Kool Deadwood Nites 2017

Halfway to Deadwood, stop at Mickey's family farm near Tripp, SD
Halfway to Deadwood, stop at Mickey's family farm near Tripp, SD
Of course we had to stop at the Corn Palace in MItchell
Of course we had to stop at the Corn Palace in MItchell
"Dignity" 50-foot tall statue on bluff above Chamberlain, SD
"Dignity" 50-foot tall statue on bluff above Chamberlain, SD
Lake Chamberlain, really a dammed spot on the Missouri River
Lake Chamberlain, really a dammed spot on the Missouri River
Coming into Deadwood
Coming into Deadwood
Main Street Deadwood
Main Street Deadwood
Lots of cars, over 1000 registered for the show, 688 actually participated
Lots of cars, over 1000 registered for the show, 688 actually participated
Where Wild Bill Hickok was shot while playing poker - "Aces and Eights"
Where Wild Bill Hickok was shot while playing poker - "Aces and Eights"
Looking west out of town
Looking west out of town
Half moon going down - same view as previous photo
Half moon going down - same view as previous photo
Jay and the Americans were Thursday night stage show
Jay and the Americans were Thursday night stage show
Whitewater Creek runs through Deadwood
Whitewater Creek runs through Deadwood
Signage for the creek
Signage for the creek
Garry at Madame Peacock's Beer and Bling - shop belongs to Mickey's cousin
Garry at Madame Peacock's Beer and Bling - shop belongs to Mickey's cousin
Inside Madame Peacock's - Bar and clothing/accessories shop
Inside Madame Peacock's - Bar and clothing/accessories shop
Schubert building from 1894 houses Madame Peacock's
Schubert building from 1894 houses Madame Peacock's
1957 DeSoto at Welcome/Registration Center
1957 DeSoto at Welcome/Registration Center
1948 Ford Woody at registration
1948 Ford Woody at registration
1949 Plymouth
1949 Plymouth
Dodge pickup
Dodge pickup
1955 Plymouth Belvedere convertible
1955 Plymouth Belvedere convertible
1956 Ford Sunliner - beautiful restoration
1956 Ford Sunliner - beautiful restoration
Early Saturday morning, day of car show - Garry shining his DeSoto
Early Saturday morning, day of car show - Garry shining his DeSoto
Panoramic view of cars
Panoramic view of cars
Dodge Charger
Dodge Charger
Plymouth Scamp
Plymouth Scamp
440 Challenger
440 Challenger
Charger R/T
Charger R/T
Dodge Challenger from Scotland 
(South Dakota)
Dodge Challenger from Scotland
(South Dakota)
1936 Plymouth, driven from California
1936 Plymouth, driven from California
Signage for the '36 Plymouth
Signage for the '36 Plymouth
Dodge pickup
Dodge pickup
1928 Dodge
1928 Dodge
1969 Charger
1969 Charger
1970 Dodge Dart
1970 Dodge Dart
Panorama of show field
Panorama of show field
Show field
Show field
Show field
Show field
More show field
More show field
Sunday morning, lining up for the parade
Sunday morning, lining up for the parade
Shadows a little smaller
Shadows a little smaller
Start your engines
Start your engines
1957 Dodge
1957 Dodge
57 Dodge rear end
57 Dodge rear end
Parade through town
Parade through town
1955 DeSoto
1955 DeSoto
Garry's car in front of Madame Peacock's
for the Show-and-Shine
Garry's car in front of Madame Peacock's
for the Show-and-Shine
Dennis Gage from "My Classic Car" 
talking to Garry
Dennis Gage from "My Classic Car"
talking to Garry
Dennis Gage looking at the Hemi engine
Dennis Gage looking at the Hemi engine
Dennis and Garry on Main Street
Dennis and Garry on Main Street
Tourist time - Spearfish Canyon
Tourist time - Spearfish Canyon
Spearfish Creek
Spearfish Creek
1917 Hydroelectric station on the creek
1917 Hydroelectric station on the creek
Spearfish Canyon
Spearfish Canyon
Devil's Tower, about 90 miles from Deadwood
Devil's Tower, about 90 miles from Deadwood
Devil's Tower, smoke in the air from Montana fires
Devil's Tower, smoke in the air from Montana fires
American Bison
American Bison
Chubby Chipmunk - BEST truffle shop ever
Chubby Chipmunk - BEST truffle shop ever
Mt. Rushmore
Mt. Rushmore
Mt. Rushmore from afar
Mt. Rushmore from afar
The Black Hills
The Black Hills
Needles Highway
Needles Highway
Needles formations
Needles formations
Big needle
Big needle

We opted out of going to a national convention this year in favor of something closer to home - the 23rd Annual Kool Deadwood Nites four-day festival (August 24th -27th) of car show, live music, parades, tourist destinations and incredible natural beauty in Deadwood, South Dakota in the heart of the Black Hills. It's the biggest event of the year in the town of Deadwood (pop. 1,300), which is known for its events. The whole town is a National Historic Landmark. Lots of history, lots of cars, lots of fun!

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