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Kool Deadwood Nites

27 Years of Classic Cars, Music and Historic Fun

August 25, 2021 - August 29, 2021

Deadwood, SD
Kool Deadwood Nites brings car lovers together for five 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.

2021 IS THE 27TH ANNIVERSARY OF KOOL DEADWOOD NITES!

2021 Information

  • Your vehicle must be a ’73 or older to register.
  • Pre-registration packets will be mailed in May 2021. Last year’s registered cars will automatically receive a packet. If you would like to be added to this list, please call 605-578-1876.
  • 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.
  • 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 and 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday.
  • Auction vehicle check-in on Thursday, August 26 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.
  • The Main Street Entertainment will feature headliners TBD! 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 605-578-1876. Thanks for being part of Kool Deadwood Nites, and we look forward to seeing you in August 2021!

2021 Kool Deadwood Nites Schedule Details

*Schedule is Subject to Change

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25:

  • FREE concert at Outlaw Square.
    • Bands TBD

THURSDAY, AUGUST 26:

  • 9 a.m. – 8 p.m: Car Registration at Deadwood Welcome Center, 501 Main Street
  • 4 – 9 p.m: People’s Choice Awards & Voting – Live DJ and games from 4 – 6 p.m. at the History and Information Center Parking Lot and portions of Main Street
  • FREE Main Street Concerts
    • Bands TBD
  • Immediately following the concert: People’s Choice Award Results announced from Main Street Stage

FRIDAY, AUGUST 27:

  • 8 a.m. – 7 p.m: Car Registration at Deadwood Welcome Center, 501 Main Street
  • 10 a.m: Classic Car Auction at Deadwood Mountain Grand (Call 605-348-1369 for more info)
  • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m: 13th Annual Rod Run – Two options (departing from TBD)
  • FREE Main Street Concerts, opening acts beginning at 6 p.m.
    • Bands TBD

SATURDAY, AUGUST 28:

  • 8 a.m. – Noon: Classic Car Competition/Judging at the Days of ’76 Event Complex (Please plan to arrive before 8 a.m.)
  • 10 a.m: Classic Car Auction at Deadwood Mountain Grand (Call 605-348-1369 for more info)
  • 10 a.m. – 4 p.m: Poker Runs throughout the Black Hills
  • 5 p.m: Poker Run Awards Party at Tin Lizzie on Lower Main Street
  • FREE Main Street Concerts, opening acts beginning at 6 p.m.
    • Bands TBD

SUNDAY, AUGUST 29:

  • 7 a.m: Parade Line-up at Ferguson Field/Rodeo Grounds
  • 9 a.m: Parade on Historic Main Street and continuing through Central City and Lead
  • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m: Show and Shine on Main Street
  • 11 a.m: Awards in the parking lot at the History and Information Center and Outlaw Square
  • The Happy Together Tour at Deadwood Mountain Grand. Tickets will be available soon.
  • *All cars must be off Main Street by 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 29, 2021! Thank you!

Thank you 2020 Event Sponsors! This amazing event would not be possible without their support!

Budweiser: Quality Brands of the Black Hills; NAPA Auto Parts; 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; Cadillac Jacks Gaming Resort (including Tru Hotel by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton & SpringHill Suites by Marriott); McPherson Auction & Realty; Tin Lizzie Gaming Resort (including the Hampton Inn), Black Hills & Badlands Tourism Association, Taco Johns and the official Kool Deadwood Nites Merchandise at www.kooldeadwoodnitesofficial.com.

CLICK HERE to purchase official Kool Deadwood Nites merchandise! 

2020 Kool Deadwood Nites Car Show Results!

We apologize for any typos. Please call 605-578-18765 if you notice a mistake. 

Kool Deadwood Nites

BEST OF SHOW

Committee’s Choice
Winner:
Todd Brown, 32 Ford Roadster
Sponsor: Deadwood Chamber of Commerce

Chamber’s Choice
Winner:
Alex Short, 46 Dodge Pickup
Sponsor: Deadwood Chamber of Commerce

Best Street Rod
Winner: 
Dave Gonzales, 35 Ford 3 Door Coupe
Sponsor: The Lodge at Deadwood Gaming Resort

Best Ford
Winner:
Josh Richardson, 34 Ford 40 5 Window Coupe
Sponsor: Grant Welford/MacroVision

Best General Motors
Winner:
James EyKamp, 58 Buick Century
Sponsor: White’s Queen City Motors

Best Truck
Winner:
Gordon Noggle, 56 Chevy Pickup
Sponsor: Old Style Saloon No. 10

Best Stock
Winner:
Kevin & DeVee Dietz, 70 Pontiac GTO
Sponsor: Mineral Palace Hotel & Gaming

Best Custom
Winner:
Mark Orth, 62 Volkswagon Single Cab Truck
Sponsor: Tin Lizzie Gaming Resort

Best Interior
Winner:
Terry Downing, 33 Dodge Brothers Commercial Car
Sponsor: First Gold Gaming Resort

Best Motor
Winner:
Mike Klampe, 55 Chevy BelAir
Sponsor:
Broken Boot Gold Mine

Show Car Shine
Winner:
Alex Short, 69 Chevy Camaro
Sponsor: NAPA Auto Parts

Best Mopar
Winner:
Jade Waters, 70 Plymouth Superbird
Sponsor: Cadillac Jack’s Gaming Resort

People’s Choice
Winner:
Don Ressler, 23 Ford T
Sponsor:
McPherson Auctions & Realty

King of the Rod Run
Winner:
Ralph & Tyler Rice, 69 Chevy Nova (108.88 Miles per hour)
Drag Strip Sponsor: NAPA Auto Parts

