Everyone Relax, Papa John's Camaro Has Been Found

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Remember how yesterday we told you some jackass stole that 1971½ Chevy Camaro Z28 we once helped pizza viscount Papa John find in the first place? Well, it’s been found again, and all is once again right in Pizzadom.


The gold-and-black-striped Z28 was found in an abandoned home’s driveway, in some deep weeds. I know what you’re thinking — an abandoned, weedy home in Detroit? I guess we’ll just have to take their word for it.

The car was mostly undamaged, save for a removed license plate and what appeared to be an Altoids tin wedged behind the steering wheel. The Camaro had been towed to Detroit for the Woodward Dream Cruise, and the enclosed trailer and towing truck were recovered not far from the Camaro.

In hindsight, such a visible and well-known car with that giveaway reek of slightly-too-sweet pizza sauce probably wasn’t the smartest car to hoist at the Dream Crews.

When he got the car back the first time, after not having it for 26 years, he gave free pizzas to all Camaro owners. Maybe this time it’s free pizzas for all non-car thieves!

Contact the author at jason@jalopnik.com.



The reason their sauce is too sweet now is because they switched canned fully prepped sauce. Before ‘03/’04, don’t quite remember the year, all sauce came in cans of just tomato sauce and premeasured seasoning packets were mixed in when it was prepped the day it would be used.

They switched to fully prepped sauce and needed stabilizers, preservatives, and sweeteners to off set the former. There was a noticeable difference in taste.

Around the same time they started having thinner sliced ham and pepperoni and shrank all the measuring cups. They really took the approach of “how cheaply can we make pizza before people stop buying” instead of “how good can we make the pizza to encourage people to buy”. They also raised prices.