With the help of a local company, William Shatner has embarked on a riveting enterprise across America.
The actor famous for his treks across space will now be making the long trek from Chicagoland to Hollywood, on the RIVET, a first-of-its-kind motorcycle.
“It starts!” exclaimed Shatner.
Aurora based company American Wrench partnered with Shatner to design the innovative three wheeled bike, which has a V-8 500 horsepower engine and a stainless steel body inspired by the B-17 Bomber.
“One of the guys that works for me was at one of the openings where bill, Mr. Shatner, was signing autographs and he had Googled if Bill was a rider, and he walked up to him and saw that he has, he had riden his whole life and he walked up to Bill and said ‘Hey we want to build you a bike’” said Kevin Sirotek, Owner of American Wrench.
Accompanied by riders from the American Legion, Shatner will cover 2,400 miles in eight days, all in an effort to raise funds for the charity.
Shatners journey was also documented by a film crew for an upcoming reality series.
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