The organizers of this event receive NO COMPENSATION and are truly Volunteers! We are a 501c3 IRS recognized charitable organization.
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 !
The Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance
is an official club event of the
Hillsborough Region AACA
(Antique Automobile Club of America)
Pistorius Collectible Autos
Sales & Restoration Services
Lazy Days RV Resort, 6130 Lazy Days Boulevard, Seffner, FL 33584
Lazydays RV Resort, is less than 13 miles away, and a 20 minute drive to downtown Tampa. There is plenty of room for your RV and trailer, on Exit 10 of Interstate 4 east of Downtown Tampa.
Each parking area is paved, offers a full sewer service, cable TV hookup, water, 60-amp service (rare for FL), Wi-Fi, and curbside trash pickup and newspaper service, all included for $30 a night! The facilities also host a huge family room that's air-conditioned with sack toss, billiards, ping pong, and a kids play space called a RallyCenter.
Lazydays RV Tampa is the world’s largest RV dealership with 126 oak-canopied acres with more than 1,700 RVs, over 230 service bays, an on-site RV parts and accessories store, a beautiful RV Resort and more.
We have selected the most convenient and luxurious accomodations to make certain that your experience in Tampa while attending the Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance is a fantastic memory.
But many people want to know what to expect, and ask for personal observations on choosing a hotel. You cannot go wrong with any of the preferred properties, but here are some extra observations:
Trendy and cool- Aloft Hotel (host hotel)
Luxury, fine dining, modern renovation of a historic building- Le Meridien
Closest walk (literally across the street)- Courtyard by Marriott
Central downtown and located at Starting Line for Gasparilla Great Endurance Run- Embassy Suites
Surprisingly well priced, fabulous with marina- Tampa Marriott Waterside
This booming heart of Tampa is a Downtown with a difference, successfully mixing old and new with a southern panache. Quaint streetcars trundle along the newly developed riverfront, lined with museums, art galleries, and an aquarium. The warm tropical waters surrounding Downtown add a twist to riverfront walks—dolphins and manta rays are a far from rare sighting when strolling along Downtown's embankments. And as the warm night falls, the nighttime buzz rises, especially in Channelside with its upmarket restaurants and bars.
Hotels in Downtown Tampa
Most of the hotels in Downtown Tampa are found along its western side, where the Hillsborough River curls through town before entering the Bay. These are hotels that reflect the bold, positive mood of Downtown, being large, modern and luxurious. The Hilton Tampa Downtown is a case in point, its mirror-glass front hiding a plethora of facilities for business travelers and tourists alike. Just across the bridge in Harbor Island is the Westin Tampa Harbour Island, the only four-star hotel in Downtown Tampa, which counts a marina and business center among its amenities.
Things to see in Downtown Tampa
As well as being the financial heart of Tampa, Downtown is home to numerous attractions for the general visitor. In the northwest quarter you'll find the Tampa Museum of Art, which revels in exhibitions of bold contrasts. It has strong collections of modern and contemporary art, as well as wonderful displays of Roman and Greek antiquities. Next door is the Glazer Children's Museum, dedicated to an interactive exploration of childhood through its hands-on exhibits. Completing this quarter's trio of cultural attractions is the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts. Housed in the intriguing Cube building by the river, it is known for works by Harold Edgerton and photographs that focus on turning points in American History. Less high-brow attractions are found along the Garrison Channel to the south. Here you could catch a pro-hockey game at the Amelie Arena, or take a chance to Dive with Sharks at the Florida Aquarium.
Good for business and general travelers
As the central business district of booming Tampa, this neighborhood makes a great base for those travelers coming here on business. Accommodation in Downtown Tampa is both conveniently located and business-friendly, with hotels laying on specific services to support the traveling business person. The airport is close by, as are the main road networks connecting to the wider Tampa Bay region. But Downtown also works well for general tourists, with its mix of cultural and fun attractions. And for those planning to cruise the Gulf or Caribbean, the hotels in Downtown Tampa are ideally situated close to the Port Tampa Cruise Terminals.
How to get to Downtown Tampa
For those flying into the city, Tampa International Airport has the best connections and is less than 10 miles from downtown. You can catch a cab into central Tampa, or take the 30 bus, which leaves every half-hour and only takes 45 minutes to travel to Downtown Tampa. There are regular modern trolleys between the main sights in the neighborhood, part of the In-Town Trolley service. But for a journey with a difference, try taking one of the heritage TECO Line Streetcars. These run from Whiting and Franklin Streets, following the Garrison Channel all the way to Ybor City, Tampa's famed Latin Quarter.
Bay Bayou RV Resort, 8492 Manatee Bay Drive, Tampa, FL 33635
Phone (888) 692-2968 , (813) 855-1000
14.6 miles from the downtown Tampa, approx. 25 minutes, heading west towards the beaches.
Relax in our natural surroundings on Double Branch Creek and enjoy the deluxe facilities and amenities of our highly rated Florida RV resort. Woodall’s and Trailer Life consistently rate Bay Bayou RV Resort as one of the best RV resorts in Tampa, Florida and in the top 2% nationwide. Our Florida RV community is conveniently located minutes from Tampa’s top attractions and the beautiful Gulf of Mexico beaches. Join us in Bay Bayou’s spacious clubhouse for scheduled activities and events, and enjoy a swim in the heated pool. We pride ourselves in the cleanliness of our facilities and safety of our RV community.
We have partnered with "Visit Tampa Bay" to bring you the best prices on the finest hotels in downtown Tampa. Best of all, most are in walking distance of the Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance. All scheduled events will be held at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, 600 N. Ashley Drive, Tampa, FL 33602.
Please click on the Vist Tampa Bay logo for a link to get all the information you need for hotels, restaurants, transportation, entertainment... everything you need for an outstanding experience!
Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance Inc. a 501c3 Non-Profit Florida Corporation
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