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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Parts Europe News: The Icon TiMax-Collection has returned

The Icon TiMax-Collection has returned
Be perfectly equipped to slay the dragons 

Icon-lovers will be over the moon. The TiMax-Collection has returned - but interpreted with a modern twist and featuring D3O impact protectors and a removable vest liner. 

What is staged as a battle against dragons and fire in the Youtube video also looks almost as archaic in reality. Sturdy leather, massive titanium plates and a powerful design are featured in the jacket (SRP 529,- € incl. VAT) and the gloves which are available as a short (SRP 239,- € incl. VAT) and a long version (SRP 361,-€ incl. VAT). The matching pants (SRP 192,- € incl. VAT) with integrated flex zones in the knee area and removable D3O impact protectors complete the “dark side of the ride” picture. 

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John Parham

John Parham, Founder of J&P Cycles, Chairman of the National Motorcycle Museum in Iowa, lost his long battle with pulmonary fibrosis today, April 20, 2017. 

This sad, very sad news came as a huge shock. John and I were friends for more than 25 years. He had a huge influence in my life, not only when he owned J&P Cycles, but also after he started his National Motorcycle Museum, in which I spent many, many days.

Just a few weeks ago I was visiting John and Jill.

I visited John and Jill only a few weeks ago, and we had a great day, we had breakfast, we toured the museum as we always did, and talked motorcyles of course. 
John, it's an honour to be your friend, thanks for everything, I will miss you very much. Jill, you had a great husband, you can be proud of him!

John was recognized often for his marketing work and event development and promotion, John was a passionate motorcyclist, and loved the history of the sport. Amassing a large motorcycle collection, much of it has been on display at the Museum helping to tell the history of motorcycling. John was a recipient of industry awards and inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame. He will be missed by his wife Jill, son Zachary, daughter-in-law Bree and two grandchildren plus a large community of antique motorcycle enthusiasts. There will be a celebration of John’s life, likely in early May and friends are invited to attend. The National Motorcycle Museum website will offer details on this gathering.
vrijdag 21 april 2017/Author: Onno Wieringa/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Artikel rating: Geen rating
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