This 1998 Saturn will be sacrificed to mark the end of winter in Michigan’s U.P.


Hearty souls across the Northeast and Midwest often raise money for charity each season by risking frostbite, hypothermia, and frozen nose hairs to take part in the insane ritual known as the polar plunge. For the record, jumping into a freezing body of water doesn’t make you tough, it just makes you look like… a charitable person. The people of Iron Mountain in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula—where the average annual snowfall is more than five feet—have put a smarter and healthier twist on the polar plunge. They’re making an old Saturn do it.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2019/02/18/1998-saturn-marks-the-end-of-winter-in-michigan