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Kool Deadwood Nites

Join us August 24-27, 2017!

Car registration information will be available mid-May, 2017, call the Deadwood Chamber of Commerce at 1-800-999-1876 if you'd like to have a registration packet sent to you! 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.

Park your car, and ride a shuttle, for FREE!!! Akela Spa, just outside of Deadwood on Highway 14A (Boulder Canyon) will be the host of free parking and a free shuttle ride to Deadwood! The parking and free shuttle will be available Friday, August 25, 2017 from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Saturday, August 26, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Take the worry out of parking in town, and hop on the shuttle! Call the Chamber at (605) 578-1876 for more info. 

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2017 SUMMARY OF EVENTS - Locations and Times Subject to Change

Thursday August 24, 2017

9am-8pm: Car Registration - @TBD
10am-5pm: Car Auction Vehicle Check-in - @TBD
1pm-6pm: Owners Only Lunch – @TBD
4pm-9pm: People’s Choice Awards & Voting – Live DJ and games from 4pm-6pm – History and Information Center Parking Lot and portions of Deadwood Main Street
7pm-10pm: 9th Annual Sock Hop – Featuring TBD – Main Street
10pm: People’s Choice Award Results – Main Street stage

Friday, August 25, 2017

10am-2pm: Deadwood Rod Run – 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 all participants at the Lodge at Deadwood from 8-10am!
10am: Classic Car Auction – Deadwood Mountain Grand. For info on the classic car auction, please contact: McPherson Auction at 605-348-1369, check in information below.
9am-7pm: Car Registration – @TBD
Noon-6pm: Owners Only Lunch - @TBD
2pm: Live music/Parking Lot Party - Food & beer tents, live bands - Tin Lizzie Resort
5pm: Free Concerts – Music starts at on Main Street. Featuring TBD

Saturday, August 26, 2017

8am-noon: Classic Car Competition/Judging - Days of ’76 Rodeo Grounds/Ferguson Field across from the First Gold Hotel
10am: Classic Car Auction – Deadwood Mountain Grand. For info on the classic car auction, please contact: McPherson Auction at 605-348-1369, check in information below.

10am-4pm: Poker Runs – throughout the Black Hills
Noon-9pm: Parking Lot Party with live entertainment, food & beer tents, giveaways – Tin Lizzie
4pm: Free Concerts/Music Starts – Main Street – Featuring TBD
5pm: Poker Run Awards party at Tin Lizzie – lower Main Street

Sunday, August 27th, 2017

7am: Parade Line-up – Rodeo Grounds/Ferguson Field 
9am: Parade - Main Street, continues through Central City & Lead via HWY 14a 
10am-2pm: Show and Shine – Main Street – immediately following the parade until 2pm
11am: Kool Deadwood Nites Official Awards - Parking lot at the History and Information Center





For info on the classic car auction, please contact: McPherson Auction at 605-348-1369 or check out their website at www.mcphersonauction.com.  



KOOL DEADWOOD NITES 2016 SPONSORS

This event is sponsored in part by:

KOTA Territory

 

Basin Radio Network
Black Hills Energy
Deadwood Gulch Resort
NAPA
McPherson Auctions & Realty 
Reinhart Foods
Sickies Garage
 

If you would like to support the region's premier car show, while gaining exposure for your business, call Amanda at the Deadwood Chamber, 1-800-999-1876. Information on how to apply for, and license the right to use the "Kool Deadwood Nites" trademark is also available. 
 



KOOL DEADWOOD 2016 WINNERS:

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

2016 KDN Winner

Congrats to the Committee's Choice Winner (Best of Show) for 2016 - 
Ron Meis of Lead, South Dakota with his 1959 Buick Invicta! 

 

BEST OF SHOW:

King of the Rod Run: Chad Krueger, 32 Chevy II
Sponsored by Whipple Racing out of Rapid City

Best Mopar: Rich & Betty Kauk, 69 Plymouth GTX
Sponsored by Cadillac Jack’s Gaming Resort

Best Use of Color and Design: Patty Smith, 36 Ford Phantom
Sponsored by First Gold Hotel & Gaming

Best Motor: Ron Meis, 59 Buick Invicta
Sponsored by Rapid Chevrolet Cadillac

Best Interior: Mya Fraser, 33 Ford Sedan 
Sponsored by Deadwood Gulch Gaming Resort

Best Custom: Jason Fraser, 68 Ford Mustang
Sponsored by Dakota Taxi

Best Stock: Lynn & Leslie Brown, 69 Chevy Camaro
Sponsored by Mineral Palace

Best Truck: Greg Gonzales, 45 Chevy Truck
Sponsored by Old Style Saloon No. 10

Best General Motors: Joel & Barb Kusler, 67 Chevy Chevelle
Sponsored White’s Queen City Motors

Best Ford: Jim Satham, 60 Ford Starliner
Sponsored by MacroVision/Sideline Productions

Best Street Rod: Tom Bradsky, 37 Packard
Sponsored by The Lodge at Deadwood Gaming Resort

Chamber's Choice: Greg Gonzales, 45 Chevy Truck
Sponsor-Deadwood Chamber of Commerce

Committee’s Choice (TOP AWARD): Ron Meis, 59 Buick Invicta
Sponsored by Deadwood Chamber of Commerce

2016 KOOL DEADWOOD NITES WINNERS

Tri-Five - Stock
1st Place: Warren & Michell Flath, Chevy Blazer - Sponsored by Quik Signs
2nd Place: Don McGlade, 57 Chevy Belair - Sponsored by Buffalo Bodega Gaming Complex
3rd Place: Allen Ermel, 56 Ford Sunliner - Sponsored by Deadwood Chamber of Commerce

