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)


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formerly known as 

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2020 Chief Judge

​Brad Bean

Thank you Sheriff Chad Chronister for acting as the 2019 Honorary Chief Judge for the Inaugural Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance

Bradley J Bean
Fernandina Beach, FL

We are proud to announce our 2020 Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance Chief Judge, Mr. Brad Bean.

In addition to serving as a class Judge for the inaugural 2019 Gasparilla Concours d’Elegance, Brad has been a lead class judge at the Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance, Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance, Charlotte-Trump Concours d’Elegance, Miami Concours. He also judges at the Greenbrier Concours d’Elegance and the Chattanooga Motoring Festival’s Concours d’Elegance and is a “Celebrity Judge” at Corvettes at Carlisle. Brad has been an officer of the national Solid Axle Corvette Club (an organization dedicated to Corvette’s first generation) for 14 years, currently serving as president.

A native of Florida’s panhandle, at age 11, Brad began working summers at his brother’s paint and body shop where his love of of the automobile began.
Later he used the shop’s facilities to build his first car, a 1957 Chevrolet Bel-Air two door hardtop. After a 35 year career with VF Corporation, he retired as a vice president, in part, to pursue his automotive interests.

Brad has owned several performance, muscle and classic cars and restored a 1957
Chevrolet Bel-Air “Nomad”, which was recognized as the best in the country at
key “marque” events. The “Nomad” and his 1960 Corvette competed at 26
Concours events; winning numerous best in class, class runner-up and show level
awards. He began judging at regional and national marquee events, later making
the transition to Concours judging.