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 !

The Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance

is an official club event of the

Hillsborough Region AACA

(Antique Automobile Club of America) 


Please make checks payable to:

 Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance Inc

and mail to:

PO Box 260292, Tampa, FL 33685-0292

or call for a meeting to discuss further

(813) 714-1019

In-Kind Sponsors

Dealership Sponsors...

Other Sponsorship Opportunities include:


For a complete breakdown on how much each level costs, and what you can expect for each level, contact us at

(813)714-1019 or

Your Sponsorship is requested for the 1st Annual Gasparilla Concours d’Elegance.

Following the century-old Tampa tradition of Gasparilla excitement and celebration, and with decades of experience with Concours d'Elegance events, we are excited to present to you a first for Tampa,

The Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance. 

While other promoters may use the term "concours d'elegance" for their personal benefit when promoting their car show, a true Concours d’Elegance is very different then your average car show:

  • Participation is invitation only, guaranteeing the finest, most rare, unique classic cars and vintage motorcycles to be displayed and judged. Often Participants must commit to not showing their cars for months prior to the event to insure the uniqueness of the events special display.
  • Entrants are judged by accredited Judges certified by CCCA (Classic Car Club of America) and AACA (Antique Car Club of America).
  • Original condition is paramount when organizing a proper Concours d'Elegance show field.

Why should your business partner with the Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance...

The name "Gasparilla" says it all! Since 1904, Tampa has celebrated the legend of Jose Gaspar with the Mardi Gras styled festivities of Gasparilla. It attracts millions of visitors, and has become a premier event in the USA, spanning an entire social season.

  • Attracting a national audience of automobile collectors and enthusiasts from all over the country in attendance to the Tampa Bay area.

  • The event is hosted in the most picturesque venue, Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, nestled between the Tampa Museum of Art, Florida Museum of Photographic Arts and the Glazer Children’s Museum and against a backdrop of the University of Tampa minarets and the Hillsborough River.

  • Proceeds will benefit a local charity with headquarters right here, the Shriners Hospital for Children in Tampa, Florida.

  • Sponsors will gain recognition and real market share in the fast growing Tampa Bay area market. With over 3 million residents, the Tampa Bay area experienced the 4th highest gain in growth last year in the nation. The joint venture of Jeff Vinick and Bill Gates projects a $3 Billion investment in downtown Tampa, transforming nearby Channelside. The Tampa Riverwalk spans 2.6 miles along the Hillsborough River and some of the finest restaurants, shops, hotels and other activities, such as the Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance.

  • We are partnering with local and national media outlets including television, social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.), local and national car club publications, and much more.

  • Your level of exposure will certainly be reflected on your level of involvement. Don’t see the package that is right for you? We are negotiable, so please, let’s talk and make it happen!​

  • Don't market to the perception, associate with a truly elegant schedule of events that will best suit your target market, consumers who enjoy the finer things in life.

  • We’ve developed a comprehensive, multi-platform, national marketing campaign including direct mail, newspaper, social media, radio, television, car and lifestyle websites and magazines, posters, shirts, signage positioned throughout the downtown area.

  • We put you directly in contact with thousands of spectators.

  • On site display and/or hospitality areas will allow Sponsors to be at the heart of Gasparilla Concours d’Elegance activities to promote their business or products. The spectator and attendees demographic is primarily families and couples over age 30 living within 75 miles of Tampa.

  • Connects you to hundreds of collector car owners, people who appreciate the finer things in life.

  • Sponsors can personally engage with Collector Car Owners by participate in presenting trophies or ribbons to awardees. Concours d’Elegance participants are predominantly males over age 45 living within 150 miles of Tampa, Florida.

  • Benefiting a local reputable charity- the Shriners Hospital for Children, Tampa, FL.

  • The primary beneficiary of the Gasparilla Concours d’Elegance is the Shriners Hospitals for Children in Tampa, FL. The Shriners opened their first hospital in 1922 and have been helping children in need of medical care for orthopedic conditions, burn care, spinal cord rehabilitation and cleft lip & palate. This medical care is given free of charge to any child in need of these services. The Shriners Hospital for Children in Tampa opened in 1985 specializing in orthopedic care and they have helped over 50,000 children since opening.

For more information and a Sponsor Packet, ​please contact

Mail Payments to Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance Inc, PO Box 260292, Tampa, FL 33685-0292


Solicitation by companies and/or individuals who have not purchased a Sponsorship or Vendor booth will not be allowed, and the non-paying solicitor will be escorted off the property by security. We do this to protect those who have spent the time and money to support this worthy cause.

The Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance Inc is an IRS recognized 501c3 Charitable Organization. All proceeds and direct donations for the 2019 Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance will benefit the Shriners Hospital for Children in Tampa. More directly, we will be buying customized wheelchairs for kids in need. Wheelchairs will be on display throughout the events associated with the 2019 Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance and the Gasparilla Great Endurance Run. You can donate directly and we will get you information on the wheelchairs you are contributing towards. Thank you for caring about your community and those in need!

Presenting Sponsors are given a variety of marketing opportunities, as well as exclusivity for their industry at this event.




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


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