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Cars Of Dreams FHP Benefit Show • October 17, 2010
story and photos by Vivian Senior

The South East Rods & Customs car club held a Car & Truck Show on October 17th, 2010, to benefit the Florida Highway Patrol Scholarship Fund. The location was the beautiful Cars Of Dreams Museum, located at 133 US Highway One (just south of Northlake Boulevard) in North Palm Beach, Florida.

There were over 450 registered vehicles, and event T-shirts went to the first 200 registered. Additional FHP Scholarship Fund shirts could be purchased for $50, which included entry into an upcoming drawing for a brand new 2010 Camaro SS. Every vehicle registered at the show also received two entry passes to the Cars Of Dreams Museum and the Model A Museum, both of which are simply outstanding. John Staluppi is the owner of this amazing car collection, and he has even added a breathtaking train collection to his museum.

Lots of food and drinks were available from Red’s Bar-B-Q throughout the day, and music was provided by DJ Donnie. Top 50 and Specialty awards were handed out around 2:00pm to the lucky winners, plus a 50/50 was held with the winner taking home $325.

The South East Rods & Customs, John Staluppi of the Cars Of Dreams Museum, and the Florida Highway Patrol would like to thank all of the car people for making this benefit a huge success. After all was said and done it took in a whopping $34,500 to go to the FHP Scholarship Fund. Pretty cool, considering the great time that was had by all.

We’ve run pictures showing the inside of the Cars Of Dreams Museum before, but if you’d like to check it out be sure and visit You can also visit to see the nine-minute segment the TV show Tail Fins & Chrome produced featuring the Cars Of Dreams Museum, with an interview of John Staluppi.

The next benefit at the Cars Of Dreams Museum will be on March 13th, 2011, which is being held for the Hospice of Palm Beach County Foundation. This will be the last show before they renovate the Cars Of Dream Museum, which will include opening a 50’s style diner in the front, with the reopening scheduled for sometime in don’t miss it. With how awesome the place already is, one can only imagine what it will look like when they are done! CN