Born in 1947 in Brooklyn, native New Yorker, John Staluppi started his life from humble beginnings. His father, Francis, was a hard working electrician who worked two jobs to make ends meet and his mother Millie was a homemaker.
It was the 1950's - the golden years of the American automobile. There would never be another era like it and John Staluppi was fortunate enough to have witnessed the innovation, imagination, and vision in the automotive industry.
Even though his father encouraged him to become an electrician, John was already bitten by the car bug. His father did, however, teach John the value of quality, hard work, family and friends. John went for the American dream and had the courage to do what he really loved – to be a part of the automotive industry in America.
He was rebellious and had a run in with the law in his youth, but was able to move forward towards his dream. First, he started out as a 16 year old mechanic. John was motivated and talented and soon became an expert in cars. It was at this time that his dad recognized John's exceptional drive and decided to help. His father took out a loan so his son could run a Sunoco station. John Staluppi is incredibly grateful to his father for his support and guidance during that time.
Through creative marketing, John was able to make this and other gas stations a success. With these successes and practical experiences, he was able to take a risk on a venture called Honda - an unknown name at the time. John Staluppi was, however, able to see it's potential. Within a decade of hard work, he owned close to 20 dealerships and the Honda name took off in the United States.
His commitment to Honda during this time, made him an integral part of shaping the automotive industry. The next venture for John Staluppi was Hyundai, another solid success. The Hyundai investment showcased his business philosophy - to stay with quality franchises, focus on a particular market and try to get the best people. Through all successes, John Staluppi always made sure he put people first. In fact, John is proud that there is a sign in all his dealerships that reads "Every visitor to our dealership is an honored guest in our home, every day, every time, without fail, no exceptions". This statement represents his commitment to his customers over the years.
John Staluppi also expanded his interest into the yachting industry, since he had always enjoyed boating and sportfishing in the 70's and 80's on Long Island. John Staluppi had the motivation and character to succeed at anything he put his mind to. So he created the highly successful - Millennium Super Yachts, a line of custom yachts that is unsurpassed in creativity, beauty and speed. John Staluppi has also created a Classic Car Museum in Florida called "Cars of Dreams"
where he regularly hosts local charity events.
John Staluppi 's successes were never just for him. He vowed that if ever really made it - he would help those less fortunate. He grew up with an intimate knowledge of people who have a tough life - and now he feels an obligation to help needy people have an easier life in some way. The list of charities and fundraisers that John is involved with is extensive -from Hospice, National Kidney Registry, to Make a Wish Foundation - John Staluppi says that each charity event keeps him down to earth. When a child hugs him for granting his wish (Make a Wish Foundation) or when he can provide state of the art wheelchairs for spinal cord injury victims (Darrell Gwynn Foundation) - John Staluppi says “ I hope this is my legacy.”
SuperYachts.com - The Top Five Fastest Yachts in the World
22 SEP 2020
We took a look at the top five fastest superyachts and luxury yachts on the water today. Ranging from speeds of 62 Knots up to a whopping 70 Knots, these breakneck builds are sure to satisfy the cravings of the most insatiable of adrenaline junkies...
1. World Is Not Enough - Millennium Superyachts - 70 Knots
The fastest yacht in the world reaches a record-breaking top speed of around 70 knots. The Milennium 140 World Is Not Enough has retained the title of the world’s fastest yacht since she was delivered in 2004 to her owner and one of the most public superyacht owners in the world, John Staluppi. Incredibly for a superyacht of this size, World Is Not Enough is a fully fledged and superyacht at 42.4m, complete with advanced audio-visual systems and accommodation for 10 guests in 5 luxurious cabins.
The superyacht achieves its racing speeds by virtue of an all-aluminium build, V-shaped hull, and two 18VP185 Paxman Diesel engines providing 5300 hp each combined with twin Lycoming TF40 turbine jet engines able to generate a total power of 20.000 HP. The resulting effect is an extremely streamlined, exhilarating and comfortable feel as the yacht cuts through the water, offering minimal noise levels and vibration as she does.
Ready to get behind the wheel with world-renowned car collector John Staluppi? Ritchie Bros.’ Leake Auction presents “Revved and Ready: John Staluppi’s Cars of Dreams,” an exclusive web series featuring classic and exotic vehicles from John’s much-loved Cars of Dreams Museum.
We’re giving you an in-depth look at cars from his impressive collection which will be selling without reserve at Leake Auction’s inaugural Scottsdale sale on January 15-19, 2020.
Episode 2 of "Revved and Ready: John Staluppi’s Cars of Dreams features a Chrysler 300 - one of the classic and exotic vehicles from John’s much-loved Cars of Dreams Museum.
Ritchie Bros.’ Leake Auction presents “Revved and Ready: John Staluppi’s Cars of Dreams,” an exclusive web series that gives an in-depth look at cars from his impressive collection which will be selling without reserve at Leake Auction’s inaugural Scottsdale sale on January 15-19, 2020.
Toyota dealer John Staluppi took possession of “Global #1,” the first 2020 GR Supra to roll off the production line, at the company’s Plano headquarters on Monday.https://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=242815
Fresh from its unveiling at the Detroit Auto Show and here at Barrett-Jackson earlier this week, the much-anticipated 2020 Toyota Supra also hit the auction block on Saturday, accompanied by Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer. With the entire crowd in the auction arena on its feet, the incredible sale provided yet another amazing Barrett-Jackson moment when noted philanthropists Jeanette and John Staluppi bid an incredible $2.1 million for the rights to the first production Supra, VIN 20201. The entire hammer price will benefit both the American Heart Association and the Bob Woodruff Foundation.