Nominating Your Vehicle to be accepted in the 2020 Concours:

How to Nominate your Vehicle

The Application Selection Process

How to Nominate your Vehicle

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  • Complete the On-line Application by clicking the link button below.


  • Scroll to the bottom of this page to Download button below for the Application document to scan, email or  mail-in


Concours Vehicle Criteria

The Application Selection Process

How to Nominate your Vehicle

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  • Rare qualities of the vehicle
  • Original or Restored as Original
  • Historically Important
  • Condition equals the time it left the showroom
  • Vehicle cut-off year is 1979
  • The "wow" factor that appeals most to the spectators of the event
  • Extra tie-breaker point for participating in the Vintage Fashion Show

The Application Selection Process

The Application Selection Process

The Application Selection Process

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 Applications will be reviewed and the Selection Committee will notify you as to its determination no later than January 31, 2020.  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. 


  Vehicles that are displayed in any event that describes itself as a "Concours" within these 5 neighboring counties- Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Bradenton and Polk ( excluding our partners with the Lake Mirror Classic) in the 6 months prior to GCDE, will impede the decision to accept the vehicle.


Notifications and Acceptance Packets  will be sent out late January 2020 

1st Time Applicants

"Concours" Standards

The Application Selection Process

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  • When uploading photos, make sure they are no larger than 3mb each. Include three CURRENT photos of your entry:

  1.  Interior View 
  2. Exterior (3/4 view); 
  3. Engine.

  •  If you have more than one car or motorcycle to enter, please use additional forms
  • Please be sure you type in all required fields. 
  • If you prefer a paper version,  Please print clearly and return by mail at your earliest opportunity.

Returning Applicants

"Concours" Standards

"Concours" Standards

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 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 2020 Saturday Concours d'Elegance are invited to participate in the:

Friday Night "Cars in the Park" Cocktail Party and Charity Auction

"Concours" Standards

"Concours" Standards

"Concours" Standards

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 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".

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Application (pdf)

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