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(Atlanta Journal Constitution)   If you own the 1972 Z28 Camaro that Papa John's founder sold in 1983 to start his pizza biz, he wants to buy it back for $25,000   (ajc.com) divider line 82
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2009-06-01 01:14:31 AM
Although DMV records were probably shiat back then, I'm sure he could do some pretty simple research to see what the VIN was on the title and who the title was transferred to. Then he could figure out the name it's in now.

Seems like a publicity stunt to me.
 
2009-06-01 01:16:59 AM
If I had the car I would ask for a franchise in an area of my choosing.
 
2009-06-01 01:23:50 AM
We've got a Papa John's in my town in central New Jersey. The "pizza" there tastes like doughy bread with processed "cheese food" and ketchup on it, and a great portion of their past delivery drivers loved driving like assholes with underbody neon kits on their used beaters.
 
2009-06-01 02:12:48 AM
$25k for a vehicle like that?

I'd say there's at least one zero missing at the end.
 
2009-06-01 02:15:29 AM
SpeshilEdjukashin: The "pizza" there tastes like doughy bread with processed "cheese food" and ketchup on it

Ugh, THIS... Papa John's is not pizza. It's an abortion on toast, with sugar added.
 
2009-06-01 02:30:10 AM
I'd be willing to bet that the original car is in a landfill somewhere. Several landfills, most likely ;)
 
2009-06-01 02:34:32 AM
AntiNorm: I'd say there's at least one zero missing at the end.

He's not offering 25K for the car; He's offering 25K to whomever finds it for him.

For all he knows the car ended up at a wrecking yard, as a parts car, or red-neck engineered onto the chassis from a Ford Ranger.
 
2009-06-01 02:40:06 AM
As we all know, pizza delivery cars are known for their durability and longevity.
 
2009-06-01 02:44:33 AM
beferny: Seems like a publicity stunt to me.

ftfa:
Of course, the search doubles as a publicity stunt highlighting Papa John's 25th anniversary.
funny how that works
 
2009-06-01 02:49:10 AM
SpeshilEdjukashin: We've got a Papa John's in my town in central New Jersey. The "pizza" there tastes like doughy bread with processed "cheese food" and ketchup on it, and a great portion of their past delivery drivers loved driving like assholes with underbody neon kits on their used beaters.

THIS. What the fark is wrong with people that they will eat this nasty crap.
 
2009-06-01 03:02:59 AM
SpinStopper: I'd be willing to bet that the original car is in a landfill somewhere. Several landfills, most likely ;)

That or the frame is sitting in a junk yard, mostly parted out. The original could very well be spread over 15 or 20 Camaros at this point and time.
 
2009-06-01 03:21:40 AM
FTA: And no, he doesn't have the VIN number.

Yeah, I'm sure a '72 Camaro is likely to be in one piece after all these years. I'm sure some crackhead has already repainted the body purple (flake, no less) and put it on a K5 chassis.

Maybe the 500 or so people who have the parts from the car could get $50 each?

/Blamaros FTW
 
2009-06-01 03:22:02 AM
W. T. Fark: SpeshilEdjukashin: We've got a Papa John's in my town in central New Jersey. The "pizza" there tastes like doughy bread with processed "cheese food" and ketchup on it, and a great portion of their past delivery drivers loved driving like assholes with underbody neon kits on their used beaters.

THIS. What the fark is wrong with people that they will eat this nasty crap.


Double THIS but people keep ordering that crap.
 
2009-06-01 03:23:34 AM
SpeshilEdjukashin: We've got a Papa John's in my town in central New Jersey. The "pizza" there tastes like doughy bread with processed "cheese food" and ketchup on it, and a great portion of their past delivery drivers loved driving like assholes with underbody neon kits on their used beaters.

Pizza is like sex. Even when it's not good, it's still pretty good.
 
2009-06-01 03:27:36 AM
SpeshilEdjukashin: We've got a Papa John's in my town in central New Jersey. The "pizza" there tastes like doughy bread with processed "cheese food" and ketchup on it, and a great portion of their past delivery drivers loved driving like assholes with underbody neon kits on their used beaters.

Had some Pizza Hut pizza tonight, then reheated it later on. It's alright when it's just delivered but reheated it tastes like cardboard shiat
 
2009-06-01 03:31:07 AM
If I had that car I'd hold it hostage until Papa John's fixes their recipe. They farked with something around 2003 and it went from some of the best pizza ever to just above Dominos in quality.
 
2009-06-01 03:32:59 AM
Phoenix_M: Pizza is like sex. Even when it's not good, it's still pretty good.

If so, then Tony's from the grocery store is like masturbating while crying in the corner of the basement.
 
2009-06-01 03:42:45 AM
Dafodude: Phoenix_M: Pizza is like sex. Even when it's not good, it's still pretty good.

If so, then Tony's from the grocery store is like masturbating while crying in the corner of the basement.


Tony's is like getting an STD from your hand after you jerked it
 
2009-06-01 03:43:20 AM
Rosebud...
 
