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Thursday, December 28, 2023

Rivet by William Shatner: A Unique Landjet Experience

Unique ONES - William Shatner, the iconic 92-year-old actor best known for his role as 'Captain Kirk' in Star Trek TV series, undertook a unique cross-country journey back in the summer of 2015. Diverging from the futuristic starship of the popular TV series, Shatner embarked on this adventure in a state-of-the-art tricycle, drawing inspiration from the wings of WWII B-17 bombers, as reported by the Daily Mail on January 9, 2015.
William Shatner has accomplished a lot in his career, but this current project is something he says he's most proud of. He is riding a motorcycle 2,400 miles across the country to raise money for an American Legion Scholarship fund. (Picture from: DailyMail)
The custom-made three-wheeled vehicle, named the Rivet, is a collaborative effort between Shatner and the Illinois-based company American Wrench, known for its expertise in motorcycle fabrication. Shatner, who typically navigates the streets in a 2002 Aston Martin DB7 Vantage, is thrilled to take the Rivet on a journey from Chicago to Los Angeles.
The Rivet trike that carried William Shatner across America in 2015 was a two-seater powered by a V8 engine. (Picture from: DailyMail)
The Rivet falls under the category of what the manufacturing firm refers to as a 'Landjet'. Crafted from the ground up as a three-wheeled marvel, it features an exposed cockpit resembling a command center, with seating tailored for a captain. The powerful V8 engine produces a harmonious roar, providing a sensation of flying on the open road.
The Rivet trike draws inspiration from the wings of WWII B-17 bombers, adorned with rivets to capture the essence of aircraft wing design. (Picture from: DailyMail)
One distinctive feature of the Rivet is its single-sided front-end suspension, creating the illusion that the wheel is gracefully floating on one side. In contrast to many trikes with straight axles in the back, the Rivet boasts an independent rear suspension for enhanced maneuverability.
While the mockup shows a one-seater, the finished Rivet trike will accommodate two passengers. (Picture from: DailyMail)
While initial renderings depict a solo rider, the finished trike will accommodate two individuals and include a protective canopy. Crucially, it is designed for cruising, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable journey for Shatner and his fellow passengers.
The overarching goal of the Rivet is not merely to showcase the pilot or the vehicle itself but to celebrate the art and craftsmanship of hand-built machines. This project embodies the spirit of preserving America's 'routes' and draws attention to the enduring allure of custom-built vehicles, combining functionality with artistic ingenuity. As the Rivet stands as a testament to innovation, paying homage to the iconic designs that inspired its creation. Happy Holiday...

Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of the two-wheeled monster and stay alive with the true safety riding. May God will forgive Your sins and so does the cops....... *** [EKA [11012015] | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | RIVET MOTORS | DAILYMAIL ]
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