A MILLIONAIRE has sparked neighbors’ fury after parking his fleet of vintage cars on a residential street when he was ordered to demolish “Britain’s groomsmen’s den”.
Locals, who live on the same street as Graham Wildin, 69, say they are tempted to key the luxury vehicles as the feud heats up.
The retiree has faced a lengthy legal battle over the 10,000-square-foot leisure complex behind his home.
He was told that the complex, which contains a cinema, a squash court and a bowling alley, is illegal and must be demolished.
but instead of tearing it down as ordered, Mr Wildin allegedly protected it by building a fort around the building in Cinderford, Gloucestershire.
Now he’s got his cars on the road – and is said to have told his neighbors he had “50 years of free parking” to catch up on.
Mr. Wildin had previously stored his collection of around 20 prestige cars, including vintage Bentleys, Porsches and a bright yellow Jensen Healey, in garages on his property.
But as the argument over his complex rages on, He moved mostly to the narrow residential street – Apparently, to annoy neighbors so that they complain.
And if that’s his intention, it certainly works.
Locals believe he wants them to bombard the Forest of Dean District Council with complaints so they reverse their orders to demolish the complex, which was built in 2014 without planning permission.
Mr. Wildin started parking the premium collector cars on the street in the new year.
A visit to the street yesterday seems to show that they have parked in front of the houses all the way down the small street.
A neighbor said: “I would consider running a key down on his paint job, but he has security cameras pointing to almost every house in the neighborhood.”
They accused Mr Wildin of behaving like a “bully”.
Another said the protective silver covers used to protect the vehicles’ bodywork rustle in the wind, keeping them up at night.
“The ceilings make a hell of a noise in the slightest breeze,” they said.
“He parked one of his cars right in front of our bedroom. When wind hits the blanket, it’s impossible to sleep.”
It is claimed Mr Wildin told locals he was leaving his cars in the street to “teach the damn council a lesson”.
And it’s said he protected his massive man cave by buying land at the front and side of it and transferring it to a company owned by members of his family.
Many of us are elderly and just want to enjoy our retirement in peace… it makes our lives miserable
It is believed that relatives or neighbors would now have to give bulldozers permission to drive across their land to reach his man cave and violently tear it down.
A local said: “He’s a raunchy, smart-ass bastard.”
Tom Worley, 77, a retired truck driver, told The Sun: “Wildin told my wife that if she couldn’t get her car through the gap between his cars, she shouldn’t drive.”
He said locals are concerned about the ongoing dispute.
“It gets everyone in the area completely stressed out,” he said.
“Many of us are elderly and would like to be able to enjoy our retirement in peace, but it makes our lives miserable.
The Sun has attempted to contact Mr Wildin for comment.
https://www.thesun.ie/motors/8623090/millionaire-man-cave-demolished-classic-cars-street/ We’re so fed up with the millionaire neighbor’s man cave that we want to put keys on his cars