Carsten Cottages Winners
#1 Jeremy Pahl, 67 Buick GS
#2 Jim EyKamp, 58 Buick Convertible
#3 Dave Wackel, 67 Mercury Cougar XR7 GT

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Tri-Five – Stock
1st Place:
Randy Gelden, 55 Chevy 210 Townsman Wagon
Sponsor: Dragon Belly Properties

2nd Place: Gary & Jan Hargens, 56 Ford Thunderbird
Sponsor: Quik Signs

3rd Place: Sponsor – Deadwood Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau – No Winner

Tri-Five – Custom
1st Place:
Mike Klampe, 55 Chevy BelAir
Sponsor: Mustang Sally’s

2nd Place: Rick Moore, 56 Chevy Corvette
Sponsor:
Vanway

3rd Place: Scott Svoboda, 56 Chevy 2 Door Sport Coupe
Sponsor:
Marta’s Deadwood Dog House

Truck Class up to ’73 Inclusive – Stock
1st Place:
Terry Downing, 33 Dodge Brothers Commercial Car
Sponsor: Deadwood Elks Lodge 508

2nd Place: Kenneth Hall, 71 Chevy C-10 4X4
Sponsor: Buffalo-Bodega

3rd Place: Mike Allbee, 72 GMC Sierra
Sponsor: Berg Jewelry & Gifts

Truck Class up to ’73 Inclusive – Custom
1st Place:
Gordon Noggle, 56 Chevy Pickup
Sponsor: Deadwood’s Outlaw Square

2nd Place: Luis Chavez
Sponsor: HUB International Insurance

3rd Place: Pat Sullivan, 53 Willy’s Truck
Sponsor: Twin City Hardware, Lumber, Rental & Office Supply

Stock – Pre ’54 and older
1st Place:
Fred Mehr, 34 DeSoto Airflow Coupe
Sponsor:
ET Sports

2nd Place: Milton Morris, 28 Buick Sedan
Sponsor: Saloon 10

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

Stock – ’55 to ’73 inclusive
1st Place:
James EyKamp, 58 Buick Century
Sponsor: Neste Event Marketing

2nd Place: Paul Klemetson, 69 Chevy Corvette
Sponsor:
Ace Handyman Services

3rd Place: Darrel Keyser, 63 Chrysler Imperial Crown Convertible
Sponsor:
Peterson CPA

Pro-Street – ’73 and Earlier
1st Place:
Jim Nelson, 53 Willys Aerolark
Sponsor: First Interstate Bank

2nd Place: Dylan Evans, 62 Chevy Nova
Sponsor: Sponsor-Deadwood Lead Economic Development

3rd Place: Brad Adams, 71 Opal Manta
Sponsor:
Nugget Saloon

Muscle Car ’64 to ’73 Inclusive – Stock
1st Place:
Jade Waters, 70 Plymouth Superbird
Sponsor: Southside Service & Car Wash

2nd Place: Kevin & DeVee Dietz, 70 Pontiac GTO
Sponsor: Kevin Costner’s Tatanka Story of the Bison & Original Deadwood Tours

3rd Place: Jeremy Pahl, 67 Buick GS 400
Sponsor: Silverado/Franklin Hotel & Gaming Complex

Muscle Car ’64 to ’73 Inclusive – Modified
1st Place:
Jami Igo, 67 Chevy Camaro
Sponsor:
McPherson Auctions & Realty

2nd Place: Ronald Blezekouich, 67 Oldsmobile Cutlas 442
Sponsor: Nyes 1880 Suite

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

Early ’49 to ’59 Inclusive – Custom
1st Place:
Jim Howrish, 53 Ford F 100
Sponsor: Lynn’s DakotaMart

2nd Place: Bob Kuehn, 54 Mercury Convertible
Sponsor: Hickok’s Hotel & Casino

3rd Place: Ethan Walker, 51 Ford F1
Sponsor: Deadwood KOA

Late ’60 to ’73 Inclusive – Custom
1st Place:
Alex Short, 69 Chevy Camaro
Sponsor:
McPherson Auction & Realty

2nd Place: Scott Sanford, 66 Ford Mustang
Sponsor: Pro Steam Carpet & Upholstery

3rd Place: Chad Ulvestad, 68 Pontiac Firebird
Sponsor: Dragon Belly Properties

Street Rod Pre ’49 (’48 and older) Coupe
1st Place:
Dave Gonzales, 35 Ford 3 Window Coupe
Sponsor: Deadwood’s Outlaw square

2nd Place: Bill Diers, 33 Plymouth Coupe
Sponsor: Berg Jewelry & Gift

3rd Place: Bob Maynard, 32 Ford Coupe
Sponsor:
Pam’s Purple Door

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

2nd Place: David Eaton , 48 Ford 2 Door Sedan
Sponsor:
Gunslinger’s Saloon

3rd Place: Perry Bicek, 28 DeSoto 4 Door Sedan
Sponsor: Sponsor-Dash 4 Cash

Street Rod Pre ’49 (’48 and older) Convertible/Roadster
1st Place:
Todd Brown, 32 Ford Roadster
Sponsor: Deadwood Lead Economic Development

2nd Place: Arlene Girard, 32 Ford Roadster
Sponsor: First Deadwood Cottages

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

Street Rod Pre ’49 (’48 and older) Rat Rod
1st Place:
Bick Munsinger, 41 Chevy Pickup
Sponsor: Badlands Security

2nd Place: Alex Short, 46 Dodge Pickup
Sponsor: MS Mail

3rd Place: Wayne & Lori Canfield, 27 Ford Model T
Sponsor: First Deadwood Souvenirs

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