Model T Ford at our Morecambe branch

By Pye Motors

For the past couple of weeks we've been lucky enough to have a Model T Ford on display in our Morecambe branch...and you may be wondering why? 

Well, it's a pretty nice story actually (apart from it being a pretty nice vehicle to have around!)...in 1911 Henry Alexander, a Ford dealer in Edinburgh drove a Model T to the top of Ben Nevis! The Ben Nevis trek in the iconic Model T was a hugely successful publicity stunt to prove the reliability of the car.

It took six weeks to prepare the route for the challenge – with men working tirelessly to lay down a timber path right to the top of the summit for the car to travel along – and five days to complete.

The car would frequently sink axle-deep into the boggy ground and would have to be hauled out by rope. A newspaper report from the time said one false turn of the wheel would mean a fall that would have destroyed the car and killed the driver.

Now we have a Model T on display as part of a fundraising event that hopes to get a full size bronze sculpture erected in Edinburgh to commemorate the event. 

Interested in taking a spin in the Model T? We're offering one lucky person a ride, find out more over on our Facebook page

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