cellis4 - Chuck Ellis

Tell us about the cars you love to drive

My current list of personal vehicles include:

1987 Mercedes 190E-2.3-16 Race Car
1973 Porsche 914 Race Car
2006 Mercedes Benz C-230 Sport, 6 speed
1985 Ferrari Mondial Cabriolet Quattrovalve
1972 Mercedes 350 SL
1973 Mercedes 450 SL
1999 Mercedes ML 430
1973 Triumph Spitfire
1976 Alfa Romeo Spider
1964 Chevrolet Truck

Have you ever been trained to drive?

My hobby has always been restoring automobiles, specifically European models. He began his racing experience in 1999 when he graduated from the Panoz Racing School and began racing a 5.0 Liter Mustang in World Cars and SCCA events. In 2002, he swapped cars, racing a Mercedes Benz 2.3-16 valve Cosworth in the SCCA. He began racing with NASA in the Southeast Region’s first year, and was the 2004, 2005, and 2006 GTS-1 Southeastern Champion for the German Touring Sportscar Series. I am currently the Southeast GTS Director and a Certified Racing instructor. In addition, I participate in various Vintage and Grassroots auto events. I also race and helps coordinate for the annual Damn the Torpedoes Classic Car Challenge and the DTT Race of Fools, winning these events 3 times. In 2005, I participated in the GRM $2005 Challenge with a Mercedes 6.9 Sedan.

What do you do for a living?

I worked in several areas within the Medical profession, currently working in Heathcare Administration for HomeChoice Partners, Inc.

Where do you live?

Hometown, Marietta, GA

How do you use your membership? Business? Pleasure?

Business and pleasure.

Anything you would like to say to other potential members?

In 2006, I partnered with Jason Plante and purchased Balanced Performance Motorsports from Ron Devalle. His goal was to continue Ron’s dream and expand on it, creating the Speed and Performance Shop of Choice for those who love to drive.

As such, In partnership with Atlanta Motorsports Park, we are now opening “Balanced Performance Motorsports North” at AMP to give onsite service to the members of the track. Visit Chuck, Jason, and the guys at BPM to swap stories. The staff enjoys sharing their experiences with customers and offer services geared to the high performance street clients, weekend track clients, and hardcore racers.