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welshlamb



Joined: 09 Mar 2011
Posts: 492
Location: South Wales , Nr. Abergavenny

PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:15 pm    Post subject: HOW COOL IS THIS!! Reply with quote

https://www.acontinuouslean.com/2015/09/01/happened-wilzig-collection/


https://www.facebook.com/WilzigRacingManor

What do you do if you are a total petrol head and have just sold your business for $$$$$$

Obviously you build yourself your own PRIVATE racing circuit and museum/warehouse. Yes a bi-directional 40' wide ( 13m) 1.1mi ( 1.8km) 9-turn super-grippy asphalt circuit with 80 feet of elevation change and nine turns. also loads of off road space on the 275 acre site in New York State.
No doubt cost a bit but heh....(Alan Wilzig was formerly CEO, president and chairman of the Trust Company of New Jersey, which was sold to North Fork Bank for $750 million in 2003 (and with that background probably invested his wedge wisley?)

Its smaller than the Barber Motorsports circuit in N.Carolina but it is entirely private. Alan has put together an amazing slection of bikes and cars which includes (according to the article) 24 Bimotas.

Can't say I've heard of this before. I wonder if he is on the forum (incognito like)?
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Weed



Joined: 29 Dec 2013
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Location: Perth Australia

PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good too see he spent his money wisely
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TVRRICH



Joined: 05 Feb 2016
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Location: Coventry UK

PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow!!!
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Bud977



Joined: 03 Mar 2013
Posts: 491
Location: Sydney

PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool! Nice to see all those great bikes in a collection, but kind of a shame they are probably never used as intended.

Talking of private tracks, a guy who was the CEO of CocaCola Amatil built his own race track near Sydney many years ago. 5.2km long making it the longest track in Australia at the time. I had the pleasure of riding on it a few times. It was truly awesome.

https://www.google.com.au/maps/@-33.2664937,151.2331269,1267m/data=!3m1!1e3
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morebhp



Joined: 02 May 2012
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Location: Marbella, Spain

PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alan is a really nice guy and a total petrol head.

I bought his KTM 990 Superduke as it was proving impossible to send it over to the states to add to his collection.
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