John Staluppi Wiki

John Staluppi

Born in 1947 in Brooklyn, New York 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 in a constructive manner. 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 was 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.

His commitment to Honda made him an integral part in shaping the automotive industry. Next was Hyundai, another solid success. The Hyundai investment proved his solid business philosophy - which is to stay with quality franchises, focus on a particular market and try to get the best people.

Through all successes he always made sure he put people first. John is proud of the fact 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".

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 magnificent Super Yachts, that surpassed any other line in creativity, beauty and speed.

However, 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 long. 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.”

 

News

John Staluppi News

 

October 2017

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https://www.autogeekonline.net/

September 2017

https://www.bocaratonconcours.com/event/

https://www.pinterest.com/carsofdreams/carsofdreams/

https://youtu.be/nCjPZ8X_FUE

https://vimeo.com/channels/carsofdreams

http://thrill-monkey.tumblr.com

August 2017

http://www.superyachttimes.com/yacht-news/the-ghost-of-yards-past-denison-yachts/

https://www.boatinternational.com/yacht-market-intelligence/brokerage-sales-news/24m-price-drop-on-trinity-motor-yacht-skyfall--21931

http://de.boats.com/motor-boote/2010-trinity-motor-yacht-5156073/#.Waa-ItOGMo8

http://www.northropandjohnson.com/yachts-for-sale/4334-casino-royale/

https://www.boatinternational.com/yachts/the-register/top-20-fastest-yachts--25053/frame-19

https://vimeo.com/231714276

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9I9YVPR1SKm44uudF1HOnA

https://www.pinterest.com/carsofdreams/carsofdreams/

July 2017

https://www.facebook.com/pg/ferrariclubpalmbeachchapter/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1712338642395774

https://www.pinterest.com/carsofdreams/carsofdreams/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9I9YVPR1SKm44uudF1HOnA

https://vimeo.com/channels/carsofdreams

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OC8PhSTcFQE

June 2017

With his James Bond themed yachts, groundbreaking designs and larger than life personality, John Staluppi is one of our industry’s most recognisable figures. Staluppi, who expects his latest yacht, the 69m Spectre, to be delivered by Benetti in May 2018. Staluppi described his 57m Skyfall as his “interim” boat, when he met Felix Sowerbutts earlier this year at the Palm Beach Boat Show. Read Full Article

http://www.superyachtnews.com/owner/staluppi-skyfall-and-the-superyacht-report

https://twitter.com/superyacht

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/oct/09/superyachts-and-bragging-rights-why-the-super-rich-love-their-floating-homes

http://www.boatinternational.com/profiles/giorgio-cassetta--31747

http://www.vimeo.com/channels/833876

https://www.pinterest.com/tkarg/cars-of-dreams/

http://thrill-monkey.tumblr.com/

May 2017

https://plus.google.com/photos/+LeonardDurhamBryantJr/albums/6261671300404602641

https://vimeo.com/219704277

https://vimeo.com/219709475

April 2017

"Five charity cars raised the roof as they sold for a total of $515,000 (with an additional $10,000 donation by Michelle Mauzy and family), bringing Barrett-Jackson close to the $94 million mark in total funds raised for non-profits to date. A highlight was a ’96 Ford Mustang (Lot #3001) built by students at the Jordan Vocational High School in Georgia. Entrepreneur and collector car magnate John Staluppi and his wife Jeanette purchased it for $50,000.

“In an ultimate show of generosity, John and Jeanette announced they would re-auction the Mustang at our Northeast Auction to spur additional donations for the Jordan students,” said Jackson. “We’re grateful for their kindness and that of our other bidders who purchased charity vehicles." Read full Article - https://finance.yahoo.com/news/world-records-charity-car-sales-151200834.html

Excerpt from : http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/news/local/education/article144030804.html

Vocational education in high school helped shape Staluppi’s future, Harris said. “That was near and dear to his heart, because he saw how much value it had in his life.”

