Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Daystar FC is on Facebook and Everywhere Else!

Because we'll be taking her out all across the country, we decided to create a Daystar FC 170 page on Facebook.  That way you'll be able to keep track as to when the Jeep FC will be in your neighborhood! Be sure to like the page so it will show up in your newsfeed.

In addition to the articles we've archived here on the blog, we've also set up a webpage to chronicle the build of the FC and the reaction to it from around the world.  The Daystar Jeep FC was voted #1 Vehicle more than any other vehicle at SEMA.  We're very proud of our 100% employee built vehicle and want to make sure you get a chance to look her over, as well as show you all of the cool products our partners contributed to the build.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

It's All in The Details... and the Passion

Things that reporters and spectators commented on when they saw our Jeep FC 170 at SEMA were the fact that the employees at Daystar built this rig,  we didn't farm it out.  Second, they commented on the level of detail and care we put into building her.

TopGear says, "Adding Tank Tracks to Off-roaders is a Good Thing. And Even Better When They're Attached to Old Jeep Pick-ups."

The top-rated, long-running British television program (or as they say, "programme") loved our Jeep FC build at this year's 2014 SEMA show.

Guys, we invite you to come on an offroad adventure with us.  The first snow is here in the States and we're eager to take her out and put her through her paces.  Join us for some offroad fun!

Daystar Products’ Jeep FC 170 Truck With Hemi Power And Tracks Is 100% BangShift Approved

Bangshift.com had a wonderful write up on our Jeep FC build here, featuring some great shots of the vehicle, and a few details on its construction:

"This Jeep FC 170 was built by the employees of Daystar Products, an industry leading supplier for the off road market with a wide variety of lifts, leveling kits, and other products in their lineup. They decided to take on this Jeep FC 170 build as a literal team and the result is pure, unadulterated BangShifty perfection. From the green and white paint scheme to the chromed components on the tracks that the Jeep rides on, to the fact that there’s 345ci of late model Hemi engine to send this baby down the road, we’ve got no nits to pick with any of it... it shows the company is manned by enthusiasts that not only understand the products they sell but really love the industry they are in. The second is that these people have great skills and they were all put to great use on the build." 

AutoGuide.com Sez: #1 Vehicle at SEMA is Daystar's 1958 FC 170

"The number one spot is reserved for something unique: the Jeep Forward Control 170 complete with tracks all the way around. Plenty of custom work was done on this truck to get it to the amazing state we found it in at the SEMA Show, and it looks like it would be a blast to take out to the sand dunes or into the snow. 
To top it all off, this Jeep celebrates its Mopar heritage with a 5.7-liter HEMI V8 providing all the grunt you’ll ever need." 
The full photo gallery is here.

The Swiss say: "Not Just The Cars Are Hot at SEMA Las Vegas"

The Swiss website blick.ch have a nice photo gallery of all of the hot cars and products at SEMA...
But on page 22 of the photo gallery they take time to recognize the awesomeness of the Daystar 1958 FC 170 with the headline:

Nicht nur die Autos sind gepimpt

German Coverage for Daystar's FC at SEMA 2014

The German website Focus.de had a video recap of all the cool show vehicles and booths at SEMA 2014. Of course, our brand new Jeep FC was featured in their coverage.

Here's the video recap.