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Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance Car Event This Saturday Kicks Off Tampa's Pirate Season

Updated: Dec 14, 2022

Arrrr, get ready to party pirates fans as Gasparilla season kicks off this Saturday, December 3rd with the Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance car exhibition and fundraiser at TPC Tampa Bay in Lutz.


The car event featuring original unmodified classic automobiles dating back to 1906, is a must-see event for car enthusiasts, and is the ​​​only true Concours d'Elegance in the Tampa area.


At the event you will see collectible cars and motorcycles that are rarely seen in public, with the organisers inviting the latest rare and exquisite vehicles to this years event.


The Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance will feature 140 cars in competition, plus show cars from local area car clubs.


Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance Car Event Tampa

The most rare, original and historically important cars and motorcycles will be on display and judged for your viewing pleasure.


Set your chairs up and bring a picnic lunch, you will want to see these exquisite classic vehicles rally down the road as they prove their roadworthiness on Friday 11am-4pm.


For the route check out the Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance website.


Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance Car Event Tampa

Saturday is the main event where you can enjoy the "Tastes of Tampa Bay" delicious foods, signature "Gaspar's Grog" cocktails, exciting auction items and experiences, Vintage Fashion Show, Vintage Plane Flyover, Red Carpet Ceremony and Live Entertainment and so much more!


On Sunday it's on the road again, but this time the public is invited to drive along with the fabulous GCDE Nickel Tour of the Tampa Bay Area.


All cars are welcomed to join in, modern and vintage.


Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance Car Event Tampa

Tickets start at $40. Children 16 and under are admitted free.


There will also be pirates, "Gaspar's Grog" cocktails, "Tastes of Tampa Bay" food and more.



For more on the Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance, click here.


Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance Car Event Tampa

Tampa's Gasparilla festivities occur November/December through April 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 the city is 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 event draws hundreds of thousands of spectators annually.


Tampa's Gasparilla festivities




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