Van Williams is the first to admit that he was never much of a “car guy” growing up. “My stepbrother John (Bush) has always loved cars. I was always a sports junkie,” he explains. “Give me a basketball or a baseball and a court or a field, and I was there.” But during his undergraduate days at Wichita State University, he spotted something that caught his eye.
Custom cars, hot rods and great big airplanes – what more could you want on a perfect Saturday afternoon at the Kansas Aviation Museum, the site of the annual Starliner Car Show? The really big planes, like the B-52 and B-47 bombers, even provided some welcome shade as the afternoon unfolded last Saturday. The tarmac south of the old municipal airport building was virtually covered with cool rides, including some out-of-state cars that some participants and spectators hadn’t seen before.
At the tender age of nine, David Larson had already developed an eye for cool cars. There was one in particular that fascinated him, a jet black 1962 Corvette. “It belonged to a good friend of our neighbors in Elgin, Ill.,” he recalled. He would sit on a low retaining wall and wait for the Corvette to show up. But there was a small problem. “My father was a Ford man. He worked as a Ford mechanic and the only thing he drove was Fords.” And the Corvette was a Chevrolet.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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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)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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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".