One of the real-life characters from 'Wolf of Wall Street' has an insane car collection
Aaron Brown,Aaron BrownMay 5, 2016, 22:13 IST
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For car-loving people, the absolute dream is to have a decently sized house in a semi-secluded area with a massive garage and a properly designed private racetrack in the backyard.
That's exactly what one guy has.
Alan Wilzig, 51, is an entrepreneur and a semi-professional race car driver. He worked for years and had to jump through tons of legal loops to get his Upstate New York property to the amazing finished product that it is today.
The property is located right in Craryville, New York right off the Taconic Parkway in the Hudson Valley region of New York. Wilzig calls the property "Wilzig Racing Manor."
On the day that I visited the property, there was also an event hosted by Ferrari going on.
There were a ton of Ferraris, but let's not get held up on that.
Okay. Maybe just one more shot.
Anyways, in the building Wilzig refers to as the "Museum," guests are immediately greeted by a bunch of beautiful and rare motorcycles and cars.
There were amazing bikes everywhere I turned.
There were several track cars immediately up front in the Museum
This is one of two Lotus 2-Elevens that Wilzig owns.
Wilzig also has his Cooper Tires Prototype Lites race car on display.
Can you guess what this one is?
Yup, it's a race car.
Wilzig also had another kind of race car in the Museum.
Wilzig said before the race track was paved, he and his friends would drive the rally car on the gravel that outlined the track.
As for road cars, Wilzig's 1971 Alfa Romeo 1750 GTV caught our eyes.
As did his 2004 Lotus Esprit. Wilzig said it's one of the last four ever built.
Oh, and some more bikes.
In fact, there were so many bikes that Wilzig had a whole extra floor just almost completely dedicated to showing them off.
He even has an electric bike!
What you're look at here is a Brammo Enertia. Wilzig told us he's been an investor in Brammo for nine years.
There's also a room dedicated to motorcycle and race gear.
And a room filled with karts and other gear.
Wilzig said that in total, he has 122 bikes and 13 cars on the property.
There are also several snowmobiles for winter-use.
So how about that racetrack?
We took a ride around the track with Wilzig in a borrowed Ferrari 488 GTB.
As a passenger, the most intense part of the race track was the intense 20-degree banked turn.
The track even has its own clean-up crew and track-prepped Nissan 370Z safety car.
There's a two-story building on the property that's built on top of a mountain and used as a spectating spot for the race track.
The racetrack view from there is spectacular.
And the views in the other direction aren't too bad either.
On one of the other sides of the treehouse, there's a massive lake which is also part of Wilzig's estate.
To get around this massive 274-acre property, Wilzig has multiple side-by-side off-road vehicles.
On the huge property Wilzig has the Museum, a guest house, the track, the main house, and another barn where utility vehicles are stored. So yeah, these things are pretty helpful.
The guest house is right on the lake.
One of the hidden secrets of Wilzig Racing Manor is the set of off-road trails that goes around the lake. The only way through them is to take one of these off-roaders.
We were given a tour of the trails by Wilzig's close friend Dan Sperling. It's important to note that the vehicle we took might not look all too aggressive, but it's actually a 110 horsepower purpose-built off-roader. We nearly topped 60 MPH in it.
Wilzig told us that one of his favorite things about having a race track directly on his home property is that it gives him an opportunity to be able to give friends and guests amazing photo opportunities that they might not otherwise be able to get at large, commercial race tracks.