A while back I did a post about the owner of Papa John’s getting his beloved 71′ Camaro back. Now you can own a diecast of the same car. It’s all part of an ongoing campaign. The diecasts are licensed 1:64 scale models produced by Johnny Lightning. They feature the rare gold and black paint scheme. They even sport a Papa John’s pizza delivery sign on top. Each blister pack is serialized. Very top quality stuff. But what’s even sweeter, part of proceeds go to Toys for Tots. Not to mention a free medium cheese pizza to boot. Not bad for five bucks. Find out more here.
I’ve heard many stories about people selling things they love to better themselves. Not too often do those things come back. But that’s not the case for one lucky Camaro owner, John Schnatter the owner of Papa Johns.
If you’ve ordered Papa Johns in the last few months, you know the story about John selling his beloved 71′ Camaro Z28. The car was sold to help build the now multi-million dollar corporation we know today. John featured the story on the cover of pizza boxes as part of a campaign to help find the car. The initial finder’s fee was $25,000, but was raised to a quarter million to speed the search. Earlier this month the car was found in Flatwoods, KY.
According to an article on Jalopnik.com, John got back more than he bargained for. The current owner, Jeff Robinson had made a few wild modifications. The biggest being a big block engine that makes over 800 horsepower. With additional new wheels/tires plus some other parts, the car completes the quarter mile in under 10 seconds. However Schnatter has plans to restore it back to the street car he remembers. He also has some of the original parts for the car as well. A man with a vision. The monster motor will go back to Jeff Robinson. What a sweet deal for both. Now all is well and ends well. Jeff Robinson is $250,000 richer and Papa Johns Schnatter has his smoke’n Camaro back.