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Kool Deadwood Nites

August 21-24, 2014

                                                                                                                                                                                      

Great Cars, Great Fun and Great Music!

Car registration information will be available in May 2014, call the Deadwood Chamber of Commerce at 1-800-999-1876 for more information! 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 parades, show and shines and FREE concerts on Main Street featuring the biggest names in rock ‘n roll history.

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2014 Summary of Events - Locations and Times Subject to Change

Thursday,
August 21

 

 

 

 

 
  • Early Automobiles in the Black Hills – 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. The Adams Museum will host a photographic exhibit to celebrate Kool Deadwood Nites. Admission by donation. 
  • Car Registration - Noon - 8pm - Deadwood Gulch Convention Center.
  • Owners Only BBQ – 1pm – 6pm – Deadwood Gulch Convention Center.
  • People’s Choice Awards –Voting from 4pm - 9pm. Live DJ and games from 4pm – 6pm – History and Information Center Parking Lot and portions of Deadwood Main Street.
  • 7th Annual Sock Hop – Featuring the Roselles Brother’s Band & Danny & the Juniors - 7pm - 10pm – Main Street.
  • People’s Choice Awards Results – 10pm – Main Street stage.

 

     

Friday,
August 22

 

 

 

 
  • Early Automobiles in the Black Hills – 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. The Adams Museum will host a photographic exhibit to celebrate Kool Deadwood Nites. Admission by donation. 
  • Deadwood Rod Run – 10am – 2pm - Escorted tour through beautiful Vanocker Canyon including a trip to the Sturgis Dragway, and a chance to run the track! Or, take a trek through famous Spearfish Canyon with a stop at Carsten's Cottages for live entertainment and more! Free breakfast for Rod Run registrants at the Lodge 7-9:30am.
  • Classic Car Auction - 10 a.m. Deadwood Mountain Grand. For info on the classic car auction, please contact: McPherson Auction at 605-348-1369 or email
  • Car Registration – 9am - 7pm – Deadwood Gulch Convention Center.
  • Owners Only BBQ – Noon – 6pm - Deadwood Gulch Convention Center
  • Free Concerts – Featuring The Kid & Nic Show, DD and the Fayroh’s and Starship with Mickey Thomas. Music starts at 5pm on Main Street.
     

Saturday, August 23

 

 

 

 

 

 
  • Early Automobiles in the Black Hills – 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. The Adams Museum will host a photographic exhibit to celebrate Kool Deadwood Nites. Admission by donation. 
  • Car Registration - 7am - 11:30am – Deadwood Gulch Convention Center.
  • Classic Car Competition/Judging - 8am - noon - Days of ’76 Rodeo Grounds/Ferguson Field across from the First Gold Hotel.
  • Classic Car Auction - 10 a.m. Deadwood Mountain Grand. For info on the classic car auction, please contact: McPherson Auction at 605-348-1369 or email
  • Tiki Man Mike DJ, Potter Family and the Fuzzy Dice Band – Tin Lizzie. Shows beginning at noon.
  • Poker Runs – 10am - 4pm – throughout the Black Hills. Awards party at Tin Lizzie, lower Main Street beginning at 5pm.
  • Free Concerts – Featuring The Kid and Nic Show, DD and the Fayroh’s and Gary Puckett and Union Gap. Music Starts at 4pm on Main Street.
     

Sunday, August 24th   

 

 
  • Early Automobiles in the Black Hills – 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. The Adams Museum will host a photographic exhibit to celebrate Kool Deadwood Nites. Admission by donation. 
  • Parade - Line-up begins at 7am – Rodeo Grounds/Ferguson Field. Parade begins at 9 a.m. 
  • Show and Shine – Main Street, immediately following the parade until 2pm.
  • Awards - Parking lot at the History and Information Center, 11am.
     

For info on the classic car auction, please contact: McPherson Auction at 605-348-1369 or email

As always, a great showing by many cars - here are the category winners:

Congrats to the Committee's Choice Winner for 2014 - Pete Klucas from Lincoln, N.E., with his 1948 Chevy 1/2 Ton at Saloon No. 10, located in Deadwood - cool place, cool car!

