Right after the Second World War, automobile manufacturers rushed to return to car production. All they had to offer were pre-war 1942 models while they prepared their new post-war designs, but buyers were so desperate for new cars they were still glad to get those warmed-over ’42s. One way to dress them up was to offer models with a little more pizzazz and hope this would reflect onto their more prosaic offerings.
Although the pioneering Panhard & Levassor Company of Paris built cars for almost 80 years, the name was hardly known in North America until Panhards were imported for a few years in the 1950s and ‘60s. The first Panhard was introduced in 1891, powered by a centrally located Daimler V-2 engine. It soon settled on what became the conventional automobile layout, with a front engine driving through a central transmission to a rear axle.
The most audacious members of the muscle-car era that the Pontiac LeMans GTO launched in 1964 came near the end of Detroit’s big-engine-in-a-light-car performance orgy. They were Chrysler Corporation’s Dodge Charger Daytona and Plymouth SuperBird. These “wing cars” with rear spoilers towering above the roof looked like they could be taken directly from showroom to stock car track. Indeed, they almost could. Chrysler built just enough of them to satisfy NASCAR that they were “production” 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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".