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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INTERMOT 2018 presents the first European Stunt Championship Finale

INTERMOT 2018 presents the first 
European Stunt Championship Finale

The first European Champion will be selected on 7 October 2018

In the stunt shows at INTERMOT, the best in the business turn physics on its head and demonstrate what seems impossible on two wheels but is still possible for the “masters”. Every two years, the top acts on the stunt scene present hot tricks in the event spaces at Cologne's leading international motorcycle fair. Now the absolute stunt highlight awaits visitors to INTERMOT 2018: the first European Stunt Championship Finale.

Hungarian Herczeg Balász, also known as “Troger Mokus” (Flying Squirrel) is considered one of the best European stunt riders and has already thrilled the audience at INTERMOT many times. Along with event manager Imre Ujhelyi, who secured the rights to the European Street Freestyle Cup at the FIM/ Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme, he initiated the first European Stunt Championship. The large numbers of visitors and the international orientation of INTERMOT convinced the planners of the European Stunt Championship to hold the Finale exclusively in Cologne. 

On 6 February, the contract was finally signed for the Stunt EM Finale to take place at this year's INTERMOT. The 50 best stunt riders from 15 nations are expected to fight for the European stunt riding crown over the three-day competition on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The tentative schedule for the FIM European Stunt Championship - INTERMOT 2018:

3 – 4 October 2018: Free practice

5 – 7 October 2018: Competition with compulsory and freestyle rounds

As an event-oriented trade fair, INTERMOT will once again not only be offering its visitors product displays by companies exhibiting at the fair and the European Stunt Championship, but also a host of other highlights on the topics of motorcycles, scooters and motorsport. On the different test tracks, the visitors will be able to try out the new models for themselves. Whether novice, returner or experienced motorcycle or scooter rider – with the range of test tracks available, no one is left out. From 3 to 7 October 2016, INTERMOT will showcase the latest motorcycles, scooters, e-bikes as well as the most important developments in electric mobility, accessories, clothing, parts, customizing, tourism and workshop equipment on the Koelnmesse exhibition grounds. INTERMOT Cologne extends over approximately 100,000 square metres of exhibition space as well as around 60,000 square metres of outdoor area.

Koelnmesse – Global Competence in Digital Media, Entertainment and Mobility: Koelnmesse is an international leader in organising trade fairs in the Digital Media, Entertainment and Mobility segments. Trade fairs like photokina, dmexco, gamescom, INTERMOT and THE TIRE COLOGNE are established as leading international trade fairs and are being expanded by future-oriented formats like DIGILITY. Koelnmesse not only organises trade fairs in these areas in Cologne, but also in other growth markets like, for example, China, Singapore and Thailand, which have different areas of focus and content. These global activities offer customers of Koelnmesse tailor-made events in different markets, which guarantee sustainable and international business.

maandag 19 maart 2018/Author: Onno Wieringa/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Artikel rating: Geen rating
Categories: nieuws motoren

Open House weekend Motor Saloon

Zaterdag 24 & zondag 25 maart Open House weekend.
Kom proefrijden op de 2018 modellen!

De nachten worden korter, de dagen langer: het nieuwe motorseizoen staat voor de deur! 
En zoals ieder jaar openen wij het seizoen met gierende banden tijdens het Open House 
weekend. Alle 2018 modellen, waaronder het nieuwste model de Sport Glide en alle 
vernieuwde Softail modellen, staan voor je klaar om een proefrit mee te maken. 

Dit weekend is het uitgelezen moment om kennis te maken met onze nieuwste bikes, specials, 
accessoires, kleding en helmen dus zet dit weekend met dikke letters in je agenda!
Wat mag je van ons verwachten tijdens het weekend?

- Maak kennis met onze 2018 modellen waarvan de meeste klaar staan voor een proefrit.
Ook de splinternieuwe Sport Glide en de vernieuwde Softail en Touring modellen staan 
klaar. Vergeet alleen je rijbewijs en paspoort niet!
- Zeer grote en nieuwe collectie kleding, cadeauartikelen en motoraccessoires.
- Maar liefst 15% korting op alle H-D kleding, helmen, (hand)schoenen, cadeauartikelen, 
sieraden en motoraccessoires t/m modeljaar 2017.
- Gratis Harley-Davidson mok bij besteding vanaf € 175,00. OP=OP!
- Opruiming in onze winkel met 50% korting op de oude collectie dames- & heren kleding.
- Op beide dagen diverse stands aanwezig met demonstraties en leuke aanbiedingen.
- Alles onder het genot van een hapje en een drankje
- Gratis een exclusieve 115th Anniversary pin voor de eerste klanten.

Zaterdag 24 en zondag 25 maart diverse stands met demonstraties en acties 
waaronder: Leatherstream leerbewerking, GOMotorbiking motorreizen, 
Rock City Chapter, H-D Insurance, Scorpion helmen, Secura handschoenen, 
John Doe Kevlar kleding, Vulcavite wassen zonder water, Rokker Kevlar Jeans.

Zondag 25 maart New Members Day
De New Members Day wordt georganiseerd voor iedereen die dit jaar een motor heeft 
gekocht bij Motor Saloon maar ook voor degenen die al enige tijd Harley rijden en dit jaar 
besloten hebben voor het eerst lid te worden van het Rock City Chapter. Op deze dag wordt 
het bestuur en de vrijwilligers aan je voo
zondag 18 maart 2018/Author: Onno Wieringa/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Artikel rating: Geen rating
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