Our website will be completely updated very soon to reflect all the fantastic accomplishments of the Inaugural Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance, and to announce the plans for the 2020 Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance. Same great location, same great atmosphere, keeping all the things you loved the most about it, and improving on those first year tweeks. We look forward to seeing you April 17-19, 2020.
Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance Inc. a 501c3 Non-Profit Florida Corporation
info@GasparillaConcours.com (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 !
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
Applications for the 2020 Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance will be accepted
online from September 1, 2019, to January 15, 2020.
For those who participated in the 2019 Concours, we ask that you please submit an application for a different car than the one shown at the 2019 Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance. It is a key component of a true Concours d'Elegance to offer on display rare, historic, original and restored as original, vehicles that have not been seen in public on a regular basis. This is one of the many factors that sets a Concours d'Elegance apart from "car shows". You are now part of an elite group of individuals who participated in the Inaugural Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance, a first for Tampa!
Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, undoubtedly the most famous concours in the country, states "we generally do not allow cars to return to our show field within a ten-year period unless they have changed ownership and are freshly restored (or they are an original preservation car). "
Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, another one of the finest Concours' in the country, states "Once a car is accepted to the Concours, it cannot again be entered in the event for five years, with three exceptions; the ownership of the car has changed, the car has been restored, or if the featured marque is obscure, the Concours car selection committee can reach out to invite cars of varying restoration quality—or cars that have previously been entered in the Concours—in order to provide a healthy representation of the marque for exhibition".
The Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance will uphold a policy of not considering the application of a vehicle that has been shown in any "Concours" described events within the tri-county areas of Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco, within an 18 month period prior to the Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance, the next to be held April 17-19, 2020.
Anyone can submit a vehicle for consideration!
By definition, a Concours d'Elegance is by invitation only.
The vehicle cut-off year for the Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance is 1978,
meaning the vehicle must be 1978 and older to be considered.
The marquee theme is "100 YEARS OF AUTOMOTIVE EXCELLENCE"
and we are currently seeking the best example of the
1920 vehicle of historic importance.
Please feel free to submit your suggestions!
Several factors are taken into consideration for accepting
a vehicle for the Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance.
* the original nature of the vehicle
* the quality and condition of the car
* the historical importance of the vehicle
* the nature of the restoration as original
* the overall rare qualities of the vehicle
* the "wow factor" that appeals most to the spectators of the event.
The participants are selected by a qualifying committee comprised of several experts in the field of vintage & classic vehicles.
Those vehicles who are not selected to participate in the Saturday Concours d'Elegance are invited to participate in the:
Download the paper version HERE You can scan and email to info@GasparillaConcours.com, or fax to 813-475-4795, or mail to PO Box 260292, Tampa, FL 33685-0292. Please remember we will need several photos of your car if you are submitting a paper copy of the application.