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Kool Deadwood Nites

August 21-24, 2014


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Car registration information will be available in May 2014, call the Deadwood Chamber of Commerce at 1-800-999-1876 for more information! 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.

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2014 Summary of Events - Locations and Times Subject to Change

Thursday, August 21st





  • Car Registration - Noon - 8pm - Deadwood Gulch Convention Center.
  • Owners Only BBQ – 1pm – 6pm – Deadwood Gulch Convention Center.
  • People’s Choice Awards –Voting from 4pm - 9pm. Live DJ and games from 4pm – 6pm – History and Information Center Parking Lot and portions of Deadwood Main Street.
  • 7th Annual Sock Hop – Featuring the Roselles Brother’s Band & Danny & the Juniors - 7pm - 10pm – Main Street.
  • People’s Choice Awards Results – 10pm – Main Street stage.



Friday, August 22nd




  • Deadwood Rod Run – 10am – 2pm - Escorted tour through beautiful Spearfish or Vanocker Canyon. Free breakfast for Rod Run registrants at the Lodge 7-9:30am.
  • Car Registration – 9am - 7pm – Deadwood Gulch Convention Center.
  • Owners Only BBQ – Noon – 6pm - Deadwood Gulch Convention Center
  • Free Concerts – Featuring The Kid & Nic Show, DD and the Fayroh’s and Gary Puckett. Music starts at 5pm on Main Street.



Saturday, August 23rd






  • Car Registration - 7am - 11:30am – Deadwood Gulch Convention Center.
  • Classic Car Competition/Judging - 8am - noon - Days of ’76 Rodeo Grounds/Ferguson Field across from the First Gold Hotel.
  • Classic Car Auction – 9am, Deadwood Mountain Grand. Contact McPherson Auction at 605-348-1369 or email.
  • Elvis Impersonator, Bill Schott and the Fuzzy Dice Band – Tin Lizzie. Shows beginning at noon.
  • Poker Runs – 10am - 4pm – throughout the Black Hills. Awards party at Tin Lizzie, lower Main Street beginning at 5pm.
  • Free Concerts – Featuring The Kid and Nic Show, DD and the Fayroh’s and Starship featuring Mickey Thomas. Music Starts at 4pm on Main Street.



Sunday, August 24th   


  • Parade - Line-up begins at 7am – Rodeo Grounds/Ferguson Field.
  • Show and Shine – Main Street, immediately following the parade until 2pm.
  • Awards - Parking lot at the History and Information Center, 11am.
  • Classic Car Auction – 9am – Deadwood Mountain Grand - Contact McPherson Auction at 605-348-1369 or email

CONGRATS TO THE COMMITTEE'S CHOICE WINNER FOR 2013 - RON MEIS, from LEAD, S.D., with his 1965 Pontiac GTO, at Tatanka: Story of the Bison, located in Deadwood - cool place, cool car!

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

2013 Kool Deadwood Nites winners
Truck Class up to ‘73

1st place. Kenneth Hall, '71 Chevy
2nd place. Ethan Walker, '72 Chevy
3rd place. Gene & Susan Tastad, '50 Ford

1st place. Jim & Max Howrish, '37 Ford Custom
2nd place. Jim Yungiger, '68 Chevy C-10.
3rd place. Alan Remke, '38 Ford.

Stock Class
Pre 54 and older

1st place. Ben Haskins, '28 Ford Model A
2nd place. Tim & Jenn Johnson, '50 Ford
3rd place. Denny Henrikson, '32 Ford Crown Victoria

’55 to ’73 Inclusive
1st place. Darryl Lee, '57 Buick
2nd place. Les Loos, '71 Dodge Demon
3rd place. Steven Frahm, '66 Dodge Chopper

Pro Street Class
1st place. Richard Hamilton, ’41 Willy’s.
2nd place. Jerry Rothluetner, '66 Chevy Chevelle
3rd place. Larry Nelson, '69 Ford Mustang

Muscle Car Class ’64 to ’73 Inclusive

1st place. Rich & Betty Kauk, '69 Plymouth GTX
2nd place. Wayne Brown, '66 Chevy Chevelle
3rd place. Joel Gonzales, '68 Chevy Camaro SS

1st place. Ron Meis, '65 Pontiac GTO
2nd place. Mary Gram, '67 Chevy Camaro
3rd place. Jami Igo, '67 Chevy Camaro

Custom Class
Early ’49 to ’59 Inclusive
1st place. Dan Coleman, Arvada, CO, ’56 Ford.
2nd place. Dale Allen, '56 Mercury.
3rd place. Shane Miller, '50 Ford Coupe

Tri-Five Class

1st place. Neil Krinkle, '57 Chevy Belair Convertible
2nd place. Michael Lien, '55 Chevy Delray
3rd place. Tom Wolff, '55 Chevy 210

1st place. Kent Lundine, '55 Chevy Belair
2nd place. Rudy & Vicky Grossman, '57 Chevy Belair
3rd place. Jim Cushman, '57 Chevy Belair

Late ’60 to ’73 Inclusive
1st place. Davie and Carrie Marcoe, '65 Chevy Malibu
2nd place. Allan Larson, '67 Chevy Corvette.
3rd place. Kate Prescott, '67 Chevy Camaro

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

1st place. Norm Fey, '32 Chrysler Coupe
2nd place. Jay Gruba, '37 Packard Coupe
3rd place. Jerry Shagla, '47 Lincoln Coupe

1st place. Bob & Linda Maltese, '37 Ford
2nd place. Connie Remke, '34 Chevy
3rd place. Bob Evenson, '38 2-door

1st place. Mike Reindl, '33 Ford Roadster.
2nd place. Todd & Cindy Brown, '32 Roadster
3rd place. Lance Stiers, '36 Roadster

Rat Rods Class
1st place. Wayne & Lori Canfield, '27 Ford
2nd place. Eli Kath, '28 Dodge
3rd place. Dan Allison, '31 Ford

Show Car Shine - Kent Lundine, '55 Chevy Belair
Best Mopar – Bob Watkins, '69 Dodge Plymouth Roadrunner
Best use of color and design – Bob Koschel, '70 Dodge Challenger
Best Survivor – Leonard Jennings, '52 Kaiser Virginian
Best Motor – Mary Graham, '67 Chevy Camaro
Best Interior – Dan Coleman, '56 Ford
Best Custom - Rich Montanez, '66 Chevy Impala
Best Stock – Kenneth Hall, '71 Chevy
Best Truck – Jim & Max Howrish, '37 Ford Custom
Best General Motors – Darryl Lee, '57 Buick
Best Ford – Shane Miller, '50 Ford Coupe
Best Street Rod – Bob & Linda Maltese, '37 Ford Sedan
Chamber’s Choice – Matt Martinez, '56 Chevy Nomad

Committee’s Choice (This is the top award that will be featured in next year’s posters, T-Shirts and advertising) – Ron Meis, 1965 Pontiac GTO.

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