JuneNewsModelTBack in 1911, Henry Alexander, an Edinburgh-based Ford agent drove a Model T to the top of Ben Nevis. It took five days and was a great publicity stunt for Ford, claiming the Model T ‘the ultimate off-roader’.

You cannot take motorised vehicles up Ben Nevis any more but this month no less than 60 Model Ts will gather at Ben Nevis and one will again reach the summit – this time, however, it will be a replica of the 1911 Model T, dismantled at Achintree, carried by volunteers and reassembled at the summit. The event celebrates the 100th anniversary of a Model T scaling the 4,406ft peak.

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