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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2014 Dubai Motor Tuning Show

2014 Dubai Motor Tuning Show

Dubai Motor Tuning Show show is in 2014the Middle East and those of Europe – mostly from Germany – who attended last year’s inaugural edition of this show in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The 2nd edition of the Middle East Motor & Tuning Show (MEMTS) for custom motorcycles and cars will take place  in Sharjah, approx. 3 km from Dubai March 13th to 15th. For the 1st time, a biker  live “Build-Off” competition opposing  Reini Servello of Bobber Garage in Liechtenstein against multi-show winner (Sturgis, Daytona, Faak) Mario Kyprianides of Abu Dhabi-based Chopper Kulture.

Both teams have signed international top airbrush artists Austrian Markus Pfeil of Pfeil Design and German Danny Schramm who will perform live artwork front of the crowd.

dubaiterThunder Media’s Frank Sander is the organizer of the bike show featuring both American, European and of course Arabian bike builders. In cooperation with the organizers of the famous Vegas SEMA show, the Dubai event will also feature an exhibition of US car builders, of tuners and custom part vendors. On the program, a Drift Show using Japanese and 4×4 Drifters as seen in the “Fast & Furious” series and a live tuning to entertain attendees. Well, a pretext for many to escape winter temperatures for hot Arabian sands. Visitors, vendors and dealers can find more information at Middle East Motor & Tuning Show.

maandag 9 december 2013/Author: Onno Wieringa/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Artikel rating: Geen rating
Categories: nieuws motoren

New Harley-Davidson Trike Lift meets worldwide approval standards

New Harley-Davidson Trike Lift 
meets worldwide approval standards

Specialist workshop equipment manufacturer Marolo Test has introduced a new version of its respected ModuLift, specified for the Harley-Davidson Tri Glide.
Based on the company's patented modular lift platform, this new version of an established top seller builds on the success that the company has had with the ATV/Quad version of a lift program that is based around six removable plates for 2-3- or 4-wheel vehicle versatility.
Marolo Test first introduced their ModuLift concept in 2005 and manufacture and assemble all the major components in-house and with selected suppliers near their Cholet headquarters near Nantes in western France.
Specified to meet or exceed all European and international type approvals and certifications, all Marolo lifts are available in a choice of pneumatic or hydraulic power.
"However, 80 percent of our sales are pneumatic because of the ease of use, reliability and cost-effectiveness of pneumatic power", Marolo's International Sales Director Raphael Girard told AMD Magazine when we visited their factory earlier this year.
The company was founded in 1958 and is believed to have been the first, or at least is certainly among the very first, to have introduced what we now know as dynamometer technology into the motorcycle industry.
Still a leading European manufacturer of dynamometers, these days in conjunction with Daniel Fuchs, the Marolo Test program also includes innovative turnkey workshop solutions and the award-winning MaroloBio solvent-free bacteria based parts cleaning system.
Marolo Test have an established importer and distributor network, who will be carrying this new product line in addition to the full range of existing Marolo Test workshop equipment, including their dynamometers. However, the company does have openings for some additional importers/distributors in some countries, and would also be happy to hear from any specialist Harley aftermarket, trike industry, and custom v-twin market specialists.