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The Pirate Themed Gasparilla Concours d’Elegance​​​ Takes Place In Tampa Bay December 2-4, 2022

December 2 @ 10:00 am - December 4 @ 4:00 pm

$25
Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance​​​ Tampa Bay

One of the largest yearly festivals in the Tampa Bay Area is the Gasparilla Pirate Festival, as anyone who has lived in Tampa for any length of time will attest.

This Downtown Tampa celebration, which takes place each January, unites locals and visitors for a memorable pirate-themed festival that includes a huge parade, a car show, live music, family-friendly activities, and much more.

One of the main event during the festival is the Gasparilla Concours d’Elegance. The Concours will host a delightful weekend celebrating the history and culture of historic classic collectible cars from December 2-4, 2022.

The main event is the Gasparilla Concours d’Elegance Car Show, which takes place on Saturday, December 3rd at the Tampa Bay Golf Course.

The weekend of events includes a Tour d’Elegance, a Concours d’Elegance a Car Club Showcase Car Show, a Silent Charity Auction, a Vintage Fashion Show, and ends with a Nickel Historic Driving Tour.

The Gasparilla Concours d’Elegance will feature some of the rarest, original, and historically important automobiles and motorcycles of their era.  This is the only true Concours d’Elegance for Tampa Bay and holds true to the meaning of “Gasparilla”  which is defined by local residents as “Tampa Bay’s Most Famous Social Season”.

“CELEBRATE 100 YEARS  OF  AUTOMOTIVE EXCELLENCE”

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 city’s finest business people and founding families of Tampa, all in the name of fun and charity.

 

Guys inspecting classic cars at the Concours car show

The Gasparilla Concours d’Elegance​​​ at the Tampa Bay Golf Course is part of the Mardi Gras-styled weekend of events that 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. ​

 


EVENT DETAILS

GCDE Tour d’Elegance – Friday, December 2, 2022

On Friday, the GCDE Tour d’Elegance will feature Concours entrants seeking to prove their road-worthiness and add important extra points (one for starting, one for completing) to their Judging Card on Concours Saturday.

The starting point is at Old Wheel Restorations, 12820 Gibson Lane, Odessa, FL 33556, just 15 minutes away from the event showgrounds.

Those participating in the Tour d’Elegance will enjoy a scenic route through rural Odessa, historic Safety Harbor, and Oldsmar (yes, founded by R.E. Olds himself!) Lunch will be at the beautiful waterfront Philippe Park. The entire route is approx. 35 miles roundtrip.

Those of you who want to cheer them on, and get some great photographs and video, should mark their spot in front of the shops along Main Street in Safety Harbor, Fl.

There are some great food and beverage spots on Main St., so come for lunch, and see the procession at approximately 2 pm. This is the only area open to the public for viewing these great vehicles in motion.

All other stops are reserved for the Concours vehicles and owners only. Participants will return to the starting point at approximately 4:00pm in time for the 5:00pm move-in start time at the Steinbrenner High School Truck & Trailer Parking. **This tour is completely free to our Concours participants, lunch is included!

 

The Gasparilla Concours d’Elegance  – ​​​Saturday, December 3, 2022

This is the only true Gasparilla Concours d’Elegance for the Tampa Bay Area, 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.

People walking in the Tampa Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance

What you can expect from a proper Tampa Gasparilla Concours d’Elegance are the vehicles you would not normally see, and even some cars who have never been shown in public. The goal is to share with the public the timepieces of history that made our country and our culture through the progression of the automotive industry.

The mayor of Tampa relinquishes the keys to the city, and we are invaded by a pirate ship filled with hundreds of the city’s 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. ​

**BUY ONE TICKET AND SEE BOTH THE GASPARILLA CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE AND THE GCDE CAR CLUB SHOWCASE! (CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS)



The Gasparilla Concours d’Elegance Sunday Nickel Tour – Saturday, December 3, 2022
Mystery Tour in your Classic Car or your Modern Car

The GCDE “Nickel Tour” takes place on Sunday, December 4, 2022. On the tour, you will learn about the history of the Tampa Bay Area from the comfort of your own car.