Tri-Five - Custom
1st Place: John Bidwell, 57 Chevy Belair - Sponsored by Mustang Sally’s
2nd Place: Mike Lindner, 55 Chevy Belair - Sponsored by One Way Service Pros
3rd Place: Jim Anderson, 56 Chevy Nomad - Deadwood Mountain Grand – A Holiday Inn Resort

Truck Class up to ‘73 inclusive - Custom
1st Place: Greg Gonzales, 45 Chevy Truck - Sponsored by Deadwood Gift Shoppe
2nd Place: Ken Stites, 55 Dodge Pickup - Sponsored by Sturdevant’s Auto Parts
3rd Place: Warren Terrell, 36 Dodge D100 - Sponsored by Badlands Distillery

Truck Class up to ‘73 inclusive - Stock
1st Place: Ron Island, 57 Chevy Pickup - Sponsored by Deadwood Comfort Inn & Suites at Gulches of Fun
2nd Place: Ken & Vickie Hall, 71 Chevy C-10 4X4 - Sponsored by Gold Dust Casino & Hotel
3rd Place: Gary Wagner, 70 Chevy 3 Door Suburban - Sponsored by Twin-City Hardware Lumber & Rental

Stock Pre ‘54 and older
1st Place: Larry Cundall, 34 Ford BB - Sponsored by Deadwood Super 8
2nd Place: Lanny Skillingstad, 47 Chevy Conv. Fleet Master - Sponsored by First Western Insurance
3rd Place: Sonny Sorenson, 46 Mercury 4 Door Sedan - Sponsored by Mad Mountain Adventures

Stock ‘55 to ‘73 inclusive
1st Place: Rodney Sell, 59 Buick Conv. Electro 225 - Sponsored by Budweiser-Eagle Sales of the Black Hills
2nd Place: Bob Hemiler, 55 Mercury Monteray - Sponsored by The Pumphouse at Mind Blown Studios
3rd Place: Jim Beskow, 61 Pontiac Catalina - Sponsored by Kodiak’s Arcade & Shooting Gallery

Pro-Street ‘73 and Earlier
1st Place: Jim Staham, 60 Ford Starliner - Sponsored by First Interstate Bank
2nd Place: Rich Hamilton, 41 Willys Coupe - Sponsored by Wolff’s Plumbing & Heating
3rd Place: Brad Adams, 71 Opel Monta - Sponsored by Deadwood Chamber of Commerce 

Muscle Car ‘64 to ‘73 inclusive - Stock
1st Place: Lynn & Leslie Brown, 69 Chevy Camaro - Sponsored by Century 21 Associated Realty-Deadwood
2nd Place: Rich & Betty Kauk, 69 Plymouth GTX - Sponsored by Original Deadwood Tours
3rd Place: Ron Derr, 69 Dodge Super Bee - Sponsored by Silverado/Franklin Historic Hotel & Gaming Complex

Muscle Car ‘64 to ’73 inclusive - Custom
1st Place: Mary Graham, 67 Chevy Camaro - Sponsored by Executive Lodging of the Black Hills
2nd Place: Rita Meis, 65 Pontiac GTO - Sponsored by Celebrity Hotel & Casino    
3rd Place: Jami Igo, 67 Chevy Camaro - Sponsored by MS Mail

Early ‘49 to ‘59 inlcusive - Custom
1st Place: Ron Meis, 59 Buick Invicta - Sponsored by Lynn’s DakotaMart
2nd Place: Angie Casey, 57 Ford Thunderbird - Sponsored by Hickok’s Hotel & Casino
3rd Place: Nick Fraser, 55 Ford Sunliner - Sponsored by Deadwood KOA

Late ‘60 to ‘73 inclusive - Custom
1st Place: Al Larson, 64 Chevy Chevelle - Sponsored by Tin Lizzie Gaming Resort
2nd Place: Keith Johnson, 64 Ford Falcon Sprint - Sponsored by Pro Steam Carpet & Upholstery
3rd Place: Jason Raths, 69 Ford Mustang - Sponsored by General Service Garage

Street Rod Pre ‘49 (‘48 & Older) - Coupe
1st Place: Tom Bradsky, 37 Packard - Sponsored by Wells Fargo 
2nd Place: Jerry Stahlman, 34 Chevy - Sponsored by McPherson Auction & Realty    
3rd Place: Gary Gilbert, 33 Ford - Sponsored by M & M Sanitation

Street Rod Pre ‘49 - Sedan
1st Place: Patty Smith, 36 Ford - Sponsored by Packhorse Liquor
2nd Place: Sonny Dixon, 26 Ford - Sponsored by Deadwood Dicks    
3rd Place: Winner- Jerry Shagla, 47 Lincoln - Sponsor-Deadwood Tobacco Co & Cigar Bar

Street Rod Pre ‘49 - Convertible/Roadster
1st Place: Ryan Sievke, 31 Ford - Sponsored by Black Hills Energy
2nd Place: Dave Hill, 34 Ford - Sponsored by Deadwood Station Bunkhouse & Gambling Hall
3rd Place: Greg Smith, 37 Cabriolet - Sponsored by Celebrity Hotel & Casino

Street Rod Pre ‘49 - Rat Rods
1st Place: Dan Stahlman, 29 Ford - Sponsored by Badlands Security, LLC
2nd Place: Bowman Stinson, 51 Chevy - Sponsored by Buffalo Bodega Gaming Complex    
3rd Place: Tom Salonen, 37 International - Sponsored by First Deadwood Souvenirs


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