Staluppi, according to his online biography, “is a walking, talking embodiment of the American dream. Starting out as a gas station mechanic in Brooklyn, Staluppi built a billion-dollar business of car dealerships before turning his hand to creating some of the most iconic superyachts ever built.” He also established a vintage automobile museum, Cars of Dreams, which Team Red Jacket toured in North Palm Beach. Fla.

The bidding for Team Red Jacket’s car started at $10,000 and quickly quintupled, zooming past the auction’s $9,000 record for a student-restored car, Harris said he was told.

“We were excited and happy and emotional all at the same time,” Breanna said. “Most of us didn’t even think it would go past $18,000 or $20,000, but then it just kept going up.”

As the bids flowed, so did the tears.

“We all cried,” Breanna said.

Read more here: http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/news/local/education/article144030804.html#storylink=cpy

 

John Staluppi on brokerage - http://www.superyachtnews.com/owner/john-staluppi-on-brokerage

The veteran superyacht owner speaks of buying brokers’ realism for closing the gap between buyer and seller expectations… Read Full Article

 

http://www.mustangandfords.com/news/1704-50000-charity-bid-wins-quaker-state-challenge-mustang/ - Click on link or image below for article and video

https://news.classiccars.com/another-vw-microbus-shocker-barrett-jackson-palm-beach/

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170410005842/en/World-Records-Charity-Car-Sales-High-Energy

March 2017

John Staluppi's Cars of Dreams Museum Charity Event for Hospice March 2017 from thrillmonkey on Vimeo.

http://www.boatinternational.com/yachts/news/first-photos-staluppi-yacht-spectre-in-build-at-benetti--32969

https://yachtharbour.com/news/build-update-on-69m-benetti-superyacht-spectre-1548

http://www.superyachttimes.com/yacht-news/build-update-benetti-s-69m-superyacht-spectre/

http://megayachtnews.com/2017/03/spectre-outfitting-begins-benetti/

http://www.superyachtbusiness.net/yards/project-update-spectre-16161

http://www.superyachts.com/news/benetti-superyacht-spectre-begins-final-outfitting-5622.htm

https://www.charterworld.com/news/benetti-69m-mega-yacht-spectre-nearing-completion

https://superyacht.news/glimpse-of-james-bond-themed-superyacht-spectre/

http://superyachtinvestor.com/news/benettis-fb269-spectre-at-livorno-shipyard-for-out-fitting-855/

http://www.yatvitrini.com/superyat-spectre-benettide-sekilleniyor?pageID=128

http://www.hellomonaco.com/mc-lifestyle/yachts-yachting/top-5-yacht-stories-of-the-week-2/

http://actualites-nautiques.com/un-mega-yacht-de-69-metres-actuellement-en-construction-chez-benetti/

http://www.chinayacht.org/a/201703/4447.html

http://news.hsdhw.com/444303

http://www.superyacht.ru/news.html/id/629

http://skippermar.com/el-benneti-fb269-en-la-ultima-fase-de-fabricacion/

February 2017

 

https://yachtharbour.com/news/69m-benetti-project-spectre-taking-shape-1513

http://megayachtnews.com/2017/02/benetti-now-fast-semi-custom-superyachts-30-speed/

http://iltirreno.gelocal.it/piombino/cronaca/2017/02/16/news/ecco-lo-spectre-il-megayacht-costruito-a-piombino-1.14888078

http://www.interestingonly.com/category/technology/

http://www.lagazzettamarittima.it/2017/02/22/da-piombino-il-super-yacht-spectre-di-benetti/

http://megayachtnews.com/2014/02/john-jeanette-staluppi-sunrise-yachts-skyfall/

http://www.boatinternational.com/yacht-market-intelligence/brokerage-sales-news/1m-price-drop-on-trinity-superyacht-skyfall--21931

http://www.bgcpbc.org/jeremiah-milbank-society

January 2017

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/opinion/letters/fl-letter-palm-beach-gardens-light-display-20170105-story.html

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https://www.hpbcf.org/cruise-in#.WIuKlrYrIo8

