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 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
"I've never seen a car like that at any car event" is what we want to hear every year at the Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance. 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.
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park is the venue chosen that displays the best Tampa has to offer. 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.
Steps away from the show field is the world class Straz Performing Arts Center, and surrounding the event area are the Tampa Museum of Art, Florida Museum of Photographic Art, and Glazer Childrens Museum. Walking through the display of vehicles next to the newly developed Hillsborough River Walk with a backdrop of the historic University of Tampa minarets, well it just doesn't get more beautiful.
Highlights from last years inaugural event.
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.
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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 !
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.
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.