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



If you are interested in joining the Organizational Committee or your club wants to add to the Volunteer pool, please scroll down to register to volunteer.

We will be happy to match your skills and interests with any positions available.​​​

​We meet monthly, alternating between north Tampa and South Tampa (Shriners Hospital for Children, 12502 USF Pine Drive, Tampa, FL 33612 and

 MIDFLORIDA Credit Union, 1112 S. Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL )

on the first Wednesday of each month, at 2:00pm and the meeting ends promptly at 4:00pm.  Committee Chairs are not expected to attend every meeting, and Agendas and Minutes are emailed to you so you can keep updated on the progress.  All are welcomed to attend!

Organizational Committee

Mission Statement

Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance Inc. is a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization and a Florida corporation, dedicated to supporting local charities that impact the children in our community most in need. We acquire our funds through donations and monies raised with the annual event that celebrates the classic car with a world class Concours d'Elegance competition of rare, original, and historically important vehicles.

Organizational Committee Chairpersons
Administrative Director -
Joanne Pistorius
Automotive Director- 
Brando Pistorius
Acceptance Packets- 
Vicki Maddox

Accomodations- Jan Nelson 
Acquisition of Cars- 
Howie Mednick
Acquisition of Motorcycles- 
Lynn Keiter
Announcers - 
Ed Lucas & Gary Wurmlinger
Auction -
Geeta Boodoo Piper
Awards & Trophies
Banners & Signs
Bar -
Cortney Wade
CAD Venue Layout-
Ed Bollman
Car Club Outreach -
Annette & CE Gardner

Car Signage- Laura Giner
Catering -
Darren Diaz
Clean Up Crews -

Decorations -
Pamela Coleman
Drone Photography -
Mary Whitworth
Fences -
David Johnston
Financial -
Bob Reynolds
Friday VIP Party -
Elaine Diaz
Gates & Ticket Sales -

Golf Cart Chairperson-
Chuck Segal
Goodie Bags -
Veronica DeGuenther
Judges -
Angelo Rumore
Logistics -
Debbie Hall
Marketing Materials -
Mike Culotta
Media Passes -
Mike Culotta
Merchandise -
Teri Schneider
Participants & Class Hosts -
Chris Dunn
Parking, Shuttle, Security -
John Hansel
Photography & Video -
Ed Sindoni & Chuck Carroll
Poster / Flyer Distribution -
Deb Rebuck
Program -
Mike Culotta
Promotions -
Tom Toner
Public Relations -
Michael Mikuliza
Registration -
John Smith
Run of Show Chair -

Show Field -
Ron Martin
Shriners Liasons -
Alicia Argiz-Lyons
Social Media -
Erik Lunseth
Sound A/V -

Sponsor Hospitality/ Concierge -
Suzy Trino
Sponsor & Vendor Tents -
Howard Snyder
Sponsors -
Rick Ivester

Storage- Dawn Wood
Sunday Tour -
Howie and Barb Mednick
Vendors -
Yael Hatfield
Venue/City Tampa Liason - 
Fred Molis
Vintage Fashion Show -
Denise Hall
VIP & Entertainment -
Nicole Musselman
Volunteers -
Bill Sadlier 
Water & Ice Stations - J
ames Hart and Devara Sims
Ford Heacock
Advisor G
inny Askew
Paul Ianaurio
Derek Henneke
Susan Cerf
Olivier Cerf

Board of Directors

Brando & Joanne Pistorius, Founders and Executive Directors

Secretary- Fred Molis

Treasurer- Bob Reynolds

Board Members- Rick Ivester, John Smith, Howie Mednick

Volunteers Register BELOW

Pistorius Collectible Autos & Restoration Services

Old Wheel Restorations

formerly known as

Pistorius Collectible Autos

Sales & Restoration Services

​(813)  917-9205


Thank you!