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hpbcf.org/carsofdreams

megayachtnews.com - 7 Superyachts to See at the Miami Boat Show

John Staluppi Viking Yachts

John Staluppi

hmy.com/article/HMY-Client-Spotlight-John-Staluppi-Viking-Enthusiast

December 2016

 

http://www.wptv.com/news/region-n-palm-beach-county/palm-beach-gardens/christmas-light-display

http://www.superyachtnews.com/design/barracudas-bid-for-the-worlds-fastest-superyacht

http://neersyde.com/2872/news/let-it-glow-let-it-glow-let-it-glow/

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/local/snug-harbor-light-show

http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/events/holiday-lights-tour

http://resourcegroupna.com/gallery

November 2016

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nascar/2016/11/18/carl-edwards-emergency-shopping-trip-macys-yacht-function/94098660/

http://palmbeach.floridaweekly.com/news/2016-11-24/Society/Honda_Classics_The_Heart_of_Rock__R_Roll_Cars_of_D.html

https://www.thehondaclassic.com/special-events/heart-of-rock-n-roll/

http://cbs12.com/news/local/honda-classic-heart-of-rock-roll

https://twitter.com/thehondaclassic

http://palmbeachlink.com/honda-classic-cares-heart-of-rock-roll-charity-event-to-support-the-american-heart-association/

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/entertainment/best-christmas-lights-palm-beach-county/7mUIV3GccSHf4yqBperUaO/

http://www.lotsafunmaps.com/Palm_Beach/Snug_Harbor_Christmas_Lights.html

http://www.auctionsamerica.com/events/feature-lots.cfm?SaleCode=HH16&ID=r0015

http://www.therichest.com/world-entertainment/hollywoods-15-hottest-cars-where-are-they-now/

https://yachtharbour.com/news/serial-yacht-owners--spectre-1214

https://yachtharbour.com/news/top-10-stories-of-the-week-1230

https://yachtharbour.com/news/what-to-look-for-at-the-fort-lauderdale-boat-show-1225

http://www.businessinsider.com/fort-lauderdale-international-boat-show-preview-2016-11



October 2016

https://www.theguardian.com

http://speedsociety.com

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAVfM3j8ZNg

http://megayachtnews.com

http://www.northropandjohnson.com/yachts-for-sale/4334-casino-royale/

https://vimeo.com/189318675

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=us7-durIjS4&feature=youtu.be

 

September 2016

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/452471093797222909/

http://thrill-monkey.tumblr.com/image/151156836357

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http://thrill-monkey.tumblr.com/image/151156719552

 

August 2016


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July 2016

http://www.superyachttimes.com/yacht-news/insight-john-staluppi-superyachts-and-spectre/

http://www.superyachttimes.com/yacht-news/insight-superyacht-brokers-and-shipyards/

http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/fashion-luxury/article/1988123/brexiting-britain-means-now-might-be-time-buy-yacht

http://www.boatinternational.com/luxury-yacht-life/owners-experiences/james-bond-boats--27897/frame-7


June 2016

http://www.boatinternational.com/luxury-yacht-life/owners-experiences/james-bond-boats--27897

Cars of Dreams Museum from thrillmonkey on Vimeo.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfxORPLAElw

 

May 2016

http://www.superyachttimes.com/yacht-news/the-latest-edition-of-superyacht-times-newspaper-is-out/

https://vimeo.com/168085288

 

April 2016

Carolyn and Craig Jackson with John and Jeanette Staluppi.

http://www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/barrett-jackson-palm-beach-friday-recap/

“Barrett-Jackson continues to lead the collector car community in supporting veterans, youth programs, medical research and countless other worthy causes,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “Our history of helping runs deep in our company’s DNA and it’s such a rewarding experience to share the stage with many of the individuals that our charity vehicles benefit. Having a true hero like retired Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell on the block to support the Lone Survivor Foundation was one of the more inspirational moments we’ve experienced during a charity auction.”
http://www.barrett-jackson.com/

http://www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/barrett-jackson-helps-raise-more-than-1-million-for-charity-during-the-14th-annual-palm-beach-auction/

 

March 2016

Palm Beach Boat Show 2016 from thrillmonkey on Vimeo.

