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Kool Deadwood Nites

26 Years of Classic Cars, Music and Historic Fun

August 26, 2020 - August 30, 2020

Deadwood, SD
Kool Deadwood Nites brings car lovers together for four days full of classic cars, classic music and classic fun. It’s a 50’s and 60’s sock hop – Deadwood style. Enjoy a parade, show and shine and FREE concerts on Main Street featuring the biggest names in rock ‘n roll history.

2020 IS THE 26TH ANNIVERSARY OF KOOL DEADWOOD NITES!

2020 Information

  • To sign up for pre-registration (mailed in May 2020), call the Deadwood Welcome Center at (605) 578-1876. Your vehicle must be a ’73 or older to register.
  • Registration for 2020 Kool Deadwood Nites will be held throughout the event at the Deadwood’s Welcome Center! 501 Main Street, Deadwood, S.D. 57732. This is a brand new center that opened in 2017. It’s located in the Lower Main Street Parking Lot, across from the Hampton Inn at Tin Lizzie.
  • Kool Deadwood Nites registered cars ONLY will have a section of the Lower Main Street parking lot (location of the new Welcome Center, where registration will be held) Thursday, Friday and Saturday, August 27-29. Of course, registrants can continue to park throughout the event at the History and Information Center too.
  • There’s also a shuttle being offered for parking again this year, from Akela Spa to Deadwood. This is a free service to all of our guests for Kool Deadwood Nites, and it runs from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Thursday, August 27 and 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday, August 28 & 29.
  • Auction vehicle check-in at TBD on Thursday, August 27 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. For more information contact McPherson Auction & Realty at 605-484-1781 or 605-381-1594.
  • The Classic Car Auction is held at Deadwood Mountain Grand, Friday and Saturday, starting at 10 a.m. The auction begins each day at 9 a.m. with memorabilia. For more information contact McPherson Auction & Realty at 605-484-1781 or 605-381-1594.
  • The City of Deadwood Police Department asks that you please refrain from doing Burn-Outs during the parade on Sunday, August 30.
  • The Main Street Entertainment will feature headliners The Grass Roots, The Buckinghams and The Box Tops – all on Thursday night, Orleans on Friday night, and The 1910 Fruitgum Company on Saturday night! PLUS, a Bonus night of live entertainment at Outlaw Square!
  • Keep up to date on all things Deadwood on our Facebook page! You can also call us with any questions at 1-800-999-1876. Thanks for being part of Kool Deadwood Nites, and we look forward to seeing you in August 2020!

2020 Kool Deadwood Nites Schedule Details

*Schedule is Subject to Change

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26:

  • FREE concert at Outlaw Square
    • The Surfin’ Safari Band (Click HERE for band info)

THURSDAY, AUGUST 27:

  • FREE Main Street Concerts, headlining acts beginning at 8 p.m.
    • The Grass Roots (Click HERE for band info)
    • The Buckinghams (Click HERE for band info)
    • The Box Tops (Click HERE for band info)

FRIDAY, AUGUST 28:

  • FREE Main Street Concerts, opening acts beginning at 5 p.m.
    • Orleans (Click HERE for band info)

SATURDAY, AUGUST 29:

  • FREE Main Street Concerts, beginning at 5 p.m.
    • The 1910 Fruitgum Company (Click HERE for band info)

SUNDAY, AUGUST 30:

  • The Happy Together Tour at Deadwood Mountain Grand, beginning at 8 p.m.
    • For entertainment details and ticket sales, click here

Thank you 2019 Event Sponsors! This amazing event would not be possible without their support!

Budweiser: Quality Brands of the Black Hills; NAPA Auto Parts; Denny Menholt Rapid Chevy; Midco; Coeur Wharf Mining; Black Hills Energy; The Lodge at Deadwood; Deadwood Mt. Grand – A Holiday Inn Resort; KOTA Territory News; KOOL 101.9/Badlands Broadcasting; Historic Deadwood Brothel; Cadillac Jacks Gaming Resort (including Tru Hotel by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton & SpringHill Suites by Marriott); McPherson Auction & Realty; Sickies Garage; Reinhart Foods; Black Hills Lifestyle Magazine.

