Papa John's founder's car stolen at Detroit car show

Papa John's founder's car stolen at Detroit car show

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A classic car belonging to Papa John's founder John Schnatter was stolen while it was in Detroit for a car show.

WDIV, the NBC affiliate in Detroit, reports that Schnatter's 1972 Camaro Z28 and the trailer it was stored in were stolen while in town for the Woodward Dream Cruise.

Schnatter sold the car for $2,800 when he was younger to raise money to keep his father's restaurant in business, eventually leading to the creation of Papa John's. In 2009, he paid $250,000 to buy it back.

The car is usually displayed at the Papa John's headquarters in Louisville.

WDIV reported that the theft was caught on surveillance video, and police are working to recover the vehicle.

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