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Worth Avenue Yachts Brokerage at The 2013 Palm Beach Boat Show
Charterworld.com - International Yacht and Aviation Award Winners 2013 - Diamonds-Are-Forever
Benettiyachts.it - Diamonds-Are-Forever
Benettiyachts.it - Gallery - Diamonds are Forever
Yachtrendezvous.com - Admirals Club
Upcoming Yacht Shows - SalonnAutiquecannes.com - Cannes
Upcoming Yacht Shows - Monacoyachtshow.com
YouTube.com - Azimut-Benetti Group Official Presentation 2013
PalmBeachPost.com - Boat show on Flagler Drive and the Intracoastal runs through Sunday
YachtsMagazine.com - THE 2013 PALM BEACH INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW
Celebrdee.com - palm-beach-international-boat-show
Superyachts.com - The-Yachts-of-the-2013-Palm-Beach-Boat-Show-2355
Youtube.com - Diamonds Are Forever
Youtube.com - Diamonds Are Forever by Yachting Pleasure
Youtube.com - Diamonds Are Forever - Monoco
Recordonline.com - Cars of Dreams Museum collection auctioned off
RMauctions.com - The John Staluppi Collection - Auction Results
PalmBeachPost.com - Auction of classic cars in North Palm Beach brings in $11. 5 million for owner selling collection
WPTV.com - 100 classic cars, including Batmobile replica, up for auction
Sun-Sentinel.com - Saying a fond farewell to his classic car collection
SuperYachts.com - RM Auctions Yields $11.5m at ‘Car of Dreams’ Museum Sale
Sun-Sentinel.com - Photos: Cars of Dreams
FirstCoastNews.com - Rare Cars for Sale
Artdaily.com - RM Auctions concludes record 2012 calendar with $11.5 million John Staluppi 'Cars of Dreams' Museum sale
SportsCarDigest.com - RM Auctions John Staluppi 2012 – Auction Report
SportsCarDigest.com - RM Auctions John Staluppi 2012 – Auction Results
Azstarnet.com - John Staluppi
Discovery.com - John Staluppi's Cars of Dreams Go Up for Auction - Watch Live!
St Augustine.com - Car museum selling its treasures
The Globe and Mail.com - Beautiful brutes: Chrysler’s legendary 300 “letter cars”
SportsCarDigest.com - Fly High – 1970 Plymouth Road Runner Superbird
Palm Beach Post.com - Vroom-of-Ones-Own-Staluppis-Cars-of-Dreams-Collection
Searchamelia.com - John-Staluppi-Cars-of-Dreams-Museum-Sale
Artdaily.com - John Staluppi's "Cars of Dreams" Collection Joins RM's Record 2012 Calendar
SportsCarDigest.com - RM-Auctions-John-Staluppi-2012-Auction-Preview
Extravaganzi.com - RM-Auctions-Offers-John-Staluppis-Car-of-Dreams-Collection
Classiccars.com - John-Staluppi-Cars-of-Dreams-Museum-RM-Auctions
CarouselNews.com - Event: 'Antique Carousel In “Cars Of Dreams” Auction'
Luxury-Life-Style.com - John-Staluppi´s-Cars-of-Dreams-Auction
Conceptcarz.com - John Staluppi's 'Cars of Dreams' Collection Joins RM's Record 2012 Calendar
GoTownCrier.com - Cars-of-Dreams-Show-Benefits-Shop-with-a-Cop
RM Auctions - Cars of Dreams Auction - View Digital Catalog
RM Auctions - Cars of Dreams YouTube Video
10/30/2012 - Superyachts.com - John Staluppi & Vincenzo Poerio on Diamonds Are Forever
10/30/2012 - Hemmings.com - One-of-none 1956 De Soto Adventurer convertible to cross the block
10/29/2012 - Superyachtnews.com -The largest yacht to be reduced this week was the 61m Diamonds are Forever.
