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.
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
Class 600- American Sports/ Racing, up tp 1978
1970 Oldsmobile 442 W40
Ron McHugh, Osprey, FL
Best in Class Award Winners:
For all who attended the Inaugural Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance, we don't have to tell you that the overwhelming response to the 3 day event in Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park was not just successful, but heart warming, joyful, and in general a huge success! Finally the Tampa Bay area has a taste of what it has been missing on the classic car circuit, a true Concours d'Elegance!
And thanks to the Participants, Sponsors, Vendors, and Attendees, we were able to donate over $22,000 to the Shriners Hospital for Children, Tampa, Wheelchair Department.
Class 300- Great Classics, 1925-1942
1940 Cadillac 60 Special
Bob Defreitas, Seffner, FL
Class 700- Heritage / Preservation, up to 1978
1963 Chrysler Newport
Deb Rebuck, Tampa, FL
A full Weekeend of Automotive Activities
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
600 North Ashley Drive, Tampa, Florida
Class 100- Brass Era, up to 1915
1913 Stanley Model 64
Marvin & Linda Feldman, Clearwater, FL
Class 1100- American Production, Pre-War up to 1942
Mark & Hillary Becker, Jacksonville, FL
Concours de Sport
1935 Jaguar SS1 Coupe
Owners: Eduardo & Michelle Zavala
Miami Beach, FL
Class 800- Heartbeat of America- Corvettes, up to 1978
1954 Chevrolet Corvette
Bob Patrick, FL
Class 900- Factory Muscle Cars, up to 1978
1965 Pontiac GTO
Tom & Linda Schmidt, Brandon, FL
Class 1300- Motorcycles, up to 1978
1961 Triumph Bonneville
Dan Mays, Wesley Chapel, FL
Class 1200- American Production, Post-War 1943-1978
1958 Ford Skyliner
Derek Hennecke, Tampa, FL
Class 400- Foreign Sports/ Racing, up tp 1959
1948 Allard M1
Frank Rubino, Pinecrest, FL
The Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance celebrates
100 YEARS OF AUTOMOTIVE EXCELLENCE
Only the most rare, original and historically important automobiles and motorcycles will be on display. Gates open at 9:30am, a red carpet awards ceremony begins at 2pm. Live entertainment, vintage plane flyover, Rough Riders Color Guard, National Anthem sung by recording artist, Vintage Fashion Show, and so much more!
This is the only true Concours d'Elegance for Tampa, and the name "Gasparilla" is synonymous with the Tampa Bay area's most famous social season, celebrating the legendary pirate, Jose Gaspar.
Come see vehicles rarely seen before, learn the history and journey these vehicles took to create a road-map of our culture and community. Enjoy a beautiful family friendly day in the park, and most importantly support the Shriners Hospital for Children in Tampa.
1954 Mercedes 300B
Owners: James Jones, Naples, FL
Class 1000- Foreign Cars, up to 1978
1957 BMW Isetta 300
Larry & Christine Pope, Homosassa, FL
Class 1400- Firetrucks, up to 1978
1929 White Firetruck
Tom Herman, Chesterfield, VA
Save the Dates!
Friday, April 17, 2020 from 6-9pm
"Gasparilla Cars in the Park"
Cocktail Party and Charity Auction
Saturday, April 18, 2020 from 9:30am-4pm
Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance
Sunday, April 19, 2020 from 9am - 1pm
"Gasparilla Nickel Tour" of Historic Tampa
Congratulations to the 2019 Award Winners:
The winners received a silver Queen Anne Champagne Ice Bucket filled with locally distilled Gaspar's Rum and was presented by representatives of Shriners Hospital for Children and our valued Sponsors.
Class 200- Roaring 20's, 1920-29
1928 Nash Model 336
Douglas Williams, Tampa, FL
Class 500- Foreign Sports/ Racing, 1960 +
1967 Datsun Sports 2000
Steve Tetreault, Sarasota, FL
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