Motorhead Mama Blog

Ain’t No Parade Like A Topanga Parade

‘Cuz a Topanga Parade smells like weed.  This year’s celebration was one for the ages. Sixteen years ago, my husband and I decided that people suck, so we should make our own.  When deciding where to raise them, we figured, ‘Hippies are Better than Yuppies’ so we landed in Topanga Canyon. We weren’t interested in a community, new friends or even a backyard crop of ganja.  But we...

Mama’s Movietime: Ford’s Le Mans Movies Rock

Until 2 years ago, I really couldn’t care less about the 24 Hours of Le Mans race.  I’m more of a Pebble Beach Concours de LeMons kind of girl, (see my coverage for Car Talk here). But a whole day of endurance racing in France? Who cares! Then Ford came along and rereleased one of my favorite all time super cars, the GT. In the process...

Dear Volvo, Talk Dirty To Me..

A heartfelt, vaguely pornographic love letter to the world’s leading luxury family car manufacturer probably wasn’t top of your “to read” list today, but for me, it is vital to write. Lemme tell you why. Volvo may have just nailed it again.  Just over a year ago, while I was whining about how they’ve lost their edge, their design sensibility and their enthusiasm for all...

Girl, What Chu Drivin? Range Rover Sport HSE TD6

Once again, me and my pal Melanie Batenchuk team up to review the new Range Rover Sport HSE TD6.  This, my friends, is the diesel SUV we’ve all been waiting for.  Think about it, all smart trucks are what? Diesel. And an SUV is really a..yeah, you got it. But in all of this time, the ultimate luxury SUV has never been available in a...

LA’s Hottest New Valet Line (& It’s In The Valley!)

The San Fernando Valley is, as my husband so eloquently describes it, ‘The asshole of LA.’  Only a few people really like to go there, it sure ain’t pretty and, you guessed it, it smells like ass.  However, thanks to Los Angeles’ housing crisis, places like The Valley are newly appealing– the swamp of Playa Vista is now a Millennial Playground, the formerly heroin-infested Downtown...

7 Deadly Car Show Sins (Video)

People behave pretty badly at car shows.  We’re exhausted, we’re hungover, we’re under a lot of pressure to do our jobs and do them well.  The bad news is, people can be pretty awful. The good news is, I got a lot of it on video. Oh and, who are we kidding, I’m no angel. I do terrible, awful, no-good, very bad things.. one could...