This week finds me squiring around the brood in a Volvo V90 CC. The CC bit is for “Cross-Country,” which is automaker shorthand for “raise the ride height and add some plastic cladding on the wheel arches people seem to like it I don’t know why don’t ask me any more questions I love profit!” Modern Volvos are all pretty handsome beasts, squared off with chiseled good lucks as if sired by Thor. Even so, the amount of attention the V90 seems to be getting had me scratching my head.
On screen, Sammy Hagar throws his Ferrari Berlinetta Boxer 512 into a howling skid and comes spinning to a stop in the video for I Can't Drive 55. His personal mechanic comes walking up for a cameo. “It's so smooth into the curves,” Hagar says. “What'd you do, Claudio?” Claudio Zampolli grins back at Hagar. It is 1984, and Zamolli is well-known among the Beverly Hills elite as a sort of horse whisperer for fine Italian automobiles.
Combine them and you have this box-flared, turbocharged, squared-off wedge of 1980s excellence. Officially, this is a coupe version of the Audi 80, but everyone knows it as the UrQuattro. It changed the world. In modern times, and especially in the Canadian market, no luxury brand would dream of doing without an all-wheel-drive system. BMW has its xDrive, Mercedes-Benz has its 4Matic and Porsche moves plenty of 911s that drive all four wheels.
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".