Samuel Spencer

Sam is currently a fourth year Journalism major at the University of Cincinnati. He has been a lot technician at a Ford dealership since 2007, where he has logged hours behind the wheel of a wide assortment of cars. He is a particular fan of British cars, but doesn't mind a bit of American muscle when it is done right. He currently drives a Miata, which he got after serving time in a horrid old Geo Prizm. When his life isn't completely consumed by the automotive world, he likes to spend his time doing photography and playing music.


Gran Turismo 5 Is Really Happening!

Gran Turismo 5 Is Really Happening!

For us college-aged people, Gran Turismo is a household name. I remember seeing the slightly pixellated version on screen at a local Best Buy when I was a kid, and I was absolutely thrilled to have a go behind the wheel of a '63 Corvette for a few minutes. That is the beauty of driving simulators...

November 21, 2010
2005 Ford Explorer 4-door 114" WB 4.0L XLT Front Exterior View

The Three Most Annoying Car "Bongs"

No, I don't mean that kind of bong. What I mean is all the irritating dings, bings, buzzes and other sounds your car makes to alert you about something really obvious. These... read more November 9, 2010

Soviet-era ekranoplan

Amsterdam, Chatroulette, and Three-Wheelers

Chatroulette can be a wonderful thing. If you aren't of college age, you might not be familiar with this Internet phenomenon. It is a website that randomly connects users... read more November 3, 2010

2011 Nissan Juke

College Car Preview: The 2011 Nissan Juke, Explained

I caught a glimpse of the 2011 Nissan Juke for the very first time last weekend. Finally I could see what the thing looked like in real life, because sometimes a computer... read more October 29, 2010

2011 Nissan Leaf prototype

Batteries, 8-Track Tapes, and the 2011 Nissan Leaf

I have a younger sibling who doesn't know a world without the Internet. Isn't that unbelievable? Technology is accelerating at such a blinding rate these days that ten years... read more October 28, 2010

preview - America's Worst Drivers

Driver's Ed: Is It Enough?

Sixteen, what a great age. An age where you perceive everyone older than you to be completely oblivious to life. An age where anything is possible. An age where you can... read more October 26, 2010

2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI

How To Get Your College Car Ready for Winter

The leaves have changed their colors and are beginning to litter lawns and streets across the Midwest. While it is pretty and relaxing, soon it is going to be cold and... read more October 26, 2010


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