2018 Car Plunge Contest

When Will The Car Plunge Into Chapin Pit?

The deadline to enter was 3/20/2018. Now we watch…and wait…


CONTEST RULES: Must be 18 years of age or older to participate. All times are current local Central Standard Time (CST). If no entry exactly matches the date and time, the winner will be determined by the entry that is closest to the exact date and time. In the event of a tie, the prize will be split equally between the winners. Winner will be notified by 5/1/2018. All proceeds benefit LOCAL projects of the Rotary Club of Iron Mountain – Kingsford.

Our 1998 Saturn sedan was mechanically prepared to be environmentally compatible by Auto Tech students at the Dickinson – Iron Technical Education Center under the supervision of Rich Henrion. This included removal of the engine, transmission, final drive (power train), battery, radiator, other fluid coolers, master cylinder, and heater hoses. They also removed oils, greases, road grime, and other unintended vehicle contaminates. The Saturn was then painted and lettered by the Technical Education Center’s Auto Body class under the supervision of Keith Stachowicz. The entire suspension system including inflated tires and steering gear remains intact to aid in placement and removal of the vehicle from the East Chapin Pit. Champion, Inc., donated a 3/8” diameter steel wire rope which was attached to the rear of the car to lower it onto the ice. The car will remain attached to that rope and secured to an anchor on city property. Upon plunging, it will be retrieved in the same manner.

2015 Plunge: April 4 at 5:41 p.m.
2016 Plunge: March 17 at 1:57 p.m.
2017 Plunge: April 2 at 4:07 p.m.

Sponsored By:

Rotary Club