Next D3 Hardbody monthly races, Sunday Nov. 15th. BPR opens at 10 am, mixed race at noon.
2nd Chance GTP 4 Hr. Enduro, Sunday Nov. 29th
For more info on D3 Hardbody Racing, see our website:


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No New Posts What is D3 Hardbody racing?

Examples of each hardbody racing class along with chassis photos

2 4 What is D3 Hardbody racing?
by Keith Tanaka
Sept 3, 2012 5:22:05 GMT -8


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No New Posts Hardbody rules

link to the D3 hardbody rules

3 12 Hardbody rules
by Keith Tanaka
Oct 31, 2015 10:17:13 GMT -8
No New Posts WRC cars

2 8 WRC model kit body dimensions
by Keith Tanaka
Jul 15, 2015 13:28:08 GMT -8
No New Posts Foreign Production Sports (FPS)

1 6 Approved Foreign Production Sports body list
by Foamy
Nov 20, 2015 14:35:42 GMT -8
No New Posts Group C/IMSA GTP class

1 14 GTP and Group C
by Keith Tanaka
Jan 4, 2015 6:23:47 GMT -8
No New Posts Hardbody Rules Archives

Sub-boards: Newsflash - '53 Corvette & AAR Cuda retained?, Proposed rules changes for 2014

9 83 Preliminary rules for FPS and Under 2.5 Liter Trans Am
by Keith Tanaka
Sept 18, 2015 15:31:39 GMT -8


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No New Posts Racer Handicaps, Lap Differentials - 1 Viewing

Establishing racer handicaps and lap differentials

5 75 Re: Racer handicaps
by Keith Tanaka
Nov 24, 2015 14:54:46 GMT -8

2015 D3 HARDBODY NATS - OCT. 17-18

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No New Posts D3 Hardbody Nats info

info on Hardbody Nats

Sub-board: Hardbody Nats archives

17 81 2015 Nats post race discussion
by Michael
Oct 21, 2015 15:56:18 GMT -8


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No New Posts Second Chance GTP Enduro

2 12 2nd Chance Enduro rules
by Keith Tanaka
Nov 16, 2015 10:35:54 GMT -8
No New Posts Next monthly hardbody races

3rd Sunday of every month

2 6 Extra race day on May 31st.
by Keith Tanaka
May 18, 2015 8:21:45 GMT -8
No New Posts Race twice a month?

Want to race more often?

1 25 Race twice a month?
by darkron9
Mar 23, 2015 4:12:42 GMT -8
No New Posts Revise the race day schedule?

Rearrange the race schedule to finish earlier and allow for more NASCAR mains.

2 32 Separate Races
by timneja
Nov 21, 2015 10:16:02 GMT -8
No New Posts Race Schedule Archives

Past race info

Sub-boards: Hardbody Enduro?, April's race on Sat. April 19th, Boola Bash D3 Hardbody races

37 174 Racing Sunday 9/21!!
by mkalelaw
Sept 19, 2014 11:41:02 GMT -8


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No New Posts Race Reports

monthly race reports

9 11 Race Report, November 15, 2015
by Keith Tanaka
Nov 16, 2015 10:26:28 GMT -8
No New Posts Race Report archives

34 42 Race Report, May 17, 2015
by Keith Tanaka
May 18, 2015 8:18:10 GMT -8
No New Posts lap times by heat

lap times for each heat

1 5 mixed race 10-20-13, lap times
by darkron9
Mar 25, 2014 7:24:23 GMT -8


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No New Posts GTP Enduro archives

Sub-boards: 4 Hr. GTP Enduro rules, Model kits for GTP Enduro, 4 Hour GTP Enduro sign-ups, Who will win the 4 Hr. GTP "Concours"? , Some final notes on the GTP Enduro, GTP Enduro, we should have won, GTP Enduro - post race durability report

11 56 How much wear and tear on your GTP Enduro car?
by Keith Tanaka
Jul 10, 2015 16:15:52 GMT -8
No New Posts General Board

You can talk about anything here.

