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Frisky kit - Motorcraft Ltd,Middlesborough
« on: July 25, 2014, 03:48:14 pm »
This company were listed as sole Concessionaires of The Range of Frisky Motorcar Construction Kits - was it usual to build your own ? - it appears so now ! ;D
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Re: Motorcraft Ltd,Middlesborough kit Friskys
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2014, 09:25:56 pm »
I know some cars were as I have some period photos of one being built, although some of the shots (spraying the body) look a little staged. Will have to dig them out.

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Frisky kit - Motorcraft Ltd,Middlesborough
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2014, 12:48:30 am »
Do that mike
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Re: Frisky kit - Motorcraft Ltd,Middlesborough
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2014, 08:29:14 pm »
sorry again for the poor scan - whats with the knotted rope ?
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Re: Frisky kit - Motorcraft Ltd,Middlesborough
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2014, 11:10:57 pm »
In July 1959 Frisky Cars Ltd went into receivership and their assets, bodies jigs etc sold in September  to Mr Wright who set up Frisky Cars (1959) Ltd. He started production of the Frisky Family Three Mark 2 in the following January 1960 (That car having been designed and built by Bedson and Peckmore  at Meadows early in 1959.)

All did not go well and towards the end of 1960 Mr Wright was negotiating the sale of Frisky to Petbow Ltd which went ahead in Jan 1961. In the meanwhile selling some of their stocks to Middlesbrough must have looked like a good idea to recoup some of their investment.

The " Build yourself a Frisky" advertisement you show along with a few others dates around Oct 1960 but was short lived. Eventually Petbow Ltd sold most of their spare stocks about eighteen months later to Frisky Spares and Services Ltd  (a boat yard) who would put together a Frisky for you or sell you a "kit". This wasn't a roaring success but the fire on the beach at Queenborough when they burnt all the remaining bodies was!!!


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Re: Frisky kit - Motorcraft Ltd,Middlesborough
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2014, 11:27:33 pm »
Interesting stuff john , not so much an advert but a large fold out brochure - it seems Friskys always had plenty of brochures
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Re: Frisky kit - Motorcraft Ltd,Middlesborough
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2014, 08:55:24 am »
Did you ever find those spray booth pics blob ? - I am sure they would be of interest
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Re: Frisky kit - Motorcraft Ltd,Middlesborough
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2014, 04:16:41 pm »
Newport road is now long gone , now Cannon Park ind est , but there was a m/cycle shop on Newport Rd up till the 1960's may be ?

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Re: Frisky kit - Motorcraft Ltd,Middlesborough
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2014, 04:58:24 pm »
Newport Road long gone ? Well I was there at lunchtime so that was a bit sudden  ??? But I couldn't find the premises either
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Re: Frisky kit - Motorcraft Ltd,Middlesborough
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2014, 08:39:46 pm »
soz , property on Newport Rd demolished for re-developement 1960's/70's/80's .

how local are you to the Boro?

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Re: Frisky kit - Motorcraft Ltd,Middlesborough
« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2014, 08:47:31 pm »
i pass through every two months , have stayed at that Travevelodge a few times
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