D3 Hardbody races resume Sunday, Sept. 20. BPR opens at "11 am" instead of 10 am.
D3 Hardbody racing resumes, Sun. Sept. 20th at BPR. Wear face masks, only 4 racers per heat.


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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 Short Track NASCARs

New D3 Hardbody racing class which will be the class for the 2019 hardbody enduro (April 2019).

2 7 AMT "Modified Stocker" model kits
by Keith Tanaka
Jun 13, 2018 23:36:16 GMT -8
No New Posts Can you race any type car?

1 2 What cars can you race?
by timneja
Mar 23, 2016 15:32:06 GMT -8
No New Posts D3 Hardbody rules

Rules for the various D3 hardbody racing classes

2 24 Hardbody rules
by Keith Tanaka
Jul 11, 2020 13:18:45 GMT -8
No New Posts Hardbody Rules Archives

Sub-boards: Porsche class, WRC cars, Foreign Production Sports (FPS), Group C/IMSA GTP to be established January 2015, Rule changes for 2016, Newsflash - '53 Corvette & AAR Cuda retained?, Proposed rules changes for 2014

18 141 Preliminary rules for new "Mid-Engine" racing class
by timneja
Jul 18, 2018 19:04:36 GMT -8


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No New Posts Racer Handicaps, Lap Differentials

Establishing racer handicaps and lap differentials

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6 129 Lap Differential
by Keith Tanaka
Mar 20, 2020 19:39:54 GMT -8

2017 D3 HARDBODY NATS - OCT. 21-22, 2017

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info on Hardbody Nats

Sub-board: Hardbody Nats archives

26 96 2019 Nats race schedule and race rules
by Keith Tanaka
Oct 11, 2019 18:42:23 GMT -8


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monthly race reports

78 95 Race report for 9-20-20
by Keith Tanaka
Sept 21, 2020 16:03:21 GMT -8
No New Posts Race Report archives

Sub-board: GTP Enduro archives

46 99 Race Report archives are now on Smugmug rather than Phanfare
by Keith Tanaka
Aug 12, 2017 22:09:07 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 The next new racing class?

1 6 Another new racing class?
by Keith Tanaka
Nov 26, 2019 20:40:45 GMT -8
No New Posts Tribute/Memorial Race - Paul Sterrett, Craig Gilbert

1 2 Paul Sterrett, Craig Gilbert Tribute/Memorial Race
by Keith Tanaka
Jul 22, 2017 22:43:08 GMT -8
No New Posts Craig Gilbert 1947-2017

1 2 Craig Gilbert 1947-2017
by Keith Tanaka
May 31, 2017 11:10:16 GMT -8
No New Posts Paul Sterrett 1954-2017

1 5 Paul Sterrett 1954-2017
by tw
Nov 19, 2017 9:43:12 GMT -8
No New Posts Jay Henry 4-16-2020

1 1 Jay Henry, April 16, 2020
by Keith Tanaka
Apr 16, 2020 19:36:10 GMT -8
No New Posts General Board

You can talk about anything here.

Moderator: Keith Tanaka

42 144 Jim Hall interview - Chaparral design features
by Keith Tanaka
Jun 3, 2020 15:47:09 GMT -8
No New Posts Trash Talking

general discussion (trash talk) about hardbody racing

8 61 The first to run a Sub 5 second lap in a hardbody race?
by Keith Tanaka
Dec 30, 2019 12:35:11 GMT -8
No New Posts Just having fun

2 6 Siamese Racing?
by Marco Carvalho
Nov 17, 2018 0:28:14 GMT -8
No New Posts Webcasts, video clips

39 74 Golden Era of Slot Car Racing interviews
by Keith Tanaka
Apr 3, 2020 10:19:12 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 15 Members slot car backgrounds
by Chuck Angus
Feb 22, 2016 18:22:08 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 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 and Hats

New T-Shirt available for our monthly Hardbody racers

7 54 2019 D3 Hardbody Nats T-Shirt
by Keith Tanaka
Sept 9, 2019 14:50:33 GMT -8
No New Posts Model Kit Collector's Expo

Model kit collector's show. 11300 Stanford Ave. Garden Grove, CA 92840

16 40 Next Kit Collector's Expo, Sunday, March 10, 2019
by Keith Tanaka
Mar 4, 2019 14:54:11 GMT -8
No New Posts General thread archives

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

8 37 Wow, beautiful cars, but?
by timneja
Jul 17, 2015 19:57:04 GMT -8
No New Posts 2020 D3 Hardbody Calendar

5 17 2020 D3 Hardbody Racing calendar
by Keith Tanaka
Nov 24, 2019 23:03:39 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


