Tagged: cars

5 Cars Freya Is Into & Why You Should Care

This is Freya, my 10 year old daughter: I know what you’re thinking 1) OMG, she’s adorable. Thanks, I know.. 2) This seems like nepotism. You betcha! It’s a great American past time;  I’m just being patriotic. & 3) This doesn’t seem relevant. Not what you expect from a first class automotive journalist like myself.  (insert laugh track)  But listen people, this young lady is our future....

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7 Cars That Can’t Date My Daughter

I pity the fool that’s gonna try to date My Daughter.  Not because I’m a prude, over protective, will tend to stalk him or put a chip in his ear or anything (that’s my husband’s job), but because as a Motorhead Mama I’ve got some wacky car criteria.  First, that dumb ass better be a killer driver.  No stick? Dump.  No track experience? Eject. No...

Best Reader Photos Of 2016 (slideshow)

Nothing makes me happier than people sending me their car photos.  Especially because most come from the people who say they’re “not a car person.”  Okey dokey… This year, the photos came from all over the country and over the world– Italy, Australia, England & Japan, among others.  I also noticed more and more kids sending me photos from their smart phones, which I consider...

5 Cool Car Things To Do With LA Kids

School’s out, for..winter?  Yeah, as all LA Unified parents are deftly aware, LA Kids will be on the loose in our fair city for 3 chaos filled weeks beginning today!  I can hear the Merlot pouring from here. But don’t panic people, Mama’s got 5 amazeballs solutions to keep your little people outta your hair and away from their iPads. Caution: they may even learn...

Only In LA: The Real Driveways Of Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills. BH. 90210. However you know it, it’s a hell of a town.  These days, instead of being packed with celebrities and paparazzi, Beverly Hills is mainly tourists and wealthy retirees.   Angelinos of the less geriatric and more resident variety only  head to the Hills for one of the following circumstances: a) if we need to go to the doctor for legit reasons (most...

Tuesday Test Drive: Jetta 1.8T SEL

18 years ago, I arrived in Los Angeles driving a Volkswagen Jetta GL.  I drove it across the country with the essentials– all of my bathing suits, every cd I owned and a change of underwear.  I drove from NYC to LA in 2 weeks and had an absolute blast.  I loved that car until my boyfriend totalled it on the way to pick up my...