**2019 Kool Deadwood Nites Car Show Results**

Committee’s Choice
Winner: Mark Gruss, 56 Ford F100
Sponsor: Deadwood Chamber of Commerce

Chamber’s Choice
Winner: Don Ressler, 23 Ford Model T (Red Baron Car)
Sponsor: Deadwood Chamber of Commerce

Best Street Rod
Winner: Larry Bronemann, 30 Ford Model A
Sponsor: The Lodge at Deadwood Gaming Resort

Best Ford
Winner: Cory West, 68 Ford Mustang
Sponsor: Macro Vision/Sideline Productions

Best General Motors
Winner: Al Vigil, 55 Chevy Bel Air
Sponsor: White’s Queen City Motors

Best Truck
Winner: Mark Gruss, 56 Ford F100
Sponsor: Old Style Saloon No. 10

Best Stock
Winner: Jeff Schievelbein, 68 Dodge Charger RT
Sponsor: Mineral Palace Hotel & Gaming

Best Custom
Winner: Robert Barelman, 60 Rambler American
Sponsor: Tin Lizzie Gaming Resort

Best Interior
Winner: Greg DeJong, 56 Chevy BelAir 4 Dr Hardtop
Sponsor: Budweiser: Quality Brands of the Black Hills

Best Motor
Winner: Luis Chavez, 67 Chevy C10
Sponsor: Denny Menholt Rapid Chevrolet Cadillac

Best Use of Color & Design
Winner: Kristy & Tony Delgado, 50 Chevy 5 Window Truck
Sponsor: First Gold Hotel & Gaming

Best Mopar
Winner: Ron Derr, 69 Dodge Super Bee
Sponsor: Cadillac Jack’s Gaming Resort

King of the Denny Menholt Rapid Chevy Rod Run
Winner: Ray Mollman, 38 Chevy Coupe 111.41 MPH
Ron Run Sponsor: Denny Menholt Rapid Chevrolet Cadillac
Drag Strip Sponsor: NAPA Auto Parts

Tri-Five – Stock
1st Place: Dennis Mitchell, 55 Chevy Bel Air
Sponsor: Dragon Belly Properties

2nd Place: Rodney Lindner, 55 Chevy Bel Air
Sponsor: Reptile Gardens

3rd Place: Sponsor – Quik Signs – No Winner

Tri-Five – Modified
1st Place: Al Vigil, 55 Chevy Bel Air
Sponsor: Mustang Sally’s

2nd Place: Matt & Paula Martinez, 55 Chevy Bel Air
Sponsor: One Way Service Pros

3rd Place: Greg DeJong, 56 Chevy Bel Air
Sponsor: Ramada Mt. Rushmore

Truck Class up to ’73 Inclusive – Stock
1st Place: Steve & Patty Neumiller, 41 GMC Pickup
Sponsor: Deadwood Elks Lodge 508

2nd Place: Terry Downing, 33 Dodge Brother
Sponsor: Buffalo-Bodega

3rd Place: Doug Richards, 73 Chevy 3500
Sponsor: Berg Jewelry & Gifts

Truck Class up to ’73 Inclusive – Modified
1st Place: Mark Gruss, 56 Ford F100
Sponsor: Deadwood’s Outlaw Square

2nd Place: Jeff Roling, 59 Chevy ElCamino
Sponsor: HUB International Insurance

3rd Place: Jason Russell, 56 Ford F100
Sponsor: Twin City Hardware, Lumber, Rental & Office Supply

Stock – Pre ’54 and older
1st Place: Floyd Cammack, 51 Ford Victoria
Sponsor: Deadwood Super 8

2nd Place: Lorna Watkins, 49 Pontiac Streamliner
Sponsor: E.T. Sports

3rd Place: Lenny Skillingstad, 47 Chevy Fleetmaster Conv.
Sponsor: First Deadwood Cottages

