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Ford to Unveil New Bronco on OJ Simpson’s Birthday Next Month

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*Ford Motor plans to reveal the all-new Ford Bronco on July 9, same day as the birthday of O.J. Simpson.

Simpson famously led LAPD on a slow-speed chase while riding in a white Ford Bronco, after he was charged with murder in the deaths of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman.

Simpson was a passenger in the 1993 Bronco that was being driven by his former teammate Al Cowlings. Their live pursuit along I-405 was reportedly watched by 95 million people.

“I gotta believe this is a mistake. Didn’t anybody look at the calendar?” said Autoline.tv host John McElroy of the timing of the new Bronco’s debut. “Ford Motor Co. does not want to correlate the launch of such an iconic and important vehicle with a police chase with a notorious” person. “Everybody in the world knew that O.J. was fleeing in a white Ford Bronco.”

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Brian Moody, executive editor of Autotrader, said of the reveal date, “I’m sure it’s a coincidence, but it does go to show that bringing back the Bronco is the right move. The Ford Bronco is so completely woven into the cultural fabric of America, stumbling upon points of ‘relevance’ happen accidentally. Like the Mustang and F-150, Ford Bronco is forever part of America’s shared experience.”

Ford first announced the Bronco’s premiere date in a tweet June 13.

“It’s likely Ford didn’t realize the timing of the Bronco’s debut, as that aspect of the Bronco’s history is not one I imagine Ford celebrating,” said Karl Brauer, executive publisher of Kelley Blue Book. “Unfortunately, unless Ford changes the date, it will be a reference point, in every Bronco debut story.”

Meanwhile, Ford spokesman Mike Levine told NBC News that the release of the new Bronco on Simpson’s birthday is “a pure coincidence.”

The Bronco, which was built from 1966 to 1996, will reportedly go on sale next year. It will be offered it in a two-door and four-door version.

O.J. Simpson turns 73 on July 9. 

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‘Now We Taking Over the Grocery Stores’: Master P Plugs His New Hoody Hoos Cereal (Watch Ad)

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Master P Plugs His New Hoody Hoos Cereal

*Percy Miller posted a new video Wednesday to promote his latest hustle.

Intent on “mastering” the cereal game, longtime rap mogul and entrepreneur Master P (a.k.a Uncle P) wants folks to try his new Uncle P’s Hoody Hoos Cereal.

“You got milk. We’ve got cereal. We’re changing the game,” Miller says in the ad. He points out, “The more we make, the more we give,” referring to the charity aspect of the business. A percentage of every cereal box sold goes to providing inner city kids in the community with education, resources and activities to help build their future,” according to his website.

The release states, “Mr. Miller grew up in poverty as a kid, eating cereal was a luxury for him. He recently realized that there are little to no minority-owned packaged food products, so he decided to change that. He has disrupted breakfast time, with kids all over the world are screaming ‘Hoody Hoo!”

Watch his “commercial” for Hoody Hoo below:

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Biden Out With Ad Response to Trump’s Alleged Tax Avoidance (Watch)

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Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden releases new ad targeting Trump’s alleged tax avoidance

*Within 24 hours of news that President Trump allegedly paid less taxes than regular working folk on millions of dollars in income, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s campaign has responded with a new ad.

The video posted on Twitter compares the amount of taxes that regular folk like teachers, firefighters and nurses typically pay compared to Trump’s alleged tax bill.

“Teachers paid $7,239. Firefighters paid $5,283. Nurses paid $10,216. Donald Trump paid $750,” the 30-second spot points out. As of Monday morning at 9 a.m. ET, the video had more than 2.2 million views on Twitter.

There’s no word from the vice president’s campaign if they plan to put money behind the spot to run on digital or TV.

Watch below or view here on Twitter.

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JeffCars.com’s Review: Mazda’s CX-30

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Highlight: The CX-30 is approximated $1,300 more than Mazda’s CX-3.

Test Vehicle’s MSRP: $31,670 (Base Model: $23,000)

Seating Capacity: 4

Standard Safety Features: airbags; side airbags; ABS; hill launch assist; traction control system; stability control; automatic on/off headlights; rain sensing wipers; a rearview camera; a lane keep assist system; a lane departure warning system; a tire pressure monitoring system; sunvisor extensions; a smart city brake support system; and a driver fatigue monitor system

Standard Equipment (Base Model): 16-inch wheels; front wheel drive; an electronic parking brake; dual power exterior mirrors; a manual a/c; center console armrest with covered storage compartment; cloth seats; manual adjusted front seats; a push button ignition starter system; a keyless remote system with a panic button; and an 8-inch infotainment screen

Standard Equipment (Premium Package Model): 18-inch wheels; paddle shifters connected with the steering wheel; electric assist power steering; front/rear signature LED illuminated headlights; a power liftgate; roof rails; a dual zone ventilation system; rear ventilation vents; leather seats; heated front seats; power driver’s seat with a memory control feature; overhead console with sunglass holder; vanity mirror illumination; rear armrest with cupholders; a 12-speaker Bose AM/FM audio system; SiriusXM; Andorid/Apple CarPlay; a 9-inch infotainment system with Pandora ready radio integration; a drive attention alert system; a radar activated cruise control system; a blindspot monitoring system with a rear traffic cross alert system; a heads up display (HUD) system; and an active front lighting system  

Optional Features On Test Vehicle: paint color; frameless auto dimming mirror; navigation system; active driving display system; an adaptive front lighting system; leather seats; front/rear LED signature illumination; power moonroof; paddle shifters; and power rear liftgate roof rails.

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Standard Audio On Test Vehicle: an 8-speaker AM/FM/HD radio

Apple CarPlay/Android: Available

Bluetooth Connectivity: Yes

USB Connectivity: Yes

Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty: 3 years or 36,000 miles

Powertrain Warranty: 5 years or 60,000 miles

Standard Engine/Horsepower: 2.5-liter, 4-cylinder/186-hp (horsepower)

Recommended Fuel: Regular

Standard Fuel Mileage (Non AWD): 25-city/33-hwy

What’s New: For the 2020 model yearthe CX-30 compact crossover is a new addition to the Mazda portfolio.

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About The Reviewer:  Jeff Fortson is the host of Auto Trends with JeffCars.com, the only syndicated multicultural automotive radio show on the airwaves. The 30-minute weekly show, which airs on SiriusXM 141 and a number of FM radio dials, includes one-on-one conversations with many of today’s pioneers and influencers. The engaging show, which goes beyond traditional car talk, can be heard via all mobile and stationary infotainment devices, clicking here.

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