Rory

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Parnelli Jones and Bill Stroppe heading down the Peninsula sporting their new sponsor “Olympia Beer” for the 1971 NORRA Mexican 1000. Jones and Stroppe would win the race OVERALL with the time of 14 hours, 59 minutes. Photo: Trackside Photo.
By Rory Ward
BIG OLY History:  The Big Oly Bronco is arguably the most popular Bronco in the world, and I’d bet $1.87 Million on it.  Parnelli Jones had been racing under the Bill Stroppe banner for a few years in some production Broncos but those were mostly stock with reinforced suspension and beefed up motors.  Jones was a thoroughbred and he wanted his race vehicle to be the same.  Jones first went to Stroppe about an idea he had for a full tilt race Bronco but Stroppe wasn’t interested.  Jones, not going to take no for an...

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jon coleman

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ahead of its time& FaSt!, 14 hour peninsula run??, jeeezzz, thats Much faster than Rob Mac& Luke Mc 's time.
 
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