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support for model t on the summit of ben nevis

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spilt milk is a fort william based live music event who would like to show support to all that want to see the 100th anniversary get the go ahead In 1911 a 20 horse-power Model T Ford was driving to the top of the mountain as a publicity stunt by the Ford agents in Edinburgh. Henry Alexander Jr, the son of the owner, was the driver. The car was not simply driven up the track - it involved 10 days of preparatory work finding and checking a driveable way to just the half way mark, and to put in bridging planks. It took three further days to drive the car to this point and just two more days to cover the stones and snow to the observatory. The car would sink axle deep in the boggy ground and would have to be hauled out by role. The 'Daily Telegraph' reported at the time that a false trun of the wheel would mean a fall which would have caused total destruction to the car, and certain death to the driver! SEE NEWS LINK TO THE RIGHT OF PETITION PLEASE SUPPORT Many thanks



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