The organizers of this event receive NO COMPENSATION and are truly Volunteers! We are a pending 501c3.

The inaugural year's  proceeds will be donated to Shriners Hospital for Children, Tampa.  We do it for the love of the community, great classic cars, and the charities we support

Hillsborough Region AACA

(Antique Automobile Club of America) 

Pistorius Collectible Autos

Sales & Restoration Services

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The FUNraising Auction

Let's have some real fun, and make some real differences in the lives of these beautiful children at Shriners Hospital. The proceeds from the Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance will go towards buying custom wheelchairs for the children at the Shriners in Tampa. A display of the wheelchairs we are funding will be on hand at the party and the concours. We want you to see where your money is goning and exactly who you are helping! 

It's worth repeating, the organizers of the Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance receive NO compensation, and all proceeds from the inaugural Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance will benefit the Shriners Hosiptal for Children in Tampa. Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance Inc. is a 501c3 charitable organization, and your donations are tax deductible.

We have many celebrity surprises planned as well, so this auction will be a wonderful opportunity to help a worthy cause and maybe come away with a really unique keepsake. 

If you wish to donate to the Auction, please email

Kechi Okwubi, a finalist in "America's Got Talent" will tell us about her inspiring journey after a plane crash that killed 107 people, she and one other survived. After hundreds of surgeries, many at Shriners Hospital for Children, she was able to create beautiful music again and sang her way to the finals of AGT and the hearts of millions. Kechi will also honor us with singing the National Anthem opening the Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance.

Mackenzie Soldan, Gold Medalist at the Rio 2016 Paralympics in basketball, Mackenzie is now going for the gold in Tokyo 2020... in tennis! We will hear about her amazing journey, and how Shriners helped her to achieve her goals. We will also hear all about the Paralympics, and how we can help her see gold again in Tokyo.

The auction will feature a wheelchair tennis lesson from Mackenzie!

The "Cars in the Park"  FUNraising Cocktail Party

Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance Inc.  a 501c3 pending Non-Profit Florida Corporation

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This unique evening will be held in the beautiful glass walled party space on the 3rd floor of the Glazers Childrens Museum, with an open air patio overlooking the Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, showgrounds for our Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance.

The Cars in the Park will feature the cars from our Gasparilla Great Endurance Run, held one month earlier, where 16 cars as old as 1905+ re-enacted the original 1909 Tampa to Jacksonville rally. The starting point is marked with a plaque in downtown Tampa, another midway in Kissimmee, and another historical marker at the final destination in Jacksonville. These cars will have traveled over 250 miles, on Friday March 8, 2019, arriving just in time to participate in the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance.

We will also be displaying fine classic cars from the area, that cannot be seen the following day at the Concours.

The FUNraising will include entertainment by a variety of performers, and presentations from some very special Shriners "Kids", the alumnus who have been the real beneficiaries of this fantastic organization.