Tuesday, August 31, 2004

A sad loss

CONCORD, N.C. -- Indian Larry, a master motorcycle mechanic and stunt man, passed away Monday morning following an accident while performing Saturday at the Liquid Steel Classic and Custom Bike Series show at Cabarrus Arena and Events Center in Concord.

He was best known for his appearances on Discovery Channel's Great Biker Build-Off show.

"Cabarrus County along with the staff at the Cabarrus Arena and Events Center sends its sincere condolences to the family of Indian Larry," said Robert M. Freeman, chairman of the Cabarrus County Board of Commissioners.

"Indian Larry was a man with great skill and talent as a mechanic and metal sculptor. He will be truly missed by his fans here in Cabarrus County and throughout the nation."

I had the pleasure of meeting Indian Larry on a number of occasions. He was one of the sweetest most gentle men you would ever meet. He'll be sadly missed.