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Kool Deadwood Nites

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Kool Deadwood Nites

Join us next year - August 23-26, 2018!

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.

• Kool Deadwood Nites official vendors will be set up in the Lower Main Street parking lot, including NAPA Auto Parts' NASCAR simulator. Stop by and experience what its like to drive like a Pro!

• 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 11 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; Britishmania Beatles Tribute 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
Noon-10pm: Open Container in Zones 1 & 2
1pm-6pm: Owners Only BBQ – Deadwood Gulch Gaming Resort

2pm: Deadwood Alive Shootout! – In front of the Franklin Hotel
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
4pm: Deadwood Alive Shootout! – In front of the Franklin Hotel 
7pm-10pm: 9th Annual Sock Hop – Featuring Jay & The Americans – Main Street
Following Main Street Concerts: 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 Rapid Chevy Rod Run – Escorted tour through beautiful Vanocker Canyon including a trip to the Sturgis Dragway to run the and a chance to run the NAPA 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
11am-9pm: Parking Lot Party! – Food and Beer Tents, Outdoor live music by The Potter Family and The Dice Band (1pm-8pm)  – Live music in Paddy's Garage featuring JT & the Madmen (open-air casino, 8pm-Midnight) – Tin Lizzie
Noon-6pm: Owners Only BBQ – Deadwood Gulch Gaming Resort
Noon-10pm: Open Container in Zones 1 & 2

2pm: Deadwood Alive Shootout! – In front of the Franklin Hotel
4pm: Deadwood Alive Shootout! – In front of the Franklin Hotel 

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
11am-9pm: Parking Lot Party! – Food and Beer Tents, Outdoor live music by The Potter Family and The Dice Band (1pm-8pm)  – Live music in Paddy's Garage featuring JT & the Madmen (open-air casino, 8pm-Midnight) – Tin Lizzie
Noon-10pm: Open Container in Zones 1 & 2
1pm-9pm: Live Music – Tin Lizzie
5pm: Free Concerts - Music Starts – Main Street – Featuring Britishmania Beatles Tribute (6:30pm) and The Happenings (8pm)
5pm: Poker Run Awards party in Tin Lizzie's Parking Lot – Lower Main Street
8pm: Mayweather vs. McGregor Fight, limited tickets available, purchase tickets at Player's Club desk – Paddy O'Neill's Irish Pub – Tin Lizzie

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

Noon: Tin Lizzie's Annual People's Choice $1,000 Show & Shine – Must Register at Player's Club before 11:30am August 27. Winner is announced at noon.

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 2017 SPONSORS

This event is sponsored in part by:



Napa

Midco

Rapid Chevrolet Cadillac

KOTA Territory


 

Black Hills Energy
McPherson Auctions & Realty 
Reinhart Foods
Sickies Garage
Kool 101.9
Spearfish Medical Clinic

 

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 2017 WINNERS:

Many thanks to all of the entries! Here are the category winners:

Best Of Show Kool Deadwood Nites

Congrats to the Committee's Choice Winner (Best of Show) for 2017 - 
John Emaico of Spokane, WA with his 1956 Nomad!
 

BEST OF SHOW - 2017:

Committee’s Choice (TOP AWARD): John Emaico, 56 Nomad
Sponsored by Deadwood Chamber of Commerce

Chamber's Choice: Gary Gilbert, 33 Ford Coupe
Sponsored by Deadwood Chamber of Commerce

King of the Rapid Chevrolet Rod Run: Brad Adams, 71 Opel
Sponsored by NAPA Auto Parts

Best Street Rod: Tony Wille, 40 Ford
Sponsored by The Lodge at Deadwood Gaming Resort

Best Use of Color and Design: Jr. Mascarnenas, 69 Chevy Nova
Sponsored by First Gold Hotel & Gaming

Best Motor: Dean Robertson, 26 Ford
Sponsored by Rapid Chevrolet Cadillac

Best Interior: Bob Kuehn, 54 Mercury
Sponsored by Budweiser - Quality Brands of the Black Hills

Best Custom: Flip & Jill Cooper, 54 Mercury
Sponsored by MIDCO

Best Stock: Ethan Bender, 73 Chevy Pickup
Sponsored by Mineral Palace

Best Truck: Steve Novelli, 57 Chevy
Sponsored by Old Style Saloon No. 10

Best General Motors: David Krumm, 58 Impala
Sponsored White’s Queen City Motors

Best Ford: Jason Russel, 56 Ford
Sponsored by MacroVision/Sideline Productions

Best Mopar: Craig Borchardt, 69 Road Runner
Sponsored by Cadillac Jack’s Gaming Resort

2017 KOOL DEADWOOD NITES WINNERS

Tri-Five - Stock
1st Place: Rodney Sally Linder, 55 Chevy - Sponsored by Tin Lizzie Gaming Resort
2nd Place: Dennis Mitchell, 55 Chevy - Sponsored by Trout Haven
3rd Place: Clint Hall, 55 Chevy - Sponsored by Quik Signs

Tri-Five - Custom
1st Place: John Emaico, 56 Chevy Nomad - Sponsored by Mustang Sally’s
2nd Place: Mike Lindner, Flip Cooper, 55 Chevy Convertible - Sponsored by One Way Service Pros
3rd Place: Randy & Vicky Grossman, 57 Chevy - Boondocks

