Eclectic Curiosity

Posted on August 31st, 2004, by Steve Hardy in Archives, Uncategorized. No Comments

The worlds of motorbiking, auto mechanics and stunt acting lost a giant this past weekend when Indian Larry, popular figure on Discovery Channel’s Great Bike Build-Off, died while performing a stunt at a bike show in Cabarrus.

Indian Larry takes his inspiration from Ed “Big Daddy” Roth (creator of Rat Fink and assorted tricked out roadster designs) and, everyone’s current favourite name on a hipster T-shirt, Von Dutch. Under these masters, it should come as no surprise that Indian Larry takes the classic design of a chopper and tricks it out to cartoonish proportions and yet holds the design together with sheer craftsmanship. This is a guy who gives a shit about spokes, basically.

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