With Al Cowlings driving and O.J. Simpson in the backseat, the infamous Ford Bronco makes it way down the highway on June 17, 2014. (Joseph Villarin/AP)
With Al Cowlings driving and O.J. Simpson in the backseat, the infamous Ford Bronco makes it way down the highway on June 17, 2014. (Joseph Villarin/AP)
With Al Cowlings driving and O.J. Simpson in the backseat, the infamous Ford Bronco makes it way down the highway on June 17, 2014. (Joseph Villarin/AP)

(USA Today) LOS ANGELES — O.J. Simpson was in the backseat. Al “A.C.” Cowlings was at the wheel. Yet as the celebrated pair led police on a low-speed chase watched by 95 million TV viewers nationwide 20 years ago Tuesday, the spotlight did not belong solely to the men.

They shared it with the car in which they rode: the 1993 white Ford Bronco.

More than a half-dozen news helicopters tracked it. More than two dozen squad cars pursued it. And hundreds of people on freeway overpasses in Los Angeles gawked, or cheered or waved as the passing vehicle rode into infamy, and …

Then what?

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