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)


Old Wheel Restorations

formerly known as 

Pistorius Collectible Autos

Sales & Restoration Services

​(813) 917-9205


This tentative Schedule of Events will be changing as we include more fun details. Check back often!​

Friday Night Cars in the Park Cocktail Party and Charity Auction

8am-3pm: Vendor and Sponsor Set-up

4pm-5pm: Entrants for Cars in the Park arrive and are placed in pre-determined areas. You must have proof of prior paid admission for entry. Car Clubs will be placed together as requested.

5:30pm: Early Entry for VIP Tent Ticket Holders

6:00pm: Gates open to the public

6-8pm: Silent Auction

8:00pm: Live Auction

8:30pm: Silent Awards are released

9:00pm: Gates Close

Saturday Main Event- Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance

4am-8am: Concours Cars are placed on show field. Bleachers will be provided outside of the gates for public and photographers viewing pleasure

7:00am: Volunteers Breakfast

8:00am: Judges Breakfast and Meeting

8:30am: Sponsor and Vendor Booths Open

9:00am: Early Admission for VIP Tent Ticket Holders

9:30am: Gates Open to the Public.

10:00am: Opening Ceremonies Begin: Grand Marshall is escorted in with centennial featured car (1920 Anderson), Vintage Plane Flyover, Rough Riders Color Guard, National Anthem sung by recording artist, 

10:30am: Live Entertainment

11:00am: Vintage Fashion Show

12noon: Lunches delivered to Concours Car Owners 

1:00pm-2:00: Live Entertainment

2:00-4:00pm: Red Carpet Awards Ceremony

4:30pm: Public exits the show field and is invited to watch the procession of cars on the bleachers provided outside the gates.

Sunday "Nickel Tour of Tampa

9:00am: Arrive at designated starting point for the tour. Enjoy breakfast and instructions for a mystery fun rally. The tour will include historical points of Tampa and interesting facts about this beautiful cities diverse and checkered past during Prohibition and the years that have followed since.

12noon: Arrive at the designated stopping point for lunch and prizes.

Schedule of Events

We are fortunate to have the world famous Ed Lucas as our Master of Ceremonies.

Ed has been the expert in automotive history for decades, and his golden voice has earned him the title of "The Voice of Concours" at dozens of Concours d'Elegances including Amelia Island, Lake Mirror Classic, Lake Bluff,  French Lick, Michigan, Cincinnati and many more.

Master of Ceremonies