Reports of car culture’s death are greatly exaggerated. For proof, look no further than parks, closed-off downtown streets and recreation centres across Metro Vancouver on weekends throughout the summer as car shows and swap meets draw thousands of participants and spectators. Some come in the sentimental spirit of nostalgia, others to stoke the passions that chrome machines inflame, while others just to see some cool cars and maybe do a little Lotto Max dreaming.
“I believe that some people are born into the wrong time,” says Doug Blamey. “And I was born too late.”How late? Probably a half-century, the 64-year old figures. The longtime Maple Ridge resident — he’s owned his Dewdney Trunk Road corner lot house for four decades – has been many things during his well-lived life: husband to Bernice, father to five kids, CP Rail worker, movie extra.
There’s sweet irony in the fact that despite Pixar’s cutting-edge, computer-generated animation, the studio’s beloved characters are first born from a few simple pencil lines on a sketchpad. And creating the new ‘car-acters’ for Cars 3 was no exception, only this time the Pixar artists were joined by a design legend from the real world of cars.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".