The 47-year-old's records include the world's fastest turbine bike after hitting 234mph. Zef Eisenberg as he competes on the Mad Max Turbine A biker who died while attempting a British land speed record at an airfield has been named as millionaire businessman Zef Eisenberg.

Here are the top five facts about Anna Strout you should know. "At 220mph the disc on my vertebrae was popping out. "Yes, the Bike is road legal - … A month later he returned to clock up 210.3 mph in a Porsche 911 Turbo, making him the only person to exceed 200 mph by both car and bike on the Sands.

The most recent of those came at Elvington in late September, when he set four new FIA benchmarks on the EISENBERG V8 motorcycle. Three years later, the pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline stepped in “out of the blue” to buy the whole business for £162 million. The Sun website is regulated by the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO), Comments are subject to our community guidelines, which can be viewed, Zef Eisenberg, 47, was killed in the high-speed crash at Elvington Airfield, in York, The driver was killed trying to break the 207mph UK land-speed record, Eisenberg was a self-confessed 'speed freak' and had dozens of records under his belt, One of the last photographs shared by Zef, believed to be the Porsche he was in at the time of the crash, The speedster's family confirmed his tragic death, The 47-year-old had previously survived a high-speed crash, Zef dedicated his life to breaking records, Eisenberg holds more than 50 speed records, The 47-year-old's records include the world's fastest turbine bike after hitting 234mph, The racer shared a photograph of a Madmax car just a few days before the crash, Officers are continuing their investigation today, Officials said a full investigation will be launched into the circumstances of the fatal crash, Motorsport UK said their thoughts were with the driver's family, Zef was a competitive bodybuilder and sports nutrition entrepreneur, The crumpled wreckage of the car is pictured being taken away from the scene of the collision, Authorities are investigating the tragedy, Police said the serious crash unfolded just after 4.30pm on Thursday, Richard Hammond has also almost been killed at the airfield, Elvington Airfield is often used by drivers attempting to break speed records, Driver killed trying to break 207mph land speed record at airfield in North Yorkshire, Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO), Fastest sand speed record ever achieved by a wheel-powered vehicle at 210.332mph at Pendine Sands, Fastest flying quarter (one way) wheel powered record at 206.492mph, In 2019, he became the only person in history to have travelled over 200mph on a bike and car at Pendine and a flying mile record in bike and car in Britain, and the only person to hold car and bike records, other than John Surtees. Motorsport UK said that it was working with the event organiser and North Yorkshire Police on the probe. www.blglobal.co.uk/Interviews.aspx?id=zef-eisenberg-the-man-with-a-plan In 1995 he invested “every single penny I owned” – some £3,000, including profits from the book – to start Maximuscle, which grew to be the UK’s largest supplier of sports nutritional drinks, whey protein and other products that fed the growing demands of what he called “an increasingly body-conscious world” in which “footballers have six-packs not pot-bellies … and ‘size zero’ is out of fashion.

"Zef leaves behind his partner Mirella D'Antonio and two children. Eisenberg told the PA news agency at the time how he carried a photo of his friend in his leathers and also wore Mathison's knee slides.

Despite being told he may never walk again, he recovered after a few months and returned to the airfield on the anniversary of the crash. Anna's net worth is estimated at $1.5 million while that of her husband is pegged at $10 million, according to reports.

Coronavirus R rate 'drops to 1' raising questions over second lockdown, Bake Off finalist dies from cancer aged 48 as wife pays tribute, I'm mortgage-free at 35 & once paid for a £1.2k supermarket shop with coupons, Whose Line Is it Anyway? A DAREDEVIL driver was killed trying to break a 207mph land speed record when his car "veered off the runway and flipped", it was claimed today. By using this site, you agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Eisenberg was a fully qualified senior gym instructor, specialising in nutrition and conducted two years of endocrinological research at the British Medical Research Centre and Pharmaceutical Association. "He's hopefully smiling down now from heaven.". He said: "My problem is, when is it enough? He said: "My problem is, when is it enough? He further featured in the Sunday Times for his rear-wheel engine powered cycle. This comes days after several new Guinness World Records were set at Elvington including by terminally ill Jason Liversidge who travelled 67mph in a specially-adapted wheelchair. Millionaire TV presenter and Maximuscle founder Zef Eisenberg, who held a number of records for motorbike racing, was killed in a Porsche 911 Turbo S car at Elvington Airfield, in York yesterday. A DAREDEVIL driver was killed trying to break a 207mph land speed record when his car "veered off the runway and flipped", it was claimed today. Latterly based in Guernsey – where he supported local philanthropic projects and liked to point out that “the speed limit is just 35 mph” – he deployed his £80 million fortune to fund his MadMax race team, develop new high-powered cars and bikes, and build Maxicorp, a new business which became one of the Channel Islands’ largest commercial and residential landlords. He said the team then installed a strap from his helmet to his body to "stop his head from snapping backwards". His success in land speed racing led him to … Eisenberg, a former competitive body builder and founder of sports nutrition company Maximuscle, has previously presented an ITV4 series called Speed Freaks while also appearing on other shows including The Bike Show. Born in London, the racer left school after taking his GCSEs before founding brand Maximuscle which quickly became a major UK sports nutrition supplier. "They, in turn, were left feeling upbeat and in an enlightened mood.

