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Globe Drive columnist Lorraine Sommerfeld. (Deborah Baic/Deborah Baic/The Globe and Mail)
Globe Drive columnist Lorraine Sommerfeld. (Deborah Baic/Deborah Baic/The Globe and Mail)

Lorraine Sommerfeld

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‘I learned long ago it is easier for me to drive an expensive car than for Marion to drive a cheaper one’

Feb 14, 2014

In Pictures: Eleven things that will make driving more enjoyable

The Next Big Things such as the Corvette Z06 tend to hog the media attention at auto shows, while the subtle refinements made by auto makers get pushed from the spotlight. Yet the majority of patrons parading through the auto show halls will be looking for practical to haul their families here and there. Below are some enhancements to vehicles meant to improve the convenience of the ordinary drive. On display at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Jan. 18-26, some are new innovations, while other ideas have been adapted from different models or manufacturers.

Jan 16, 2014

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Lorraine Sommerfeld began writing when she was about to turn 40, because it was cheaper than a red convertible. Her weekly column Drive, She Said, while existing in the automobile section, is a nod to those of us who tend to turn the key rather than pop the hood. Her career in cars has been a seven year whirlwind of driving everything from motorcycles to RVs, Smart cars to Rolls-Royces.

Her weekly column, Motherlode, is a peek at her harrowing life with two sons, two cats, a crumbling house and lot of laughter. She credits her late parents for many of the punch lines, and hopes they don't mind. Winner of an Erma Bombeck Humour Award, Sommerfeld's work has appeared in the Hamilton Spectator, the Toronto Star, several magazines and wherever else someone has stolen it off the Internet. She is a frequent TV and radio guest, and a keynote speaker in a variety of forums that seek her witty repartee. (She wrote that herself)

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