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

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​(813) 917-9205



The eight-acre Curtis Hixon park sits on the banks of the Hillsborough River in downtown Tampa. Amenities  include the Great Lawn with flexible perimeter seating to accommodate a wide range of programming and performances, a dog run, trails, a kiosk with restrooms and a Pavilion building with restrooms.

There are two interactive fountains, or spraygrounds: the Louver Fountain on the east side of the park along Ashley Drive and the Mist Fountain on the west side the park along the Riverwalk. The park's new playground features an interactive NEOS 360 Ring, which combines video games with aerobic exercise and is the first of its kind in the southeast United States.

A section of the Riverwalk runs through the park connecting the David Straz Performing Arts Center to the Glazer Children's Museum and the Tampa Museum of Art.

Parking in Downtown Tampa

We have several options adjacent and nearby to the show field.

The closest parking garage is:

Poe Garage- Adjacent on the North side of the Show-field. 800 N. Ashley Drive

​ClickHERE for a link to many parking options in downtown Tampa

Click HERE to download a complete list of parking garages and lots in downtown Tampa


Once you’re in town, getting around Tampa is a breeze. We have a number of ways for you to get around town: a fleet of free Downtowners, the Pirate Water Taxi service, TECO Streetcar, Coast Bike Share, and Zip Car. Go to each link and download their app in advance of your trip. It will make getting around so much easier and fun!

Fenced and Secured Trailer Parking Lot

is for Participants with cars registered for

Friday Night "Cars in the Park" and Saturday Concours d'Elegance ONLY.

Plenty of room for big rigs and transporters!

This lot is not for general public parking. There are parking garages next to the show field, as well as parking on the street and several parking lots nearby to choose from. Handicap drop off and an Uber Pickup designated area will be at the south side of the show field on Twiggs St.

There will be free shuttles from the trailer parking lot to the show hotels

(Aloft, Courtyard, Residence Inn)

and to the show field (Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park.)

Maps and passes will be supplied in March, 2020.