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Kool Deadwood Nites

29 Years of Classic Cars, Music and Historic Fun

August 23, 2023 - August 27, 2023

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.

2023 IS THE 29TH ANNIVERSARY OF KOOL DEADWOOD NITES!

2023 Information

  • Your vehicle must be a ’73 or older to register.
  • Pre-registration packets will be mailed in May 2023. 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.
  • Car registration cost: TBD
  • Registration for 2023 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 24-26, 2023. Of course, registrants can continue to park throughout the event at the History and Information Center too.
  • Buy or sell at the Kool Deadwood Nites Classic Car and Memorabilia Auction. 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 be announce in the spring of 2023, once selections have been finalized.
  • 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 2023!

Thank You 2022 Event Sponsors! This amazing event would not be possible without their support!

This Deadwood Chamber & Visitors Bureau Event is sponsored in part by Budweiser/Quality Brands of the Black Hills, DriveSafeSouthDakota.com, NAPA Auto Parts, The Lodge at Deadwood, MIDCO, Coeur Wharf, Black Hills Energy, McPherson Auction & Realty, KOTA Territory News, Scott Peterson Motors, BID 8 Do Deadwood Properties, Silverado/Franklin, Fog N Droz, Taco Johns of Deadwood, Cadillac Jack’s Gaming Resort, Dragon Belly Rentals, The Tucker Inn, Agnico Eagle, Saloon #10, The Midnight Star, Mineral Palace Hotel & Gaming and the official Kool Deadwood Nites Merchandise at www.kooldeadwoodnitesofficial.com.

Retailers who wish to sell official Kool Deadwood Nites merchandise, contact Wayne Morris at (605) 920-1512. Merchandise details can be viewed HERE.

CLICK HERE to purchase official Kool Deadwood Nites merchandise! 

 

2023 *Tentative* Kool Deadwood Nites Schedule Details

*Schedule is Subject to Change

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23:

  • 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Early Car Auction Check-in (for sellers) – Call McPherson Auction at 605-348-1369 for more info
  • Noon to 8 p.m:  Car Registration at Deadwood Welcome Center, 501 Main Street
  • 6 p.m. FREE concert at Outlaw Square – TBD Entertainment
  • Wednesday night’s free entertainment is sponsored in part by Do Deadwood Properties. CLICK HERE to book your stay.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 24:

  • 9 a.m. – 8 p.m: Car Registration at Deadwood Welcome Center, 501 Main Street
  • 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Early Car Auction Check-in (for sellers) – Call McPherson Auction at 605-348-1369 for more info
  • 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
  • 4 p.m: Memorabilia & Classic Car Auction – Held in the Deadwood Mountain Grand Event Center. Call McPherson Auction at 605-348-1369 for more info
  • 8 p.m. FREE Main Street Concerts – TBD Entertainment
  • Immediately following the concert: People’s Choice Award Results announced from Main Street Stage

FRIDAY, AUGUST 25:

  • 8 a.m. – 7 p.m: Car Registration at Deadwood Welcome Center, 501 Main Street
  • 9 a.m: Classic Car Auction – Held in the Deadwood Mountain Grand Event Center. Call McPherson Auction at 605-348-1369 for more info
  • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m: 15th Annual Rod Run – Two options (departing from the Days of ’76 Rodeo Grounds)
  • FREE Main Street Concerts – TBD Entertainment

SATURDAY, AUGUST 26:

  • 8 a.m. – Noon: Classic Car Competition/Judging at the Days of ’76 Event Complex (Please plan to arrive before 8 a.m.)
  • 9 a.m: Classic Car Auction – Held in the Deadwood Mountain Grand Event Center. Call McPherson Auction at 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 TBD
  • FREE Main Street Concerts – TBD Entertainment

SUNDAY, AUGUST 27:

  • 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
  • *All cars must be off Main Street by 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 27, 2023! Thank you!

 

2022 Kool Deadwood Nites Car Show Results!

We apologize for any typos. Please call 605-578-1876 if you notice a mistake. 

