Motorhead Mama Blog

VW, VW wherefore art thou? VW…

I’ve been thinking a lot about VWs lately. How’s that, you ask, dear reader? First of all, on my commute through Topanga Canyon every day, I see this nutjob (and I mean that lovingly, most of my favorite family members are nutjobs): Yeah, this guy’s got a Thing, a Pickup van, a Kombi bus and a Beetle, all lined up on the side of the...

Only In LA (a new MM series)

In addition to the ever-popular Dude, Or Douchebag series, MM is adding Only In LA– a series dedicated to the wonky stuff that only happens here in the land of fruit, nuts and billionaires. Here to kick us off is a real doozy. So I’m headed to my friend’s store in West Hollywood (buy some ad space, biatch and then maybe I’ll mention your store...

10 Commandments of LA Driving

Welcome to Los Angeles! Now throw away all the rules you came with– this is the Wild West.  “But I drive in Manhattan!”  is the inevitable retort.  Congratulations Mr. Big Apple, we don’t give a flying carpet. Here’s what you need to know: 10. Cabs don’t rule.  NY is great and all, but you guys have the luxury of being fearlessly carted around in yellow...

Dude Or Douchebag, Matte Black Edition

Full disclosure– I’m a HUGE matte black fan.  I like a mean car, a growler, a real BAD machine (“not bad meaning bad but bad meaning good”– thank you, Rev. Run).  And with matte black, a mean car just looks meaner.  Case in point, the Lamborghini Aventador (this could be Nera edition, I can’t tell it was going too fast!) Even the sometimes anemic Z4...

“You Are What You Drive” (Bite Me!)

I think it’s funny that when I head to other cities, people always say to me “Yeah, LA, you are what you drive, right?”  And they say it in this bitchy, condescending way. Pisses me right off. To you, I say, bite me!  If I am what I drive then I’m 4,550 lbs of steel, carbon fiber, leather and chrome– then bring it on. Did...

Nissan: the Rodney Dangerfield of car companies

I’m a car snob. There– you happy? I am.  But I still have to give it up to Nissan. Not only are they they guys that went from this: the stunningly terrible Sentra. To this: , and even they just won Car Of The Year with the Leaf (which is too ugly to show). Kan Pai! So why don’t they get any respect? For God’s...