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 Healthcare for Children- Florida. 

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



2019 Featured Vehicles 

2019 Celebrity Entertainers   from the Shriner's Alumni 

 If you have signed up with Amazon Smile, and chosen Gasparilla Concours D Elegance as your charity, the kids will benefit every time you shop Amazon Smile at no additional cost to you.

Everything at Amazon Smile is exactly the same as you are used to at Amazon — same exact products and prices. If you have a Prime account, it will still be there. The ONLY difference is that by signing in through your Amazon Smile login .5% of your purchases are automatically donated by Amazon to Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance benefiting Shriners Healthcare for Children–Florida. ZERO cost to you, but it sure adds up for the children in need. 

It is easy to set up. Once you do, instead of going to Amazon.com to shop, in the future you just go to Smile.Amazon.com.

Once you have signed up, you should go to Smile.Amazon.com to make your purchases instead of Amazon.com. Just typing Smile into your browser instead of Amazon should take you there, or bookmark the URL. 

1770 Fardier du Cugnot,

Tampa Bay Auto Museum

1939 Cord, Tampa Bay Auto Museum

Many ways to Donate and Support our Charity

​The Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance is committed to purchasing customized wheelchairs, orthotic and prosthetic services for the benefit of Shriner's kids in need. We want our supporters to see exactly where their charitable dollars are going! A display of these wheelchairs will be on hand Friday and Saturday.

Save the Dates!

Friday, April 17, 2020 from 6-9pm
"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
"Nickel Tour" of Historic Tampa​​

2019 Gasparilla Great Endurance Run 

President Woodrow Wilson's 1919 Pierce Arrow

2019 Vintage Fashion Show 




​​​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. 

Tampa's Gasparilla festivities begin in January every year, since 1904, celebrating the legend of the invasion of the city by the fictional (or not!) pirate Jose Gaspar. The mayor of Tampa relinquishes the keys to the city, and we are invaded by a pirate ship filled with hundreds of the cities finest business people and founding families of Tampa, all in the name of fun and charity. The Mardi Gras styled event draws hundreds of thousands of spectators. If you include the many additional events associated with the Gasparilla season, there are millions of participants and spectators involved with Gasparilla. ​

Now we bring you the newest addition to Tampa's festivities...

the Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance

A wonderful "race" of cars from 1909 to 1974 we had an excellent reenactment Celebrating the 110th anniversary of the first running of "The Great Endurance Run". Classic automobiles drove from Tampa to Kissimmee to Downtown Jacksonville and then on to be displayed at the MotorXpo at the Amelia Island Cars & Coffee at the Concours, presented by Heacock Classic Auto Insurance on March 9, 2019 as part of Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance Week.

While the first race was held to promote road building in the Sunshine State, our version had two aims. First, to raise awareness of the inaugural Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance, held at Curtis Hixon Park in downtown Tampa on Saturday, April 13, 2019. Second, both the "Gasparilla Great Endurance Run" and the "Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance"  benefited the work of the Shriners Hospital in Tampa. 


Tampa Bay Auto Museum

Brandt Racing  *  Hillsborough County Fire Truck Museum

A full Weekeend of Automotive Activities
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park 
 600 North Ashley Drive, Tampa, Florida