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Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance "Autoists" to Retrace Historic
1909 Tampa to Jacksonville Endurance Run Route
Limited to 18 cars 1909 and older, as period correct. A documentary will be made of this event, with a major celebrity voice over, so those involved will be able to not only participate in a memorable
re-creation, they will have their journey documented for all to enjoy!
Classic Automobiles to run from Tampa to Kissimmee to Downtown Jacksonville and then on to the
Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance on March 7- 8, 2019.
Celebrating the 110th anniversary of the first running of "The Great Endurance Run"
Cars from the inaugural Gasparilla Concours d'Eelegance in Tampa will travel a similar route as the
18 cars that spent four days on the road in 1909 to promote the building of decent roads throughout the
state of Florida. As did the first race, we will stop at our checkpoint in downtown Kissimmee. We will
have lunch there, although the original "Autoists" spent the night there at the Opera House because the
Graystone Hotel was full.
While the first race was held to promote road building in the Sunshine State, our version has two aims.
First, to raise awareness of the new Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance to be held at Curtis Hixon Park in
downtown Tampa on Saturday, April 13, 2019. Second, both the "Great Endurance Run" and the
Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance will benefit the work of the Shriners Hospital in Tampa. The Amelia Island Concours
is well-known as one of the premier automotive events in Florida.
According to Ray Kriegbaum, head of Group Therapy Rallye Team, who will be coordinating the run,
"Although the event is certainly about fun and classic automobiles, the real purpose is to help the Shriners
Hospital with the great work they do. This is a total volunteer effort. No one is making any money on it, all
the proceeds benefit the Shriners and their young patients."
The original event was sponsored by the Tampa Daily Times, the Tampa Automobile Club and Coca Cola.
This year’s event sponsorship is currently open although we hope to announce our major sponsors soon.
Individuals or companies interested in sponsorship or participation in the event may contact Ray
Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance has applied for 501c3 charitable organization status. All donations will
be tax deductible and will directly benefit the Shriners Hospital of Tampa.
The Participants of The Gasparilla Great Endurance Run 1909-2019 will be asked to display their cars in Curtis Hixon Park on Friday, April 12, 2019, during the Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance "Cars in the Park" Cocktail Party.
Group Therapy Rallye team produces automobile "Fun Rallies" and road tours for charitable organizations,
clubs and company promotions.
For additional information or to participate, contact: Ray Kriegbaum - Ray@GasparillaConcours.com - 863-944- 4982
Ray is also the official Photographer for the Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance!
Gasparilla Great Endurance Run
Thursday - Friday, March 7-8, 2019
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)