11 47 Building an inline hardbody chassis, step by step
by Keith Tanaka
Jul 6, 2018 21:59:42 GMT -8
No New Posts Post your new cars here

Show your new cars here

49 198 New CAN AM for Mike Low
by timh
Oct 7, 2019 13:56:33 GMT -8

CLASSIFIEDS - items for sale or trade

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5 15 Roger Uusitalo's slot car stuff for sale
by Keith Tanaka
Dec 11, 2019 21:45:47 GMT -8


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Welcome to Shoutbox. Post your viewpoints here, but keep your posts civil.
Keith Tanaka: Sunday's D3 Hardbody race report has been posted at our Smugmug website (see post above). Sept 21, 2020 16:09:19 GMT -8
Keith Tanaka: D3 Hardbody races resumes Sun. Sept. 20th. BPR opens at 11 am (instead of 10 am). Face masks required, 4 drivers per heat (every other lane used - 4 lanes per heat). Sept 13, 2020 11:22:09 GMT -8
Keith Tanaka: Trans Am Enduro rescheduled for April 2021. 2020 Nats cancelled. Regular hardbody races on Sun. Sept. 20th (4 racers at a time, face masks required). Sept 2, 2020 22:24:19 GMT -8
Keith Tanaka: BPR will have a celebration of life for Debby Watterson at BPR this Sunday, 3-7 pm. Sept 2, 2020 22:22:48 GMT -8 *
rogeru: That is sad. My condolences to Jim and all of the Watterson family. Aug 27, 2020 14:06:08 GMT -8
Keith Tanaka: Just heard the sad news, Debby Watterson passed away. My condolences to the Watterson family. RIP in Debby. Aug 27, 2020 12:17:31 GMT -8
Keith Tanaka: The mid-engine Lotus Europa will be allowed to race in the Foreign Production Sports (hardtop) class. The D3 Hardbody rules have been updated to include this revision (see post above). Jul 11, 2020 13:29:18 GMT -8
Keith Tanaka: Not sure yet when we can return to our racing. In the meantime, just saw a very interesting interview with Jim Hall talking about his Chaparral car designs (see post above for video clip). Jun 3, 2020 15:51:02 GMT -8
Keith Tanaka: Just heard the sad news today. Jay Henry passed away. He battled cancer although he didn't want others to know of his health condition in the last year or so. We'll miss his enthusiasm for our hobby. RIP Jay. Apr 16, 2020 16:24:25 GMT -8
Keith Tanaka: Unable to race slot cars because of the Coronavirus outbreak, here's some interesting interviews with some Legends of our hobby talking about the Golden Era of Slot Car Racing (see above). Apr 3, 2020 10:25:55 GMT -8
Eddie: Greetings to my Hardbody Racing friends. I hope all of you are doing well, and that we'll be racing again sooner rather than later! Apr 1, 2020 10:20:15 GMT -8
Keith Tanaka: The Trans Am Enduro is postponed. We'll reschedule the enduro when authorities deem its safe to conduct group activities. Mar 27, 2020 19:35:56 GMT -8
Keith Tanaka: Racer Handicap and Lap Differential charts updated to include races on 3-15-2020 (see above). Mar 20, 2020 19:46:16 GMT -8
Keith Tanaka: The D3 Hardbody race for March 29th has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus situation. The Trans Am enduro has NOT been postponed at this time, but any change in schedule will depend on the virus situation in the coming weeks. Mar 17, 2020 12:31:40 GMT -8
Keith Tanaka: Sunday's hardbody race report has been posted at our Smugmug website (see link above). Mar 16, 2020 18:06:14 GMT -8
Keith Tanaka: Yesterday's D3 Hardbody races at BPR had a lite turnout of racers probably affected by the Coronavirus. Gonzo raised the bar again by exceeding the GTP total lap record of 266 with 268 laps (nearly 269 laps!). Race report to be posted later today. Mar 16, 2020 10:18:53 GMT -8
Keith Tanaka: Team HiTech will be in the enduro. We now have 8 teams for the enduro. Feb 28, 2020 11:14:20 GMT -8 *
Keith Tanaka: The enduro has 7 teams participating so far. Waiting for Team Hitech and Slot Car LFR to respond. Feb 22, 2020 21:04:48 GMT -8
Eddie: Team Autorama is in, we just don't know WHO we are. Yet. :-) Feb 16, 2020 9:05:30 GMT -8
Keith Tanaka: Team signups for the Trans Am Enduro in April have begun (see above). Who's going to race? Jan 31, 2020 16:41:44 GMT -8 *
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