Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance
The 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.
The organizers of this event receive NO COMPENSATION and are truly Volunteers!
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 committed to purchasing customized wheelchairs, orthotic and prosthetic services for the benefit of Shriner’s kids in need. We want our supporters to see exactly where their charitable dollars are going! A display of these wheelchairs will be on hand Friday and Saturday.
CELEBRATE 100 YEARS OF AUTOMOTIVE EXCELLENCE
THE MOST RARE, ORIGINAL, EXQUISITE AND HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT AUTOMOBILES & MOTORCYCLES WILL BE ON DISPLAY.
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.
Tampa’s Gasparilla festivities begin in January every year, since 1904, celebrating the legend of the invasion of the city by the fictional (or not!) pirate Jose Gaspar. The mayor of Tampa relinquishes the keys to the city, and we are invaded by a pirate ship filled with hundreds of the cities finest business people and founding families of Tampa, all in the name of fun and charity. The Mardi Gras styled event draws hundreds of thousands of spectators. If you include the many additional events associated with the Gasparilla season, there are millions of participants and spectators involved with Gasparilla.
Now we bring you the newest addition to Tampa’s festivities… the Gasparilla Concours d’Elegance