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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Screamin' Eagle Team Makes its Third Final-Round Appearance in Four Races

MOHNTON, PA - With his Harley-Davidson® V-Rod® motorcycle sporting a special Hard Candy Custom Pink Flake livery in recognition of October's Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Harley-Davidson® Screamin' Eagle®/Vance & Hines rider Ed Krawiec rode to the final round of eliminations at the Auto-Plus NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway. Krawiec lost in the final to Viper Motorcycle Company Buell rider Matt Smith.

Krawiec's run to the finals was his second in four NHRA Countdown to the Championship events and the third for the Harley-Davidson® Screamin' Eagle®/Vance & Hines team, including a win in Dallas for Krawiec and one in Charlotte for his teammate, Andrew Hines. Krawiec leaves Maple Grove Raceway in fifth place in the Countdown playoffs, but only 16 points behind Lucas Oil Bull rider Hector Arana Jr. in second place. With the win Smith leads Arana Jr. by 125 points.

"I hate to say we are all racing for second, but Smith has a pretty big points lead and a fast bike," said Krawiec, the defending Pro Stock Motorcycle champion. "We have struggled a lot this season, so it's satisfying to be getting some good results the past few weeks. Some of the other front-running teams are either taking too many risks or not risking enough. I think our week-to-week consistency is what brings us the success we are having."

Krawiec qualified 11th for event with an Elapsed Time (ET) of 6.993 seconds. Harley-Davidson® Screamin' Eagle®/Vance & Hines rider Andrew Hines had a best qualifying ET of 6.973 and was seeded eighth on the team's other V-Rod motorcycle.Sovereign-Star Racing Buell rider Michael Ray topped qualifying with an ET of 6.857 seconds.

On Sunday, Hines defeated Wyotech Suzuki rider Steve Johnson in the first round of eliminations, but lost to Ray in round two.

"We put a new rear tire on my bike this weekend and struggled with set-up a little at first, but had a good run in the first round," said Hines, who did not qualify for the Countdown. "We tried a different tune-up in round two and I think we found something to use in the future. Our new engine is still down on performance to the fastest bikes here, so we just have to be consistent and take advantage when others make mistakes."

Krawiec did just that in the first two rounds Sunday, getting wins over Buell rider Adam Arana and Lucas Oil Buell rider Hector Arana Sr. when both fouled at the starting line. In the third round Krawiec defeated Nitro Fish Suzuki rider LE Tonglet. In the final, Krawiec's ET of 6.956 seconds was not enough to beat Smith, who ran 6.936.

"We ran close to Smith's time in the semi-finals, so I thought we had a chance in the finals," said Krawiec, "but he knew a win would give him a big points lead and he went for it. Still a good day for our team to get to the final."

After four of six events in the NHRA Countdown to the Championship playoffs, Smith le
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Al achttien jaar heeft De Schipper, door vrienden en bekenden meestal ’t Schippertje genoemd, een succesvolle Open Dag in Lommel gehouden. De laatste drie jaar is het meer een Rockabilly dag met bijpassende muziek uit die jaren geworden, iets wat steeds verder uitgroeit tot een groot evenement.
Op zes oktober was er weer ook ditmaal weer de jaarlijkse Amerikaanse Dag bij de Biker & Indian Store De Schipper in Lommel. American Cars, Bikes, Oldtimers en optredens van de rockabilly band ‘Out of Cash’ en van de Belgische kampioenen Rock ’n Roll dansen waren te zien, er was een gezellige bar, de zaak was geopend en op de buitenplaats stond het vol mensen die genoten van de muziek en een hapje en drankje namen...

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