In a bid to assure customers the Ford brand was of higher superiority to hand-crafted British cars, a Model T went from the foot of Ben Nevis to the peak, and back down. Not on a road. Roughing it, the hard way
This feat of man and machine took 5 days in ascent and one working day in descent.
The statue was commissioned by the Powderhall Foundry in Edinburgh, the statue weighs a whopping three tonnes and depicts Mr Alexander Jr behind the wheel of a Ford Model T.