2009-06-01 03:54:45 AM
W. T. Fark: SpeshilEdjukashin: We've got a Papa John's in my town in central New Jersey. The "pizza" there tastes like doughy bread with processed "cheese food" and ketchup on it, and a great portion of their past delivery drivers loved driving like assholes with underbody neon kits on their used beaters.

THIS. What the fark is wrong with people that they will eat this nasty crap.


I'm quite happy having a Lou Malnati's down the street from me. Best pizza, ever. NY Style Pizza sucks.

/Pizza Thread!
 
2009-06-01 04:01:29 AM
NormallyTechnos: AntiNorm: I'd say there's at least one zero missing at the end.

He's not offering 25K for the car; He's offering 25K to whomever finds it for him.

For all he knows the car ended up at a wrecking yard, as a parts car, or red-neck engineered onto the chassis from a Ford Ranger Chevy Blazer.


FTFY
 
2009-06-01 04:40:08 AM
SpeshilEdjukashin: We've got a Papa John's in my town in central New Jersey. The "pizza" there tastes like doughy bread with processed "cheese food" and ketchup on it, and a great portion of their past delivery drivers loved driving like assholes with underbody neon kits on their used beaters.

Not as bad as "Little Caesers."
 
2009-06-01 04:44:19 AM
Nowhereman: W. T. Fark: SpeshilEdjukashin: We've got a Papa John's in my town in central New Jersey. The "pizza" there tastes like doughy bread with processed "cheese food" and ketchup on it, and a great portion of their past delivery drivers loved driving like assholes with underbody neon kits on their used beaters.

THIS. What the fark is wrong with people that they will eat this nasty crap.

Double THIS but people keep ordering that crap.


It's expensive as fark, too.

/Their hot wings are nasty.
 
2009-06-01 05:25:30 AM
AntiNorm: $25k for a vehicle like that?

I'd say there's at least one zero missing at the end.


It's a classic for sure, but it's no 1967 Corvette Stingray. Even one of those wouldn't sell for $250k even in mint condition.

Here's one for $31500 on e-bay and another for $29995.

Also those are in great condition (according to the sellers anyways) and this guy's lost treasure could be rusting away somewhere, already stripped for parts and in need of alot of restoration work.
 
2009-06-01 05:28:33 AM
Srsly. I'd rather pop a Digiorno's frozen pizza in the oven than order Papa John's. $6 instead of $9, no tipping a delivery guy, and takes about 25 minutes also. And the spicy chicken supreme is damn tasty.

Of course, making my own or going to Mother Bear's is preferable.
 
2009-06-01 05:43:26 AM
pnjunction: It's a classic for sure, but it's no 1967 Corvette Stingray. Even one of those wouldn't sell for $250k even in mint condition.

depends on if it's a rare bird or not.

a 1967 Corvette 427/435 L71 convertible that sold for $436,000 at the Mecum Auction at Bloomington Gold in St. Charles, Illinois on June 16. The price came in a bit below what was expected for this ,far less rare than the L88 and L89 and restored to boot.
 
2009-06-01 05:43:45 AM
When is the exact 25th anniversary?

That is the day that the car will be 'found'.

Duh.
 
2009-06-01 07:54:04 AM
Papa Johns is the worst of the 3 big chains. It has no flavor. At least pizza hut has some nasty flavor they're going for.

I do like the pepper they put in there.


Of course if you're outside of the Northeast Corridor, you may as well just buy some frozen pizza and save a few bucks, because your pizza sucks.
 
2009-06-01 08:32:31 AM
I love me some papa johns, much more than any other of the major pizza delivery places. Plus, their website ordering was the first I knew of.
 
2009-06-01 09:02:07 AM
Harry_Seldon: SpeshilEdjukashin: We've got a Papa John's in my town in central New Jersey. The "pizza" there tastes like doughy bread with processed "cheese food" and ketchup on it, and a great portion of their past delivery drivers loved driving like assholes with underbody neon kits on their used beaters.

Not as bad as "Little Caesers."


Can't beat a large pepperoni pizza for 5 dollars, though. I never jump for joy when I'm getting Little Caesars pizza, but at least I can afford it.

Little Caesars is to pizza what McDonalds is to hamburgers.
 
2009-06-01 09:03:17 AM
Everyone knows Pizza Hut makes the best pizza, period. Nobody else even comes close.
 
2009-06-01 09:12:48 AM
MugzyBrown: Papa Johns is the worst of the 3 big chains. It has no flavor. At least pizza hut has some nasty flavor they're going for.

I consider it the best of the big 3 (that's not saying much though). But, I prefer the mom and pop shops the best. There are a few place around here that still make everything from scratch.
 
2009-06-01 09:19:03 AM
I worked at a Papa John's in high school. At the time we were the #1 store in the nation. Our pizza was really good. Somewhere along the lines PJ's started selling non-pizza items and getting into the 'specialty' pizzas we used to make fun of Dime-a-ho's for. Also, WTF is up with docking every pie? It RUINS the flavor of the dough. We NEVER docked our pies back in the day. Papa John's is dead to me. :(
 
2009-06-01 09:24:00 AM
When I think Papa John's, I think of pizza with two inches of crust before the cheese starts and cheese that all comes off with one bite. In short, PJ's sucks.
 
