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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Big Bike Europe & AMD World Champs at INTERMOT

Big Bike Europe & AMD World Champs in alternate annual deal with INTERMOT

Following the well-received debut of the Big Bike Europe (BBE) Expo at Essen, in May 2013, organizer AMD Magazine has been invited to stage the AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building at the internationally respected INTERMOT Expo (October 1-5 2014, Cologne, Germany).

The AMD World Championship will rotate between INTERMOT and Big Bike Europe as alternate-annual expos at the Cologne Expo center – the next BBE therefore being in October 2015, and biennial thereafter.

Industry reaction to Big Bike Europe was almost universally positive in terms of both concept and organization. However, date issues were a primary factor in a promising but modest first year attendance. Rather than taking advantage of a four week earlier spring date option, the decision to co-join the AMD World Championship with INTERMOT and make BBE a biennial autumn/fall expo achieves three objectives.
It recognizes a fall/autumn timing preference that was voiced by many exhibitors. It capitalizes upon the attendance and frequency of the world’s premier international motorcycle industry event. It reduces the expo-budget burden on that (large) part of the international vendor community in Europe that already exhibits at INTERMOT.
INTERMOT routinely attracts between 200,000 and 250,000 trade and consumer visitors, from some 117 countries. As such it is by far the best attended international motorcycle exhibition of its kind in the world.

“Prior to the initial Big Bike Europe announcement in 2011, there had already been dialog about whether to co-join the AMD World Championship with one of the largest of the established shows,” explains organizer Robin Bradley. “However, the choice of spring or autumn/fall dating was always a 50/50 coin-toss, and both still have valid arguments in their favor. It is only by trying each option out that we can establish the best possible long-term formula for the project.
“The mission has always been to provide the custom motorcycle market with access to the largest possible audience of motivated and relevant customers. This has always been our primary driving force, and has informed all our venue and strategic decisions, ever since 2004.
“INTERMOT has the attendance; it has the facility; it has the large-displacement focus and, above all, it has the international status that is absolutely in the crosshairs of what we have always been trying to achieve.

“We felt we needed ‘Proof of Concept’ for BBE before we were fully in a position to understand the best way forward for the Championship competitor and BBE exhibitor communities. We needed t
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IGM Trading presenteert de 2014 Premier Helmen

 IGM Trading: 2014 nieuws van Premier Helmen

  Premier Helmets Vintage Kevlar Carbon.
 De Premier Vintage helm is een jethelm waarmee u zeer zeker gezien mag worden. Door zijn uitstekende pasvorm/comfort, sterke schaal, geïntegreerd vizier, graphics en zeker door zijn lichte gewicht is het een helm die al menig motorrijder met veel plezier wordt gedragen. Het model Vintage is in diverse uitvoering verkrijgbaar. Voor meer info

En natuurlijk zijn er meer Premier helmen voor de custom, cruiser en chopperrijder, 
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