Day 

Time

Description

Location

Wednesday- Friday, March 6-8, 2019

7:00am

“Gasparilla Great Endurance Run”                            Tampa to Jacksonville, 1909 Re-enactment


Media send-off and greeting at every historical marker along the route is planned.


A documentary will be filmed of this journey, including all displays of the cars at Amelia Island and Curtis Hixon Park

Downtown Tampa

Saturday, March 9, 2019

9:00am

Endurance Run cars on display at Heacock Classic Auto Insurance "Cars & Coffee" at MotorXpo as part of Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance Week.

Ritz Carlton Golf Course. 


Friday, April 12, 2019

5:00pm

"Cars in the Park" FUNraising Cocktail Party & Charity Auction - Gates open for invited cars to Enter 

Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park


6:00pmGates Open for the Public to EnterSE corner gate on 600 N. Ashley Drive

6:15pm

Live Music Begins

Ali McManus theme song "Roll this Way"

Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park

6:30pmSilent Auction BeginsRed Carpet Area

7:30pmLive Auction BeginsRed Carpet Area

8:30pmLast call, park closes at 9pm Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park

Saturday, April 13, 2019

7:00am

Volunteers & Judges Breakfast

Four Green Fields Irish Pub


8:00am

Judges Meeting

Four Green Fields Irish Pub


8:00am

Concours cars begin move from alternate parking lot to show field

City of Tampa Parking Lot


9:30am

Gates Open to the Public

5 entrances


10:00am

Opening Ceremonies Begin

Pres. Wilson's 1919 Pierce Arrow arrives with Grand Marshall

Kechi sings National Anthem

Rough Riders Color Guard

Vintage Airplane Flyover

Red Carpet Stage


10:30am

Social Media Booth Opens: 

Re-charge and Re-post

Southside Booths


11:00am

Live Music Begins

Red Carpet Stage


11:30am

Good Humor Ice Cream Truck- Free Ice Cream!

Show Field


12:00noon

Lunch will be delivered to the participants' vehicles!

Show Field


12:30pm

Live Entertainment

Red Carpet Stage


12:45pm

Vintage Bicycles Demonstration

Red Carpet


1:00pm

Vintage Fashion Show

Red Carpet Stage


1:30pm

Ribbon Awards

Red Carpet Stage


2:00pm

Awards Ceremony

Red Carpet


3:00pm

Best in Show Awards

Red Carpet Stage


5:00pm

Unwind with a Poolside Sunset

Host Hotel, The Aloft

Sunday, April 14, 2019

9:00am

"Nickel Tour" of Historic Tampa

Tampa Bay History Center


12:00noon

Farewell Luncheon

Columbia Restaurant, Ybor City


                         

Schedule of Events


The Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance

is an official club event of the

Hillsborough Region AACA

(Antique Automobile Club of America)

www.AACAHillsborough.com 



Pistorius Collectible Autos

Sales & Restoration Services

​(813) 917-9205

www.OldWheel.com



7 FULL DAYS OF AUTOMOTIVE ACTIVITIES


Wed. March 6-Saturday March 9  

The Gasparilla Great Endurance Run


Friday, April 12, 2019

 "Cars-in-the-Park" Cocktail Party and

Charity FUNraiser Auction


Saturday, April 13, 2019

Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance


Sunday, April 14, 2019

"Nickel Tour "of Historic Tampa​​


 "100 Years of Automotive Excellence"

Featured Car

President Woodrow Wilson's 

1919 Pierce Arrow



   

    Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance Inc.  a 501c3  Non-Profit Florida Corporation


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


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presents...


The organizers of this event receive NO COMPENSATION and are truly Volunteers! We are a 501c3 IRS recognized charitable organization.

The inaugural year's  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 !



1969 Ford Good Humor Ice cream Truck




During the summer, the ringing of the bell along streets in many American towns and cities meant one thing--the Good Humor Ice Cream Truck. It all began in 1920, when Ohio ice cream parlor owner Harry Burt followed his son’s suggestion and put chocolate coated ice cream on a stick. Before long, Burt had a fleet of a dozen trucks making door-to-door deliveries of his new Good Humor ice cream products.

The fleet of Good Humor trucks saw rapid expansion during the 1950’s and 1960’s. One of the trucks that were part of that explosive growth period was this 1969 Ford ice cream truck, which was originally placed in service delivering Good Humor Ice Cream to neighborhoods in Boston, Massachusetts. When the Good Humor Company stopped using trucks to sell ice cream in 1978, the distributor restored and warehoused this rare surviving vehicle. It was purchased years later by a resident of Hull, Massachusetts whose original intention was to let his son start a business. The son soon lost interest, and the truck was used to cater events for several summer seasons. The last event he catered from the vehicle was associated with the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston.

Paul Meissner purchased this vehicle in 2004 and it has

appeared ever since at various fund raising and charitable events.

The Law Firm of Carlson & Meissner donates all of the ice cream

distributed at these events.