 

 

JOHN STALUPPI'S HOSPICE CHARITY EVENT AT THE CARS OF DREAMS MUSEUM

 

February 2016


Barrett-jackson.com - super-saturday-at-barrett-jackson-bandit-steals-the-show

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Classiccars.com - shelby-magic-lights-barrett-jackson-auction-block-super-saturday-sale-scottsdale

Autoevolution.com - 1977-pontiac-firebird-trans-am-smokey-and-the-bandit-promo-car-sells-for-550k

Businesswire.com - Barrett-Jackson - 45th-Anniversary-Auction-Attracts-Big-Names

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Hemmings.com - pontiac-trans-am-10th-anniversary-edition-sells-for-record-setting-187000-at-barrett-jackson-scottsdale-auction

Bloomberg.com/news/photo-essays/2016-02-12/inside-skyfall-silver-fast-and-natita-at-yachts-miami-beach-2016

Megayachtnews.com - yachts-miami-beach-island-gardens-marina-megayachts

Boatinternational.com/yachts/news/benetti-sells-new-70m-superyacht-project

January 2016

Foxsports.com/motor/story/cars-arizona-barrett-jackson-auction-week

Gizmag.com/herbie-auction-world-record-movie-car-investment-market

Luxuo.com/yachting/guide-dutch-superyacht-builders.html

Hubpages.com/travel/choosing-a-boat-name

December 2015

Boatinternational.com/luxury-yacht-life/people-parties/james-bond-boats

Mypalmbeachpost.com/news/events/a-holiday-lights-tour

Waterfront-properties.com/blog/best-holiday-lights-in-palm-beach-county

Neersyde.com - showcase/let-it-glow-let-it-glow-let-it-glow/

October/November 2015

Cnbc.com - Video



Cnbc.com - Bond loving billionaires and their toys

Barrett-jackson.com - luxury-cars-and-yachts-the-perfect-pairing-of-the-finer-things-in-life-with-barrett-jackson-and-the-fort-lauderdale-international-boat-show


Tumblr.com - Shop with a Cop 2015
September 2015

November 2015 - Shop with a Cop Benefit

flmustangclub.com/images/CarsOfDreamsNov2015.pdf

FlashbackFriday raised an estimated $75,000 which will benefit the Homeless Coalition’sCreating Housing Opportunities Program. It was a blast from the past

Homelesscoalitionpbc.org/

Homelesscoalitionpbc.org/event/

Gotowncrier.com/2015/09/weisman-helps-homeless-in-retirement


July/August 2015

superyachts.com/news/editors-comments

wsj.com/articles/gussied-up-colorado-ranch-lists

superyachtnews.com/fleet/23375/prolific-owner-returns-to-benetti

superyachts.com/news/editors-comments

superyachts.com/news/benetti-sign-new-build-contract-for-66m-spectre-yacht

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June 2015

SuperYachtTimes.com - Benetti signs 66 metre contract for John Staluppi

SuperYachtNews.com- Prolific owner returns to Benetti

Charterworld.com - New 66m motor yacht fb269 by Benetti sold to John Staluppi

Boatinternational.com-John Staluppi signs order for 66m Benetti luxury yacht

May 2015

Youtube.com - Animated video of Project Skyfall

Based on the new Sunrise 68m by A. Vallicelli & Co, Project Skyfall was designed for one of the world's most experience yachtsmen, renowned for his spirit of innovation.

The aggressive sleekness of the yacht's lines reflects its ambitious performance targets: a fast displacement steel-hull, Project Skyfall will have a shallow draft of less than 3 metres, a top speed of 25 knots and a transatlantic range.

The yacht will also be a showcase of innovative technologies, never utilized on a yacht before, including VOITH linear jets propulsion and MME microturbines power generation.

