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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Sturgis Buffalo Chip® Gives Away Autographed Epiphone® Guitar in Rock the Holidays Sweepstakes

Sturgis Buffalo Chip® Gives Away Autographed Epiphone® Guitar in Rock the Holidays Sweepstakes

Sturgis, SD – The Sturgis Buffalo Chip is giving the public a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to win a limited edition Epiphone Coronet™ guitar signed by 2013 Buffalo Chip performing bands, Alien Ant Farm, Fuel and Filter. The one-of-a-kind guitar is the prize the Buffalo Chip will award to one lucky individual who enters its Rock the Holidays Guitar Sweepstakes. The sweepstakes is free to enter. Registration is now open at and participating partners’ sites.

In addition to autographs from Alien Ant Farm, Fuel and Filter, the commemorative Epiphone® guitar includes custom graphics and the signature of Buffalo Chip owner, Rod Woodruff. The instrument features a double cutaway design, compensated wrap-around bridge, single volume control, high output 700T humbucker pickup, mahogany body, bolt-on mahogany neck and a rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays.

“I can’t think of a better gift for someone to unwrap than a collectable guitar signed by these three amazing bands,” says Rod Woodruff, president of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. “It doesn’t matter whether you play guitar or not. This beautiful instrument is one of the most sought after collectibles of the Music Festival, and we’re eager to hand it over to the winner.” 

The three bands that signed the custom guitar performed the grand finale to the Buffalo Chip’s nine-day music festival during the Sturgis Rally in Aug. 2013. It is the only guitar of its kind autographed by the bands, making it a collector's dream.

Enter the Rock the Holidays Sweepstakes at or participating partners’ sites for your chance to win this exclusive Buffalo Chip music lover’s memento. Registration closes Dec. 17, 2013 at 5 p.m. MST. The winner will be announced Dec 19.

The participating partners who made the Sturgis Buffalo Chip Rock the Holidays possible include Epiphone, Alien Ant Farm, Fuel, Filter, Rock 106.5 FM in Salt Lake City, XROCK 101.1/103.5 FM in Rapid City, and
 The 33rd annual Sturgis Buffalo Chip Motorcycle and Music Festival will deliver nine days of non-stop entertainment including Florida Georgia Line and Lynyrd Skynrd. Running July 28-Aug. 9, 2014, camping passes are on sale now, and all concerts are free with camping. For more information about camping, concerts and motorcycle events at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip campground, visit or call (605) 347-9000.

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Categories: nieuws motoren

Kawasaki shows Supercharged Engine

Kawasaki onthult een Supercharged motorblok

Tijdens de 43e editie van de Tokyo Motor Show liet Kawasaki een aantal verassende en nieuwe concepten zien. Een daarvan is een nieuw Supercharged motorblok. 

Het nieuw ontwikkelde Supercharged motorblok komt voort uit jarenlange en wereldwijde ervaring van Kawasaki in de luchtvaart. Kawasaki heeft een lange geschiedenis in de ontwikkeling en productie van technologieën, waaronder gasturbine motoren. Deze kennis en ervaring vormt de inspiratie voor het ontwikkelen van Kawasaki’s eerste Supercharged motorblok welke volledig ‘binnenshuis’ geproduceerd kan worden.

De basis van een Supercharged motorblok wordt gevormd door de turbinebladen welke bestand moeten zijn tegen extreme temperaturen en trillingen, terwijl ze met een zeer hoge snelheid ronddraaien. Met de ontwikkeling van de combinatie van zowel de Supercharger én het motorblok, wordt het mogelijk om een ongekend efficiënt werkend Supercharged motorblok te maken voor motorfietsen.

Ondanks dat het Supercharged motorblok nog in de conceptfase is, geeft het model een duidelijke visie en focus weer van de Kawasaki Groep op de toekomst.
In de motorfietsen wereld, is Kawasaki van plan om te blijven zorgen voor interessante en innovatieve nieuwe motoren. Blijf Kawasaki dan ook volgen. Ook in de toekomst!

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