2009-06-01 09:34:53 AM
I can only eat papa john's pizza until I run out of garlic butter sauce and pepperchinnis. After that it's like eating raw bread dough.
 
2009-06-01 09:43:00 AM
I think I saw this on an episode of Home Improvement.
 
2009-06-01 09:45:20 AM
Support your local pizza joint.

Papa Johns is really only worth getting if there's nothing else locally,and you need to feed a ton of people that you don't like.

/Cousin Vinny's FTW.
 
2009-06-01 09:51:47 AM
shinjitsuism: SpeshilEdjukashin: We've got a Papa John's in my town in central New Jersey. The "pizza" there tastes like doughy bread with processed "cheese food" and ketchup on it, and a great portion of their past delivery drivers loved driving like assholes with underbody neon kits on their used beaters.

Had some Pizza Hut pizza tonight, then reheated it later on. It's alright when it's just delivered but reheated it tastes like cardboard shiat


Put the pizza back in the oven at 350 for 5-8 minutes and it's back to it's crispy goodness. IMO it tastes better than when it was first delivered if you reheat it yourself.
 
2009-06-01 10:05:10 AM
jack21221: Can't beat a large pepperoni pizza for 5 dollars, though.

It's 6 dollars now at our local LC
 
2009-06-01 10:07:28 AM
I've never eaten Papa Johns. Dominos is industrial slop molded into a circular form, and practically burnt, with government cheese, and tomato sauce that has passed its expiration date.

Pizza Hut is tolerable, but that's like saying frozen pizza is tolerable. Papa Ginos is grease with more grease as a bonding agent between cheese, real tomato sauce, and crust. Nobody told Papa Ginos that grease isn't a bonding agent. The cheese just slides off no matter how you lift it from the other slices.

Best pizza I've had:

www.taquitos.net
 
2009-06-01 10:09:16 AM
Anyone been to a Cici's Pizza? I haven't, but their food looks like cafeteria garbage. I doubt it's anything worth raving about.
 
2009-06-01 10:21:15 AM
TeddyRooseveltsMustache: Anyone been to a Cici's Pizza? I haven't, but their food looks like cafeteria garbage. I doubt it's anything worth raving about.

Their pizza is in fact worth raving about, if you need something to mix it up with your orbital mind control laser and Jesus rants.
 
2009-06-01 10:26:42 AM
biatchin'
 
2009-06-01 10:27:59 AM
AntiNorm: $25k for a vehicle like that?

I'd say there's at least one zero missing at the end.

If you watch auto auctions, even a fairly mint Corvette from 1972 would be lucky to sell for 30k, unless it is a special car. And I doubt Schatner's 1972 was mint or close to mint when he sold it.
 
2009-06-01 10:47:17 AM
Hahaha, you pizza snobs crack me up. What do you eat when the artisan place closes and your jonesing for some pizza then? Idiots. I like Papa Johns ok, when I want something brought to me. There is a chain that just came to cincy called Marco's that is a little better, but not made from virgin hymens and extinct wheat flour like you snobs probably prefer.
 
2009-06-01 11:00:26 AM
kicksmile: Hahaha, you pizza snobs crack me up. What do you eat when the artisan place closes and your jonesing for some pizza then? Idiots. I like Papa Johns ok, when I want something brought to me. There is a chain that just came to cincy called Marco's that is a little better, but not made from virgin hymens and extinct wheat flour like you snobs probably prefer.

Yeah, but see, you're from Ohio. You don't know shiat about what real pizza is.
 
2009-06-01 11:04:06 AM
Carfax.com
 
2009-06-01 11:16:44 AM
TeddyRooseveltsMustache: kicksmile: Hahaha, you pizza snobs crack me up. What do you eat when the artisan place closes and your jonesing for some pizza then? Idiots. I like Papa Johns ok, when I want something brought to me. There is a chain that just came to cincy called Marco's that is a little better, but not made from virgin hymens and extinct wheat flour like you snobs probably prefer.

Yeah, but see, you're from Ohio. You don't know shiat about what real pizza is.



Poor guy's probably never had real cheese.
 
2009-06-01 11:19:02 AM
Donald_McRonald: Everyone knows Pizza Hut makes the best pizza, period. Nobody else even comes close.

I've always liked Pizza Hut. Not the greatest, but of the chains, they beat the hell out of Dominoes. Thing is, the last 2 I've gotten have tasted awful. It seems they have changed their crust or something. The hand-tossed crust has no taste and no texture at all. It's ruined the entire pizza. Not sure when, if ever, I'll be going back. At least not to the local one.
 
2009-06-01 11:28:24 AM
the_geek: I worked at a Papa John's in high school. At the time we were the #1 store in the nation. Our pizza was really good. Somewhere along the lines PJ's started selling non-pizza items and getting into the 'specialty' pizzas we used to make fun of Dime-a-ho's for. Also, WTF is up with docking every pie? It RUINS the flavor of the dough. We NEVER docked our pies back in the day. Papa John's is dead to me. :(

WTF is docking the pie? I did some pie docking last night but I doubt that it was the same thing.
 
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