William Shatner visits Topeka’s Lessman Farm and Truckhenge

Derek Richardson

William Shatner visited Topeka’s Lessman Farm and Truckhenge on June 26, 2015.

Shatner is making a 2,400-mile cross-country trek on behalf of the American Legion to help raise money for the American Legion Legacy Scholarship.

The scholarship helps cover college expenses for children of members of the U.S. military who lost their lives while on duty since Sept. 11, 2001.

In addition to the scholarship, Shatner and American Wrench have teamed up to test the Rivet, a custom “landcraft.” The ride is also being filmed and will air later in a documentary called “The Ride.”

Shatner said they were looking for interesting people to include in “The Ride.”

“We saw this fascinating exhibit,” Shatner said, referring to Truckhenge and the two owners, Ron and Linda Lessman. “We knew the two of them would be fascinating.”

Shatner said they stopped by there to get ‘color’ and uniqueness.

“Here’s Kansas in the raw,” Shatner said.

The trip started in Chicago on June 23. They plan to arrive in Hollywood, California on June 30. Today, he spent the morning in Kansas City, and is on his way to Oklahoma City.

Upcoming locations are as follows:

June 26 – Oklahoma City to Amarillo, Texas

June 27 – Amarillo to Albuquerque, N.M. (American Legion Post 49)

June 28 – Albuquerque to Flagstaff, Ariz. (American Legion Post 3)

June 29 – Flagstaff to Las Vegas

June 30 – Las Vegas to Hollywood, Calif.

You can follow his journey with twitter updates and occasional live video here: http://www.rivetmotors.com/follow-rivet/.