Post by Keith Tanaka on Oct 29, 2013 19:22:34 GMT -8
Gonzo (Hector Gonzalez) recently built and raced some new hardbody cars. Here's some photos of his new Corvette C5-R:
138 grams, that's a very lightweight hardbody car. This car handles very well for such a lightweight. Also, Gonzo designed this chassis to accommodate either a TSR D3 or Falcon 7 motor - either motor rotation can be used with this chassis.
Fully independent front wheels. Axle spins freely as well as both front wheels. Short tubing on each side supports front axle.
Unique body mounting feature does not require mounting pins to secure the body to the chassis. Small copper wire wrapped thru square tubing provides strong support of each short pin tubing. The body side panels are flexed slightly to fit over the protruding body mounting pin tubes on each side.
Hopefully, Gonzo will post some comments on his chassis design.
yea keith ill comment. basically im trying to make the chassis it self as light as a hardbody will allow then add the weight where needed to make it handle.also very important is the body itself. the lighter the better but i think thats obvious.
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Keith Tanaka: The photo/race report for Sunday's races has been posted at our Smugmug website (see link above).
Mar 18, 2019 14:49:42 GMT -8
Keith Tanaka: Gonzo also set a new total lap record for the 3 C's hardtop class with 249 laps (previous record 248 by Gonzo).
Mar 18, 2019 13:39:01 GMT -8
Keith Tanaka: Another record breaking hardbody race day at BPR. Phil Nyland set a new total lap record for the Short Track NASCAR class driving his new car (built by Gonzo) to 254 laps (old record 253 by Gonzo). Race report to be posted later today.
Mar 18, 2019 9:33:38 GMT -8
Keith Tanaka: Marty Robbin's cool looking 1964 Plymouth Belvedere.
Mar 7, 2019 17:12:29 GMT -8
Keith Tanaka: The next Kit Collector's Expo is this Sunday, March 10, 2019 (see post above for info). Daylight Savings this Sunday at 2 am (moves forward to 3 am).
Mar 4, 2019 14:58:02 GMT -8
Keith Tanaka: We now have a full field for the Short Track NASCAR Enduro on April 14, 2019 at BPR.
Feb 21, 2019 23:24:23 GMT -8
Keith Tanaka: All 3 hardbody races on Sunday set new total lap records. Jim Lane with 251 laps (Short Track NASCAR) in the first mixed race. Gonzo with 253 laps in the 2nd race and Jim Lane again with 266 laps in the GTP race. 3 for 3 new records!
Feb 19, 2019 0:44:21 GMT -8
Keith Tanaka: Also, Gonzo (Hector Gonzalez) set a new Short Track NASCAR record with 253 laps, besting the old record of 251 set in the first race of the day by Jim Lane. Wow, a new record set in the first race to be bested again in the second race!
Feb 18, 2019 22:17:21 GMT -8
Keith Tanaka: Jim had a great GTP race. He set a new total lap record for the GTP class with 266 laps! Eddie and Marco need to up their game to recapture the total lap record!
Feb 18, 2019 22:14:07 GMT -8
Eddie Shorer: I hear that Jim Lane spanked everyone even harder in the last race than he did in the first one! That guy's on fire!
Feb 18, 2019 19:34:01 GMT -8
Keith Tanaka: Sunday's monthly races at BPR had an excellent turnout of racers. Two new total lap records were set as the racing keeps getting faster and more competitive (but still a lot of fun). Race report to be posted late tomorrow or Tuesday.
Feb 18, 2019 0:07:00 GMT -8
Keith Tanaka: Interesting YouTube video comparing the engineering know how of 1/1 auto racing to 1/24 slot car racing (see above for video link).
Feb 10, 2019 19:43:31 GMT -8
Keith Tanaka: 5 Teams are signed up for the Short Track NASCAR enduro. 3 spots left to fill.
Feb 9, 2019 23:11:00 GMT -8
hitecca: Team Hi Tech will be there.
Jan 29, 2019 18:18:41 GMT -8
Keith Tanaka: Sunday's race report has been posted at our Smugmug website (see above for link to report).
Jan 21, 2019 13:57:43 GMT -8
Keith Tanaka: Sunday's monthly hardbody races at BPR experienced a power outage which affected the first race, but not the outcome. The outage interuption resulted in only two races run. Race report will be posted tomorrow (Monday).
Jan 21, 2019 0:35:53 GMT -8
Keith Tanaka: The Racer Handicaps and Lap Differential charts have been updated (see above threads for latest charts).
Jan 14, 2019 17:37:33 GMT -8
Keith Tanaka: Happy New Year everyone!
Jan 1, 2019 12:25:39 GMT -8
Keith Tanaka: The race report for Sunday's races at BPR has been posted to our Smugmug website (see above for link to report).
Dec 31, 2018 20:00:24 GMT -8
Keith Tanaka: Sunday's races were the last for 2018. Gonzo tied his new NASCAR total lap record with 251 laps. A nice turnout on the day before New Year's Eve. Race report will be posted later today.
Dec 31, 2018 12:29:45 GMT -8