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Tim Fry (25 August 1935 – 17 May 2004), [1] was an automotive engineer who, whilst in his twenties and working for the Coventry-based Rootes Group, designed the Hillman Imp, in conjunction with Mike Parkes. [1] He subsequently became chief engineer at Chrysler Rootes. He left Rootes and set up the industrial design consultancy Smallfry in 1971. [2]


Fry and Anthony Smallhorn were awarded the Prince Philip Designers Prize for the Sea Truck In 1979. [2]


Fry died of cancer on 17 May 2004 in Rugby, Warwickshire. [1] He was married to Karin and had two daughters. [1]

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  2. 1 2 "Celebrating Smallfry for 45 Years Today\!". Smallfry. Tagdraw Limited. 2016. Retrieved 5 February 2018.