Spock, known for the vulcan grip and his unforgettable motto, was more than just an international icon. More than simply a character on the page of a script. For many of us, he reminds us of our past. Our youth, perhaps.
Although the actor who famously portrayed Spock is gone, he is not so easily forgotten. He lives on in our memories and Star Trek reruns. For one couple, Nimoy has been memorialized on their Honda Goldwing GL1500 motorcycle.
Along with other characters from the original and Next Generation Star Trek series, Bill and Ali White – from Charlton Kings, Cheltenham, England – are proud to own a bike that now pays homage to 83 year old Nimoy who passed away Friday.
The original owner of the Goldwing initially envisioned the Star Trek concept, had it painted, and agreed to sell it to the White’s with one stipulation: That they would keep the theme going.
The motorcycle has since been displayed at Star Trek and Goldwing conventions in England. Former actors from the franchise have been know to sit atop the bike from time to time.
Leonard Nimoy’s passing serves to remind us that life is short. Fleeting. And we must truly live and prosper while we are here on this earth.