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Author's Note: 10 Cars to Watch in 2014

Being a freelance writer isn't all hooded sweatshirts in the home office I share with the dog and too many cups of coffee -- as fantastic as that sounds. It's also jetting off to the Los Angeles International Auto Show just as the wintry weather settles over that home office. I get a jolt of sunshine and two days of new car smell. I walk the floor of the convention center with a camera in my hand and my laptop in my backpack, taking pictures of all the concept cars while climbing into every production car that isn't locked. If I'm lucky, manufacturers will reward my patience for listening to their presentations (which happen every half hour all day long) with yummy snacks. If I'm very lucky, and the manufacturer had a good year, they send around trays of champagne-filled flutes. And if I'm very, very lucky, there are some gorgeous cars to photograph, some innovative technologies to report on and at least one presenter who can tell a joke without a teleprompter. Actually, I'm not sure that last one has ever happened. Fingers crossed for 2014!

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