Boasting an aluminum body inspired by a B-17, sharply pointed red lights spearing out the back as taillights, and a supercharged V8 with over 500 horsepower, the Rivet by American Wrench is a wild machine. Starting on June 23, the 84-year-old actor/singer/author will take the trike on an eight-day ride largely following historic Route 66 starting near Chicago and ending in Los Angeles. The TJ Hooker star won't be alone, though. In addition to folks from American Wrench, he'll be joined by members of The American Legion Riders. Along they way, they'll make stops to promote the American Legion.
American Wrench is also accepting orders, if anyone wants their own Rivet. Although, prices aren't disclosed yet.
8-Day Ride Set To Kick Off From American Wrench Shop On June 23rd
(June 1st, 2015 – New York, NY) 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.
"I am taking another step into the unknown!" said Shatner. "A phenomenal bike made by American Wrench and a 2,400 mile journey, where the road holds the big mystery."
The machine, straight from the creative brain of Shatner alongside American Wrench owner/designer Kevin Sirotek, is the ultimate landjet and unlike anything the world has seen before. A video describing what Rivet is can be seen at: http://www.rivetmotors.com/what-is-rivet/.
"Having this unique opportunity to design and build a custom machine for William Shatner, we knew it had to be nothing short of amazing," explains Sirotek. "Our vision with Rivet is simple, to give the most thrilling motor experience possible."
The journey will also be documented for an upcoming television show. The show will follow Shatner and company on their voyage through each city and traveling along the route. There will be opportunities in each city for people to come out and see the Rivet in person and meet Shatner and the riders. More information on this will be available in the future at AmericanWrench.com and RivetMotors.com. Fans can follow Shatner on twitter page at @WilliamShatner and Rivet Motors at @RivetMotors for up to date announcements.
About American Wrench
American Wrench, a division of IAE (Illinois Auto Electric Co) is located outside of Chicago. IAE was founded in 1915 by Joseph Sirotek (Kevin Sirotek's great grandfather) and today it is owned and operated by the Sirotek family. American Wrench has been at the cutting edge of building custom motorcycles, specializing in design innovation and high-performance machines. For decades, they have been committed to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Horsepower.
About Rivet Motors
Rivet Motors was born out of the desire and passion to build machines, which like those who ride them, have command, presence and personality. The goal is to rival the experience a driver would get from any vehicle on the street. Without a formidable machine in the marketplace that provides this experience that William Shatner desired, he partnered with American Wrench and set out to design and develop something that would not just meet his expectations, but blow the minds of everyone who sees, pilots or experiences it. The machine, RIVET, will deliver an experience that rivals the refinements and power of a fine automobile, but does not compromise the raw sensory feedback and grit of a motorcycle on the open road.
About The American Legion
The nation's largest wartime veteran organization, The American Legion was founded in 1919 on the four pillars of a strong national security, veteran care and rehabilitation, Americanism and youth programs. Legionnaires work for the betterment of their communities through nearly 14,000 posts across the nation. www.Legion.org