Motorhead Mama Blog

Vantastic!

For too long now, the van has been, well, mini. Or Scooby:         Or Barbie:               But a lot of us grew up with a van that did stuff like this: So, as SUVs get more expensive and more focused on cup holders than rock crawling, the van is emerging as our do-everything alternative.  It all...

What The Plug?

I’ll tell you what’s cooler than living in LA. Living in LA as a six-foot tall, porcelain skinned, even-tempered, former super model who gets invited to car dealerships to test drive cool, new cars.  Well, I’m six feet tall in heels and I recently got an invite to Santa Monica BMW to drive the new fully electric car based on 1-series platform.  My friend at...

Dude, Or Douchebag: Sport Transport

Doesn’t it seem especially cruel, it being the first week of March, for me to show you cars with surfboards, bikes and other outdoor sporting goods, just rubbing in the fact that for us, winter is just a summer with a sweatshirt?  If makes you feel any better, I took most of these shots in late December. So check this out: we Angelinos to get...

In Defense of The Gas Guzzler

Smaller! Lighter! More fuel-efficient! Yay! I’m so sick of fuel-efficient cars, I could barf. I mean, I get it– smog blows, no one wants a hole in the ozone and gas is $5 a gallon. We gotta do something.  But there’s still a side of me that longs for a car with bench seats, 4 ash trays and a body with enough girth to fit...

What Would Mama Do? Top 10 Cars I’d Remake

Fiat 500, Mini Cooper, Challenger, Charger, Beetle even the Mercedes Gullwing was recently dusted off and brought back to cash in on our insatiable automotive nostalgia.  While I’m down with a remake when it’s good (Mini, Challenger), there’s nothing more depressing than remaking a car that was lame in the first place. Rather than rag on them here (cuz you know I wanna), I’m going...