The John Muir Trust, the UK’s leading wild land charity, has reached an agreement with the organisers of a major car rally in Lochaber that will see a Model T Ford go to the top of Ben Nevis.
The car, which has already been prepared by Model T Ford enthusiast Neil Tuckett, will be dismantled at Achintee, near Fort William, and assembled on the summit of the Ben. The planned date for the carry is Wednesday 18 May, part of a week-long rally being organised by Iain Blyth for the Model T Register of Great Britain.
Local company No Fuss Events will co-ordinate the carry of the car with the support of Fort William Community Council, Friends of Nevis, the John Muir Trust, Nevis Partnership and The Outdoor Capital of the UK, working with the Ford Model T enthusiasts.
Following a meeting in Fort William between Model T Ford enthusiasts and a number of local groups on 8 March, John Hutchison, chairman of the John Muir Trust said: “We are very pleased that all parties have reached agreement on an appropriate way to celebrate this event and we will be working to make it a success.”
Neil Tuckett said; “I congratulate everyone on reaching this agreement. This will be a fantastic event for the Fort William community and all owners are looking forward to seeing a Model T back on the summit.”
Offering administrative support, the Chair of The Outdoor Capital of the UK, Marian Austin said; “We are pleased that this historic event is being commemorated and, to ensure safe procedures and insurance cover, we are seeking donations from anyone who would like support it.”
Volunteers with hillwalking experience are needed to carry the Ford up to the summit of Ben Nevis. Anyone interested should contact No Fuss Events by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org