No one can cruise L.A. like O.J. Minimum speed limits? Not for the Juice. If you’re hitting up Los Angeles and want to relive the excitement of the most famous low-speed chase in modern history, we’ve made it easy for you. Here’s your guide to seeing LA the O.J. way… along the O.J. Chase Route!
If you’re being a purist, you can start your trip at Robert Kardashian’s house. Of course, we’re not quite sure where O.J. drove after he ran from Kardashian’s house. So, improvise. Just make sure you hop on the I-405 somewhere around Costa Mesa. Otherwise, you can hit up Robert Kardashian's house at the end of the route, since it's north of O.J.'s house, where he ended the infamous chase.
535 Anton Boulevard, Costa Mesa, CA, United States
This is about where O.J. hops on the freeway. At around 6pm, he reportedly made a cell phone call to the police from Interstate 5 (the Santa Ana Freeway) near Lake Forest. Al Cowlings then drove the Bronco to California State Route 91 (the Artesia Freeway) and then onto the 405 (the San Diego Freeway) in Torrence. This is where they were greeted by crowds on overpass bridges, gawking at the spectacle and cheering O.J. on.
805 W Manchester Blvd, Inglewood, CA, US
We suggest having a friend (maybe an old college football teammate) drive so you can focus on the route and talking to the police. Or perhaps you want to play the cop instead… Not a bad choice. You can even eat like a cop… Randy’s Donuts is right off the chase route!
360 N. Rockingham, Brentwood, CA, US
Your OJ road trip ends where his old house used to sit. Remember to remain in your car for approximately 45 minutes, just like the Juice did. Unfortunately the original house was bulldozed in ’98, so you’ll just have to make do hiding for an hour somewhere else.
This boutique hotel makes a great alternative hideout, since O.J.'s house has been razed. The chic, cozy hotel features a pool, free wifi, a lovely restaurant at the top of the circular-shaped building, and a great location just off the 405. And, since it's been featured in movies like "Heat" and "Sideways", it's an icon in its own right.
Plus, you can valet park your Bronco, always a nice bonus in the car-loving city of Los Angeles.
Now the question becomes what to drive? Well, if you’re playing the cop role it shouldn’t be too hard to come up with an old Crown Victoria: just hail a cab. (Sure it’ll be newer than 1994, but that’s life.) If you’re playing OJ, your options are fairly limited… Old Ford Broncos aren’t exactly sitting at the rental agency… Ford discontinued the nameplate a few years after OJ made it synonymous with fleeing the police. Don’t worry, you can always rent the aptly named Escape for this adventure; just make sure they have it in white.
And don’t forget your driving gloves!