Stock – ’55 to ’73 inclusive
1st Place: Daryl Lee, 57 Buick Caballero Wagon
Sponsor: Neste Event Marketing

2nd Place: Mike Baudendistel, 69 Siata Spring
Sponsor: Scull Construction

3rd Place: Ross Getchall, 56 Ford Victoria
Sponsor: Deadwood Taco Johns

Pro-Street – ’73 and Earlier
1st Place: Ray Mollman, 38 Chevy Coupe
Sponsor: First Interstate Bank

2nd Place: Brad Adams, 71 Opal Montana
Sponsor: Sponsor-Deadwood Lead Economic Development

3rd Place: Chad Krueger, 62 Chevy Nova II
Sponsor: Blackstone Lodge & Suites

Muscle Car ’64 to ’73 Inclusive – Stock
1st Place: Jeff Schievelbein, 68 Dodge Charger RT
Sponsor: Southside Service & Car Wash

2nd Place: Ken Bogner, 69 Buick AS 400 Conv.
Sponsor: Kevin Costner’s Tatanka Story of the Bison & Original Deadwood Tours

3rd Place: Jade Waters, 70 Roadrunner Conv.
Sponsor: Silverado/Franklin Hotel & Gaming Complex

Muscle Car ’64 to ’73 Inclusive – Modified
1st Place: Ron Derr, 69 Super Bee
Sponsor: First National Bank

2nd Place: Kevin Kotermanski, ’65 Chevy Impala SS
Sponsor: Nyes 1880 Suite

3rd PlaceWinner: Alvin Morava, ’69 Ford Mustang
Sponsor: Sturgis Mustang Rally

Early ’49 to ’59 Inclusive – Custom
1st Place: Craig Thompson, 53 Buick
Sponsor: Lynn’s DakotaMart

2nd Place: Rick Moeller, 51 Chevy Fleetline
Sponsor: Hickok’s Hotel & Casino

3rd Place: Justin Eimers, 56 Buick Special
Sponsor: Deadwood KOA

Late ’60 to ’73 Inclusive – Custom
1st Place: Robert Barelman, 60 Rambler American
Sponsor: First National Bank of Lead

2nd Place: Dan Enninga, 63 Chevy Impala
Sponsor: Pro Steam Carpet & Upholstery

3rd Place: Cameron Wyly, 71 Pontiac Firebird
Sponsor: Dragon Belly Properties

Street Rod Pre ’49 (’48 and older) Coupe
1st Place: Larry Bronemann, 30 Ford Model A
Sponsor: Deadwood’s Outlaw square

2nd Place: Roger Sorenson, 30 Ford Model A
Sponsor: Berg Jewelry & Gift

3rd Place: Bob Maynard, 32 Ford Coupe
Sponsor: M & M Sanitation

Street Rod Pre ’49 (’48 and older) Sedan
1st Place: Jerry Kleinsasser, 34 Ford 2 Door Sedan
Sponsor: Packhorse Liquor

2nd Place: Duane Swanson, 39 Chevy
Sponsor: Deadwood Dicks

3rd Place: Bob & Sherri Porter, 34 Ford Sedan
Sponsor: Sponsor-Dash 4 Cash

Street Rod Pre ’49 (’48 and older) Convertible/Roadster
1st Place: Don Ressler, 23 Ford Model T (Red Barron Car)
Sponsor: Deadwood Lead Economic Development

2nd Place: Mark Brown, 32 Ford Roadster
Sponsor: Dash 4 Cash

3rd Place: Joe Blendowski, 32 Ford Roadster
Sponsor: First Deadwood Cottages

Street Rod Pre ’49 (’48 and older) Rat Rod
1st Place: Todd Soloman, , 34 Tudor
Sponsor: Badlands Security

2nd Place: Chris Anderson, ’30 Ford Model A
Sponsor: MS Mail

3rd Place: Connor Bates, 35 Chevy Pickup
Sponsor: First Deadwood Souvenirs

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