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Old 08-25-09, 07:23 PM
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http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/...fckWAD9A9TKU82

Papa John's founder finds his beloved 1971 Camaro
(AP) 10 hours ago
LOUISVILLE, Ky. The founder of the Papa John's pizza chain has finally reunited with the muscle car he sold years ago to help keep his family's business afloat.

John Schnatter sold the gold-and-black 1971 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 for $2,800 in 1983. The money helped save his father's tavern in Jeffersonville, Ind., and he used the rest to start what would become a worldwide pizza business.

But he still missed his beloved Camaro and spent years searching for it. He created a Web site on the search, held promotional appearances and eventually offered $250,000 to whoever found it.

It turns out he didn't have to leave Kentucky, where the pizza chain is based in Louisville. The car only changed hands twice from the original buyers, ending up with Jeffery Robinson in Flatwoods, about 165 miles to the east.

The original buyers of Schnatter's car heard about the search when he appeared in a TV interview before an NFL game this month. An online search led them to the car blog Jalopnik, which tipped off Papa John's.
Robinson recently delivered the Camaro to Schnatter, earning the $250,000 reward. The original buyers will also get $25,000 for their help tracking it down.

Schnatter told The Associated Press that seeing the car "kind of hit me emotionally." He says it looks very much the same as it did when he sold it in 1983.

In honor of the reunion, Papa John's planned to offer all Camaro owners a free pizza on Wednesday.




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Old 08-25-09, 07:27 PM
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The original buyers sure did a nice thing. They could have offered the Robinson fellow a good sum of money and "earned" the 250K for themselves.
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Old 08-26-09, 09:00 AM
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C'mon pizza founder looking for his long lost Nova and an offer of free pizza!
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Old 08-26-09, 09:20 AM
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Good for him. Camaro owners need all the help they can get.
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Old 08-26-09, 12:08 PM
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Hot deal for the guy with the Camaro.
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Old 08-26-09, 12:49 PM
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Wish this was for Camry owners! lol
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Old 08-26-09, 01:04 PM
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Mopar lovers get nothing once again.
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Old 08-26-09, 02:31 PM
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did they mention the size of the Camaro? i.e. would a Camaro hot wheels count?
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Old 09-03-09, 08:10 AM
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The original buyers sure did a nice thing. They could have offered the Robinson fellow a good sum of money and "earned" the 250K for themselves.
Looks like I spoke too soon. This article seems to indicate those original buyers are mad they didn't get more money. At least that's what the headline indicates, even though the text of the article doesn't provide any quotations to back that claim up.
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