Coming this December, Tampa Bay is holding its annual Gasparilla Concourse d’Elegance Car Show (GCDE). Last year’s event was sadly canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. However, this year they have a beautiful and spacious new venue at TPC Tampa Bay Golf Course. With their new location, keeping everyone safe and healthy throughout the entirety of the event is a priority. This is why Portable Sanitation at Gasparilla Concours d’Elegance is important to the success of the event. The staff states, “we at the Gasparilla Concours d’Elegance (GCDE) are committed to presenting an outstanding event with all the health safety initiatives available.”
Continue reading about the history of the event and how they are keeping their participants, volunteers, sponsors, and attendees safe.
History of Gasparilla Concourse d’Elegance
The idea of the GCDE event came to life in Tampa, Florida in 2017. Executive directors, Brando and Joanne Pistorius started this event after two years of careful planning and receiving the appropriate tax designations as a non-profit event. The name of GCDE comes from this event being the only true Concours d’Elegance for Tampa, Florida. Furthermore, the name “Gasparilla” comes from the Tampa Bay area’s most famous social season.
Every year between November and April, Tampa’s Gasparilla festivities occur, since 1904. During these festivities, the community celebrates the legend of the invasion of pirate Jose Gasper, whether you are a believer or not. The mayor of Tampa also plays along with these legends when relinquishing the keys to the city. During this event, the cities finest business people and founding families invade on a pirate ship. This quirky and fun little activity is all held to help bring the community together, as well as to support local charities.
GCDE is now the newest addition to the Gasparilla festivities. This year’s event is helping support the charity for the Freidrich’s Ataxia Research Alliance.
What to Expect at this Year’s GCDE
At this year’s GCDE, attendees will enjoy a taste of Tampa Bay’s most delicious foods, as well as signature “Gaspar’s Grog” cocktails. This event focuses on the historical aspect with a car show that displays some of the rarest, original, and historically important cars and motorcycles. There are also vintage fashion shows, a vintage plane flyover, auctions to win items and experiences, as well as live entertainment and a red carpet ceremony throughout the 2-day event.
The Gasparilla Concours d’Elegance finishes the event with a “Nickel Tour of Tampa Bay” that welcomes all vintage and modern cars to be a part of. Furthermore, the Nickel Tour ends with a lunch at an undisclosed historic location.
Health and Safety Initiative
Since the closing of last year’s event, they are taking more precautions to ensure the safety of every individual. There are a few suggestions on the event website to help keep everyone on the same page about health and safety precautions. For example, keeping your distance from other guests, not breathing or coughing/ sneezing in someone’s direction, going outside to get some fresh air, and most importantly, washing your hands.
One of the main initiatives GCDE has taken to ensure health and safety is by partnering with Doodie Calls. This year, Doodie Calls offers portable sanitation at Gasparilla Concours d’Elegance. Providing equipment for all events, big or small, some of the equipment offered includes:
- Portable toilets
- Restroom trailers
- Handwashing stations
- Shower trailers
- Laundry trailers
At GCDE, there are handwashing stations and restroom facilities strategically placed around the event for easy access for every attendee.
Portable Sanitation with Doodie Calls
If you are planning an event and are interested in renting portable sanitation units contact Doodie Calls. We service the entire State of Florida and are committed to elevating your event. We pride ourselves on offering the best equipment, as well as exceptional customer service focusing on safety and reliability. Offering multiple restroom options from standard units to ADA-approved units we know we have the perfect equipment for you. Need a larger unit with air conditioning? No problem, Doodie Calls offers it all!