Motorhead Mama Blog

Freak Of The Week: Dune Buggy

I'm a big fan of Trader Joe's.  I mean anyone who can make Honey Nut Cheerios cheaper and yummier gets my vote.  I'm sure your Trader Joe's is really great too. But I'm also pretty sure that your Trader Joe's is filled with Volvo station wagons & Honda CRVs.  What's great about LA is, if you're surrounded by boring car scenery, just wait! Because what was once a...

Dear Redbook Auto Awards, Just Shoot Me

Redbook magazine recently released a fascinating piece titled “The Best Cars For Women: Redbook Auto Awards 2013.”  It opens with this promising statement– “Cars are usually judged by men, for men.”  Can’t argue with you there, sister. But 22 words later, I’m ready to stick an ice pick in my forehead– “We care about safety, gas mileage and cost, but let’s be real, we also need a good light for...

Freak of the Week: The Original Freak

Being a freak is tough.  The glares, the stares, the incessant feeling out of place.  But to be a freak in a place that is incredibly normal, is exceptional. I’m glad I got a good look at this guy before he moves to Austin. So to you, crazy art car guy– congratulations, you’re our Freak of the Week!

Only In LA: International House Of Fruitcakes

At some point in the not-so-distant-past, Los Angeles was the most ethnically diverse city on the planet.  Still true? I dunno. I’m not with the Census Bureau smarty pants, I’m a smart-assed blogger. Anyway, this diversity is always apparent on our roadways.  Often the signs are subtle. Sometimes they hit you in the face and make you throw up in your mouth a little, but...

Bumper Stickers: Rear Window Into The Soul

I dunno who said, “Eyes Are The Window Into The Soul.” It was like Jesus, Shakespeare or Leonardo Di Vinci, maybe Leonardo Di Caprio, somebody important.  Anyway, that person was never stuck on La Cienega for 20 minutes waiting for the light to change while some d-bag in a Porsche pouted on his cell phone about blowing out his $500 tire.  Because if he was, he would know what I...

Only In LA: Car Fool Lane

New Yorkers are notorious for being a-holes behind the wheel.  Angelinos are notorious for being a-holes because of their wheels. In fact we have so many terrible cars, that they should have their own lane, parking spaces and support groups, because if being an a-hole isn’t a handicap, I dunno what is. Here are some examples of LA’s biggest Aholes : #1. Aholes Over Personalize Look it’s Simba, or Julie Taymor,...