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February 2015

Worthavenueyachts.com - Palm-Beach-International-Boat-Show-Skyfall- 2015

Showmanagement.com - Palm-Beach-Boat-Show

YouTube.com - Miami Boat Show - Skyfall

Flickr.com - Miami Boat Show

Tumblr.com- Miami Boat Show

Superyachts.com - news/the-most-notable-yachts-of-the-2015-miami-boat-show-3670.htm

Superyachts.com - news - 27th-miami-yacht-andamp-brokerage-show-round-up



January 2015

Pinterest.com - Carsofdreams.com

Tumblr.com - Carsofdreams.com


December 2014








November 2014

Flickr.com - Shop with a Cop

Superyachttimes.com- Skyfall

Yachtemoceans.com - /skyfall-sunrise-yachts-john-staluppi-sale/


Worthavenueyachts.com- Skyfall




October 2014

New Cars of Dreams Museum website launched carsofdreams.com

St. Marks opens new Staluppi center which provides much needed facilities for church, school and community.

September 2014

September 19, 2014 - Dare to Dream Event at Cars of Dreams Museum - For St Marks Church and Grand Re-Opening of Museum

August 2014




July 2014

Norwichbulletin.com- Skyfall Docks

Bgcpbc.org - Boys and Girls Club Donors

Stmarkspbg.org - Staluppi Center Renderings

June 2014

Sunriseyachts.com - Floating Assets Magazine - Rendering of Superyacht Skyfall

Yacht International Magazine - Skyfall

Thesuperyachtowner.com - Skyfall


May 2014

Boatinternational.com - Superyacht Design The Birth of Superyacht Project Skyfall

Boat International.com - Showboats International

Mulderdesign.nl - News- Skyfall Team

Mulderdesign.nl -Skyfall-Need for Speed Show Boats May14.pdf

Superyachts.com -Project-Skyfall: A Closer Look


April 2014


Barrett-Jackson has raised literally tens of millions of dollars for charity and there's probably never been a woman who's done as much for automobile racing then the legendary Linda Vaughn, a/k/a Hurst Miss Golden Shifter. So when the two of them team up, it's magic, especially when a noted philanthropist and car collector like Palm Beach resident John Staluppi is involved and so is noted Oldsmobile restoration house Thornton Motors Inc. Friday at the 12th annual Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Collector Car Auction, a 1969 Oldsmobile 442 convertible Hurst Shifter car replica built by Thornton Motors sold for $200,000, every penny of which will go to Darrell Gwynn Foundation.

Darrellgwynnfoundation.org - hurst-shifter-replica-car-auctions-200000-benefit-darrell-gwynn-foundation

The 1969 Oldsmobile 442 Convertible Hurst Shifter Replica made famous by Linda Vaughn sold for $200,000 at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach on Friday, April 11. The car was purchased by longtime foundation supporter John Staluppi. Proceeds from the auction of the car benefit the Darrell Gwynn Foundation. The Darrell Gwynn Foundation’s mission is to SUPPORT people with paralysis and PREVENT spinal cord injuries.

Longislandpress.com - Ny-Auto-Giant

Examiner.com -Bidding-Gets-Fast-and-Furious-at-Barrett-Jackson-Palm-Beach

Yachtingmagazine.com - 7-Reasons-We're-Psyched-for-Skyfall

Facebook.com - DarrellGwynnFoundation


March 2014

Yachtingmagazine.com- Skyfall

Boatinternational.com - Skyfall

Mulderdesign.nl - Skyfall

Scenista.com - Conceptcarzcom


February 2014

Sunriseyachts.com -sunrise-yachts-signs-new-contract-for-68m-project-skyfall.pdf

The-triton.com - motoryacht-skyfall-to-be-built

Superyachttimes.com -sunrise yachts signs 68 meter skyfall

Worthavenueyachts.com -worth-signs-68m-new-build-project

Superyachtbusiness.net - sunrise-yachts-to-build-a-68m-project

Superyachtnews.com - skyfall-superyacht-sunrise-yachts-turkey-worth-avenue-yachts