The tour starts at Old Wheel Restorations, 12820 Gibson Lane, Odessa, FL 33556, just 15 minutes away from TPC Tampa Bay Golf Course. The Old Wheel Restorations facility has plenty of FREE parking for vehicles, trucks, and trailers.

The tour starts with a welcome breakfast and tour instructions. Your tour will include very little traffic, beautiful scenery, and a commemorative photo. At the end of the tour, we enjoy a delicious lunch, games, and over $1,000 in prizes.

**The Gasparilla Concours d’Elegance is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization with proceeds benefiting charity. Be a part of something special in Tampa’s automotive history. If you have questions, please contact: John Smith, Registration Chair.

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Ticket prices are from $15- $250. Visit the website for pricing (Tickets Here)

► BUY YOUR GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS ONLINE OR AT THE GATE.

Friday, Dec. 2, 2022 11 am – 4 pm
The GCDE Tour d’Elegance – Cheer on the Concours cars as they demonstrate their road-worthiness on a picturesque rally Friday afternoon. There will be no viewing of cars at TPC on Friday.
► Starting Location: Old Wheel Restorations, 12820 Gibson Lane, Odessa, FL 33556
► Tour Time: 9 AM – 4 PM
(Click Here For More GCDE Tour Information)

Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022 9:30 am-4 pm
Gasparilla Concours d’Elegance (The Main Event!)
The GCDE Car Club Showcase
• General Admission: $40.00 (BUY TICKETS ONLINE)
• VIP Experience Admission: $140.00 (BUY TICKETS ONLINE)
• Children Admission: *Under 16 FREE!
• Location: TPC Tampa Bay Golf Course – 5300 W. LUTZ LAKE FERN RD., LUTZ, FL 33558
(SEE MAP : Tampa Bay Golf Course)

Children Admission: *Under 16 FREE!

Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022 10am-1pm
Sunday “GCDE Nickel Tour”
• This is a driving tour open to the public, modern and vintage cars welcomed. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
• There will be NO CARS at TPC on Sunday.
• Admission: #10 -$100 by Voluntary Basis (More Details Here)
• Time: 9 am – 4pm


Feel Like Pirate Royalty
This will be an experience like no other. A fusion of pirates, treasures, holiday atmosphere, and exquisite vehicles to be dazzled by.

Preferred On-Site Parking
No hunting for a parking space, you will be a few steps from the event entrance.

Early Entrance
You can arrive 30 minutes before the crowds and get a chance to see the cars without any worries.

The Tastes of Tampa Bay
Friday Night Dinner, Saturday Morning Breakfast, Saturday Lunch… all included in your VIP Tent Ticket. We promise interesting foods you will tell all your friends about.

Private Bar with Gaspar’s Grog
You will have a free signature cocktail, Gaspar’s Grog, along with your own private bar in the VIP Tent.

Air Conditioned Restroom Trailer
Only steps away, no waiting or walking to the clubhouse.

Pirate Booty
You can not attend a Gasparilla event without some pirate booty to take home!

The Best Seats in the House
Seating for all ticket holders, shaded and overlooking the Red Carpet Awards Ceremony. These are the best seats in the house!

TPC Tampa Bay
5300 W Lutz Lake Fern Rd
Lutz, FL 33558
813-949-0090

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Details

Start:
December 2 @ 10:00 am
End:
December 4 @ 4:00 pm
Cost:
$25
Event Category:
Website:
https://gasparillaconcours.com

Organizer

Gasparilla Concours d’Elegance
Phone:
8139490090
Email:
info@gasparillaconcours.com
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Venue

Gasparilla Concours d’Elegance
5300 W Lutz Lake Fern Rd
Lutz, FL 33558 United States
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Phone:
8139490090
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1 Comment

  1. Mike M.

    Nice article, can’t wait to get down to Tampa again for this car show…..

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