William Shatner Traveling Cross-Country on Three-Wheeled Motorcycle
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William Shatner is one of the most recognizable actors in the world due to his parts in television, movies, and commercials, but the Hollywood veteran is making a cross-country journey on a three-wheeled motorcycle for a good cause.
According to the Associated Press, the 84-year-old Shatner will travel across the United States driving his custom-built three-wheeled Rivet motorcycle in an attempt to promote his trike and raise awareness for the American Legion.
Shatner’s trip will begin June 23 outside Chicago, and he will make scheduled stops in St. Louis, Kansas City, Oklahoma City, Amarillo, Albuquerque, Flagstaff and Las Vegas during his eight-day motorcycle journey across the country.
After the 2,400-mile ride, Shatner will finally arrive in Los Angeles on June 30. During the trip, the actor will be joined by members of the American Legion in order to raise awareness and show support for the men and women who served this great country. Shatner will also be joined by the team that built his custom motorcycle, American Wrench.
Starting June 23, William Shatner is riding 2,400 miles across country on this trike. pic.twitter.com/i0gaD1MeJY— Astro Mouse (@AstroMiceRule) June 2, 2015
Using Shatner as a partner and inspiration for the design, Illinois-based American Wrench built a custom three-wheel motorcycle that is unlike anything gear heads have ever seen. The trike features a huge V8 engine (normally found in full-size trucks) and an exposed cockpit, a creation they dubbed a landjet.
The B-17 bomber inspired motorcycle will be built and sold in limited quantities following the publicized cross-country ride with Shatner.
When asked about the motorcycle and his cross-country journey, the actor best known for his role on "Star Trek" told The AP, “I am taking another step into the unknown.”
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