Motorhead Mama Blog

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...

Only In LA: Gas Stations

In the rest of the country, the gas station is just another necessary eye sore. But here in LA, like everything else, the gas station is different.  First of all, it’s not optional–everybody’s filling up..all of the time. Second, (besides yoga class and AA meetings) it’s one of the few place we actually interact– or at least check it each other out.  Lastly, because we...

The Law of El Camino Attraction

Out here in La La Land, we believe in some crazy sh*t.  Like karma, aura and wheatgrass. In the past few years, "The Law of Attraction" has been all the rage.  Now, I'm not here to tell you if that "putting it out there" works or whether or not you should go buy "The Secret." I'm just gonna say this, exactly a week after I...

How You Doin’, El Camino?

It’s happened to all of us.  Somewhere random, like a grocery store, restaurant or gym, you get confronted by someone– someone mysteriously attractive– claiming that they know you from high school. “It’s me, Danny! From the computer lab?” and you think to yourself ‘no way!’ that dude was such a dork in high school!  How did he turn into… a hottie? How did I miss...

Supercar Sunday

It's an American institution!  Madonna's gonna be there! There's a zip line! However much the hype, I just can't get into Superbowl Sunday.  I'll tell you what I CAN get into– SuperCAR Sunday. This fantastic thing happens every Sunday, in the Macy's parking lot in Woodland Hills. Sure it sounds completely unsexy, but unlike a lot of the other So Cal automotive gatherings (Mini dudes in...