Applications will be reviewed and the Selection Committee will notify you as to its determination no later than sixty days prior to the event.
Due to covid19 we will be continually evaluating and updating the safety guidelines and CDC recommendations, as well as local government mandates on social gatherings.
Early applications are encouraged when developing the field of classes. In case of a tie, the date you submitted your application will be used as a tie-breaker as classes fill.
Notifications and Acceptance Packets will be emailed in August 2021, and Participant Informational Packets will be mailed out in Sept. 2021 (90 days prior to the event.)
We require all accepted vehicles to commit to not participate in any event referring to itself as a "Concours" within the 6 months prior to the GCDE event (June 2021 - Dec 2021) within the Hillsborough, Pinellas or Pasco Counties.
For those who won 1st place in their class in the 2019 Concours, we ask that you please submit an application for a different car than the one shown at the 2019 Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance.
It is a key component of a true Concours d'Elegance to offer a new field of vehicles to be judged each year. This is one of the many factors that sets a Concours d'Elegance apart from "car shows".
You are now part of an elite group of individuals who participated in the Inaugural Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance, a first for Tampa!
Those vehicles who have won Best in Class in the past 2019 Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance, or were not selected to participate in the 2021 Saturday Concours d'Elegance are invited to participate in the:
Friday Night "Cars in the Park" Cocktail Party and Charity Auction
Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, undoubtedly the most famous Concours in the country, states "we generally do not allow cars to return to our show field within a ten-year period unless they have changed ownership and are freshly restored (or they are an original preservation car). "
Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, another one of the finest Concours' in the country, states "Once a car is accepted to the Concours, it cannot again be entered in the event for five years, with three exceptions; the ownership of the car has changed, the car has been restored, or if the featured marque is obscure, the Concours car selection committee can reach out to invite cars of varying restoration quality—or cars that have previously been entered in the Concours—in order to provide a healthy representation of the marque for exhibition".
We aspire to the standards of these great Concours' and have created a standard that we hope will benefit the growth of our "young" Concours as well as insure the quality and unique displays of the cars on our show field. With that in mind we require all accepted vehicles to commit to not participate in any event referring to itself as a "Concours" within the 6 months prior to the GCDE event (June 2021 - Dec 2021) within the Hillsborough, Pinellas or Pasco Counties.