Kool Deadwood Nites 2022 Winner

BEST OF SHOW

Committee’s Choice
Winner: Doug LaRue, 33 Plymouth Coupe

Sponsor: Deadwood Chamber of Commerce

Chamber’s Choice
Winner: Dusty Waters, 71 Plymouth Cuda

Sponsor: Deadwood Chamber of Commerce

Best Street Rod
Winner: Doug LaRue, 33 Plymouth Coupe

Sponsor: The Lodge at Deadwood Gaming Resort

Best Ford
Winner: Rick & Beth Simons, 68 Ford Mustang

Sponsor: Broken Boot Gold Mine

Best General Motors
Winner: Mike & Brenda Klampe, 55 Chevy BelAir

Sponsor: White’s Queen City Motors

Best Truck
Winner: Jared Bloomgren, 65 Ford F 100

Sponsor: Old Style Saloon No. 10

Best Stock
Winner: Tony Kahler, 57 Chevy 210

Sponsor: A&B Pizza/ Oyster Bay

Best Custom
Winner: Bob Dees, 57 Ford Fairlane

Sponsor: FogNDroz Vape Shop

Best Interior
Winner: Gregory Schindler, 30 Ford Model A

Sponsor: First Gold Gaming Resort

Best Motor
Winner: Kevin Black, 36 Chevy Truck

Sponsor: The
Midnight Star

Show Car Shine
Winner: Dale Allen, 40 Ford Convertible

Sponsor: NAPA Auto Parts

Best Mopar
Winner: Jim & Pam Klovas, 69 Plymouth Road Runner

Sponsor: Cadillac Jack’s Gaming Resort

People’s Choice
Winner: Dennis, Arnold, 72 Chevy Pickup

Sponsor:
McPherson Auctions & Realty

King of the Rod Run
Winner: Butch Karcher, 30 Ford Model A
Speed 119 mph with nitros/111mph without
Drag Strip Sponsor: NAPA Auto Parts

Carsten Cottages Winners
 #1 Debbie Zimmer, 56 Chevy Pickup
#2 Dennis Martin, 56 Chevy BelAir
#3 Darian Stelter, 65 Chevy Impala SS

Honorable Mention
Sponsored by Blackstone Lodge, Elkhorn Ridge RV Resort, Jacob’s Precision Welding, One Way Service Pros, Woody’s Wild West Photography and the Deadwood Chamber of Commerce.
Don Ressler, 23 Ford T Helmet
Mark Orth, 62 Volkswagon Cab
Jeff Erb, 67 Chevy Corvette
Joel Cooley, 72 Chevy Camaro
Dennis Martin, 56 Chevy BelAir
Garrett Cox, 55 Chevy BelAir
Tom Bradsky, 60 Chevy Corvette
Rick & Betty Kauk, 69 Plymouth GTX

Ron Meis Memorial Award
Sponsored by the Deadwood Chamber of Commerce
Bob Barelman, 60 Rambler American

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Tri-Five – Stock
1st Place: Tony Kahler, 57 GM 210

Sponsor: Dragon Belly Properties

2nd Place: Steve Brown, 55 Studebaker President Speedster
Sponsor: Quik Signs

3rd Place: Justin Painter, 57 Wagon
Sponsor – Deadwood Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau

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

2nd Place: John & Patricia David,55 Chevy 150 Sedan
Sponsor:
Vanway

3rd Place: Daryl Lee, 55 Chevy BelAir
Sponsor: Blackstone Lodge

Truck Class up to ’73 Inclusive – Modified/Custom

1st Place: Kevin Black, 36 Chevy
Sponsor: Deadwood’s Outlaw Square

2nd Place: Jarred Bloomgren, 65 Ford F 100
Sponsor: HUB International Insurance

3rd Place: Brett Watson, 60 Chevy El Camino
Sponsor: Twin City Hardware, Lumber, Rental & Office Supply

Truck Class up to ’73 Inclusive – Stock
1st Place: Paul Roberts, 59 Chevy 3100

Sponsor: Deadwood Elks Lodge 508

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

3rd Place: Terry Downing, 33 Dodge Bros
Sponsor: Berg Jewelry & Gifts

Stock – Pre ’54 and older
1st Place: Mark Tronstad, 48 Chevy

Sponsor:
ET Sports

2nd Place: Milton Morris, 28 Buick
Sponsor: Marta’s DEADWOOD Doghouse

3rd Place: Lonny Kostors, 34 Packard
Sponsor: First Deadwood Cottages

Stock – ’55 to ’73 inclusive
1st Place: Mark Olson, 66 Chevy Corvette

Sponsor: Pro Steam Carpet Upholstery

2nd Place: Curt & Sherry Hussey, Packard Clipper Wagon
Sponsor: A&B Pizza, Oyster Bay

