5th D3 Hardbody Nats, Sat/Sun, Oct. 17,18, 2015
2nd Chance GTP 4 Hr. Enduro, Sunday Nov. 29th
For more info on D3 Hardbody Racing, see our website: hardbodyracing.com


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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 10:22:05 GMT -8


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No New Posts Hardbody rules

link to the D3 hardbody rules

6 38 Preliminary rules for FPS and Under 2.5 Liter Trans Am
by Keith Tanaka
Sept 18, 2015 20:31:39 GMT -8
No New Posts WRC cars

2 8 WRC model kit body dimensions
by Keith Tanaka
Jul 15, 2015 18:28:08 GMT -8
No New Posts Group C/IMSA GTP class

1 14 GTP and Group C
by Keith Tanaka
Jan 4, 2015 12:23:47 GMT -8
No New Posts Hardbody Rules Archives

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

6 56 Rule change for Jalopies?
by timneja
Feb 11, 2014 9:43:23 GMT -8


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No New Posts Racer Handicaps, Lap Differentials

Establishing racer handicaps and lap differentials

5 71 Re: Racer handicaps
by Keith Tanaka
Sept 24, 2015 20:41:49 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

by Keith Tanaka
Aug 18, 2015 22:58:31 GMT -8


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No New Posts Second Chance GTP Enduro

1 6 Second Chance GTP Enduro sign-ups
by Keith Tanaka
Sept 26, 2015 21:33:09 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 13:21:45 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 9:12:42 GMT -8
No New Posts Revise the race day schedule?

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

1 20 race day schedule revision
by darkron9
Dec 25, 2014 7:48:37 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 16:41:02 GMT -8


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No New Posts Race Reports

monthly race reports

7 9 Race Report, September 20, 2015
by Keith Tanaka
Sept 21, 2015 15:09:17 GMT -8
No New Posts Race Report archives - 1 Viewing

34 42 Race Report, May 17, 2015
by Keith Tanaka
May 18, 2015 13:18:10 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 12:24:23 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 21:15:52 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 9:45:48 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 17:07:06 GMT -8
No New Posts Just having fun

1 2 Is this the next D3 hardbody racing class?
by craigg
Nov 22, 2014 23:59:47 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 19:40:11 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 13 Members slot car backgrounds
by Keith Tanaka
Dec 29, 2014 19:02:42 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.

Sub-board: New Members

1 1 Tapatalk plugin activated 3-21-2015
by darkron9
Mar 21, 2014 14:05:27 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 15:10:58 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 6:47:31 GMT -8
No New Posts 2015 D3 Hardbody Racing Calendar

1 6 2015 D3 Hardbody Racing Calendar
by mkalelaw
Dec 8, 2014 18:49:07 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 10:39:17 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 19:57:04 GMT -8


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No New Posts Scratchbuilding tools

Various tools used for scratchbuilding

6 29 Scratchbuilding tools
by Keith Tanaka
Jul 11, 2015 10:14:23 GMT -8
No New Posts Scratchbuilding Tips


10 44 Hasegawa vs Tamiya Porsche 962c
by Keith Tanaka
Sept 28, 2015 18:36:33 GMT -8
No New Posts Post your new cars here

Show your new cars here

32 171 Gonzo's Mini Cooper
by timneja
Aug 28, 2015 10:12:05 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 14:53:12 GMT -8


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Welcome to Shoutbox. Post your viewpoints here, but keep your posts civil.
Keith Tanaka: The 2nd Chance GTP Enduro sign-up chart has been posted above. Sept 25, 2015 15:35:59 GMT -8
timneja: It's very interesting that throughout the donut--the inside tire is running right in the slot!! So all your bite is coming from the outside tire!! And the cars are trying to tip up onto 2 wheels-- seems we need even better "suspensions" for these babies!! Sept 25, 2015 13:02:17 GMT -8
Keith Tanaka: Another Slo Mo video of the donut turn. Sept 24, 2015 19:42:24 GMT -8
timneja: Love those "slo-mo" videos you do Keith!! You can really see a LOT of stuff going on with the handling though those turns!! Very interesting for inquiring minds!! :) Sept 24, 2015 8:53:08 GMT -8
Keith Tanaka: Just added a video clip of the "Mixed" race, 9-20-2015. Some Slo Mo included (see post above). Sept 23, 2015 21:24:31 GMT -8
Michael: Some seriously fast and fun racing going on. Sept 21, 2015 21:19:21 GMT -8
timneja: As Maxwell Smart would say---"99-- I Missed it by that much"!! :) Sept 21, 2015 19:02:58 GMT -8
Keith Tanaka: Sunday, Gonzo just missed a sub 5 second lap with his Honda 2000 car. His fastest lap was 5.000266 on black lane. Victor Dubrowsky also had several laps of 5.05 seconds with his Batman Porsche 962. Someone will break the 5 second barrier soon!!!! Sept 21, 2015 15:26:25 GMT -8
Keith Tanaka: I just posted the link to September's race report above. We had some of our regular racers missing but still had a good turnout. Two new total lap records were set for 3 C's and '57-'79 NASCARs. Gonzo almost broke the sub 5 second barrier. Sept 21, 2015 15:13:43 GMT -8
Keith Tanaka: Time to check out your Nats cars. Last monthly races before October's Nats. Sept 19, 2015 18:22:14 GMT -8
Michael: Anyone up for some racing tomorrow? Sept 19, 2015 15:23:56 GMT -8
Keith Tanaka: Preliminary rules for Foreign Production Sports (FPS) and under 2 liter Trans Am classes has been updated (posted above). Sept 17, 2015 21:31:43 GMT -8
Jeff Whisenand: That make perfect sense. Thanks! Sept 17, 2015 11:06:16 GMT -8
timneja: Think of it as a slot car's version of suspension!! The twist and flex in the chassis while isolating the heavy body really helps the tires remain in contact with the racing surface!! Getting better traction--which is everything!! Sept 15, 2015 15:53:02 GMT -8
Keith Tanaka: The mounting of the body is critical as far as how it affects the handling of the "chassis". Try to minimize the affect of the body (weight and high CG) on the handling characteristics of the chassis. Mount the body with minimal tension on the chassis. Sept 15, 2015 10:22:43 GMT -8
Keith Tanaka: Jeff, basically the slight movement in a chassis helps to offset the weight of the body. Drive a slot car without the body and notice how well the car/chassis handles. Add the body and suddenly the car no longer handles as well. Sept 15, 2015 10:19:30 GMT -8
Jeff Whisenand: Maybe to keep the guide flag braid in contact with the track braid? Sept 15, 2015 6:12:58 GMT -8
Jeff Whisenand: Maybe to absorb some initial inertia forces when going into the turns? Maybe the shift of weight helps somehow? I can't grasp the reason why though. Sept 15, 2015 6:09:42 GMT -8
Jeff Whisenand: The motor, guide flag and drive wheels are all connected to the center part of the chassis. The pan in loosely captured on the center part and has a small degree of rattle. My guess: to compensate for irregularities of the track surface? Sept 15, 2015 6:07:17 GMT -8
Jeff Whisenand: I have asked several people, why do slot cars have slight amounts of play or rattle in their chassis? Can anyone explain the concept? Any revealing comments on this subject will be greatly appreciated. Sept 15, 2015 6:01:36 GMT -8
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