One of the real-life characters from 'Wolf of Wall Street' has an insane car collection

Alan Wilzig Estate

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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. 

Wilzig also inspired one of the characters in the movie "The Wolf of Wall Street."

We asked him if we could spend some time up at his home (racetrack home?) to see just how amazing living with a race track in your back yard might be like.

It was very amazing. Check it out.

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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."

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."

By car, it's just 50 minutes from Albany and over two hours from New York City.

On the day that I visited the property, there was also an event hosted by Ferrari going on.

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.

There were a ton of Ferraris, but let's not get held up on that.

Okay. Maybe just one more shot.

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.

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 amazing bikes everywhere I turned.

There were several track cars immediately up front in the Museum

There were several track cars immediately up front in the Museum

This is one of two Lotus 2-Elevens that Wilzig owns.

This is one of two Lotus 2-Elevens that Wilzig owns.

His other one is a fully-ready race car which is currently up for bidding on eBay with a starting price of $95,500.

Wilzig also has his Cooper Tires Prototype Lites race car on display.

Wilzig also has his Cooper Tires Prototype Lites race car on display.

Can you guess what this one is?

Can you guess what this one is?

Yup, it's a race car.

Yup, it's a race car.

Wilzig also had another kind of race car in the Museum.

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.

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 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.

As did his 2004 Lotus Esprit. Wilzig said it's one of the last four ever built.

Oh, and some more bikes.

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.

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!

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.

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.

There's also a room dedicated to motorcycle and race gear.

And a room filled with karts and other 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.

Wilzig said that in total, he has 122 bikes and 13 cars on the property.

There are also several snowmobiles for winter-use.

There are also several snowmobiles for winter-use.

So how about that racetrack?

So how about that racetrack?

We took a ride around the track with Wilzig in a borrowed Ferrari 488 GTB.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The racetrack view from there is spectacular.

 

And the views in the other direction aren't too bad either.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Though Wilzig couldn't give us a sold number figure for how much his property is worth, he told us that the lake and pond costed about $2.2 million to build, the race track and the drainage for it ran over $6 million, and the construction and renovation of the other buildings ran millions more.

So a lot of millions.

One can dream, right?

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