Moderator: Keith Tanaka

33 121 another way to mount a hardbody
by timneja
Apr 30, 2015 4:45:48 GMT -8
No New Posts Trash Talking

general discussion (trash talk) about hardbody racing

6 50 The first to run a Sub 5 second lap in a hardbody race?
by timneja
Sept 7, 2015 12:07:06 GMT -8
No New Posts Just having fun

1 2 Is this the next D3 hardbody racing class?
by craigg
Nov 22, 2014 17:59:47 GMT -8
No New Posts Webcasts, video clips

17 49 More Slo Mo, Mixed race 9-20-15, donut
by Keith Tanaka
Sept 24, 2015 14:40:11 GMT -8
No New Posts Welcome to new members of this board

A big welcome to new members. We encourage you to post online as well as let us know what your slot car background is.

1 14 Members slot car backgrounds
by Keith Tanaka
Oct 8, 2015 6:05:17 GMT -8
No New Posts Shoutbox

The Shoutbox allows anyone to post a comment, opinion, etc. about hardbody racing. It's like a blog, although limited and is specifically for our viewers. Please post whatever is on your mind except keep it civil.

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1 1 Tapatalk plugin activated 3-21-2015
by darkron9
Mar 21, 2014 9:05:27 GMT -8
No New Posts Lane Cards

new lane card for hardbody racers

3 15 Lane Cards for D3 hardbody racers
by darkron9
Oct 25, 2014 10:10:58 GMT -8
No New Posts Hardbody T-Shirts

New T-Shirt available for our monthly Hardbody racers

3 38 How's this for a hardbody t-shirt?
by timneja
Sept 10, 2014 1:47:31 GMT -8
No New Posts 2015 D3 Hardbody Racing Calendar

1 6 2015 D3 Hardbody Racing Calendar
by mkalelaw
Dec 8, 2014 12:49:07 GMT -8
No New Posts Model Kit Collector's Expo

Model kit collector's show. UFCW Union Hall in Buena Park (near Knott's Berry Farm).

8 27 Model Kit Collector's Expo, Sunday, July 12, 2015
by Keith Tanaka
Jul 5, 2015 5:39:17 GMT -8
No New Posts General thread archives

Sub-boards: Beautiful cars, but?, Dates for 2015 Enduro and Nats, New D3 Hardbody Racing website, 2014 Hardbody Calendar, New version of "Proboards"

7 31 Wow, beautiful cars, but?
by timneja
Jul 17, 2015 14:57:04 GMT -8


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No New Posts Scratchbuilding tools - 1 Viewing

Various tools used for scratchbuilding

6 29 Scratchbuilding tools
by Keith Tanaka
Jul 11, 2015 5:14:23 GMT -8
No New Posts Scratchbuilding Tips


10 44 Hasegawa vs Tamiya Porsche 962c
by Keith Tanaka
Sept 28, 2015 13:36:33 GMT -8
No New Posts Post your new cars here

Show your new cars here

33 175 Paul's Mini Cup Tribute
by Keith Tanaka
Nov 15, 2015 18:15:42 GMT -8

CLASSIFIEDS - items for sale or trade

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1 4 Classified Ads for slot car and related items
by Michael
Aug 8, 2015 9:53:12 GMT -8


