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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Super Rally 2017 Custom Chrome Europe Ride-In Bike Show

Super Rally 2017 Custom Chrome Europe Ride-In Bike Show

And the Winner is...
SUPERRALLY 2017 Ride-In Bike Show
Get a little Chrome on your ride...

Saturday, June 3rd 2017, Pasohlavky, Czech Republic.
Superrally Ride in Bike Show, sponsored by Custom Chrome Europe.

By any means, shiny chrome was not necessary on the 2017 Superrally Ride In Bike-Show in Pasohlavky, since a lot of the bikes arrived under own power at the event site in scenic Southern Moravia: Creativity, new ideas and cool rideable "old school" creations were invited and asked to enter the bike show organized by Custom Chrome Europe who spent some € 2.000,-- into the prize pot. 

Called to duty on very short notice, it was on the Sunday before the upcoming Superrally that the CCE team got the task of organizing the 2017 Ride-In Bike-Show which was to take place during the Superrally. By then, the time table would have to squeeze in the ride-in bike-show into a roughly 3-hours window between the 3 pm and 6 pm Harley-Davidson stunt show, by any means a very short time to set up, judge and honor the winners in respectable fashion. The offer to place the bike-show in the center square and give the trophies from the main stage, not occupied before 7 pm when CCE-sponsored "Ruby Shock" performed the opening act of Saturdays show, was turned down by the organizers, so "special measures" had to be taken. "Motographer" Horst Roesler worked out a concept for the ride-in show in just one day out of his 20+ years experience in organizing and operating bike shows all over the world and made the job as easy as possible for participants and judges. 

While more than half of the 80+ invited bikes left the site for home on Saturday, including a lot of Italian and Swedish competitors, 24 bikes arrived at 3 pm and could be placed immediately, since the stunt show got cancelled due to the massive 32° heat over the ATC Merkur Campground, probably leaving the rest of the "marked" bikes near the lake and the owners at the watering holes.

Only two "late arrivals" had to be turned down, because they arrived at 5 pm, after the judging had already been performed and they would not have had a chance for a prize anyway. 
"Rather then having a complicated system which would not work in time anyway, we let the judges select their favorite five custom creations, out of which we then added up the "Top Ten" of the show, „no differences or ranking made", explains the Motographer, "the three finalists with the most points filtered out nicely, but there were some other bikes I favored too which unfortunately did not make the Top Ten. But that's how it works with multiple independent judges ..."

Into the "Top Three" came Martin Wabivegg with his extreme Pan-headed Survival-Racer crossover. If you got a name for that creation, say it! He was riding the bike to the event and is a regular visitor of the Superrallys. Second place went to Dr. Pavel Sefr who rode around the scenic Moravian roads on a fully functional 1914 Model J with sidecar! The 103 year old motorcycle is equipped with many period accessories and was one of the many antique Harley-Davidson highlights at this year´s Superrally. Unfortunately, we did not get a fitting 1963 "Duo Glide" into the bike show, the motorcycle that is on the logo of the Harley-Davidson Club Brn
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Benelux H.O.G. ® Rally 2017 in Antwerpen

 Benelux H.O.G. ® Rally 2017 vindt plaats in Antwerpen.

Van vrijdag 2 t/m zondag 4 juni zal recreatieterrein Muisbroek (of de “Ekerse Putten”) bij Antwerpen het domein worden van Harley-Davidson-rijders en -fans uit heel Europa. Dan vindt namelijk de Benelux H.O.G. Rally 2017 plaats. Het evenement, dat dit jaar georganiseerd wordt door de H.O.G.® Chapters Antwerp Diamond Port en Belgian Metropole Chapter uit Brussel, belooft een groots spektakel te worden met live muziek, fantastisch eten en drinken, een keur aan spannende acts en natuurlijk veel, heel veel motoren.

Wereldmerk, werelds entertainment

Centraal op het terrein staan twee festivaltenten met een podiumprogrammering voor iedere smaak. In de enorme ‘Big One’ is het funk, rock en disco wat de klok slaat. De ‘Extravaganza’ staat garant voor wereldmuziek uit onder andere Afrika en Brazilië, een Burlesque-show en als afsluiter iedere avond heel veel stevige vierkwartsmaten van top-DJ’s uit heel Europa, ondersteund door spannende acts. Heel bijzonder is een Street Art live Performance van Anthea Missy. Deze Franse artieste werkt in steden over de hele wereld en komt nu haar performance geven op de Benelux H.O.G. Rally.

Natuurlijk wordt de innerlijke mens ook niet vergeten. Op deze H.O.G. Rally geen standaard BBQ of lopend buffet, maar de wereldkeuken als centraal thema. Overal op het terrein staan foodtrucks waar bezoekers het beste van het beste uit alle windstreken kunnen proeven.

Bikes, bikes, bikes
Maar het zwaartepunt van iedere H.O.G. Rally is en blijft toch motoren. Er zijn prachtige tourritten door de omgeving, een PokerRun, een soort Game&Ride, een Bike-Show met de mooiste custom motoren, Demo- en testritten met de laatste Harley-Davidson® modellen, een BikerMarket, en als grootse afsluiter natuurlijk een Big Parade op zondag. De organisatie hoopt (en rekent) dan ook op honderden Harleys in al hun unieke gedaantes. Er bevinden zich diverse officiële hotels en campings in de naaste omgeving van het Rally terrein (zie Rally-website). Veilig parkeren van de motorfiets (of auto) is mogelijk op de parking aan de Ekersedijk, waar vandaan gebruik gemaakt kan worden van speciale shuttlebusjes. 

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