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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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
Honorary Chief Judge
Hillsborough County Sheriff
"My passion for precision crafted automobiles extends back to my childhood. I have a deep appreciation for the designers, engineers, and others who have such tremendous talent to mold a vision into a complex design of performance and elegance. The perfect blend of creative art, elegance, and performance is what I find most intriguing and certainly drives my excitement for cars."
A veteran law enforcement officer, Sheriff Chad Chronister has served with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office for the past 28 years. He has a bachelor’s in criminal justice and a master’s in criminology from St. Leo University, and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy's 260th Session. He became the top law enforcement officer in Hillsborough County on September 30, 2017, upon his appointment by Governor Rick Scott and was elected by the citizens of Hillsborough County on November 6, 2018.
He is co-chairman of the Regional Domestic Security Task Force, Region IV Tampa Bay, Vice-Chairman of the Hillsborough County Public Safety Coordinating Council, and Vice-Chairman of Hillsborough County Public Schools Citizen Oversight Committee.
He credits his family, faith and grandfather Jack Bentivegna “Nanu” for instilling his passion and selfless service for others. "Nanu" Jack served his country as a decorated Marine in combat missions at Guadalcanal, Iwo Jima and Guam during World War II. He passed away in 2013, but his spirit and legacy live on.
Sheriff Chronister has earned many commendations. His civic associations include board membership positions with Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay and Metropolitan Ministries. A native of York, Pa., Sheriff Chronister is married to Nicole DeBartolo and has two sons, Asher and Zack, and three dogs, Mona, Lola and Cali.
He loves spending time with his family the most.