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.

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


Tampa                     to                    Kissimmee               to                      Jacksonville

Proceeds from the Gasparilla Great Endurance Run and the Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance benefited the Shriners Hospital for Children in Tampa. All volunteers are truly giving their time and expertise freely, no compensation is given to any of the organizers of this event. We do it for the love of the community, great classic cars, and the charities we support.

Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance  "Autoists"  

Reenacted the Historic 1909 Tampa to Jacksonville 

Endurance Run Route

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, 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.

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,

 now known as AAA, and Coca Cola.

Ray Kriegbaum, Group Therapy Rallye Team,

produces automobile "Fun Rallies" and road tours

for charitable organizations, clubs and

company promotions.

Ray is also the official Photographer for the

Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance!

Ray Kriegbaum -  

ray@superb-images.com  - 863-944- 4982

2019 Gasparilla Great Endurance Run was held ​Wednesday - Friday, March 6-8

​Displayed at "MotorXpo" at the Amelia Island "Cars & Coffee"  at the Concours

presented by 

Heacock Classic Auto Insurance

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Click here to see television coverage

Winners of the 2019 Gasparilla Great Endurance Run...

Milt and Rosemary Roorda

1909 Ford Model T Speedster


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