It was 20 years ago today that we all stopped what we were doing to watch a white Ford Bronco drive, slowly, around Los Angeles. Out of context it seems absurd, but O.J. Simpson's televised escape, and the subsequent trial, changed how we watch the world. And yet, the most important piece of the chase is gone. Where…
"O.J. Simpson is not extremely comfortable." You don't say.
Although the idea of attaching O.J. Simpson to any product today might sound insane, back in 1970 it was an obvious choice.
Yes, this is a photo of O.J. Simpson in a funny car at SEMA circa 1969. If the dragster does not fit... (Hat tip to Aaron J!)
The Ford Bronco helped invent the idea of SUVs as cool. Unfortunately, OJ Simpson's fateful police chase left white Bronco's with his indelible mark so this owner decided to address the issue head on. [Reddit]
Fifteen years ago today, former football star O.J. Simpson fled his home with friend Al Cowlings in a white Ford Bronco, beginning the most famous police chase in history. Two years later, the Ford Bronco was dead. Coincidence? No.
The 1970 Chevy Nova was a pretty good car, simple and quite versatile; you could get one with a gas-sipping 153-cube four-cylinder engine, a hoon-a-pa-loozic 396 big-block, or just about anything in between (though the standard 307 was sort of a dud). Not only that, it was a better automobile than O.J. Simpson... who…