3rd Place: Mike Charles, 65 Ford Mustang
Sponsor:
Peterson CPA

Pro-Street – ’73 and Earlier
1st Place: Patty Nelson, 69 Mustang Fast Back

Sponsor: First Interstate Bank

2nd Place: Sherald Schutt, 67 Ford Fairlane
Sponsor: Sponsor-Deadwood Lead Economic Development

3rd Place: Dylan Evans, 62 Chevy Nova
Sponsor:
Ride Deadwood/Boot Hill Tours

Muscle Car ’64 to ’73 Inclusive – Stock
1st Place: Jim Klovas, 69 Plymouth Road Runner

Sponsor: Southside Service & Car Wash

2nd Place: Kris Steinkamp, 68 Pontiac Firebird
Sponsor: Blackstone Lodge

3rd Place: Kevin & DeVee Dietz, 70 Pontiac GTO
Sponsor: UTV Rentals of the Black Hills

Muscle Car ’64 to ’73 Inclusive – Modified
1st Place: Beth & Rick Simons, 68 Ford Mustang

Sponsor:
McPherson Auctions & Realty

2nd Place: Luis Chavez, 69 Chevy Camaro
Sponsor: Berg Jewelry & Gifts

3rd PlaceWinner: Brad Sheryl Myers, 67 Mercury Cougar XR 7 GT
Sponsor: Sturgis Mustang Rally

Early ’49 to ’59 Inclusive – Custom
1st Place: Bob Dees, 57 Ford Fairlane

Sponsor: Lynn’s DakotaMart

2nd Place: Derek & Eileen Eisenbiesz, 58 Chevy Yeoman
Sponsor: Hickok’s Hotel & Casino

3rd Place: RLuke May, 59 Bocar XPS
Sponsor: Deadwood KOA

Late ’60 to ’73 Inclusive – Custom
1st Place: Rick & Beth Simons, 67 Ford Mustang

Sponsor: Deadwood Elks Lodge #508

2nd Place: Bob Barelman, 60 Rambler America
Sponsor: A&B Pizza/Oyster Bay

3rd Place: Jarrod & Tawnee Stark, 68 Ford Mustang Shelby GT 500
Sponsor: The Tucker Inn

Street Rod Pre ’49 (’48 and older) Coupe
1st Place: Doug LaRue, 33 Plymouth Coupe

Sponsor: Deadwood’s Outlaw square

2nd Place: Mark Munari, 37 Chevy Coupe
Sponsor: Berg Jewelry & Gift

3rd Place: Bob Maynard, 32 Ford Coupe
Sponsor: McPherson Auction & Realty

Street Rod Pre ’49 (’48 and older) Sedan
1st Place: Steve Vecchiarelli, 33 Ford Sedan
Sponsor: Packhorse Liquor

2nd Place: Ken Janna Mollet, 32 Chevy Sedan 
Sponsor:
Blackstone Lodge

3rd Place: Jerry & Jonel Geske, 34 Ford Tudor Sedan
Sponsor: Sponsor-Dash 4 Cash

Street Rod Pre ’49 (’48 and older) Convertible/Roadster
1st Place: Lucas Olson, 33 Ford Roadster

Sponsor: Deadwood Lead Economic Development

2nd Place: Dan Weber, 32 Ford Roadster
Sponsor: Dash 4 Cash

3rd Place: Kevin & Linda Smith, 39 Ford Roadster
Sponsor: First Deadwood Cottages

Street Rod Pre ’49 (’48 and older) Rat Rod
1st Place: Tom Simons, 46 Diamond T

Sponsor: Badlands Security

2nd Place: Gregory Schindler, 30 Ford Model A
Sponsor: MS Mail

3rd Place: Ryan Battershaw, 37 Dodge Pickup
Sponsor: First Deadwood Souvenirs

 

THIS EVENT IS SPONSORED IN PART BY

Budweiser NAPA Homeslice Group

 

 

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