Motorhead Mama Blog

Hey Ladies: Car Buying Quiz

I get a lot of questions from readers about what kind of car they should buy.  Green? High Performance?  Economical? Hell, I dunno– mainly because I don't know you.  So I've created this quiz to help us figure you out: Question 1: How Does This Picture Make You Feel? A. I hate to think what it will do to my hair. B. I hate to think of...

Freak Of The Week: The Patriot

In honor of Memorial Day, I'd like to take a minute to salute the men & women whose unbridled patriotism graces our streets, freeways & parking lots. I'll bet you've seen plenty of bumper stickers– American flags, 911 tributes, even those that boast about family in the military — this is fantastic. Super cool. But can any bumper sticker really compete with this guy? I don't...

Holy Mother Of Saab

This Mother's Day, I'm appreciating the Motorhead Mamas in my family and how they made me the woman I am today. You see, I come from a long, proud line of sharp- tongued, red-blooded and lead-footed women. My grandmother once drove her pale pink Aries K up onto the sidewalk, proceeded to flatten a stop sign and immediately instructed us in the backseat to "quit your worrying." (Grandma's weapon of choice, the...

Dude Or Douchebag: False Advertising

One of my favorite douchebag moves is the guy who plasters with their crappy car with various "racing" stickers.  To me, it's pretty much the same as wearing a padded push up bra: it may work as bait, but isn't your catch going to realize pretty quickly that it was only false advertising? Like this one: I don't care how car-illeterate you are, no one is dumb...

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...