This comes days after several new Guinness World Records were set at Elvington including by terminally ill Jason Liversidge who travelled 67mph in a specially-adapted wheelchair.

[14] Maxicorp is the registered trademark holder of Eisenberg and Madmax in the UK and EU. He has recently been living in Saint Peter Port in Guernsey - helping to establish the island's largest concrete skatepark and largest adventure playground. The next thing I knew was all these police cars rolled up.". On 3 October 1970, Tony Densham, set a record at Elvington, Yorkshire, by averaging 207.6 m.p.h. Zef’s need for speed and desire to break that land-speed record is infectious and makes for compelling viewing.”[24] In May 2019, Eisenberg achieved his goal of achieving the fastest ever wheel driven vehicle bike and car at Pendine sands, with speeds in excess of 210 mph. https://uk.news.yahoo.com/biker-killed-land-speed-record-115331795.html The crash unfolded as he tried to set a new world record - rushed to hospital with 11 broken bones and was presumed dead. [citation needed].

[41][42], Eisenberg broke 11 bones in the crash, including his pelvis, hip and femur. ", The statement added: "The thoughts of everyone at Motorsport UK and within the UK motorsport community continue to be with Zef Eisenberg's family, the organisers of the event, and other members of the motorsport community who were present at Elvington Airfield.". The father-of-two previously survived a near-fatal crash while travelling at 230mph on a Rolls-Royce jet turbine-powered motorcycle at Elvington Airfield in 2016. The property business has bought and sold properties worth around £210 million in London, the Channel Islands and Gibraltar. Fastest Flying mile (2 way) 187.962 mph (same measurement as Sir Malcolm Campbell), Pendine record. Eisenberg was able to raise almost a million dollars for Anna's mother, Toby Strout's, organization after getting back with Anna. At Elvington in September 2019 Eisenberg broke the world's fastest time for an unfaired electric motorbike and dedicated the achievement to a teammate who died at the Isle of Man TT races. [7], In 2019, Eisenberg was awarded 'Parish champion of the year' in the 'Pride of Guernsey' 2019 awards for their 5yr project to deliver the Saumarez Park playground Project. ", The statement added: "The thoughts of everyone at Motorsport UK and within the UK motorsport community continue to be with Zef Eisenberg's family, the organisers of the event, and other members of the motorsport community who were present at Elvington Airfield.

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"This is the worst crash I have seen here for years - worse than Richard Hammond. The 47-year-old died when his Porsche 911 Turbo is claimed to have "veered off the runway and flipped" as he drove at the Elvington Airfield near York on Thursday. Just last month he launched a V8 motorcycle, the Eisenberg V8, that has a 3,000cc V8 engine. ", The attempt was organised by Straightliners Limited and the UK Timing Association, which said: "All in Straightliners and UKTA extend their condolences to Zef's partner Mirella, the Eisenberg family, the vehicle operating and build crew and all those who supported Zef's speed efforts with his bikes and car.". Over the years, a number of other drivers including Tony Densham and Robert Horne have broken the records. Today, a finger tip search was being conducted of the runway at Elvington as the investigation continued. [6], As of September 2017, Eisenberg appeared to have fully recovered. Zef Eisenberg, a millionaire motorcycle enthusiast, died at age 47 on Thursday after he crashed a sports car while attempting to break a British land speed. Born in London, the racer left school after taking his GCSEs before founding brand Maximuscle which quickly became a major UK sports nutrition supplier. "The car just veered off the runway and flipped. A biker who died while attempting a British land speed record at an airfield has been named as millionaire businessman Zef Eisenberg. Millionaire Eisenberg, a self-proclaimed "Speed Freak", had about 50 British and world land speed records including a Guinness World Record. Health and Safety officials from York Council arrived on site to liaise with police searching the runway for clues.