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Friskys in France and the UK

Friskys in France and the UK
Reader Daniel dropped us a line last week, right after he'd spotted a microcar, unknown to him, in Lille, northern France. He wrote: "A post-war mystery... to me. What is it?" Well, Daniel. You spotted a Meadows Frisky, which has to be a rare thing in France. This microcar, made in the UK, was dreamt up by ex-army man Captain Raymond Flower and eventually produced by engine builders Meadows of Wolverhamton from 1957-on. The two-stroke 250cc engine at the back was, however, a Villiers item. A 328cc variant followed later, as well as a three-wheeled version with power coming from a 197cc Excelsior engine. This one was named 'Family Three' as it was supposed to be suitable for two gron-ups plus two children... Times have changed indeed.

But the Frisky has strong and loyal followers, and an active club, too (have a look at their excellent website here). As a matter of fact, they came out in force during the Classic Car Show held at the NEC in Birmingham last weekend, with a variety of cars on display. Thanks Colin Baines for the picture of the show stand. We wonder if these chaps will know the French registered baby blue car that Daniel spotted? 

(Words editor, pictures courtesy 'Daniel' and Colin Baines)

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#1 Daniel 2017-11-14 07:29
Thank you guys for these information. The Meadows Frisky (So frisky!) was unknow to me. And thanks to Claire who, in fact, had a good reflex and took the picture.

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