Charterworld.com - sunrise yachts - superyacht news

Megayachtnews.com - john-jeanette-staluppi-sunrise-yachts-skyfall

Superyachts.com - worth-avenue-yachts-introduce-new-sunrise-project-skyfall


December 2013

Renderings for Staluppi Center - St Marks Episcopal Church

John Staluppi's Christmas Lights 2013 - YouTube Video

John Staluppi's Christmas Lights - Video/Photos

Superyachttimes.com - Announcement of Sale of Diamonds Are Forever


November 2013

Bgcbc.org - Lifetime-Giving-Society

Thedesignawards.co.uk - Yacht and Aviation

Worthavenueyachts.com - Sold-200-Benetti-Diamonds-Are-Forever

Boatinternational.com - Worth-Avenue-Sells-Superyacht-Diamonds-Are-Forever-With-OCI

Superyachttimes.com - Announcement of Sale of Yacht Diamonds Are Forever


October 2013


Dreyfoos Scool of the Arts Foundation - Generous GrandParents

Robb Report.tv on YouTube

SuperYachtTimes.com - Editorial

Oceanindependence.com - Flyer - Motor-Yacht-Diamonds-Are-Forever-Due-to-Arrive-in-Palm-Beach-17-October

Fansshare.com - High Resolution Photo of Diamonds are Forever


September 2013


Faith was rewarded: Having raised $7.7 million for construction, the 1,300-member Palm Beach Gardens church broke ground on the Staluppi Center, the crown jewel of its construction campaign. The 26,450-square-foot center comes complete with theater stage, kitchen, band room, choral room, art classroom with kiln, middle school science lab and computers, coffee shop and bookstore.

Read Full Article: Palmbeachpost.com - St-Marks-in-Palm-Beach-Gardens-Breaks-Ground-on-Cente

Yavhtcharterfleet.com - Diamonds Are Forever at Cannes Boat Show

Diamonds are Forever at Cannes Boat Show

Video Gallery of Cannes Boat Show

Diamonds Are Forever - Cannes Boat Show

Cannes Boat Show - YouTube

Diamonds Are Forever at Monoco Yacht Show

Diamonds Are Forever to be at Fort Lauderdale Boat Show


August 2013


Salonnautiquecannes.com - Le Mag


Velocity.discovery.com - Videos

Justdubrovnik.com - Diamonds are Forever

Worthavenueyachts.com - Cannes Boat Show

Flickr.com - photos/thetoptier

Yachtcharterfleet.com - Diamonds Are Forever


July 2013


Businessinsider.com - Diamonds Are Forever

Theyachtphoto.com - Diamonds Are Forever

Mediterraneanboat.com - Diamonds Are Forever.

Luxuryhomes.com -Diamonds are Forever a James Bond Yacht


June 2013


Aol.com -video - Million-Dollar-Collection

Thevivant.com - Stuff-We-Love-Diamonds-are-Forever-is-a-Super-Yacht-Fantasy-Come-to-Life/

Large-yachts.com - Benetti

Societyandreligion.com - Diamonds are Forever

Flickr.com - Diamonds are Forever

Megayachtnews.com - Diamonds are Forever

Magcloud.com - Browse Navis Issue

Diamonds-are-forever.rentabo.com - France

Oceanindependence.com - Motor-Yacht-Diamonds-are-Forever-Available-1st-half-of-July


May 2013


Palmbeachpost.com - Donation-to St. Marks will-help-build-multipurpose-center

“St. Mark’s is a jewel,” says John Staluppi, a businessman and philanthropist whose two young grandchildren attend the school. “My wife Jeanette and I are thrilled to provide this gift to St. Mark’s, because the children, parishioners, and members of the community will benefit from the enhanced programs the center will provide.”

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BoatInternational.com - Lunch-with-superyacht-owner-john-staluppi

April 2013


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


March 2013


YouTube.com - Azimut-Benetti Group Official Presentation 2013



PalmBeachPost.com - Boat show on Flagler Drive and the Intracoastal runs through Sunday


Celebrdee.com - palm-beach-international-boat-show

Superyachts.com - The-Yachts-of-the-2013-Palm-Beach-Boat-Show-2355


February 2013




January 2013


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


December 2012


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


November 2012


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


October 2012


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


September 2012


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


August 2012


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 2012


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 2012


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

May 2012


YouTube Video: Bugsy Gedlek photography - Diamonds Are Forever - Exterior

April 2012 - Boat International Magazineline

April 2012 - Boat International.com

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(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

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3/22/12 - 3/25/12 - Palm Beach Boat Show line

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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

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(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"

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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


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"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.

Favorite vehicle:
1962 Corvette

Make-A-Wish Foundation

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.

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3/11/2012 - John Staluppi and Cars of Dreams Hospice Fundraiser line

YouTube: John Staluppi's Cars of Dreams Hospice Fundraiser

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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.