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Papa John Reunited With Muscle Car

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Papa John

Papa John’s founder John Schnatter was reunited with the muscle car he sold three decades ago for a future in the pizza business. After a nationwide search for the 1971 Z28 Chevrolet Camaro, Schnatter said that he found it in Kentucky.

Jeff Robinson, a resident of Flatwoods, Ky., bought the car a few years ago and agreed to return it to Schnatter who rewarded him with a $250,000 prize.

Schnatter said seeing the car “kind of hit me emotionally” and that it looks very much the same as it did when he sold it in 1983.

The car was sold by Schnatter to help rescue his father’s bar in Jeffersonville, Ind. Schnatter would later begin selling pizzas there.

The best part –

To celebrate the event, the Papa John’s pizza chain is offering a free large, one-topping pizza to Chevrolet Camaro owners on Wednesday.

Written by Lord Crimson

August 25, 2009 at 2:02 pm

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  1. Since I am a car guy I find the ’69 Camaro far superior to the ’71, but I am happy for Papa Schnatter. So much so I will drive my ’69 Camaro to the closest Papa John’s and enjoy one of his fine pizzas.

    Thanks PJ. You are the man!

    Car Guy

    August 25, 2009 at 10:22 pm

  2. The ’69 Camaro is/was a nice machine and I congratulate you for owning one. OK, I’ll say it – I’m jealous. The new Camaros “kind of” have adopted that body style so it is still possible for the rest of us to grab a slice of the past.

    The pizza ain’t bad either.

    Lord Crimson

    August 27, 2009 at 1:08 pm


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