supercars, Bentleys with private drivers and matte black G-wagons that to get a group of non-tourists to stop what they’re doing on a Wednesday afternoon & gape at a particular ride, well you know that...

Bumper Stickers: Know Thyself

I’m fascinated by the Bumper Stickers people plaster on their automobiles. Like the pot leaf? Dancing bears? Maybe those aren’t exactly the smartest choice unless you want Johnnie Law all up in your glove box. I’m just sayin.. Sometimes a bumper sticker can show incredible self-awareness: I mean, bad parking sucks, but at least this guy warned you. There should probably be about 3 million more people...

Alt Car Expo: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

**This is a repost of my original 9/22 post. Hey Hacker: I'm sending you my Botox bill, so suck it!** Sometimes it's nice to go to a big, splashy car show– Frankfurt! Los Angeles! Pebble Beach! And sometimes it's nice to go to the Santa Monica Civic. You see, the Santa Monica Civic Center is the Dodge Astro Van of venues.  Usually filled with scrappy, bickering families, it is a...

Freak Of The Week: Guerrilla Marketing Man

Mama loves me some guerilla marketing.  Especially when it's on wheels.  Whether it's Angeline with her unmistakable pink Corvette, or the freaks that wrap their cars like a billboard– there's no better way to get your message out there than to plaster it on a vehicle and drive past a few thousand people. That's something we know and embrace here in LA.  But this week's freak comes to...

Mama’s Poll: Alt Cars

In honor of this weekend's Alt Car Expo, I think it's time we pick a winner. That is, our favorite, fictional non-traditional vehicle.  Will it be Fred & Barney? The Plutonium Charged DeLorean DMC-12? Caractacus Potts' Truly Scrumptous ride? Or will Han Solo & Michael Knight reign supreme?  I'd insert a photo but I think we all know the neither The Hoff nor George Lucas...

Dude, Or Douchebag: Paint Job

It seems that plenty of people are painting their cars these days in lieu of buying a new one.  Great idea.  And for yours truly, it is a gold mine of material– for there’s no quicker way to ruin a decent car than with a Bad Paint Job. Exhibit A: Granted, in this case, I may be using the term “decent car” rather recklessly, but not as...