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Bronze Model T Ford Unveiled In Fort William

EDM number 1404 in 2017-19, proposed by Ian Blackford on 14/06/2018.
Categorised under the topic of Art works.

That this House applauds the success of the Ben Nevis Model T Ford Committee in commissioning and installing a full size replica Bronze Model T Ford in Cameron Square, Fort William at the starting point of the first ascent of Britain's highest mountain by a motor vehicle in 1911; notes that in raising the amount needed to deliver the project the Committee organised several events and rallies enlisting the help of Ford Model T owners from across the UK, Europe and the USA; further notes that the sculpture was cast in pieces moulded from original Model T parts to give an extremely accurate rendering of the original vehicle down to individual dents on the radiator, wear on the leather seating and other details such as door locks, foot pedals and steering wheel, together with a life-sized bronze figure of the original driver, Edinburgh motor dealer Henry Alexander in the driving seat, modelled from contemporary pictures; and recognises that it was unveiled by Mr Alexander's grandson, who then led a procession on Model T's around the newly created Bronze Trail which includes the bronze statue of a walker who has reached the end of the West Highland Way in Fort William, an aluminium worker in lnverlochy, a village created in the early 20th century for workers at the nearby smelter, finishing at the world renowned Commando Memorial.

This motion has been signed by a total of 5 MPs.

Ian Blackford14/06/2018Ross, Skye and LochaberScottish National PartyProposed
Pete Wishart12/07/2018Perth and North PerthshireScottish National PartySeconded
Alison Thewliss12/07/2018Glasgow CentralScottish National PartySeconded
Alan Brown16/07/2018Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySeconded
Drew Hendry16/07/2018Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySeconded

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