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New Bronco to debut on O.J.'s birthday

Discussion in 'Auto News & Rumors' started by CherokeeVision, Jun 16, 2020.

  1. CherokeeVision

    CherokeeVision Well-Known Member

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    Not an April fools joke.

    New Ford Bronco will debut on July 9. Yes, O.J. Simpson's birthday (at https://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/ford/2020/06/15/new-ford-bronco-july-9-oj-simpson-birthday/3190996001/ )

     
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    I wasn't able to obtain Ford's itinerary for the unveiling, but here's how I imagine it:

    A older man enters the event with a staff I.D. that later turns out to be false. The 37-year-old guard checking ID's doesn't find anything notable about the man's appearance. With everyone wearing surgical masks, no one pats much attention to the man when he makes his way back stage. The guests array themselves in a socially-distanced fashion around a giant mural depicting a muddy trail next to a mountain stream. When the music swells and the announcer's voice rises, the New Bronco bursts through the paper mural.... and keeps going, right out of the venue. The executive who was supposed to drive the vehicle is found locked in a supply closet.

    A police chase ensues through the streets of Detroit. A local TV station had already brought Kato Kaelin to town to comment on the historic 1994 chase, due to this being the anniversary and the Bronco being introduced the same day. He is thrown onto the air with the TV anchor team as helicopter video comes in for the live coverage.

    The Bronco may not have class-leading off-road features, but it is more than able to keep ahead of local police as the driver uses some of Detroit's many empty lots as escape routes, and the chase works its way northwest through Metro Detroit.

    One of the TV anchors says, "our producer says we need to pick up on line 3!". The anchor says "Hi, you're on the air... can you tell us something about this chase?"

    A familiar sounding voice replies "Hi, Sherry! Hi Kato! We're back, baby!!"

    The vehicle is last seen disappearing into a wooded area well north of the city, somewhere off Route 15.
     
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    The first article I read about this said that the original debut date (OJ's birthday) was just a "coincidence" ;)

    They had 364 other days of the calendar, and somebody just "coincidentally" picked that date :rolleyes:
     
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    Now they move it to 7/13.... Wonder what the next “excuse” will be...
     
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    That the 13th is bad luck.
    That it's National French Fry day and reporters may get the truck all greasy.
    That it rained over the weekend and everything's too wet.
    That Ford is incorporated in Delaware, and PR staff needs to be there today for Delaware Day.
    That it's such an exciting vehicle that the media won't be able to social distance themselves.
    That someone, but definitely not OJ, stole the truck.
    That they just realized it's the 42nd anniversary of Ford firing Lee Iacocca.
    That it's Cheech Marin's birthday and Bill Ford just remembered he promised to smoke reefer with him.
     
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