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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Krawiec Holds Seventh Position in NHRA Countdown to the Championship

CONCORD, NC – Harley-Davidson® Screamin' Eagle®/Vance & Hines rider Andrew Hines rode a Harley-Davidson® V-Rod® motorcycle to the team's first NHRA National event victory of the season at the Carlyle Tools NHRA Carolina Nationals presented by NAPA Auto Parts at zMAX Dragway. Hines won the event when Lucas Oil Buell rider Hector Arana Sr. fouled at the start in the final round of eliminations.

"This was a get-well weekend for the Screamin' Eagle team," said Hines, who won three of four rounds against opponents who fouled at the start. "The fact is I was at the starting line and did my job, and they didn't. That's how it works in drag racing. I had a good bike today with a nice, consistent clutch that gave me great starts."

Hines qualified ninth for the event with an Elapsed Time (ET) of 6.924 seconds. Harley-Davidson® Screamin' Eagle®/Vance & Hines rider Ed Krawiec qualified the team's other V-Rod motorcycle in sixth position with an ET of 6.893 seconds. Viper Motorcycle Company Buell rider Matt Smith led all qualifiers with a 6.854-second ET.

On Sunday Hines advanced from round one when Viper Motorcycle Company Buell rider John Hall fouled. Hines scored a holeshot win over Matt Smith on the other Viper Motorcycle Company Buell in round two. In round three, Nitro Fish Suzuki rider LE Tonglet fouled at the start to hand Hines a ticket to his first final-round appearance of the season. In the final, Arana Sr. left the line 0.028 seconds early. Hines had a reaction time of only 0.001 seconds and barely avoided his own red-light start.

"We figured to win in the final we'd need an outstanding start, so we sped the clutch up a little, and then the air cooled off and I probably had some adrenalin going, so we cut it pretty close," said Hines.

Krawiec got a win over Vroom/MBP/LAT Racing Oil Buell rider Mike Berry in round one, but lost to Arana Sr. in the second round.

"I had a good bike this weekend and we got the clutching figured out, which is tricky at Charlotte because it has a down-hill start," said Krawiec, the defending Pro Stock Motorcycle champion. "We just didn't have enough for Hector in the second round. We lost a little ground to the leader in the points race, but gained on the bunch right ahead of us. We are in a good position to move up in the standings next week."

The Charlotte event was the first of six in the NHRA Countdown to the Championship playoffs, which includes Krawiec and nine other riders who qualified to race for the title after the firs
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Freedom Performance Triple stepped headers

Freedom Performance Triple stepped headers
 for 2014 year models

FREEDOM performance is now offering what it claims to be the worlds first and only triple stepped curved radius header system for selected platforms and models from as early as 1986 right up the new 2014 introductions.

The header pipes are stepped in size from 13⁄4 to 17⁄8 to 2in, and covered by a one-piece, full length, 220-degree coverage heat shields. The system is said to be engineered for anti-reversion, torque and optimal horsepower.
The pipes are supplied as standard with performance baffle sections, and optional quiet baffles sections are available.
Engineered to fit the new Harley Breakout, '08-'14 Rocker, '95-'14 Bagger, '86-'14 Softail, '91-'14 Dyna , '06-'14 Victory and '86-'14 Sportster models, all of the pipes are available in chrome or special order high-temperature black finish.

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