Joe Fry

1915 - 1950

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Joseph Gibson Fry (26 October 1915, Chipping Sodbury – 29 July 1950, Blandford circuit) was a British racing driver and distant member of the Fry's Chocolate family. He became the primary driver for the highly successful Shelsley Special "Freikaiserwagen", created by his cousin David Fry and Hugh Dunsterville, with help from Dick Caesar. The original car was built in Bristol in 1936 and featured an Anzani engine which was replaced in 1937 by a Blackburne engine. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joe Fry has received more than 20,954 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Joe Fry is the 339th most popular racing driver (up from 352nd in 2019), the 3,348th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,951st in 2019) and the 59th most popular British Racing Driver.

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Among racing drivers, Joe Fry ranks 339 out of 888. Before him are Conny Andersson, Richard Attwood, Adrian Sutil, Giorgio Francia, Christian Fittipaldi, and Roberto Bonomi. After him are Eugène Martin, Peter Whitehead, Sergio Mantovani, Ettore Chimeri, Emanuele Pirro, and Eddie Cheever.

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Among people born in 1915, Joe Fry ranks 176Before him are Raquel Rastenni, Derek Prince, Zero Mostel, Vic Buckingham, Nicholas Metropolis, and Margarita Aliger. After him are Mario Echandi Jiménez, Eugène Martin, Archie Williams, Gary Merrill, Barnard Hughes, and John Randolph. Among people deceased in 1950, Joe Fry ranks 126Before him are Ivan Shmelyov, Charles Gmelin, Alexandros Diomidis, Rex Ingram, Dirk Coster, and Maurice Schilles. After him are Ransom E. Olds, Fats Navarro, Edwin Foster Coddington, Francisco Villota, Karel Koželuh, and Sara Allgood.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Joe Fry ranks 3,348 out of 6,924. Before him are John Christie (1899), Alicia Moreau de Justo (1885), Joanne Harris (1964), Edith Sitwell (1887), Rhona Mitra (1976), and Robert Morison (1620). After him are Tommy Cooper (1921), William Roxburgh (1751), Nicholas Grimshaw (1939), Roy Jenkins (1920), Russell Brand (1975), and Clifford Curzon (1907).

Among RACING DRIVERS In United Kingdom

Among racing drivers born in United Kingdom, Joe Fry ranks 59Before him are Johnny Claes (1916), Cliff Allison (1932), Martin Brundle (1959), Reg Parnell (1911), Dave Charlton (1936), and Richard Attwood (1940). After him are Peter Whitehead (1914), Alan Brown (1919), Innes Ireland (1930), Richard Burns (1971), Kenneth McAlpine (1920), and Peter Arundell (1933).