All those rumors back when this project seemed like a complete pipe dream have turned out to be true… William Shatner did build this completely insane motorcycle and he is taking it out on the Mother Road this summer… Well, mostly…
I first told everyone about Shatner’s plans to build a crazy 3-wheeled motorcycle back in January over on Roadtrippers, but I was skeptical about ever having a follow-up. Well, I’ll eat some crow on that. William Shatner and American Wrench did indeed build that crazy contraption. Here’s the scoop straight from the horse’s mouth… (and by horse’s mouth I mean official press release)
The legendary Hollywood icon that captained the Starship Enterprise for over 30 years, William Shatner, is teaming up with American Wrench to create the first-of-its-kind Rivet motorcycle. In conjunction with the release of Rivet, Shatner will be riding across the country to showcase the machine on the open road. The ride will kick off on June 23rd from the American Wrench shop just outside of Chicago. “The Ride” will be an 8-day journey showcasing Rivet in various cities across the United States and will be following the legendary Route 66 for most of the trek.
Accompanying Shatner on the ride will be some of the team from American Wrench and members of The American Legion Riders. Shatner will be meeting with Legion members along the route to raise awareness for the work The American Legion does nationwide. The journey will be making stops in St. Louis, Kansas City, Oklahoma City, Amarillo, Albuquerque, Flagstaff, Las Vegas before wrapping up in Los Angeles on June 30th.
Of course, the trip will also be on TV as the Captain pilots the Rivet across the country so follow along on Twitter (@WilliamShatner and @RivetMotors) for updates so you can meet the crew and maybe get yourself on television! Also check out AmericanWrench.com and RivetMotors.com.
The machine is cool, the rider is a legend, and the route features some awesome roadside classics, but the real awesome part about this trip is the fact it benefits the American Legion. Hats off to Shatner, American Wrench, and everyone involved. (Follow the American Legion Riders on Facebook)
Oh, crap, we almost forgot… They’re giving away some t-shirts too! (and selling them if you’re not feeling very lucky)
More about the machine from RIVET:
RIVET is a type of vehicle we call “Landjet”. Designed from the ground up as a 3 wheeled vehicle, with its exposed cockpit and command center, seating fit only for a captain and the harmonious roar of its brute V8, piloting RIVET gives you the feeling of flying on the open road.
RIVET’s intent is not only to draw attention to the pilot or the vehicle itself, but to the art and craft of hand built machines, done in the spirit of keeping America’s “routes” alive.
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