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10 Famous Cars and the Drivers Who Drove Them

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O.J. Simpson and the White Ford Bronco
With O.J.'s friend and former NFL teammate, Al Cowlings, at the wheel, the now infamous low-speed chase wound its way through Los Angeles and ended at O.J.'s home in Brentwood. (Creative Commons/flickr/Lanyap)
With O.J.'s friend and former NFL teammate, Al Cowlings, at the wheel, the now infamous low-speed chase wound its way through Los Angeles and ended at O.J.'s home in Brentwood. (Creative Commons/flickr/Lanyap)

So, to be fair, O.J. Simpson wasn't actually driving his white Ford Bronco during the infamous police chase. He was in the back seat threatening to shoot himself in the head, since he was wanted for the murder of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman. At the wheel was O.J.'s friend and former NFL teammate, Al Cowlings, who held steady at 35 miles per hour through Los Angeles, with the police following a safe and steady distance behind. The low-speed chase certainly worked out well for television helicopters and the news networks as they followed the Bronco to O.J.'s Brentwood home, where he was then arrested. If you don't know what happened next ... well, we don't have space to cover it here.

The chase happened on June 17, 1994, and even though O.J. wasn't driving at the time, the Bronco was already pretty well known for belonging to him -- and its fame has only grown. Allegedly, the white Bronco is being rented out as a limo service of sorts [source: Preston]. Isotoner gloves not included.


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