Apr 26 2019

John Cuocco Heads to Florida After 19 Years of Great Work

Kudos to my trusty assistant John Cuocco for 19 years of wonderful work and fun working for me. Next week, John will be moving to Florida to enjoy full-year great weather with his wife Dottie. I wish Dottie and John good health and happiness in their "refocusment".

John's award-winning 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado is available for purchase. Details are below.


Howard Kroplick

John Cuocco's 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado Available For Purchase

1966 Oldsmobile Toronado 425 ci 385 hp Automatic

- 40,000 Miles

- A/C stored 20+ years, autumn bronze paint

-Dual-door handles

- Rebuilt engine transmission, steering box

- New tires, brakes,

-Interior like new

-Runs great

-Show car quality

- $31,500.

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Apr 26 2019 Howard Kroplick 9:52 PM

Rob Ida:

Congrats and good luck John Cuocco. It was a pleasure to work with you buddy.

Apr 26 2019 Howard Kroplick 9:53 PM

Ellen Vigneaux:

Great team

Apr 26 2019 Howard Kroplick 9:53 PM

Eddie Muro:

Enjoy your next phase John.

Apr 26 2019 Howard Kroplick 9:55 PM

Jerry and Rita Trapani:

Bouna Fortuna

Apr 26 2019 Mark desantis 10:21 PM

John good luck in Florida it was nice talking to you all these years

Apr 26 2019 Howard Kroplick 11:18 PM

Dick Stokes:

Good luck at your new endeavors, really enjoyed the time at Amelia.

Apr 27 2019 John Tucker 12:03 AM

Good luck to you John!

Apr 27 2019 Meredith 6:28 AM

It was great seeing you at different car events!  Enjoy Florida!

Apr 27 2019 Al Prete 8:53 AM

The car is lovely. GM’s pioneering front-wheel-drive car. I hope whoever buys it gives it the same TLC that it has obviously received.

Apr 28 2019 Walt Gosden 7:22 AM

We will miss you John, you are a great enthusiast and have been part of the car scene and activities for so long. Sad to see you go, but my sincere best wishes to you and Dottie for a continued wonderful life in Florida. Thanks for your friendship , I will appreciate and cherish that always.
Walt G.

Apr 28 2019 Art Kleiner 9:41 AM

Thanks for all your help with preserving and promoting the Motor Parkway, John.  Its the people behind the scenes that really make things work.  You’ve always been there and nobody will be able to do it like you! 

Best of good times in Florida and enjoy your next phase of life!

Apr 28 2019 Gary Kupfer 10:27 AM

John, my best friend for a lifetime.  I have known John since 2nd grade.  I’m going to miss him.

Apr 28 2019 mark schaier 10:56 AM

Again, John wishing you and your Dottie a HEALTHY retirement in warm Florida. and for tolerating me? as Howard’s groupie? BE WELL!

Apr 28 2019 Karen Cordaro 11:01 AM

John—Best wishes to you and your new life in Florida.  Enjoy!

Apr 29 2019 Chris Heisig 9:30 AM

Your contributions to help bring Howard’s adventures to us is appreciated . Hope Florida is not boring.

Apr 29 2019 Howard Kroplick 3:56 PM

Ernie Finamore:
You’re losing a good man, Howard! I’ll miss seeing John at the events you bring the cars to, and the short, though informative conversations I’ve had with him in the past. Safe travels, good luck, and a very enjoyable retirement is wished to John and Dottie in Florida.
—Ernie Finamore :>)

Apr 29 2019 Howard Kroplick 3:58 PM


Apr 29 2019 Al Velocci 4:23 PM

Hey John,  Once again the best for you and Dottie, it was a pleasure to work with you on Motor Parkway research and projects over the years.  All Parkway buffs are going to miss your presence at our meets.                                                                P.S. I hear there was a Motor Parkway spur in some part of Florida, please check it out. Al.

May 08 2019 Peter Kahl 11:51 AM

Good Luck on your move South… the Merchant Marine Academy students will miss you… If you are still up in NY on May 11 we will make you the honorary judge at our car show!! bring the Olds! 
Pete Kahl

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