The second annual Gasparilla Concours d’Elegance will be held on April 17 –19th 2020, at Tampa’s beautiful downtown Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. Last year’s Concours was a resounding success in its first effort and was able to donate over $22,000.00 to Shriners Healthcare for Children-Florida.
This year’s event will celebrate “100 Years of Automotive Excellence” and will feature a 1920 Anderson Six, Convertible Roadster. This precious automobile was made by Anderson Motor Company in Rock Hill South Carolina, a company named after its founder, John Gary Anderson. It was an expensive car costing around $2000 when the car of the day, the Model T Ford only cost around $400. Of the 12-13 Anderson’s which are known to have survived this is the only Convertible Roadster.
The festivities will kick off Friday night, April 17th. The ceremony will host a “Cars-in-the-Park” cocktail party and charity auction at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park on Tampa’s famous River Walk. This will be a family friendly, fun night where non-concours cars and concours cars are welcome to join in the fun prior to Saturday’s main event. It will also offer good food and live music.
On Saturday, April 18th, the main concours will take place with 100 of the most exciting and beautiful automobiles and motorcycles on display. Food, live music and Shriners Healthcare for Children-Florida patients will be on site to provide entertainment and share their experiences on how Shriners helped improve their lives. The day will be capped off with an impressive awards ceremony.
On Sunday, April 19th, the weekend will wrap up with a 3 hour “Gasparilla Nickel Tour” touring the beautiful Tampa neighborhoods and ending with lunch.
The Gasparilla Concours d’ Elegance is a 501 c3 Non-Profit Corporation with benefits going to Shriners Healthcare for Children-Florida, where those in need are never turned away. The event’s passion is to make the event “all about the children” and to put smiles on their faces.
Anyone interested in displaying their cars or needing additional information should contact the organizers at 813-714-1019 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To Register: https://www.gasparillaconcours.com/. Applications will be accepted until December 15, 2019.