10/29/2012 - Boatinternational.com - Major price drop on superyacht Diamonds are Forever at Worth Avenue and OCI
10/25/2012 - Superyachts.com - The 2012 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show Opens
10/17/2012 - Oceanindependence.com - Motor Yacht DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER – Available in the BAHAMAS for Thanksgiving
10/16/2012 - Autoweek.com - Staluppi Cars of Dreams to go on auctionblock
Cannes International Boat Show - Video
Onboard Diamonds Are Forever - Video
September 25, 2012 - Making Waves in Monaco
Monoco Yacht Show Update
September 11, 2012 - Diamonds Are Forever in Cannes
“Diamonds Are Forever” on Display at 2012 Cannes and Monaco Yacht Shows
Luxury Yacht & Superyacht News Brief for Diamonds are Forever
Cars of Dreams sale of collection by RM Auctions - for details go to http://www.rmauctions.com
View RM Auctions Press Release
View Collection at carsofdreams.com
Sale of Diamonds Are Forever Yacht - for details go to http://www.oceanindependence.com/index.php/yacht-sales/yacht/diamonds-are-forever
Inspect Diamonds are Forever Yacht at Cannes (Sep 11-16) and Monaco (Sep 19-22) yacht shows - for details go to http://www.salonnautiquecannes.com
July 27 2012 - Bymnews.com/taly. Azimut Benetti Group announces previews for new nautical season
July 26 2012 - Superyachttimes.com - 61 Metre Diamonds Are Forever largest yacht ever at Cannes show
July 26 2012 - Bornrich.com - Benetti debuts its longest yacht "Diamonds Are Forever" at the Cannes Boat Show
July 26 2012 - Luxurylaunches.com - Benetti Diamonds are Forever will be the longest boat of 2012 Cannes Boat Show
July 26 2012 - Charterworld.com - Benetti Yachts to attend Cannes and MYS 2012 with 61m megayacht Diamonds are Forever on display
July 26 2012 - OneNewsPage.us - Benetti-Diamonds-are-Forever-will-be-the-longest boat of the 2012 Cannes Boat Show
July 19 2012 - Guide2croatia.net - Daily Mail brings a story about Ecclestone sisters enjoying their Croatia holiday
July 13 2012 - JustLuxe.com - Diamonds Are Forever | A Luxury Yacht Fit For James Bond
July 12 2012 - Dailymail.co.ukAnother holiday, ladies? Tamara and Petra Ecclestone play tourists in their mother's native Croatia
July 10 2012 - Superyachttimes.com - Preview of the 22nd Monaco Yacht Show
June 29 2012 - Justluxe.com - 5 Great Charter Destinations in the Mediterranean
YouTube Video: Bugsy Gedlek photography - Diamonds Are Forever - Sky Deck/Sun Deck
YouTube Video: Bugsy Gedlek photography - Diamonds Are Forever - Upper Deck
YouTube Video: Bugsy Gedlek photography - Diamonds Are Forever - Exterior
April 2012 - Boat International Magazine
April 2012 - Boat International.com
(Excerpt from April 2012 - Boat International.com) Literally and metaphorically, John Staluppi has spent much of his life with his head in an engine. As a 16 year old mechanic he fell in love with the muscular engines of classic 1950s cars, whose voluptuous forms convey speed, even when standing still. Later his mechanical passion was the basis on which he built an empire of auto dealerships, and of his sideline in super yachts, which he commissions, uses, charters and sells. His success has afforded him the luxury of a private museum, Cars of Dreams in North Palm Beach, Florida, filled with angular sedans and undulating soft tops. But a visitor is still most likely to find him out the back, tinkering with a carburetor.
