The White Bronco, O.J. Simpson’s infamous getaway car, is now a exhibit in a Tennessee museum

When O.J. Simpson tried to escape from the police in a famous white Ford Bronco, he probably didn’t imagine that it would eventually find a place in a museum in Tennessee designed to resemble Alcatraz.

Simpson, whose death from cancer was announced recently, remains a global celebrity due to the controversial trial where he was acquitted of the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald L. Goldman in 1994.

There is also a certain level of notoriety attached to the 1993 white Ford Bronco that Simpson used to flee from the police. The car is now showcased at the privately owned Alcatraz East Crime Museum in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, alongside other infamous vehicles like Ted Bundy’s 1968 Volkswagen Beetle and John Dillinger’s 1933 Essex-Terraplane.

The museum was designed as a blend between the Tennessee State Prison and the original Alcatraz to commemorate historic events like the O.J. Simpson chase, according to a story in The New York Times.

Ally Pennington, the artifacts and projects manager at the museum, explained that the O.J. Simpson chase is a memorable event for many people due to its place in history. The Bronco’s role in the chase, just days after the murders of Nicole Simpson and Goldman, is still a topic of interest.

The museum visitor shared their thoughts on the event, mentioning that discussions about it were common even in places like Waffle House. The Bronco’s story was even featured on an episode of the reality show “Pawn Stars,” although the current owner remains undisclosed.

A label near the Bronco at the museum announced Simpson’s death, reminding visitors of the complex history behind the vehicle and its place in pop culture.

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