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Bryan
Hagerty Employee

Saleen is planning a wicked Big Oly homage Bronco

We’re not even through the week, and the aftermarket is already feasting on the excitement of the 2021 Bronco revealed this Monday. Long-time Ford tuner and racer Steve Saleen is kicking things off with the Saleen Bronco, a homage to the iconic Parnelli Jones-built Big Oly Bronco, which dominated the Mexican 1000 two years straight with its infamous roof-mounted wing.

 

Read the full article on Hagerty.com:

https://www.hagerty.com/media/news/saleen-looks-to-build-a-big-oly-homage/

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DarrellT
New Driver

Clarifying that PJ drove Big Oly, but Bill Stroppe designed and built it. Stroppe, the Godfather of off-road Bronco racing, also created the ~500 Baja Broncos (1971-75) that are hot collector items today.

Bill
Detailer

The original Oly Bronco was soooo much better. I think the new Bronco is a foot wider.

Bill
Detailer

I remember watching ABC Wide World of Sports following Parnelli Jones across the desert in a plane and the commentator said "Holy cow !! He's going faster than us !!"