Mission Statement

Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance Inc. is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit incorporated in the State of Florida. We exist to support Tampa Bay charities that serve children who are most in need in our community.  We operate through direct donations and monies raised through our annual juried classic car competition featuring rare, original, and historically important vehicles.


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Save the Dates ! Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance * April 17-19, 2020. Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, 600 N. Ashley Dr. Tampa, FL

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

Proud Sponsor of GCDE

  April 17 -19, 2020. Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, 600 N. Ashley Drive, Tampa, Florida 33602

The organizers of this event receive NO COMPENSATION and are truly Volunteers!

We are a 501c3 IRS recognized charitable organization.

The 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 !

The Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance

is an official club event of the

Hillsborough Region AACA

(Antique Automobile Club of America)


Old Wheel Restorations

formerly known as 

Pistorius Collectible Autos

Sales & Restoration Services

​(813) 917-9205


Class 600- American Sports/ Racing, up tp 1978

1970 Oldsmobile 442 W40

Ron McHugh, Osprey, FL

Best in Class Award Winners:

For all who attended the Inaugural Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance, we don't have to tell you that the overwhelming response to the 3 day event in Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park was not just successful, but heart warming, joyful, and in general a huge success! Finally the Tampa Bay area has a taste of what it has been missing on the classic car circuit, a true Concours d'Elegance!

And thanks to the Participants, Sponsors, Vendors, and Attendees, we were able to donate over $22,000 to the Shriners Hospital for Children, Tampa, Wheelchair Department. 

Class 300- Great Classics, 1925-1942

1940 Cadillac 60 Special

Bob Defreitas, Seffner, FL

Class 700- Heritage / Preservation, up to 1978

1963 Chrysler Newport

Deb Rebuck, Tampa, FL

A full Weekeend of Automotive Activities

Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park

 600 North Ashley Drive, Tampa, Florida


Class 100- Brass Era, up to 1915

1913 Stanley Model 64

Marvin & Linda Feldman, Clearwater, FL

Class 1100- American Production, Pre-War up to 1942

1936 Chrysler

Mark & Hillary Becker, Jacksonville, FL

Concours de Sport

1935 Jaguar SS1 Coupe

Owners: Eduardo & Michelle Zavala 

Miami Beach, FL

Class 800- Heartbeat of America- Corvettes, up to 1978

1954 Chevrolet Corvette

Bob Patrick, FL

Class 900- Factory Muscle Cars, up to 1978

1965 Pontiac GTO

Tom & Linda Schmidt, Brandon, FL

Class 1300- Motorcycles, up to 1978

1961 Triumph Bonneville

Dan Mays, Wesley Chapel, FL

Class 1200- American Production, Post-War 1943-1978

1958 Ford Skyliner

Derek Hennecke, Tampa, FL

Class 400- Foreign Sports/ Racing, up tp 1959

1948 Allard M1

Frank Rubino, Pinecrest, FL

The Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance celebrates


​Only the most rare, original and historically important automobiles and motorcycles will be on display. Gates open at 9:30am, a red carpet awards ceremony begins at 2pm. Live entertainment, vintage plane flyover, Rough Riders Color Guard, National Anthem sung by recording artist, Vintage Fashion Show, and so much more! 

​​​This is the only true Concours d'Elegance for Tampa, and the name "Gasparilla" is synonymous with the Tampa Bay area's most famous social season, celebrating the legendary pirate, Jose Gaspar. 

Come see vehicles rarely seen before, learn the history and journey these vehicles took to create a road-map of our culture and community. Enjoy a beautiful family friendly day in the park, and most importantly support the Shriners Hospital for Children in Tampa. 

Concours d'Elegance

1954 Mercedes 300B

Owners: James Jones

Naples, FL

Class 1000- Foreign Cars, up to 1978

1957 BMW Isetta 300

Larry & Christine Pope, Homosassa, FL

Class 1400- Firetrucks, up to 1978

1929 White Firetruck

Tom Herman, Chesterfield, VA

Save the Dates!

Friday, April 17, 2020 from 6-9pm

"Gasparilla Cars in the Park"

Cocktail Party and Charity Auction

Saturday, April 18, 2020 from 9:30am-4pm

Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance

Sunday, April 19, 2020 from 9am - 1pm

"Gasparilla Nickel Tour" of Historic Tampa

 Best in Show

Congratulations to the 2019 Award Winners:

2019 Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance Memory Books

A collectible coffee table book, Order NOW, limited supplies. 
Only $48 (plus $5 shipping). Proceeds benefit the kids at Shriners Hospital for Children, Tampa

Class 200- Roaring 20's, 1920-29

1928 Nash Model 336

Douglas Williams, Tampa, FL

Class 500- Foreign Sports/ Racing, 1960 +

1967 Datsun Sports 2000

Steve Tetreault, Sarasota, FL