Ford Bronco set to return on July 9, the date of O.J. Simpson's birthday

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The Ford Bronco is finally making its comeback after being off the assembly line for 24 years. But in a weird twist, Ford announced that it would debut the new Bronco on July 9 -- the birthday of the model's most infamous rider.
Ford Bronco set to return on July 9, the date of O.J. Simpson's birthday

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Police cars pursue the white Ford Bronco driven by Al Cowlings, carrying O.J. Simpson on June 17, 1994 on the 405 freeway in Los Angeles. (Credit: AFP / Getty Images / CNN / File)



The 2021 Ford Bronco was supposed to be released in the spring, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, the launch was delayed. On Saturday, however, the company announced the new release date.

"07/09/20. The Wild Returns. #FordBronco," the Ford Motor company tweeted.

That date just so happens to be the birthday of O.J. Simpson, the former football legend who sparked one of the most-watched events in TV history by leading police in a two-hour chase in, of course, the iconic white Ford…
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