I'm not only a Parnelli fan, but an Oly fan as well. okay, I'm only an Oly fan because that's the beer my father drank when I was a kid. My dad was a paraplegic - due to an accident a month before I was born - and one of my "son duties" was to fetch him a cold brew from time-to-time. At some point, he would leave a little in the bottom of a bottle (the famous Oly 'Stubbies') and that was my reward. So well before Parnelli drove this truck, It's The Water was already one of my mottos!
Then as I grew into a teen and Jones became one of the most prolific all-around racers of the day, I remember being thrilled that he and Oly finally came together. Baja was the most grueling and punishing race in the Western Hemisphere and guys like Parnelli and Bill Strope took it head-on. Watching those races on Wide World of Sports was a "must-see-TV" event to both race and off-road fans like me. This Bronco is a very cool truck and the new owner has a piece of off-road history that I'm happy to see has been preserved.
@Pistachiobob, you've nailed it - it's true that many of the younger set just don't have the experience to "get" what Parnelli's generation gave to motorsports. It's not their fault. But the "famous" racers of today just can't give them the examples that the guys you mentioned (among others, like Jim Hall, Carroll Shelby, Rick Mears, the Unsers, Mikey Thompson, the Pettys, Cale Yarborough, and well, the list goes on) gave us. The vehicles they drove - within the context of racing history - are as important as Mantle's bat, Patton's tanks, Glenn's Mercury capsule, Paul Bunyon's axe!