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Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance Inc. is a 501c3 Non-Profit Florida Corporation
Proud Sponsor of GCDE
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
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
Ray is also the official Photographer for the
Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance!
Ray Kriegbaum -
firstname.lastname@example.org - 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
Saturday, March 9, 2019
Winners of the 2019 Gasparilla Great Endurance Run...
Milt and Rosemary Roorda
1909 Ford Model T Speedster
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.