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Racing legend Parnelli Jones celebrated at Petersen Museum


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The Petersen Museum hosted a celebration of Trans Am, Indy, sprint car, and off-road racing legend Parnelli Jones as it awarded the beloved racer the Robert E Petersen Lifetime Achievement Award on November 8. The museum used the event to open a new exhibit on Southern California’s contribution to motorsports, “Legends of Los Angeles: Southern California Race Cars and Their Builders,” which includes Parnelli’s famous Big Oly Bronco that captured the overall win at the 1970 Baja 500 and 1971 Baja 1000.


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