April 2012 - Show Boats International Magazine
3/22/12 - 3/25/12 - Palm Beach Boat Show
ShowManagement.com - Newsletter
(Excerpt) The largest yachts expected at this years show is the New 200' Benetti Luxury Superyacht "Diamonds Are Forever". Shown by Ocean Independance, this true luxury yacht is a stunning collaboration between John Staluppi, Benetti Yachts, and Evan K. Marshall. This combined talent has resulted in a yacht that meets the most demanding charter requirements; palatial amounts of space, the very best materials and technology, the highest levels of service, and the utmost privacy and security. This fantastic yacht cruises in on Friday morning so come see the queen as she makes her appearance at Palm Harbor Ramp E; Slip E300A
3/26/2012 - YouTube.com - "Highlights Palm Beach Boat Show"
3/26/12 - Palm Beach Post.com - "Attendance, sales up at Palm Beach International Boat Show"
3/26/12 - Palm Beach Daily News - "At 200 feet, this 'Bond boat' was launched late last year and is largest yacht at Palm Beach boat show"
3/25/12 - WPTV.comAttendance, Sales Up at Palm Beach Boat Show
3/22/12 - pbpulse.com "boat-show-returns-to-west-palm-waterfront"
3/21/12 - Sunreef-Charter.com - "Our Experts On Board the Dazzling Benetti 60m Charter Megayacht DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER"
(Excerpt) Our charter experts had the priceless opportunity of touring Owner John Staluppi's newest Bond-themed megayacht, DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER. This Benetti 60-meter masterpiece is a dazzling tribute to the superb naval architecture and engineering synonymous with the brand, and the artistic genius of designer Evan Marshall . . .
John & Jeanette Staluppi Buy "Garlits vs. Gwynn Dragsters" from Darrell Gwynn Foundation for $100,000 at 10th Annual Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Auction, April 7
(Excerpt from Article) Car purchase caps off amazing week of generosity by John & Jeannette Staluppi
DGF Donates $24,000 Wheelchair to Madison Wilson of Miami
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Longtime foundation supporters John & Jeannette Staluppi purchased the Garlits vs. Gwynn Dragsters (Lot #3006) from the Darrell Gwynn Foundation for $100,000 at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach on Saturday, April 7 hosted by the South Florida Fairgrounds. The car was donated back to the Darrell Gwynn Foundation by Ron Pratte after he purchased them at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale. Proceeds from the sale of these cars benefit the Darrell Gwynn Foundation's mission to SUPPORT people with paralysis and PREVENT spinal cord injuries.
"What an amazing gesture by John Staluppi," said Darrell Gwynn. "They've done so much for us and did so much for us this week I just can't thank them enough. Their generosity propelled our mission so much this week. I just thank them and may God Bless them."
In addition to purchasing the Garlits vs. Gwynn Dragsters, John & Jeannette Staluppi hosted "Wheels of Dreams", a fundraiser at their Cars of Dreams Museum to benefit the Darrell Gwynn Foundation on Thursday night and donated the 1960 Chevy Impala to the foundation that sold or $70,000 on Friday to Joe Riley at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach.
Also, while on stage at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach several Barrett-Jackson bidders and supporters pledged their generosity by making donations to the Darrell Gwynn Foundation collectively totaling approximately $30,000.
While on stage, the Darrell Gwynn Foundation donated a $24,000 "Mini-Mouse" themed power wheelchair to 4 year-old Madison Wilson of Miami. Madison, who is diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy with complications was denied the power wheelchair she needed by Medipass. She is a patient at the Ann Storck Center and she was referred to DGF by Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital. Her new power wheelchair will give her the gifts of mobility and independence and allow her to start school next fall.
