ChucksVette Fall2000 - Chuck Smith

Tell us about the cars you love to drive

’65 Cheetah Replica, 502 Big Block, 450 HP, M-22 Rock Crusher 4 Speed Transmission ’66 Cobra Replica, 427 Side Oiler, 607 HP, Top Loader 4 Speed Transmission. 

Have you ever been trained to drive?

Road Atlanta Track Days, Little Talledega, and Georgia 400 during rush hour.

What do you do for a living?

President of Smith Industrial Sales, Inc., nationwide distributors for three different manufactures of electric motor brakes. Been at it for 40 years. 

Where do you live?

Beautiful Lake Lanier, Cumming, Georgia.

How do you use your membership? Business? Pleasure?

Strictly pleasure. A number of my friends have also joined AMP as members. Is getting beat up on the track by your friends with faster cars considered pleasure?

What do you like most about AMP

What could be better for a car nut than being 30 minutes away from road course Nirvana?

What was it about AMP that made you want to join?

I’ve been looking for a place to scratch my speed itch ever since I bought my first racing kart with my lawn cutting and paper route money when I was 11 years old. Two back to back speeding tickets in the last six months also helped convince me that joining AMP might be a good idea. AMP will be a great place to practice those pesky “late apex” turns without having to be on the lookout for those very annoying speed traps!

Anything you would like to say to other potential members?

In addition to dusting off my garage queens by putting them into the wind on the AMP track, I’m really looking forward to some leisurely comraderie with all the other car enthusiasts driving all kinds of different marques. I’m especially going to enjoy spending time on days when I’m at AMP but not actually on the track. What a great place to hang out with your buds, both old and new. AMP is going to be a little piece of heaven that’s just too good to pass up. It’ll be far better than any golf country club because unlike golf – you’ll never have a “bad” drive at AMP!