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.

Latest News in the Custom Bike World

CCE's Cross Bob hits the road!

Custom Chrome Europe's Cross Bob hits the road!

The season has started – and CCE's "Bolt On And Ride" bikes are out on the road again! "Cross Bob" by Thunderbike has been introduced during European Bike Week 2018 in Faak – and since have seen some rides into history! 

Story and pictures by Horst "Motographer" Roesler

In September 2018, "Cross Bob" rode into the one-off event "Patton Memorial Days" in Saint Mihiel which celebrated the two liberations of the town in September 1918 and 1944. Since Thunderbike did a great job in "bobbing" a stock Street Bob and converting it into a dual purpose "New School" ride on off-road capable Heidenau tires, there was some "unfinished business" from September 2018 – but this years weather left only a small window to explore the history of 101 years in the past with "Cross Bob".

On or off-roads: "Cross Bob" is a great "Bolt On And Ride" bike!

The first weekend in May is always the collision point of two popular events: The Swiss Love Ride at Duebendorf near Zuerich and the Old School Swap Meet & Bike Show inMecrin/France, just south of Saint Mihiel. Always a great landscape to ride and photograph CCE's "Bolt On And Ride" bikes, "Cross Bob" was the perfect bike to ride around Mecrin 2019 – and to highlight certain components that deserve a closer attention. And there's hardly a better place to see the interest of real "hardcore" Old School riders than at Mecrin! 

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22nd Old School Swap Meet Mecrin/France

Freezing Old School Meet # 22 on the Meuse River - Mecrin 2019

Sometimes it’s good to take a hard ride:
May 4th & 5th 2019, 22nd Old School Swap Meet Mecrin/France 


In some cases the way you travel is much more important than the target you are riding to, but the fun and exitement for most participants riding the scenic landscapes of the Vosges mountains or coming from the Netherlands via Luxembourg and the Meuse Valley was somewhat limited, thanks to the freezing weather conditions in this part of Europe. Snow is nothing uncommon on the tips of the Vosges mountains in May, but not really in the Netherlands and Luxembourg. So arrival of the visiting "Old School" bikers that travel to Mecrin and party there was somewhat delayed by many de-freezing stops en route. Fortunately, the thermometer climbed above the freezing point on sunday morning and the party got started as usual.

Tekst & photo's Horst "Motographer" Roesler

There is a great sentence that explains the difference between "weather" and "climate". Quote: "While we can't predict the weather f
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