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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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

​(813) 917-9205


Help Shriners Hospitals for Children — Tampa provide advanced medical care to children by sharing our public service announcements (PSAs) with your audiences, friends, and social networks. When you share the mission of the Tampa Shriners Hospital, you help deliver expert care to children with orthopaedic conditions, regardless of the families’ ability to pay. Most PSAs are available in English and Spanish.

How do you see the world?

At Shriners Hospitals for Children — Tampa, we know that changing how you see things can turn them into Everyday Miracles. This PSA features children who, with the help of Shriners Hospitals for Children, enjoy Everyday Miracles that others may take for granted, such as riding a bicycle, taking martial arts classes, baking a cake or simply being able to hug their mom.


Shriners Hospitals for Children® is changing lives every day through innovative pediatric specialty care, world-class research and outstanding medical education. Our staff provides all aspects of care for children with orthopaedic conditions, spinal cord injuries, burns, and cleft lip and palate, regardless of the families’ ability to pay. Many of the common techniques and treatments that are used in most hospitals today were pioneered by Shriners Hospitals for Children. Because of you and your support, we've been able to send Love to the rescue® to more than 1.3 million children since 1922.


At Shriners Hospitals for Children, stewardship is one of our core values. Approximately 85 percent of all funds spent by Shriners Hospitals for Children each year is dedicated to patient care, research and education. We work hard to make sure your gifts are used in the most efficient and effective manner. In addition, Shriners Hospitals for Children is a fully qualified 501 (c)3 charitable organization under IRS regulations. Donations are tax deductible as provided by law.

Independent Charities Seal of Excellence
Shriners Hospitals for Children is the recipient of the Independent Charities Seal of Excellence. This designation is awarded to the members of Independent Charities of America and Local Independent Charities of America that have, upon rigorous independent review, been able to certify, document and demonstrate on an annual basis that they meet the highest standards of public accountability, program effectiveness, and cost effectiveness.

Shriners Hospital for Children 

Tampa, Florida

Celebrity Entertainers   from the Shriner's Alumni 

Shriners Hospitals for Children has a mission to:

Provide the highest quality care to children with neuromusculoskeletal conditions, burn injuries and other special healthcare needs within a compassionate, family-centered and collaborative care environment.
Provide for the education of physicians and other healthcare professionals.
Conduct research to discover new knowledge that improves the quality of care and quality of life of children and families.

This mission is carried out without regard to race, color, creed, sex or sect, disability, national origin, or ability of a patient or family to pay.

About us

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Tampa is changing lives every day through innovative pediatric specialty care. The Tampa Shriners Hospital focuses on a wide range of pediatric orthopaedic conditions, including rare diseases and syndromes. When you visit Shriners Hospitals for Children — Tampa you might see your neighbors and might also meet families visiting from across Florida and south Georgia, as well as from other countries. All services are provided in a family-centered environment, regardless of the families' ability to pay.

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Tampa is located on the campus of the University of South Florida, 12502 USF Pine Drive, Tampa, FL 33612. The close proximity allows us to share resources. Some of our physicians hold teaching appointments at the Morsani College of Medicine. The Tampa Shriners Hospital opened in 1985. For the past 30 years, we have been bringing Love to the rescue to more than 50,000 children with orthopaedic conditions. Our world-renowned specialty care, innovative research and outstanding teaching programs have transformed patients back into kids.

Historic highlights

We successfully performed surgery to separate the legs of a patient diagnosed with sirenomelia, commonly known as Mermaid Syndrome.
Our director of Pediatric Orthotic and Prosthetic Services (POPS) helped establish one of the nation’s first licensing boards for orthotic and prosthetic devices. He received the first license issued by the newly created Florida Board of Orthotists and Prosethetists.
In 2011, we performed the first ever Stanmore expandable endoprosthesis procedure in the United States. News reports at the time described it as a “bionic arm.”

History of Shriners Hospitals for Children

Each day inside Shriners Hospitals for Children, patients and families say thank you to the Shriners – those men in the red fezzes. Our model for care was imagined and established by the Shriners, the fraternal organization for which the hospital is named. Determined to give all children access to specialized pediatric care, the Shriners opened their first hospital in 1922. Polio was reaching epidemic proportions and only families of means had ready access to doctors; leaving thousands of children at risk without health care. Shriners Hospitals for Children opened as a place where children suffering from the crippling effects of polio, clubfoot and other orthopaedic conditions could receive life-changing medical care. Recognized as one of the world’s greatest philanthropies, Shriners Hospitals for Children has evolved into an international system of 22 hospitals recognized for devotion to transforming the lives of children through expert care and research. It is a destination of choice for parents whose children have orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, cleft lip and palate and other complex surgical needs.

We accept all patients regardless of the families’ ability to pay. The hospital does accept many types of insurance, including Medicaid, although there are no barriers to care. For more information, or if you have additional questions, please call 866-665-5437.

Our commitment to the community

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Tampa, like the other U.S. based hospitals in the Shriners Hospitals for Children health care system, reaffirms its commitment to excellence of care through the development of its Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). The CHNA is a requirement for tax-exempt hospitals to engage their servicing community every three years and assess their health needs. Based on the findings, we have developed an action plan to work alongside community stakeholders to address the health needs of the community.