Indian Larry, Chopper Shaman

Posted on: September 1st, 2013 by Road Rider MCA

Indian Larry, Chopper Shaman

By Dave Nichols, with Andrea “Bambi” Cambridge

Published by Motorbooks (2010)

‘Indian’ Larry DeSmedt was an extraordinary man and a celebrated custom bike builder made widely famous by Discovery Channel shows, most notably the Biker Build-Off series. Larry’s storied life ended suddenly when he was killed in a stunt accident in 2004, but his legend was already very much alive by the time of his death. Larry had become known as much for his heart and soul as for his incredible artistry and skill.

Indian Larry, Chopper Shaman is written by Dave Nichols with the help of Larry’s widow, “Bambi” Cambridge, and details Indian Larry’s life through accounts by his closest friends, business partners, and loved ones. It covers his story from youth through death – one of rebellion, addiction, and irrepressible creative drive. The book features dozens of color photos and showcases his world-famous bikes in jaw-dropping, multi-page spreads.

In life, Larry’s story touched thousands of fans and fellow riders who have travelled their own roads through alienation, loss and hardship to find redemption and happiness. This beautiful book is engaging from start to finish, and a fitting tribute to the wide world of Indian Larry.

Nichols, Dave and Andrea “Bambi” Cambridge. Indian Larry, Chopper Shaman. Minneapolis, MN: Motorbooks, 2010.

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