Contest gives you $1,500 if you can guess when a car falls through the ice in the UP

Posted at 3:09 PM, Feb 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-15 15:09:50-05

IRON MOUNTAIN, Mich. (WXYZ) — The Rotary Club of Iron Mountain has brought back its car plunge contest for 2019, offering up $1,500 to the person who guesses the date and time a car will fall through the ice.

It's the fifth anniversary of the content, and for $10, people can get three guesses! The person who is closes to the exact date and time will win if the exact date and time isn't chosen, and if there is a tie, the prize will be split equally.

The club is using a 1998 Saturn sedan that was prepared to be environmentally compatible by Auto Tech Students at the Dickinson - Iron Technical Education Center. That included removing the engine, transmission, power train, battery, radiator, other fluid coolers, master cylinder and heater hoses. They also removed oils, greases, road grime and more.

Last year, the plunge happened on April 26, the latest the car went into the ice, while the earliest has been on March 17.

To enter and give your guess, visit their website, and you can also watch a live camera.

The previous winning times are below.

2015 - April 4 at 5:41 p.m.
2016 - March 17 at 1:57 p.m.
2017 - April 2 at 4:07 p.m.
2018 - April 26 at 10:40 a.m.