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Welcome to Shoutbox. Post your viewpoints here, but keep your posts civil.
Keith Tanaka: I posted the updated Racer Handicaps (NASCAR) which incudes the races on 11-15-15. Nov 24, 2015 15:07:55 GMT -8
Keith Tanaka: We will have some GTP Enduro raffle prizes this Sunday, donated by a well known racer. He may come by to see the enduro. Nov 23, 2015 8:46:09 GMT -8
Keith Tanaka: Foamy posted a number of foreign production sports cars, thanks Foamy. Nov 20, 2015 15:54:50 GMT -8
timneja: I'm ready for the GTP Enduro!! I've got time to be there!! Looking forward to it!! :) Nov 17, 2015 10:56:34 GMT -8
Keith Tanaka: Paul Frazier is looking at leasing a building in Thornton, Colorado. Thornton is a suburb north of Denver. Nov 17, 2015 9:21:43 GMT -8
Eddie: Sorry I had to miss last Sunday's race. Where in Colorado is the raceway planned for? Nov 17, 2015 8:18:49 GMT -8
Keith Tanaka: Paul raced like one of our regulars today as he drove exceptionally well for someone on the flat track for the very first time. By the way, Paul is planning on opening a raceway in Colorado soon. He'll let us know when its open. Nov 15, 2015 18:26:09 GMT -8
Keith Tanaka: Quite a few of our regular racers missing today. We did have a couple of racers join in the fun today for the first time. One is a resident of Colorado who has a temporary job in Arizona and drove out to BPR this weekend. Nice meeting Paul Frazier today. Nov 15, 2015 18:23:15 GMT -8
Keith Tanaka: There was some discussion today at the monthly races on how to have races with the less popular racing classes ('46-'56, '57-'79, etc.). Perhaps a "combined" race with the slower cars? We'll try to come up with a possible solution. Nov 15, 2015 18:19:46 GMT -8
timneja: I could not make the race day. But it seems we've come down to a "mixed" race, GTP and Nascar as the only way we run. I"d prefer to run a class of cars --if we know what's coming, maybe we can get enough racers for the class. Like Jalopy, or 46-56 cars? Nov 15, 2015 12:17:28 GMT -8
craigg: I had to miss the race today, 29th anniversary. I hope everyone had fun! Nov 15, 2015 6:57:08 GMT -8
rogeru: We have so many classes that I agree we should rotate classes each month. I also think we could cut the number of classes by combining - 3Cs and FPS into one Sports Car class and - 2.5 Trans Am ,WRC, and other small sedans into a Small Sedan class. Nov 14, 2015 16:10:37 GMT -8 *
Keith Tanaka: The inlines are fun to race for some but apparently not enough fun to have enough cars to race each month. Maybe rotating classes each month as Michael suggests would create more interest in the less popular classes. We can discuss this tomorrow at BPR. Nov 14, 2015 14:59:58 GMT -8
Keith Tanaka: Hardbody racing is not about speed, it's about building scale looking cars of various types. The challenge is getting these cars to handle well enough to make it more fun for everyone to race without requiring a high skill level to keep them in the slot. Nov 14, 2015 14:56:40 GMT -8
Michael: I agree that the speed school should not control what we do. That is why I believe we should race all the classes in some rotation so we are all inclined to have a variety of cars to race. Why not a jalopy or trans am race? A 3C race? Nov 14, 2015 12:35:43 GMT -8
timneja: Now it seems "inlines" are dead--and there's no interest in "old school" cars --GTP is all the rage-- and new class's designed around faster chassis and lighter cars. It's NOT what I liked about Hard Body cars! Guess I'm back to retro! Sad day! Nov 14, 2015 11:47:27 GMT -8
timneja: I never thought hard body racing was about the "Need for speed" so much has racing great looking cars in "old school" class's! Now it's a "rush to the 4's" second laps and speed is everyones drug of choice. I guess that's what I've gotten bored with! Nov 14, 2015 11:45:37 GMT -8
Keith Tanaka: For the first time, a "Lap Differential" will keep inlines competitive with anglewinder/sidewinder versions for these two original "inline" classes. Nov 12, 2015 8:47:41 GMT -8 *
Keith Tanaka: Roger, the two inline classes will remain. We'll have a vote at our next races (this Sunday) to see if there's a majority vote to allow anglewinder/sidewinders for these two classes ('46-'56, '57-'79). Nov 12, 2015 8:45:18 GMT -8
rogeru: I hope we have at least one inline class so we'll have some variety in driving challenges (like I need more challenges :D). It shouldn't be that every car in every class drives the same. Nov 12, 2015 8:27:51 GMT -8
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