Red List Series #2 with Jesse Iwuji at Famoso Raceway – Video

The Red List Series #2: 1320 Nights – At Famoso Raceway in Bakersfield, CA on 22Aug2015 where street, airstrip, and drag racers compete for the trophy and cash prize. Hosted by Jesse Iwuji, Founder and Director of The Red List Group. Next race The Red List Series #3 is on 12DEC15. Who’s in? For more info:  http://www.facebook.com/TheRedListGroup Winners: 1. John Harris/74 ’63 Dodge 330...[Read More]

Lincoln Continental Concept With First Class 30-way Seats and Massage

According to my MileIQ app on my iPhone, as of today (August 28) I have driven 2,156 miles this month! I drive from Orange County to Los Angeles, a LOT. Our 13-year old daughter Marissa loves acting and has auditions in Burbank, Hollywood, Santa Monica, Glendale and many other far away places. All that driving I do takes a toll on my spine, shoulders and neck. I’m so wiped out after a long d...[Read More]

Event: Russo and Steel Collector Automobile Auction Date: It’s happening this weekend June 5-7 (Preview opens at 9am, Auction begins at 11am) Where: Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort,  1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach, California 92660 Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auction returns to Newport Beach to host their second event in their 15th Anniversary auction series. This is their thir...[Read More]

2014 OC Auto Show

  EVENT: OC Auto Show 2014 WHEN: Oct. 4, 2014 WHAT: Being OC locals, we had to check out the OC Auto Show, produced by Motor Trend! It was held at the Anaheim Convention Center. Over 500 cars were available for viewing as well as test drives from Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, FIAT, Ford, GMC, Jeep, Kia, Lexus, Mazda, Ram, Scion, Toyota and Volkswagen. It was a family friendly e...[Read More]

2011 Cadillac CTS-4 3.6 2-Door Coupe Video Interview

  2011 Cadillac CTS-4 3.6 2-Door Coupe Video Interview WHO: Jim W., husband & dad of 2 girls ages 12 and 6, Internet Marketing Executive from Orange County, California FAVORITE ROAD TRIP: Surf trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico (drove from Orange County) FAVORITE DRIVING SONG: Red Barchetta by Rush LAST BOOK READ: Maximize Your Social: A One-Stop Guide to Building a Social Media Strategy for ...[Read More]

2014 Mazda CX-5 Video Interview

  2014 Mazda CX-5 Video Interview with Melina, wife and mom of 2 kids WHO:  Melina, Wife and Mom of 2 kids ages 6 and   from Orange County, California FAVORITE ROAD TRIP:  OC to San Francisco along the Coast FAVORITE DRIVING SONG:  Breakdown, & Upside Down by Jack Johnson LAST BOOK READ:  The Magic of Thinking Big by David Schwartz FAVORITE PASTIME:  Traveling to Italy for one month DREAM...[Read More]

Ford Econoline

2014 Ford Econoline E-350 Van Review – by MaryAnne Wendt Our 8-seater SUV just didn’t have enough room to provide transpiration to our daughter Marissa’s 12th birthday party at the beach. What was our solution? Rent a 12-passenger van! This way, we were able to load up all of Marissa’s friends into one vehicle into our very own party bus! The journey was almost as much fun ...[Read More]


  2014 Mitsubishi Mirage ES Review Mitsubishi packs some nice modern features in the 2014 Mitsubishi ES like bluetooth, USB, steering wheel controls and cruise control. The fold down seats and hatchback design allows lots of room. This is Mitsubishi’s smallest and most affordable model starting at just under $13K. But who says you can’t have fun on a budget? Mitsubishi offers some...[Read More]


Cam-Am Spyder with Danica Patrick EVENT: Long Beach International Motorcycle Show WHEN: December 6, 2013 WHAT: MaryAnne’s #FirstTime with Danica Patrick… and with a Can-Am Spyder 3-Wheel Motorcycle. MaryAnne Wendt from Why This Ride experienced two firsts at the Long Beach International Motorcycle Event in December, 2013. She got her first interview with Danica Patrick and also experie...[Read More]


  Pagani Huayra Spotted – by MaryAnne Wendt Pagani Huayra spotted! Our jaws dropped at the Irvine Spectrum in June 2013. Why is this car so special? It’s a million + dollar Italian supercar! Yes, that’s right. $1.3 million dollars to own this bad boy. Truly a once in a lifetime moment to see a Huayra in person. It’s the only Huayra in the U.S. right now. We noticed a temporary permit in...[Read More]

2013 Nissan Sentra SR

2013 Nissan Sentra SR Review – by MaryAnne Wendt I have many fond memories of my blue 1993 Nissan Sentra SE-R. It was my first brand new car that I bought it while working in the mortgage industry at my first desk job.  Making the Top 10 Best Cars list by Car & Driver, I was quite proud for owning such a great vehicle. For a little four banger, it sure had some spring in its step. I woul...[Read More]

2013 Toyota Venza

  2013 Toyota Venza Review – by MaryAnne Wendt It was the perfect day to drive to Temecula with my husband and three friends in the 2013 Toyota Venza. This roomy five-passenger wagon surprised me with its smooth ride, sporty details and high tech features. Our test model was the XLE with a V6 3.5 liter engine. I enjoyed the 6-speed automatic with sequential shift mode.  Click to the lef...[Read More]