For Scott McLaughlin, a love of Porsches came early in life. It began when he was seven years old and his dad, an agent in the State Bureau of Narcotics Enforcement, drove up to the house in a shiny, new, red 63 356 SC Porsche. For Scott, although he’d never seen a Porsche before, he felt it was “something unique and special.”The Porsche’s previous owner had been caught in a drug deal.
Often hot rodders fear that their labors of love will not be appreciated by the next generation, that they will merely be assets to be dumped at an auction or estate sale to some stranger for whatever they will bring. Will all their time and efforts, planning and sweating soon be forgotten? Will the baton reach the hand of the next runner in the relay of life or be cast aside as outdated transportation?
It had a 350 cubic inch engine and auto trans. He loved the car. It was a dream car to him, almost perfect. "I always wished it had a 396 (cubic inch engine) and a stick (4-speed trans)," Michael said. He owned the car until 1989. "I had to sell it," he recalled. "My wife and I needed help on the down payment on our first house. My father-in-law said in his Texas drawl, 'I'll help, but you've got to sell that car.' I had to set my priorities.
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".