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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Dirico Motorcycles planning international expansion

Dirico planning international expansion

DIRICO Motorcycles, the US custom production motorcycle brand co-owned by Aerosmith front man Steven Tyler, is set for international expansion as it targets Europe and the Middle East as it prepares a new model range.

 Tyler traveled to EICMA, the annual European motorcycle trade show held in Milan, with Dirico President Stephen Talarico, to showcase the range of six motorcycles.

 Didirco’s model line-up includes  three retro-styled machines; the Flyer, Speedster, and Bobber. The bikes are built around softail style frames, the Flyer and Speedster use a Kraft-Tech design, while the Bobber is Dirico’s proprietary offering. Springer forks are used on all of the machines. Motive power is provided by an 88ci Twin Cam in the Flyer, a 96ci Twin Cam in the Bobber, and the Speedster gets a 110ci Twin Cam.
 Designed with female riders in mind, the Heartbreaker has a frame that situates the rider in a lower, central position. A complete H-D 88ci Twin Cam drivetrain is used, and is dressed with Vance & Hines True Dual exhausts with fish mouth tips. Standard equipment on the Heartbreaker includes white wall tires and hard bags.

 There are two performance models in the Dirico line-up; the Pro Street and Pro Street Roadster. Once again both have softail style frames, but for these models they are combined with USD forks and 240-section rear tires. A 103ci Twin Cam powers the Pro Street and the Pro Street Roadster gains a Screamin’ Eagle 110 motor. 

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Sturgis Rider Sweepstakes

Sturgis Rider Sweepstakes

Sturgis, SD  – The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® announces it will reveal its official 2014 Sturgis Rider Sweepstakes Victory motorcycle and matching Epiphone guitar for the first time during the upcoming Daytona Bike Week in Daytona, FL. 

The highly anticipated annual sweepstakes is a chance for one Buffalo Chip fan to ride off on a Ness-customized Victory Motorcycle, complete with a matching Les Paul Studio Epiphone Guitar. The Victory Motorcycle factory display at the Daytona International Speedway will showcase the bike and guitar March 8-16, and rally-goers are encouraged to stop by the free display to register for this sought-after prize package. No purchase is necessary to win this bike and guitar. One must simply register to win. Those unable to visit the Daytona Victory display may register online at The Buffalo Chip will award the bike and guitar to the sweepstakes winner during its annual Motorcycle and Music Festival this August.

“It’s not every day you get to give away a custom bike and a guitar,” says Brian Kirkendall, Marketing Director for Victory Motorcycles. “To see the look on the lucky person’s face when they win — it’s one of the coolest things ever."

The winner of the Sturgis Rider Sweepstakes will take home his or her very own 2014 Victory Cross Country® 8-Ball customized by renowned builder, Cory Ness of Arlen Ness Enterprises. The bike is chock full of distinctive custom Ness parts and unique features.

“This year’s bike is loaded up with the best of the best from Arlen Ness,” exclaims builder, Cory Ness. “We started at the front with our new Beveled 23” billet wheel, 6 degree raked trees and a 23” Ness front fender.  We added some Ness ape hanger handlebars and Fusion grips to give the bike some additional attitude.  We also stretched the tank to accept the custom leather seat from Le Pera.  The rest of the bike is covered in Ness Beveled accessories.  I'm confident this bike is going to make someone very, very happy.”

The Sturgis Rider Sweepstakes bike and guitar both feature matching custom paint jobs courtesy of award-winning painter, Kirk Taylor of Custom Design Studios. Taylor’s affinity for retro styling made him the ideal candidate to perfect both the bike and guitar’s striking exterior. He was able to realize his imaginative vision for the two using eye-catching paints from PPG.

“When the Buffalo Chip approached me about the Sturgis Rider Sweepstakes bike, they were thinking something traditional,” says Taylor. “I immediately thought of 'California Kid,' a traditional iconic hot rod from the '70s. It was a '34 Ford that was black with orange flames and white pin stripes. I didn't think you could get much more traditional than that. So I contacted my friends at PPG, who happened to have a gorgeous orange color in their Vibrance line. The guitar and bike will be both a basic black with a pearlized orange flame and a white stripe, and the custom guitar is named the 'California Kid.'”

“Cory Ness and Kirk Taylor have truly outdone themselves with this year’s sweepstakes bike,” says Rod Woodruff, presiden
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