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Kool Deadwood Nites

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Kool Deadwood Nites

Join us August 24-27, 2017!

Car registration is now available! 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 FOR 2017
• Registration for 2017 Kool Deadwood Nites will be held at the Deadwood’s NEW Welcome Center! 501 Main Street, Deadwood, S.D. 57732. This is a brand new center that opened in 2017. It’s located in the Lower Main Street Parking Lot, across from the Hampton Inn at Tin Lizzie.

• Kool Deadwood Nites registered cars ONLY will be allowed to park in the Lower Main Street parking lot (location of the new Welcome Center, where registration will be held) Thursday, Friday and Saturday, August 24-26. 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 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. both Friday and Saturday, August 25 & 26.

• The City of Deadwood Police Department asks that you please refrain from doing Burn-Outs during the parade on Sunday, August 27.

• The Main Street Entertainment this year includes Jay and the Americans on Thursday, August 24; The Classic IV on Friday, August 25; Beatles Britishmania and The Happenings on Saturday, August 26!

• Keep up to date on all things Deadwood at www.deadwood.com and on our Facebook page - www.facebook.com/historicdeadwood! You can also call us with any questions at 1-800-999-1876. Thanks for being part of Kool Deadwood Nites, and we look forward to seeing you this summer!

2017 SUMMARY OF EVENTS - Locations and Times Subject to Change

Thursday August 24, 2017

9am-8pm: Car Registration - Lower Main Welcome Center
1pm-6pm: Owners Only BBQ – Deadwood Gulch Gaming Resort
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 Jay & The Americans – Main Street
10pm: People’s Choice Award Results – Main Street stage

Friday, August 25, 2017

8am-10am: Free breakfast for Rod Run participants - Lodge at Deadwood
9am-7pm: Car Registration – Lower Main Welcome Center

9am: 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-2pm: 9th Annual 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! – Leaves from the Lodge at Deadwood
Noon-6pm: Owners Only BBQ – Deadwood Gulch Gaming Resort
5pm: Free Concerts – Music starts - Main Street - Featuring The Classics IV (8pm)

Saturday, August 26, 2017

8am-noon: Classic Car Competition/Judging - Days of ’76 Rodeo Grounds
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: Live entertainment – Tin Lizzie
5pm: Free Concerts - Music Starts – Main Street – Featuring Britishmania (6:30pm) and The Happenings (8pm)
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


KOOL DEADWOOD NITES CAR REGISTRATION FORM

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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:



Napa

Midco

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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