Post by Keith Tanaka on Aug 20, 2013 14:50:55 GMT -8
I'm thinking of having a different type of podium plaque for this year's Hardbody Nats. For the last two Nats, we had wood plaques (8x10, 7x9, 6x8) for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd place finishers as well as a Concours plaque. I'd like to find out if the racers wouldn't mind a different type of podium plaque for this year's Nats.
The other type of plaque would be a metal (aluminum) box plaque similar in appearance to the box plaques given to every Nats participant, but larger (2 3/4" x 3 3/4" vs. 2" x 3 1/2" for the Nats participant plaque). The podium plaques would use a color photo image and have an appearance similar to the Nats box plaques except they would be for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Concours.
For those who plan on participating in this year's Hardbody Nats, please vote for your preference. The poll results may or may not determine if I make the wood plaques or order metal plaques
My only interest in this is selfish. I make the wood plaques and they do take a lot of my time to make whereas the metal plaques are fast and look cool. Also, the metal plaques are much cheaper than the wood plaques which is important as we have to use the entry fees to pay for the podium plaques this year. No sponsor money as in past Nats, so funds are lower than previous years.
Again, if you're planning on racing at the Nats, please vote.
Keith, I know you already answered my email, but I thought it was worth posting: Keith how about wood plaques for 1st and Concours and metal plaques for everything else? Is it possible to screen print a plaque (like the box plaque) larger (like 6x8) and attach it to a wood plaque. Or do it old school and have an engraved plaque with the box plaque on a wood plaque. I can send you a pic of what I mean. How much to sponsor a class? What classes need sponsors? Jim
I voted to use the metal plaques as I think they would look nice and save a lot of time and effort. Keith already does so much - planning the events, setting up and running the races and preparing his cars to race. Also, anything to keep the costs down as there are no sponsors this year.
Post by Keith Tanaka on Aug 29, 2013 13:14:53 GMT -8
Here are the podium plaques for the Nats. A Nats box plaque will be given to each participant. The podium plaques shown are for 1st place. The 2nd and 3rd place plaques (not shown) are the same size (2 3/4" X 3 3/4") as all of the box plaques.
Box plaque for each participant
Although the Daytona Beach race on the left had '57 "convertible" NASCARs, the color photo of a Daytona Beach NASCAR race is cool. "Quality" color photos of early NASCAR races are rare.
The 80's-2013 NASCAR race has two podiums, one Concours.
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Mar 27, 2020 19:35:56 GMT -8
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Mar 20, 2020 19:46:16 GMT -8
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Mar 17, 2020 12:31:40 GMT -8
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Feb 28, 2020 11:14:20 GMT -8
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Feb 22, 2020 21:04:48 GMT -8
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Feb 16, 2020 9:05:30 GMT -8
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Jan 31, 2020 16:41:44 GMT -8
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Jan 20, 2020 19:04:25 GMT -8
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Dec 30, 2019 12:28:59 GMT -8
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Dec 27, 2019 15:37:41 GMT -8
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Dec 27, 2019 14:34:43 GMT -8
Keith Tanaka: Sunday's D3 Hardbody race report has been posted at our Smugmug website (see post above).
Dec 17, 2019 11:11:19 GMT -8