Tuesday, September 27, 2011

First Simpson Desert Crossing by Vehicle--50 Years Later

The first vehicle to successfully cross the infamous Simpson Desert in Australia was a lowly Nissan Patrol.
Now some 50 years later Nissan is celebrating this journey with a recreation of that original trek and an overall celebration of the Patrol itself.

While Nissan long ago traded away the rights to sell the original Patrol in the US in order to sell its smaller, sportier vehicles while Toyota agreed to sell their LandCruiser and not their sporty vehicles here, one wonders which one would be the "go to" offroad vehicle import in the US if the playing field had been level.

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