2014 Kool Deadwood Nites winners
Truck Class up to ‘73 inclusive
Stock

1st place. Doug Richards, '73 Chevy
2nd place. Perry Lofing, '72 Chevy C-10
3rd place. Casey Quintard, '36 Chevy

Custom
1st place. Pete Klucas, '48 Chevy 1/2 ton 
2nd place. Jim & Maxie Howrish, '53 Ford F100
3rd place. Robin Funkle, '57 Ford F100

Stock Class
Pre 54 and older

1st place. Cody Eaton, '53 Hudson
2nd place. Sonny & Lila Sorenson, '46 Mercury
3rd place. Leonard Jennings, '52 Kaiser

’55 to ’73 Inclusive
1st place. Leslie Loos, '71 Dodge Dem0n
2nd place. Craig Mickelson, '70 Chevy
3rd place. Lester Bennett, '70 Mercury 

Pro-Street Class
1st place. Jim Statham, ’41 Willy’s.
2nd place. Craig & Penny Peterson, '58 Corvette
3rd place. JR Mascarenas, '69 Nova

Muscle Car Class ’64 to ’73 Inclusive
Stock

1st place. Rich & Betty Kauk, '69 Plymouth GTX
2nd place. Duane Reimer, '70 Challenger
3rd place. John Voegeli, '69 Camaro 228

Custom
1st place. Ron Meis, '65 Pontiac GTO
2nd place. Tom Earnsworth, '69 Pontiac GTO
3rd place. Susan Tallant, '67 Pontiac Firebird

Custom Class
Early ’49 to ’59 Inclusive
1st place. Kent Lundine, '57 Chevy Corvette
2nd place. Phil Fuchs, '51 Chevy Fleetline Delux
3rd place. Dave Casey, '57 Ford T-Bird 

Tri-Five Class
Stock

1st place. Gene Trudell, '55 Ford Crown Victoria
2nd place. Tom Wolff, '55 Chevy 210
3rd place. Dennis Mitchel, '55 Chevy Belair

Custom
1st place. Rudy & Vicky Grassman, '57 Chevy Belair
2nd place. Jerry Metcalt, '55 Chevy Conv. 
3rd place. O.B. Gunderson, '56 Chevy 

Late ’60 to ’73 Inclusive
1st place. Carrie Marcoe, '63 Chevy Nova
2nd place. Dave Marcoe, '65 Chevy Malibu Cov. 
3rd place. Cary Strauss, '66 Mercury 

Street Rod Class Pre ’49 (’48 and older)
Coupe

1st place. Mark Munari, '37 Chevy
2nd place. Dale Phillips, '34 Chevy 
3rd place. Gary Lindsey, '32 Ford Model A

Sedan
1st place. Rick Fenhaus, '38 Ford 2-Door Deluxe
2nd place. Dennis Jorud, '34 Chevy Mastertown 
3rd place. Jerry Herr, '32 Ford

Convertible/Roadster
1st place. Lance Stiers, '39 Ford
2nd place. Todd & Cindy Brown, '32 Ford
3rd place. Bryan Karchut, '27 Ford

Rat Rods Class
1st place. Jeff Farden, '59 Dodge D300
2nd place. Wayne Canfield, '27 Hermadifite
3rd place. Jeff Helgoth, '46 Ford

Best Mopar – Ron Derr, '69 Super B
Best use of color and design – Randy Nissen, '36 Ford 3-Window Coupe
Best Survivor – Leonard Jennings, '52 Kaiser
Best Motor – Joe Wolf, '69 Camaro
Best Interior – Jerry Metcalt, '55 Chevy Conv. 
Best Custom - Ron Meis, '65 G70
Best Stock – Reg Nelson, '72 Plymouth
Best Truck – Jim & Max Howrish, '37 Ford F100
Best General Motors – Mike Ladner, '66 Chevelle
Best Ford – Nick Fraser, '67 Ford Mustang
Best Street Rod – Rick Fenhaus, '38 Ford 2-Door Sedan Deluxe
Chamber’s Choice – Jeff Farden, '59 Dodge D300


Committee’s Choice (This is the top award that will be featured in next year’s posters, T-Shirts and advertising) – Ron Meis, 1965 Pontiac GTO.

Sturgis Drag Strip (Best ET) - Bob Maxwell, '70 Pout GTO, top speed: 99

                                          


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