We may remember Pastor Terry Jones. He was the Florida minister who was able to start his Andy Warhol clock in the national press by threatening to burn a Koran on September 11 if plans for the Ground Zero mosque were not stopped. Then, in a climactic moment the day before the burning, Jones alleged that he had spoken with the Imam who was the guiding force to the mosque. The Imam, according to the good pastor, agreed to delay construction until he met with Jones. Well, this account quickly went awry when the Imam claimed that he had never spoken with Jones, and has made no plans to delay the mosque.

GAINESVILLE, FL - SEPTEMBER 10: Dove World Outreach Center Pastor Terry Jones speaks to the media on September 10, 2010 in Gainesville, Florida. Pressure continues to grow against the plan that Pastor Terry Jones had conceived to burn Korans this Saturday. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

For the next day, Reverend Jones huffed and puffed, but then by September 12, the media was off onto a new story. I had assumed that we wouldn’t hear from the reverend or his 30 or 40 parishioners until next September, when the merry-go-round could begin anew. Well, how wrong I was.

It turns out that a New Jersey car dealership, either through altruism or for publicity, offered Jones a 2011 Hyundai if he would call off the Koran burning. So, recently, a representative of the Dove World Outreach Center, Jones’ somewhat ironically named church, called the auto dealer to ask where the car was. Luckily, the dealer still had one in stock, and sent him a brand new $13,000 Hyundai. When contacted by the media, a woman at the church said that the car will be donated to a Muslim charity. It doesn’t seem that she was asked why the church called to get the car if they intended to donate it.

Anyway, come on down, Terry Jones. You’ve won a brand new car.