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Ford Fiesta ST

Motorhead Mystery: Trading an M3 for a Fiesta ST

So my friend Jesse recently traded his BMW M3 for a Ford Fiesta ST.  This upset me, a lot. Sure, the Fiesta is supposed to be a great car..for the money. I wrote an article about it for Driving Line which made me realize what a little rocket ship it really is. And the BMW is expensive to register, insure and repair.  And the M3...

Your OMG Help Me Mama Father’s Day Gift Guide

It happens every year around this time.  Like clockwork.  Just before Father’s Day, my phone blows up: “Mama! Help! I dunno what to get my dad for Father’s Day!” So instead of a traditional gift guide, let’s imagine what your Father’s Day dialogue with me would look like and what I would recommend.  Here goes nothing: It’s clear that this person is not down for...

Dear Automakers, Dork Driving Is Real!

These days the automotive industry is filled with all kinds of glitz, glamour and big thinking. Autonomous driving! Car sharing! Nurburgring records! It’s all so very..impressive.  But something is missing. Something is wrong and I just couldn’t put my finger on it until today.  I was talking to my friend, Fadra Nally, about the weird cars we miss and it hit me– we are living...

Tom Brady + Aston Martin? My Underpants Say Yes

Today Aston Martin announced that Tom Brady will become its new Brand Ambassador.  And because of this, the Internet exploded.  ‘NFL fans can’t afford that car!’ ‘He’s a cheater!’ ‘A deflator!’ ‘What does he know about cars!’ The Truth About Cars declared it to be “ridiculous”, see post here. Blah, blah, blah. I’m over it, people.  I’ve got one word for you…women. Aston Martin makes...

Freak Of The Week: PCH Cabin Porn

As predicted in my last post (Pray For Rain), our incredible Los Angeles Rain Fest 2017 continues. It was fun for a while, but after the Netflix queue is caught up and you’ve eaten your bodyweight in Pirate Booty, a girl’s gotta get outside! So during a recent gap between deluges, I headed down to the beach to reacquaint myself with salt water when what to my...

Petersen Automotive Museum + Kids + Mama

I recently took 4 kids: 3 boys and one girl to the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.  We were there to answer the following burning questions: *can kids truly be entertained at a museum? *will the partnership between Pixar & the Petersen fly with the little monsters? *is the Petersen’s remodel a hit or miss with the kids? *can Mama handle an entire day...