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
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
info@GasparillaConcours.com (813) 714-1019
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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
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.