Motorhead Mama Blog

Freak of the Week: Saab Girl

A few weeks ago, I went to the amazing Motor4Toys car show in Woodland Hills.   Featuring over 5,000 cars and collecting over 50,000 toys for the needy, this a great event for a great cause.  Not exactly the place you expect to see a Saab: But being the greedy, selfish whore that I am, I wasn’t in it for the charity.  Immediately upon arrival, I swiftly tossed my unwrapped...

LA Auto Show: The Good, The Bad, The WTF ’13

One of the best things about the LA Auto Show is that when you get that many people together in this town, things are bound to get freaky.  And that, my friends, is what makes my life worth living. So, from the top.  The Good: The Cadillac Elmiraj..I know. You're thinking, "She said Cadillac?" Hell yes, I did. And if you saw it, you'd be saying...

Drive Bys: Roadside Rock Star

Despite its sunshine & smiling faces, LA can be a tough place to live. Particularly if, like many of us, you came to the City Of Angels with big dreams because (spoiler alert!) they don’t always come true. What happens to these disheartened dreamers?  Well, most simply move to the 909. Others stay in LA to engage in endless plastic surgery or become relentless stage parents. Sometimes, luckily...

Mama’s 10 Car Show Commandments

November in this town means a few things– airports more packed than the Barney’s sample sale, skies clearer than a studio back drop, and roads emptier than a post police chase freeway.  It is also the time of year that Angelinos come together to worship our collective god– the automobile. As the self-appointed high priestess of this radical religion, I feel that it is my divine duty to pronounce the following Commandments for this year’s High...

Freak of the Week: Mr. Unimog

Quick Quiz:  What’s 6,000 pounds, has five wheels and eats H3s for breakfast? Give up? It’s this: The Mercedes Unimog, which, for lack of a better comparison, is the European equivalent of the American Hummer.  (I can smell the hate mail already…) And if you’re a guy named David, a commercial director and Unimog enthusiast, it is also the location of your Thursday office: You see, Dave does...

St. Elon’s Fire

This week, everyone's been really worked up about the handful of Teslas that have caught on fire.  Stocks have plunged. The twitter-verse is all a blaze (yup, that's a pun) with people are worried that this could be the beginning of the end of the fledgling electric car company. But have no fear, Mama's here, your automotive voice of reason.   Tesla's not the first car company to...