Madness Photography started as an official, serious company in 1998.
But the history of Madness Photography started long before. Onno “Berserk” Wieringa, founder and owner of Madness Photography, has been a self-taught photographer since he was a little kid and started to take pictures of something he loved since the day he was born: motorcycles!

His motorcycles
After he finished high school, he started working for various Harley-Davidson shops, where he learned to work on bikes. At the age of 17, he already owned two Triumph’s and when he was eighteen he had four Triumphs and a Suzuki GT 750. After getting his drivers license, when he was eighteen, the Triumphs all had to go and were replaced by a bike that he had wanted since the day he was born; a Harley-Davidson. This bike is still in his life; it’s an FXE-F 1200 Super Glide Fat Bob, which has been rebuild and modified endlessly and ridden for many miles. Going everywhere on the bike, there was one thing he always had in his pocket; his camera!
At the age of 23 he started drag racing, and he and his team named “Midnight Madness”, raced the bike on all the major races and drag strips all over Europe. He has competed in many classes; starting with the Street bikes, than Ultimate Street Bike, Super Stock, Pro-Stock, and then finally in the fastest gas burning class; Top Gas! Also again taking thousands of photo’s of everything interesting, at every racetrack! Being a racer for more than 18 years gave him insight in the world of fast bikes, and he’s still involved in the world of drag racing as a helper/mechanic and of course photographer / reporter.

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BikerWedding bij opening MOTORbeurs Utrecht 2014

‘Jawoord’ in motorstijl op unieke BikerWedding 
bij opening MOTORbeurs Utrecht 2014

Gek op motorrijden en dol op elkaar, dus de hoogste tijd voor een ‘jawoord’ in motorstijl op de BikerWedding van MOTORbeurs Utrecht 2014. Alle officiële vergunningen zijn binnen voor deze feestelijke trouwerij: een regelrechte primeur voor de beurs die komend jaar de dertigste editie viert. Een ambtenaar van de burgerlijke stand van Utrecht zal het huwelijk bezegelen. De BikerWedding is het hoogtepunt van de opening van MOTORbeurs Utrecht op donderdag 20 februari.

Verliefde stellen die elkaar op deze gedroomde locatie trouw willen beloven, kunnen zich tot en met 29 september aanmelden via een formulier op de beurssite. Na het sluiten van de inschrijving heeft het Nederlandse motorpubliek twee weken de tijd om te stemmen op favoriete kandidaten. 
Een jury voert gesprekken met drie genomineerde stellen en kiest de gelukkigen die te midden van blinkend chroom, rubber en een enthousiast motorbeurspubliek het boterbriefje en een passend pakket prachtige motorcadeaus krijgen uitgereikt. Een bruisend begin voor een kersvers motorechtpaar bij de start van het nieuwe motorseizoen. De data van MOTORbeurs Utrecht zijn van donderdag 20 februari tot en met zondag 23 februari 2014.

maandag 16 september 2013/Author: Onno Wieringa/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Artikel rating: Geen rating
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10th Annual Sidecar Rally at the National Motorcycle Museum

10th Annual Sidecar Rally at the National Motorcycle Museum

Velorex, Hannigan, Vetter, Champion were brands among the field of over 50 side car rigs last Saturday at the National Motorcycle Museum. The East Central Iowa Sidecar Association staged their 10th annual Sidecar Rally at the Museum. Rigs and their owners from five states plus Iowa were on site. Local  newspaper journalist from the Journal-Eureka, Becky DirksHaugsted gave event organizer John Dennis a big hug. “It was her first ride ever in a sidecar rig,” said John. “We went out for about a 20 mile group ride and Becky was thrilled!”

A good number of Harleys were present including a ’65 Panhead and a ’78 Shovelhead, even a V-Rod but their were much older machines as well including a truly antique Henderson with a sidecar. There was even a fully fabricated custom pulling a sidecar. Hall of Famers Mike and Margaret Wilson came up from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Mike offered, “It’s a marvelous event at a great place.  I’ve always enjoyed sidecars.” Mike and Margaret’s Harley FXRS based rig is on display in the Museum currently.

zaterdag 14 september 2013/Author: Onno Wieringa/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Artikel rating: Geen rating
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