LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Thousands of people drove their hot rods to Louisville last week. But one owner left town without his prized Camaro.

The car owners were here for the National Street Rod Show.

"I've had the car since I was 15, so I have owned it for 24 years now," Eric Worth said.

Worth drove his 1969 Camaro Super Sport to town from Michigan but never got a chance to show it off.

"My buddies gave me a text and asked where I was," he said.

That text was the beginning of a long week.

Worth texted back that he was in his hotel, and then came the shocking news.

"And then they texted me back, where is your car?"

At first, he thought, or at least hoped, it was a joke.

"I ran out to the parking lot, and it wasn't there," he said. "And it was no joke."

It happened at the Louisville Airport Expo Hotel.  Right now, the hotel is undergoing construction, and there are no cameras. That's why Worth contacted LMPD and turned to social media for help.

"It has been absolutely amazing how much support I've been getting on Facebook," Worth said. "I've gotten over 45. I think it's close to 50,000 shares now."

Worth is hoping either police or the power of social media will bring his car back.

"There's always a chance. With how many people are looking on Facebook, there is always a chance."

It may be a long shot, but Worth is hoping he'll have the same luck as a famous Kentuckiana classic camaro owner.

"One of the biggest stories around is Papa John's, right? I mean, he lost his first car ... and he found it many years later."

If you have any information about the car, you can call LMPD's anonymous tip line at 574-LMPD.

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