Celebrating 100 Years of Automotive Excellence

Celebrating 100 Years of Automotive Excellence

Celebrating 100 Years of Automotive ExcellenceCelebrating 100 Years of Automotive ExcellenceCelebrating 100 Years of Automotive Excellence

New Date & Location:

November 6-8, 2020

Peter O. Knight Airport, Davis Island

825 Severn Ave.,

5 minutes from Downtown Tampa, Florida


Rescheduled date for 2020 Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance

Important News:

Over the past few weeks, we have been closely monitoring and evaluating the situation around COVID-19 to ensure we are taking the necessary measures to protect the health and well-being of Gasparilla Concours attendees. As a result, we have made the difficult but important decision to reschedule the 2020 Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance to November 6-8, 2020.

While we are disappointed that we will not see you in April, we are excited to see you in the Fall. These next months allow us the opportunity to hopefully resolve the impact of the coronavirus and get back to enjoying our activities together. 

We have chosen a more expansive outdoor venue that is perfect for our growth in the years to come.  We have chosen a more expansive outdoor venue that is perfect for our growth in the years to come, the Peter O’Knight Airport, on Davis Islands.

The new venue allows us to increase our VIP Tent area, add more displays, and even include vintage planes and boats. And it is just 5 minutes from downtown Tampa, so your hotel reservations only need a change of date. We will continue the bus shuttles to/from the hotels, as well as offer golf cart service from the parking areas. The truck/trailer parking will be right on property as well, so no need to worry about transportation or parking.

We know you will fall in love with the 2020 Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance at the Peter O'Knight Airport, on Davis Islands, one of the most affluent waterfront areas in Tampa. Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions. Be well and see you soon!


About Us

Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance

 The most rare, original and historically important cars and motorcycles will be on display and judged for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy the Red Carpet Ceremony along the most picturesque setting Tampa has to offer.

​​​This is the only true Concours d'Elegance for Tampa, and the name "Gasparilla" is synonymous with the Tampa Bay area's most famous social season. 

Tampa's Gasparilla festivities occur in November through April 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

What We Look For

 The challenge is to invite those collectible cars and motorcycles that are rarely seen in public and tell a story that fascinates and educates. We want you to come back every year to find the latest rare and exquisite cars we have invited to join us.

Where To Find Us

Peter O. Knight Airport on prestigious Davis Islands, is just 5 minutes away from downtown Tampa.  Downtown Tampa is flourishing as a major metropolitan area with exciting  and innovative business development, growth in a variety of industries, stylish restaurants and bars, Tampa is often voted Best Place to Live in many categories. 

Minutes away from the show field is the world class Straz Performing Arts Center, the Tampa Museum of Art, Florida Museum of Photographic Art, and Glazer Childrens Museum. 


Highlights from last years inaugural event.

2020 Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance

Check out this great video about our 2020 Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance


Check out this great video about the History of the Gasparilla Season Events in Tampa Bay.

Please Note:

The Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization. 

While our normal policy was that all sales are final, we recognize that the current pandemic is an extenuating circumstance. Your tickets are automatically transferable to the November dates, and are considered donations to Shriners Hospital for Children. However, if you wish to get a refund, please email that request to

Be well and please don't worry about your tickets to this event, 

we are here to make you feel as comfortable as possible.


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Shriners Healthcare for Children in Tampa, Florida
Our designated beneficiary

Please help us support these beautiful kids

We are an IRS recognized 501c3 Non-Profit Organization.

Proceeds are donated to Shriners Healthcare for Children- Florida. 

We do it for the love of the community, great classic cars, and the charities we support !

AACA Hillsborough Region car club
Hillsborough Region

Antique Automobile Club of America

The Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance is an official club event brought to you by the Hillsborough Region AACA. Thank you for all your efforts, expertise and  volunteer hours.

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. 

Proceeds benefit Shriners Healthcare for Children