Motorhead Mama Blog

Top 5 Reasons LA Is Better With Latinos

This weekend, I went to my first Quinceanera. Driving home from this insane Mexican rite of passage with a belly full of carne asada and the kind of acid reflux that only a cheap margarita could bring..it made me think: LA Without Latinos is like a margarita without salt or tequila– sticky sweet with no bite.  So for those of you that think Los Angeles is...

Over You: 5 Trends I’m Done With

Here in LA, the car trends move quickly. Just when you’ve gotten used to the matte black Carrera, you get to a stop light & there’s a matte Neon yellow Scion. This is what makes driving here so much fun. But in some circles, the current trend needs an enema. Here’s Mama’s manifesto: Cars & Stripes–sure, racing stripes can be cool. But when it goes...

East Coast State of Mind

I’m not a native Californian.  I’m from “Back East.”  The mere fact that everyone calls it “Back East” (vs “the East Coast” “Massachusetts” or “New York”) is an indication of a pretty well-known phenomenon– no one in Southern California is actually from Southern California.  Most of us came out here to fulfill a dream, pursue a cockamamie scheme or just to live amongst our kind...

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Only In LA: Starter Ride

One of the best categories in LA automobiles is the first car.  Sometimes, it’s mathematical and very simple: Palisades + Recent Grad= Volvo station wagon (with their overpriced East Coast school of choice on the back end) Beverly Hills + learners permit= M3 Malibu + 16th birthday= Escalade (and the keys to the Mammoth house) But it’s the kids with imagination who have created a...

Drivebys: The World’s Happiest Hobo

It’s Monday morning, and I’m on my way to my miserable job. I’m tired, vaguely hungover and horribly under caffeinated.  I glance over to the guy next to me and he’s is equally uninspired, and he’s behind the wheel of a GT3! It’s clear that the Monday blahs are in full effect and there’s no cure in sight… As I get a few car lengths...