William Shatner braved both time and space as the head of the Starship Enterprise as Captain Kirk, but now he’ll embark on a more worldly journey.
The 84-year-old(!) actor will soon begin an eight-day trip across the United States on the Rivet ONE, a gloriously over-wrought
motorcycle tricycle with a 500 hp V8 in its belly.
But, being the ‘Shat, the esteemed captain wouldn’t settle for just any off-the-shelf tricycle, no, Shatner was actually inspired by the wing of a B-17 bomber and from there he partnered with American Wrench to bring his bonkers, plane-derived tricycle idea to life.
But back to that mid-mounted V8 engine for a sec. We know Rivet will derive its thrust from one of our favorite sedans, the Cadillac CTS-V. Now, now, it’s likely not a de-tuned version of the gargantuan 6.2L V8 LT4 from the new CTS-V, but rather the 6.2L LSA V8 out of the last-generation vehicle.
Either way, aluminum bodied tricycle, plus a 500 hp V8, plus one William Shatner should make for a seriously interesting journey, regardless of whether or not the ‘Shat kicks it into warp speed.
The eight-day journey will begin on June 23 outside Chicago and will make stops in St. Louis and Kansas City, Missouri; Oklahoma City, Oaklahoma; Amarillo, Texas; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Flagstaff, Arizona and Las Vegas, Nevada before it all wraps up in Los Angeles, California on June 30.
But here’s the best news of all: American Wrench is planning to sell limited quantities of the batty trike.
So, while you may not be able be able to take the captain’s seat in the Starship Enterprise, you could still teleport yourself into his awesomesphere with a Rivet all your own. Prices have yet to be announced but this kind of customized creation is sure to cost more than most houses.