Give the Gift of Mobility: https://darrellgwynnfoundation.org/the-gift-of-mobility.php
WHEELS OF DREAMS - Event to benefit the Darrell Gwynn Foundation
View Article "Wheels of Dreams Gala hosted by John & Jeannette Staluppi Raises funds Darrell Gwynn Foundation"
NORTH PALM BEACH, Fla. – The Darrell Gwynn Foundation, on behalf of its donors, donated a $13,500 "Batman Themed" wheelchair to Tyler Wright, a six year-old from Pompano Beach, Fla. "Wheels of Dreams" Gala at the Cars of Dreams Museum on April 5. Tyler, a well-liked student at Charles Drew Elementary School, is diagnosed with cerebral palsy and could not propel himself in his old manual wheelchair. Medicaid denied his claim for the proper wheelchair he needs. The new power wheelchair will give him the gift of mobility he needs so he can ride the bus to school on his own and engage more with his classmates as well as be more independent at home. The donation was made through the Darrell Gwynn Foundation's national Wheelchair Donation Program.
Tyler in his new Batman themed wheelchair complete with cape and mask was able to visit with his family a replica of the famous "Batmobile" which is on display at the Cars of Dreams Museum. The event was hosted and underwritten by John & Jeannette Staluppi. Proceeds from the event benefited the Darrell Gwynn Foundation's mission to provide SUPPORT for people with paralysis and PREVENT spinal cord injuries.
Give the Gift of Mobility: https://darrellgwynnfoundation.org/the-gift-of-mobility.php
AUTOMOTIVE LEADERSHIP ROUNDTABLE AWARDS - JOHN STALUPPI - BUSINESSMAN EXTRAORDINAIRE
"It's the Oscars of the Auto Industry," said Grant Cardone, best-selling author and noted sales expert.
(Excerpt from Automotive Leadership Roundtable - Read Full Article)
12 Questions with John Staluppi
Becoming Number One:
It's all about people and process.
Staying on top:
Focusing on the growth areas of our business, customer retention and the Internet.
Key Vendors or partners:
Reynolds & Reynolds; AAX (DealerTrack's inventory management system)
Something unique about Atlantic Hyundai:
Our average employee tenure is over 10 years.
Favorite part about being a dealer:
The continuous challenge and excitement.
One homerun in 2010:
Using the Joe Verde training sessions
Something you would do differently last year:
Well, we just didn't have enough focus on our used car business.
What would you improve in the automotive industry?
Due to the industry reputation, it is very tough to recruit and attract educated young people. It is a great business and people would see that if they gave it the chance.
Next five years:
Look for Hyundai to continue on its path of gaining market share.
A leader finds a way to get the most out of his people. A leader builds a team and surrounds himself with people more talented than himself.
MAXIM's April Rose takes you for a spin around John Staluppi's Cars of Dreams Museum.
3/11/2012 - John Staluppi and Cars of Dreams Hospice Fundraiser
YouTube: John Staluppi's Cars of Dreams Hospice Fundraiser
3/10/12 - Palm Beach Post - "Vroom in your heart? You can help Hospice"
by Jodie Wagner
Hundreds of vintage hot rods, classic cars and new luxery vehicles will be on display Sunday at the fourth annual South East Rods and Customs Cars of Dreams Show and Raffle.
The show will be held at the Cars of Dreams Museum, 133 U.S. 1 and a nearby lot. More than 4,000 classic-car enthusiasts are expected to attend the event, which includes a car show featuring restored classic cars and trucks, hot rods and luxury vehicles, food vendors and a tour of the private Cars of Dreams Museum.
Admission to the car show, which runs from 9.am to 4 pm, is free. The museum will be open from 9am to 2:30 pm. Admission is $10, with proceeds benefiting the Hospice of Palm Beach County Foundation.
The Cars of Dreams Museum, owned by John Staluppi and his wife, Jeannette, houses a comprehensive classic-car collection spanning more than 50 years, a hand carved carousel, a 1950's-era garage, a fire station and a town square.
Staluppi opens the museum to the public just twice a year for charity events, including the Shop With a Cop fundraiser sponsored by the Palm Beach County Sherriff's Office.
"It's just amazing," said Lauryn Barry, special events manager for Hospice of Palm Beach County. "It's formatted like an old-time, '50's town."
For this event, Staluppi donated a 1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am as part of the raffle.