SEMA eNews Vol. 23, No. 29, July 16, 2020

Saleen Reveals Plans for Off-Road Desert Racer Inspired by Legendary Big Oly

By SEMA Editors

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Saleen’s new Bronco pays homage to Big Oly—the infamous machine piloted by Parnelli Jones.
   

Saleen Automotive, the Southern California vehicle manufacturer founded by racing driver and vehicle builder Steve Saleen, has revealed the Saleen Bronco. As the creator of the Saleen S7, Saleen is mainly associated with success on asphalt surfaces, but with the new Bronco, the company is taking to the dirt with a vengeance.

The new Bronco pays homage to Big Oly—the infamous machine piloted by Parnelli Jones. Big Oly took on the Mexican 1000 (now known as the Baja 1000)—one of the most grueling endurance races in the world—and achieved the monumental accomplishment of winning the race twice in 1971 and 1972.

The Saleen Bronco is not only resplendent in a livery reminiscent of the original, but also boasts numerous performance features. More details will be revealed soon.

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