Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance  "Autoists" to

Retrace Historic

1909 Tampa to Jacksonville

Endurance Run Route

 Celebrating the 110th anniversary of the first running of "The Great Endurance Run",

classic pre-1910 automobiles will run from Tampa to Kissimmee to Downtown Jacksonville

and then on to participate in the Heacock Classic Cars & Coffee at the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance on March 9, 2019.

Limited to 16 cars preferably 1909 and older, as period correct. If there are not enough pre 1909 cars involved, we will open it up to any vehicle up to the 1920's.

A documentary film will be  made of this event,  with a major celebrity voice over, 

so those involved will  be  able to not only participate  in a

memorable  re-creation,  they will have their journey

documented for all to enjoy for years to come!

While the first race was held to promote road building in the

Sunshine State, our version has 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 and Coca Cola.

The Participants of The Gasparilla Great Endurance Run 1909-2019 will be asked to display their cars in Curtis Hixon Park on Friday, April 12, 2019, during the Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance "Cars in the Park" Cocktail Party and FUNraiser Auction.

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!

For additional information or to participate, contact: Ray Kriegbaum -  - 863-944- 4982


2019 Gasparilla

Great Endurance Run

​Thursday - Friday, March 7-8

​Presented by:

Heacock Classic Auto Insurance

in conjunction with the 

Amelia Island "Cars & Coffee" 

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance

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

​(813) 917-9205

Tampa                     to                    Kissimmee               to                      Jacksonville

Proceeds from the Gasparilla Great Endurance Run and the Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance will benefit 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 Inc.  a 501c3  Non-Profit Florida Corporation

​       (813) 714-1019

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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 !