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Kool Deadwood Nites

Join us August 25-28, 2016!

Car registration information will be available mid-May, 2016, 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.

NEW: 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 26 from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Saturday, August 27 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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2016 SUMMARY OF EVENTS - Locations and Times Subject to Change

Thursday August 25, 2016

9am-8pm: Car Registration - The Lodge at Deadwood
10am-5pm: Car Auction Vehicle Check-in - Deadwood Gulch Convention Center
1pm-6pm: Owners Only Taco Bar – The Lodge at Deadwood
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: 8th Annual Sock Hop – Featuring Art Poco’s The Rat Pack – Main Street
8pm-12am: Live music at Paddy O'Neill's (Tin Lizzie Resort) with Elaine Fleming and Amanda Conway
10pm: People’s Choice Award Results – Main Street stage

Friday, August 26, 2016

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. CLICK HERE to view an auction flyer
9am-7pm: Car Registration – The Lodge at Deadwood
Noon-6pm: Owners Only Taco Bar - The Lodge at Deadwood
2pm: Live music/Parking Lot Party - Food & beer tents, DJ Tiki Man Mike Malone and the Potter Family; TheFuzzy Dice Band performs at Paddy's Garage - Tin Lizzie Resort
5pm: Free Concerts – Music starts at on Main Street. Featuring The Sweet (8pm) 

Saturday, August 27, 2016

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. 
CLICK HERE to view an auction flyer. 
10am-4pm: Poker Runs – throughout the Black Hills
Noon-9pm: Parking Lot Party with entertainment from The Potter Family and the Fuzzy Dice Band; food & beer tents; giveaways
4pm: Free Concerts – Music Starts – Main Street – Featuring Gary Lewis & The Playboys (8pm)
5pm: Poker Run Awards party at Tin Lizzie – lower Main Street

Sunday, August 28th, 2016 

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
1pm: Tin Lizzie's annual $1,000 People's Choice Show & Shine - Register your classic car at the Player's Club 

2016 Car Registration Form

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


This event is sponsored in part by:

KOTA Territory


Basin Radio Network
Black Hills Energy
Deadwood Gulch Resort
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. 


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

Congrats to the Committee's Choice Winner (Best of Show) for 2015 - 
Clayton Graham with his 1969 Chevy Camaro. 

2015 Kool Deadwood Nites winners
Truck Class up to ‘73 inclusive

1st place: Tim Moleen, 1965 Dodge 4 Door
2nd place: Kirby Wilcox, 1965 Dodge 2 Door
3rd place: Pat Holmes 1948 Chevy

1st place: Dave Barrett, 1970 Chevy ElCamino
2nd place: Merlin Larson, 1953 Ford
3rd place: Dick Casey Concrete, 1947 Mack Truck

Stock Class
Pre 54 and older

1st place: Tim Larson, 1949 Packard
2nd place: Binky Miller, 1929 Graham-Paige
3rd place: Tom Cagle, 1954 Mercury Wagon

’55 to ’73 Inclusive
1st place: Lonnie Olson, 1962 Pontiac Catalina
2nd place: Neil Krinke, 1957 Ford Skyliner
3rd place: Lorna Watkins, 1958 Buick Super

Pro-Street Class '73 and Earlier
1st place: JR Mascarnas, 1969 Nova
2nd place: Brad Adams, 1971 Opel 
3rd place: Craig Peterson, 1958 Corvette

Muscle Car Class ’64 to ’73 Inclusive

1st place: Steve Cutler, 1970 Road Runner
2nd place: Rick & Betty Kauk, 1969 Plymouth GTX
3rd place: Paul & Evie Klemetson, 1969 Corvette

1st place: Clayton Graham, 1969 Chevy Camero
2nd place: Tony Denke, 1967 Firebird
3rd place: Rod Warnstrom, 1970 Dodge Challenger

Custom Class
Early ’49 to ’59 Inclusive
1st place: Dean Osland, 1959 Rambler
2nd place: Nick Fraser, 1955 Ford Sunliner
3rd place: Gene Trudell, 1955 Ford

Tri-Five Class

1st place: Joe Scott, 1957 Chevy Belair
2nd place: Rod Barstad, 1957 Chevy Nomad 
3rd place: Tom & Betty Wooden, 1957 Chevy Belair

1st place: Jim Cuchman, 1957 Chevy Belair
2nd place: John Badwell, 1957 Chevy Belair
3rd place: Darryl Lee, 1955 2 Door Hard Top

Late ’60 to ’73 Inclusive Custom
1st place: Kent Lundline, 1962 Corvette
2nd place: Mike Ladner, 1966 Chevelle
3rd place: Dale Olsen 1967 Chevelle

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

1st place: JW Hanson, 1934 Ford 3-Window
2nd place: Mark Munari, 1937 Chevy Coupe
3rd place: Amber Zeigler, 1932 Ford Deuced Coupe

1st place: Emily Price, 1931 Ford Sedan
2nd place: Bob Everson, 1938 Ford 2 Door Sedan
3rd place: Jason Mac Pherson, 1936 Chevy 2 Door Sedan

1st place: Greg Smith, 1937 Ford
2nd place: Todd Brown, 1932 Ford
3rd place: Gary Ham, 1932 Ford

Rat Rods Class
1st place: Eric Edawrds, 1971 F-100
2nd place: Craig Gunning, 1938 Chevy Coupe
3rd place: Cole Cook, 1941 Chevy

King of the Rod Run – Chad Krueger, 1962 Chevy Nova, Top Speed - 104 HP
Show Car Shine – JW Hanson, 1934 Ford 3 Window
Best Mopar – Wendy Harms, 1970 Plymouth
Best use of color and design – Dave Iverson, 1953 Ford
Best Motor – Kirby Drake, 1969 Plymouth
Best Interior –  Tim Moleen, 1965 Dodge 4 Door
Best Custom – Kent Lundine, 1962 Corvette
Best Stock – Steve Cutler, 1970 Roadrunner
Best Truck – Tim Moleen, 1965 Dodge 4 Door
Best General Motors – Clayton Graham, 1969 Chevy Camero
Best Ford – Nick Fraser, 1955 Ford Sunliner
Best Street Rod – JW Hanson, 1934 Ford 3 Window
Chamber’s Choice – Dean Osland, 1959 Rambler


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