'We can almost always tell when you're trying to hide something'
Nov 29, 2013
Lorraine Sommerfeld's fond farewell to her neighbourhood Mr. Fix-it, Geoff Penney
Nov 21, 2013
Companies charge a premium for properly equipped rides
Nov 06, 2013
Excellent fuel efficiency is attainable without having to hypermile like a demon
Oct 30, 2013
Interpreting the language of an old-school father
Oct 23, 2013
Motorists who create near-misses should be required to do their penance
Oct 16, 2013
No matter how you slice it, consumers always fork out in the end
Oct 09, 2013
A little understanding goes a long way
Oct 02, 2013
In praise of original owners who keeps their old cars running no matter what
Sep 26, 2013
This is no time to relax
Sep 19, 2013
Lorraine Sommerfeld began writing when she was about to turn 40, because it was cheaper than a red convertible.
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)