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August 15, 2017

TENNESSEE - Alcatraz East Sets Record Straight Regarding O.J. Bronco Debut on Pawn Stars

Alcatraz East Crime Museum currently has the white Bronco from the O.J.-chase on display


PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (August 15, 2017) –Recent news headlines have stirred rumors of O.J. Simpson’s famous white Bronco being sold on an episode of the show Pawn Stars. While the rumors swirl, the Bronco remains on display at the Alcatraz East Crime Museum. So what was the show outcome? It was not sold! The commercials leading up to the TV show episode on the Bronco created a buzz about it being sold.  While the show aired on August 14, 2017, it was taped last summer, prior to the museum's grand opening in December 2016.

“We are getting numerous calls and inquiries about the sale of the infamous white Bronco, but they are all just incorrect rumors,” states Janine Vaccarello, chief operating officer. “We’ve had the Bronco on display since opening, and we plan to have it on display for at least a few more years, if not longer. The museum is where it belongs.”


The Bronco was kept hidden in a garage between Las Vegas and California for years, but was always kept in running condition and preserved in the same condition as it was in 1994. 

Simpson’s previous sports manager, Mike Gilbert, worked directly with the museum to handle the preservation of this important piece of crime history. Being that Pawn Stars is a pre-recorded show, the airing of the episode regarding the Bronco has created a buzz, with many questioning where the vehicle is and if it’s going to be sold.

The O.J. Bronco is on display in the museum’s car gallery, along with Ted Bundy’s VW Beetle,  John Dillinger’s Essex Terraplane and the Bonnie and Clyde car from the 1967 Oscar winning movie. Visitors can learn about the cars and the crimes that surrounded them. The vehicle displays are one part of the 25,000 square feet of crime artifacts, information, and interactive exhibits.

Alcatraz East officially joined the ranks of fun and family friendly Sevier County options on December 16, 2016. The new crime museum is located at the entrance to The Island, at 2757 Parkway in Pigeon Forge, near the Margaritaville Hotel and Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen. Guests can also enjoy free parking available at The Island during their visit.

The museum has a star-studded panel of experts who make up the Advisory Board, including those in law enforcement, collectors, a medical examiner, crime scene investigators, and others. The board includes Jim Willett, a retired prison warden, Anthony Rivera, a combat veteran and Navy SEAL chief, and Judge Belvin Perry, Jr., who is best known for the Casey Anthony trial.

General admission tickets are $14.95 for children, $24.95 for adults. Group ticket sales are available. The museum is open daily from 10 am to 9 pm, with the last ticket sold 60 minutes before closing. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit:  https://www.alcatrazeast.com/

About Alcatraz East
Alcatraz East is the most arresting crime museum in the United States. Guests of all ages can encounter a unique journey into the history of American crime, crime solving, and our justice system. Through interactive exhibits and original artifacts, Alcatraz East is an entertaining and educational experience for all ages - so much fun it’s a crime! This family attraction is located at the entrance of The Island, located at 2757 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN. For more information, visit https://www.alcatrazeast.com/.