2019 Car Plunge Contest

When Will The Car Plunge Into East Chapin Pit?

When will the ice melt enough to sink the Saturn? Guess the correct month, day, and time and you could win $1,500 in the Rotary Club of Iron Mountain – Kingsford’s Fifth Annual Car Plunge Contest! Scroll down to see previous years’ plunge dates and times.

 3 guesses for $10

CONTEST RULES: Must be 18 years of age or older to participate. All times are current local Central Standard Time (CST). Deadline for online entries is 3/15/2019. In the event the car plunges prior to this deadline, any entries submitted one day prior to the actual plunge date will be rejected. 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 no later than 5/1/2019. All proceeds benefit LOCAL projects of the Rotary Club of Iron Mountain – Kingsford.

Entry forms and deposit canisters are available at the following locations:

First National Bank, Iron Mountain downtown branch

Northern Lights YMCA, Iron Mountain

Dickinson Area Chamber of Commerce, Iron Mountain

Lake Shore Systems, Kingsford

GAD/Loadmaster, Norway

Champion, Iron Mountain

Systems Controls, Iron Mountain

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.
2018 Plunge: April 26 at 10:40 a.m.


Sponsored By:

Rotary Club