Motorhead Mama Blog

Car Slut Confessions: Mini Me

About 11 years ago, right after I heard BMW was going to bring the British classic back to life, I bought myself a Mini Cooper S.  And right away, we were inseparable.  The gas mileage was insane, the handling was super tight and the stick shift incredibly responsive.  I even upgraded & got myself the convertible shortly afterwards– the roof retracted 1/2 way for a sun roof,...

Dude Or Douchebag: Parking Jobs

Let's face it parking is complicated.  In fact, like other jobs that women have worked hard to master to please men, parking is hard and takes a lot of practice.  In fact in my own sweet-ass, luxury SUV that I can't afford, I'm spoiled– there is beeping, flashing red lights, a back up camera, even another camera that gives me a overhead snapshot of my parking perspective...

Freak Of The Week: Tinker Charger

I dunno about you, but I find it incredibly disturbing when grown ups use Disney/cartoon characters as role models. Whether it's a Hello Kitty license plate holder or businessman with the Mickey Mouse watch, I just think it's weird. Don't get me started about the bomber jackets embroidered with Wile E Coyote! Then I saw this Charger rolling through Topanga Canyon: And I wondered: is this an ironic play on...

Come To Jesus: Top 5 Popemobile Alternatives

Last week, Pope Francis took possession of the illustrious 2013 Popemobile.  Manufactured in by Mercedes Benz in Alabama (a whole 'nother type of blasphemy) , this vehicle has the unique distinction of being the ugliest Popemobile ever:   And believe me, people, the competition was tough.  Shortly afterwards, the Pope released a statement urging his disciples to drive "humble" cars (yawn).  He also professed "it hurts me when I see a priest or a nun with the...

To All The Cars I’ve Loved Before: Caddie Cruisin’

Today, in honor of Independence Day, I'm remembering the time I first discovered the great American past time of cruising and the car that made it possible.  That car was a '68 Cadillac De Ville Convertible. (actual car not shown) The car was white, the interior was red and the ride was magical.  Not only was it a convertible, with the trunk space for all the Barbies I could...

Drive Bys: What Is Street Art?

LA is full of dynamic, museum-quality, first-rate street art. We've got some Shepard Fairy floating around–  that's fantastic.  Banksy's been here, or so I'm told.  That's great if you're into that kind of stuff.  I think that's beautiful. But you know what is equally beautiful? This: Because while art is important, making me laugh at an intersection is equally valuable.  Especially because I've thought of those lyrics a million...