A Simpson Desert-flavoured iPad app is available to download for free from iTunes in celebration of the first motor vehicle crossing of the formidable red giant by a Nissan Patrol G60 in 1962.
Produced by ACP Trader - the company behind Caravan World (and sister publication Camper Trailer Australia) - Crossing The Simpson is a special electronic magazine that tells the story of Reg Sprigg, an explorer and geologist who made history when he and his young family conquered the mighty Simpson in their trusty Patrol. Nissan celebrated the 50th anniversary of the crossing with a re-enactment convoy of Patrols across the Simpson complete with journalists and a TV crew, followed by an outback bash in Birdsville.
The app details the long and colourful history of the Patrol and dusts off rare historical brochures from deep in the Nissan archive. It's filled with great desert yarns, beautiful photography and loads of awesome video compliments of Pat Callinan's 4X4 Adventures. Punch 'Simpson Crossing' into the App Store for your free download.