Truck Class up to ‘73 inclusive - Custom
1st Place: Steve Novelli, 57 Chevy - Sponsored by Century 21 Associated Realty-Deadwood
2nd Place: Jason Russell, 56 Ford F-100 - Sponsored by Sturdevant’s Auto Parts
3rd Place: Terry Downing, 33 Dodge - Sponsored by M&L ATV Rentals & Outdoor Recreation 

Truck Class up to ‘73 inclusive - Stock
1st Place: Mike Phillips, 67 Ford Bronco - Sponsored by Deadwood Comfort Inn & Suites at Gulches of Fun
2nd Place: Kenneth Hall, 71 Chevy C-10 - Sponsored by First Western Insurance
3rd Place: Mark Westerguard, 72 Chevy C-10 - Sponsored by Twin-City Hardware, Lumber & Rental

Stock Pre ‘54 and older
1st Place: Steve & Jolene Ellefson, 32 Ford Deluxe Pheaton - Sponsored by Deadwood Super 8
2nd Place: Richard Higgins, 54 Mercury - Sponsored by Fairmont Hotel & Oyster Bay
3rd Place: Sonny & Lila Sorenson, 46 Mercury - Sponsored by Nugget Saloon, Eagle Bar & Deadwood Winery

Stock ‘55 to ‘73 inclusive
1st Place: Dan McGlade, 67 Pontiac GTO - Sponsored by Neste Event Marketing
2nd Place: David Krumm, 58 Impala - Sponsored by Scull Construction
3rd Place: Steve Van Houston, 63 Pontiac Grand Prix - Sponsored by Iron Horse Inn

Pro-Street ‘73 and Earlier
1st Place: JR Mascarenas, 69 Chevy Nova - Sponsored by First Interstate Bank
2nd Place: Jerry Nelson, 66 Chevy - Sponsored by Wolff’s Plumbing & Heating
3rd Place: Paul Herman, 67 Ford Ranchero - Sponsored by Blackstone Lodge & Suites 

Muscle Car ‘64 to ‘73 inclusive - Stock
1st Place: Lynn & Brown, 69 69 Z28 - Sponsored by Southside Service & Car Wash
2nd Place: Dennis Bremmom, 69 Dart Swinger - Sponsored by Original Deadwood Tours
3rd Place: Craig Mickelson, 70 Chevy - Sponsored by Silverado/Franklin Historic Hotel & Gaming Complex

Muscle Car ‘64 to ’73 inclusive - Custom
1st Place: Cameron Wyly, 71 Firebird - Sponsored by First National Bank
2nd Place: Jami Igo, 67 Camaro - Sponsored by Celebrity Hotel & Casino    
3rd Place: Mary Graham, 67 Camaro - Sponsored by MS Mail

Early ‘49 to ‘59 inlcusive - Custom
1st Place: Bob Kuehn, 54 Mercury - Sponsored by Lynn’s DakotaMart
2nd Place: Gene Trudell, 55 Ford Crown Victoria - Sponsored by Hickok’s Hotel & Casino
3rd Place: Don Stekelberg, 50 Ford - Sponsored by Deadwood KOA

Late ‘60 to ‘73 inclusive - Custom
1st Place: Derek Eisenbeisz, 60 Chevy Corvette - Sponsored by Dakota Business Center
2nd Place: Allan Hickey, 69 Camaro - Sponsored by Pro Steam Carpet & Upholstery
3rd Place: Dale Olson, 67 Chevelle - Sponsored by Ainsworth Benning Construction, Inc.

Street Rod Pre ‘49 (‘48 & Older) - Coupe
1st Place: Gary Gilbert, 3 Window Coupe - Sponsored by Wells Fargo
2nd Place: Tony Wille, 40 Ford - Sponsored by Berg Jewelry & Giftsy    
3rd Place: Rick Williams, 32 Ford 5 Window - Sponsored by M & M Sanitation

Street Rod Pre ‘49 - Sedan
1st Place: Bob Porter, 34 Ford - Sponsored by Packhorse Liquor
2nd Place: Verlyn Ramse, 40 Ford Sedan - Sponsored by Deadwood Dicks
3rd Place: Leonard Schneider, 29 Ford - Sponsored by Deadwood Tobacco Co & Cigar Bar

Street Rod Pre ‘49 - Convertible/Roadster
1st Place: Mark Brown, 23 Ford Roadster - Sponsored by Gold Dust Casino & Hotel
2nd Place: Todd & Cindy Brown, 32 Roadster - Sponsored by Deadwood Station Bunkhouse & Gambling Hall
3rd Place: Dan Oskey, 34 Ford Roadster - Sponsored by Celebrity Hotel & Casino

Street Rod Pre ‘49 - Rat Rods
1st Place: Cory Miller, Ford F-100 - Sponsored by Badlands Security, LLC
2nd Place: Sam Summer, 29 Dodge - Sponsored by Sturgis Mustang Rally
3rd Place: Bick Munsinger, 41 Chevy - Sponsored by First Deadwood Souvenirs


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