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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Roaring Toyz Introduces 2 New Styles of Fenders for Custom Wheel Baggers

Roaring Toyz Introduces 2 New Styles of Fenders 
for Custom Wheel Baggers

Sarasota, FL – Roaring Toys announced today that they have released 2 new fender styles to compliment the new larger size wheels that custom baggers are turning to…The “Classic” which is exactly that, classic in design and the “Wraparound” which follows the radius of the wheel perfectly…both designed to accommodate large custom wheels. 
Cover your tire and keep you bike clean with this American Made “Classic” Style Bagger Front Fender. This fender is for Harley-Davidson Touring Models with a 21" front wheel conversion and will bolt direct to your fork legs. This fender has the perfect clearance for your 21" Inch front tire and comes pre drilled for a perfect fit. Comes with chrome plated fender spacers for that added detail and is also available for 23” and 26” front wheels. 

Cover up that huge 30" tire with this American Made 30" “Wraparound” Bagger Front Fender. This fender is perfect for all Harley-Davidson Touring Models with a 30" front wheel conversion and will require custom spacers with the correct width to bolt direct to your fork legs.
Both are constructed from biaxial hand laid fiberglass for strength and durability. No need to cut down welds and rework like steel fenders.  Fenders are prepped and ready to paint with a supreme finish. You and your painter will love the finish on these custom molded front fenders. (All Roaring Toyz fenders are predrilled for that perfect fit) Available for the following models… Streetglide, Roadglide, Roadking, Electraglide and Ultra Classic.  (MSRP from $314.00 depending on size)

Roaring Toyz also has custom fenders available in steel, fiberglass and plastic in sizes 21, 23, 26, and 30 inch for Harley-Davidson, Kawasaki, Victory, Suzuki, Yamaha and Honda Cruiser Motorcycle Models. We sell only top quality fenders for models like Streetglide, Roadglide, Road King, Ultra Classic, Electra Glide, V-Rod, Fatboy, most softails, Kawasaki’s Vulcan, Vaquero and Voyager among other models.

For those interested in obtaining more information on Roaring Toyz, you can reach them at 941-953-4423, email them at or check them out online at

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100 jaar Harley-Davidson in Nederland en België!

Proficiat !!! Vandaag vieren we 100 jaar Harley-Davidson in Nederland en België! 

Vandaag, exact op 12 december 1913 vond de eerste presentatie plaats van Harley-Davidson in Amsterdam door de eerste importeur. Nou ja importeur, het waren twee studenten die vanuit hun studieplaats Delft opereerden. 

In een kleine stand toonden ze het 1914 eencilinder en twee cilinder model en buiten stond en zijspancombinatie gereed voor proefritten. Het is moeilijk te geloven, maar Harley-Davidson was in 1913 nauwelijks bekend. Amerikaanse merken als Indian en Excelsior timmerden al met succes aan de weg. Europa had daarbij keus genoeg uit vele Europese merken. 
(Tekst & Research Frank van Oortmerssen)

In editie 127 van het tijdschrift Het MotorRijwiel is het eerste deel van de research van Frank van Oortmerssen te vinden. Klik HIER om het te bekijken!

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