MADNESS PHOTOGRAPHY

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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Lego Harley-Davidson Fat Boy

Lego Creator Expert Harley-Davidson Fat Boy
Riders Rejoice As Lego Group Introduces Lego Creator Expert Harley-Davidson Fat Boy

The LEGO Group revealed its latest LEGO Creator Expert model – 
a Harley-Davidson Fat Boy that will cruise into LEGO Stores globally on August 1, 2019.
Developed in collaboration with Harley-Davidson, this detailed LEGO interpretation of the iconic Milwaukee motorcycle captures the beauty of the real-life machine with finishes, surfaces, and design elements crafted to replicate the full-size Harley-Davidson Fat Boy. Featuring 1,023 pieces, the model comes complete with solid-disc wheels, teardrop fuel tank, integrated speedometer, and dual exhaust pipes.


The finished model measures over 7 inches (20 cm) high, 7 inches (18 cm) wide and 12 inches (33 cm) long and features several moveable parts for owners to engage. Spin the rear tire to see the Milwaukee-Eight engine with moving pistons and dual exhaust pipes, spring to life. Turn the handlebar, move the gear shift and brake levers, and flip down the motorcycle’s kickstand for easy parking. Finished with an authentic dark red and black color scheme with Harley-Davidson logos on each side reflective of the 2019 Fat Boy motorcycle’s Wicked Red paint scheme, it’s a perfect display centerpiece for any home, office, or anywhere to channel the inspiration to ride. 

“Bringing this Harley-Davidson motorcycle to life in brick form is incredibly exciting,” said Mike Psiaki, Design Master at LEGO Group. “The model truly captures the iconic design, advanced engineering and attention to detail of this iconic motorcycle, offering an immersive building experience and a unique collector’s item for Harley-Davidson enthusiasts and LEGO fans of all ages.”


“It’s been exceptionally exciting for Harley-Davidson to collaborate with the LEGO Group – another brand that champions creativity and expression,” said Heather Malenshek, Chief Marketing Officer at Harley-Davidson. “Not only do we want customers to be inspired by the end result, we want them to enjoy the building process.”


“The authenticity of Harley-Davidson design comes by sweating the details from start to finish.” said Brad Richards, Vice President of Styling & Design, Harley-Davidson. “We looked at every nut and bolt on the bike, all the finishes, and every small detail. Working with the LEGO team on this project allowed us to bring that same attention to detail to a collaborative product, and to celebrate a brand that inspired the imagination and creativity of many of us at Harley-Davidson from a young age, including myself.”


To celebrate the launch, LEGO Master Builders created a life-size model of the motorcycle, complete with silver coated parts, Wi-Fi animation control, sound and light effects to imitate a real Harley-Davidson Fat Boy and 6,000 special LEGO elements. The extraordinary creation took 865 hours to build, is made of 69,569 pieces and will be on display at select LEGO stores and Harley-Davidson events for fans to see. 


dinsdag 16 juli 2019/Author: Onno Wieringa/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Artikel rating: Geen rating
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Daling voertuigdiefstal vlakt af

Daling voertuigdiefstal vlakt af
 

De eerste 6 maanden van 2019 is het aantal gestolen personenauto’s slechts licht gedaald ten opzichte van 2018. Het eerste halfjaar werden er 3606 gestolen tegen 3642 in dezelfde periode van 2018. Ook het aantal diefstallen van andere voertuigen daalt licht. Alleen brom- en snorfietsen worden fors meer gestolen (+12,8%). 

Jonge voertuigen 0-3 jaar populair

Opvallend is dat de diefstal van jonge voertuigen toeneemt met 12%. Diefstal van 2 jaar oude voertuigen stijgt het meest, met 38,7%. De Audi A1 en de Fiat 500 dragen met name bij aan deze stijging. De VW Golf en de Polo, worden ondanks forse daling, nog steeds het meest gestolen. De diefstal van hybride voertuigen blijft nagenoeg gelijk waarbij Toyota en Lexus het meest populair zijn. De Mercedes Vito en Sprinter en de VW Transporter zijn bij elkaar goed voor 58 % van de gestolen lichte bedrijfswagens. Bijna 50% van de motorfietsen wordt gestolen in Amsterdam en Den Haag. 

Terugvindpercentage
Het totale aantal voertuigen dat op de eerste dag wordt teruggevonden, is wederom licht gestegen van 34,4% naar 36,6 %. Het versnelde aangifteproces bewijst daarmee blijvend zijn toegevoegde waarde. Opvallend is dat voertuigen die een grote diefstalstijging laten zien een laag terugvindpercentage hebben: bij de Audi A1 is dit 16% en bij de Fiat 500 maar 15%.

Van gestolen Harley-Davidsons wordt slechts 5,3 % teruggevonden. 

Preventie
“De diefstal toename van jonge voertuigen toont de georganiseerdheid van de autodieven aan en dus blijft aandacht voor preventie en intensieve samenwerking bij de opsporing essentieel.” zegt Hendrik Steller, Manager van Landelijk Informatiecentrum Voertuigcriminaliteit. 


maandag 15 juli 2019/Author: Onno Wieringa/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Artikel rating: Geen rating
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