The most famous runaway vehicle (of sorts) in history is going up for sale.
The New York Post reports that the white Ford Bronco that carried O.J. Simpson on his history-making slow-speed chase along Los Angeles’ 405 freeway is getting another TV closeup — 23 years later.
Mike Gilbert, Simpson’s former sports agent and the current owner of the SUV, is slated to strike a deal for it on “Pawn Stars,” the show set at the Las Vegas-based World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop. The episode, “If the Pawn Don’t Fit,” airs Monday, Aug. 14 at 10 p.m. on History.
“Not many people realize it’s for sale … and I just thought it was a really cool thing to put on the show,” says “Pawn Stars” personality Rick Harrison, who co-owns the shop.
The 1993 Bronco was driven by Simpson’s friend Al Cowlings during the infamous journey on June 17, 1994, which took place five days after the murders of Simpson’s ex-wife, Nicole Brown, and Ron Goldman.
Gilbert bought the Bronco from Cowlings for a reported $75,000 and it sat for over a decade in an Los Angeles basement before being displayed at a Las Vegas casino in 2003. A year later, it was put back in storage, according to reports.
Kingdom!, the San Francisco drag house, is hosting a benefit bash Saturday night Aug. 12 at the Stud called Switch! during which honored Bay Area drag queens will perform as kings, and the Drag King Krew performs as queens. The evening, which benefits El/La Para Trans Latinas, boasts a great guest list: Sister Roma, Honey Mahogany, Bebe Sweetbriar, Alex U. Inn and Madd Dogg 20/20.
“Family Feud” reports that the Cannon family from San Francisco is slated to appear on the show on Monday, Aug. 14. … Uber is sponsoring a special ice cream promotion on Friday Aug. 11 between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.; riders who tap UberICECREAM after opening the app have a chance to win free soft serve from McDonald’s. … San Francisco artists and activists Natasha Dolby, Nancy Farese and Jesse Eisenhardt will judge the inaugural Pinwheel Photo Contest sponsored by the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center; cash prizes will be awarded to the most inspiring images that represent the theme “Generations”; visit sfcapc.org for details on how to submit entries by the Aug. 31 deadline.
Reality star Kylie Jenner is 19. … Reality star June Shannon is 38. … Actor Antonio Banderas is 57. … Actress Angie Harmon is 45. … Actor Justin Theroux is 36. … Author Suzanne Collins is 55. … Actress Rosanna Arquette is 58. … Singer Patti Austin is 67. … Singer-flutist Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull is 70. … Designer Betsey Johnson is 75.
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