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Steve Olliges 1971 Ford Bronco

by Curtis Guise on March 18, 2013

Steve Olliges has a long history in desert racing dating back to the early 80’s when he got his start racing Hal Segland’s K Bar S Ford Bronco in the 1984 Mint 400. He has multiple class wins and championships over the last three decades.  Steve continues his racing career with John Swift in a Geiser built Trophy Truck, his Mark Newhan built 1979 Ford Class 8 and for 2013 a brand new Geiser built Trophy Truck.


Steve Olliges at the 1984 Mint 400

Steve has always loved 70’s Bronco’s especially since his first desert race was in one.  His wife found a 1971 K Bar S built Bronco in 2005 and they decided to do a full restoration on it which took about 3 years.  The Bronco was assembled by Ron Berchisen of Team Ford Las Vegas.

Steve decided to build this Bronco with the new 363 cubic inch Boss 302 crate engine.  The original 1969-1970 Clevleand-Boss variant was rated at 290 hp and 290 lb-ft of torque.  The new Boss 302 is rated at 500 hp @ 6500 rpm and 450 lb-ft @ 5300 rpm.

You can see full specs of the Boss 302 here


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