 Hemmings.com- Herbie at Cars of Dreams Museum

April 2015

Barrett-jackson.com -Supercars-superstars-action-packed-barrett-jackson-palm-beach-auction-breaks-records

The bidding was fierce, taking barely 3 minutes to complete. We all know from the Disney Love Bug movies that Herbie can drive himself, and did he ever this past Saturday. Herbie drove himself right into the record books selling for an eye popping $115,000 to well-known millionaire car dealer and collector John Staluppi.

Carbuyingtips.com -Herbie-Volkswagen-sells-Barrett-Jackson-Auction

Barrett Jackson - Palm Beach 2015 - Philanthropists and world-renowned car collectors Jeanette and John Staluppi donated an additional $100,000 to support the Achilles Freedom Team. 

Business Wire - Barrett-Jackson - Auction Overview

Several vehicles were sold to benefit non-profit organizations, with 100 percent of the nearly $1 million dollars raised going to support veterans, children and other deserving charities.

Sportscardigest.com - Barrett-Jackson-Palm-Beach-2015-auction-results

Torquenews.com - Copo-camaro-1-raises-400k-charity

On Saturday, WWE Hall of Fame member Hulk Hogan took center stage and, in true “Hulkamania” fashion, ripped the shirt off his back to help Barrett-Jackson raise much-needed funds for U.S. veterans, children, cancer patients and others across the country. A few generous, philanthropic car dealers combined to raise $400,000 for the Achilles Freedom Team. David Flynn purchased the 2015 Chevrolet Camaro COPO Race Car VIN #001 for $300,000 followed by an additional $100,000 pledge from Jeanette and John Staluppi.

“Every Barrett-Jackson auction brings with it an opportunity to improve the lives of deserving individuals and organizations through the sale of charity cars,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “We truly appreciate the consignors who donate their vehicles and the bidders who bid from their heart. I’m confident that some wonderful opportunities will open up for those in need with the nearly $1 million in charity auction sales in Palm Beach.”

Businesswire.com - Barrett-Jackson-Raises-1-Million-Charity

Looktothestars.org - Charity-at-car-auction

March 2015

Superyachts.com - Worth Avenue Yachts Sell Motor Yacht Skyfall II

Superyachttimes.com - Superyacht Skyfall II Sold

Boatinternational.com - Palmer Johnson Superyacht Skyfall II Sold

Palmbeachdailynews.com - Boat Show Sunshine Brings Out Crowds and Buyers

Cnbc.com - The James Bond Yacht Flipper

Palmbeachdailynews.com - Chic Skyfall Designed for Versatile Cruising

Youtube.com - Cars of Dreams Hospice Benefit Car Show

Hpbcf.org- Boardwalk Fantasy Cocktail Reception

February 2015

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

Showmanagement.com - Palm-Beach-Boat-Show

YouTube.com - Miami Boat Show - Skyfall


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

24-7pressrelease.com/press-release/worth-avenue-yachts-to-exhibit-nine-yachts-at-the-2015-miami-yacht-and-brokerage-show

January 2015

Pinterest.com - Carsofdreams.com

Tumblr.com - Carsofdreams.com

December 2014

Hpbcf.org/Car_show

Serodsncustoms.com/events.htm

Serodsncustoms.com/flyers/cod-15.jpg

Yachtworld.com/boat-content/2014/12/superyacht-owners-decide-two-james-bond-yachts-enough/

Charterworld.com/news/tag/focus-yacht-design

Theyachtmarket.com/articles/general/ten_fastest_super_yachts/

November 2014

Superyachttimes.com- Skyfall

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

http://www.Charterworld.com/news/sunrise-yachts-john-staluppi-market-68m-motor-yacht-project-skyfall

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

Foxsports.com/motor/story/stunning-all-steel-ford-custom-two-door-coupe-sells-for-six-figures-at-barrett-jackson

Lockerdome.com/Custom-Ford-Sells-at-Barrett-Jackson

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

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
Excerpt:
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.


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

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

 

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