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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Jessi Combs as Grand Marshal for 2017 Sturgis Mayor’s Ride.

Sturgis SD –  Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally™ Names Jessi Combs as Grand Marshal for 2017 Mayor’s Ride. 

Known as the Fastest Woman on Four-Wheels, Black Hills native, Jessi Combs has been named the Grand Marshal for the 15th Annual Sturgis Mayor’s Ride scheduled to take place on Monday, August 7, 2017 during the Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally™.   

“The City of Sturgis is very excited to have Jessi Combs join us as we celebrate the 77th Annual Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally™,” said Sturgis Mayor Mark Carstensen.  “Her incredible love of everything fast is infectious and we look forward to spending time with her on the Mayor’s Ride and during our many other events taking place during the 2017 Rally.”   

Armed with a degree in Custom Automotive Fabrication, Ms. Combs has taken the custom fabrication industry by storm.  Her fans know her from TV shows such as The List: 1001 Car Things to do Before You Die, All Girls Garage, Overhaulin’ and Mythbusters to name a few.  With a passion for speed, Ms. Coombs has built and raced nearly everything on two, four and more wheels.  She races Ultra4's King of the Hammers (KOH) taking home a spec class win in 2014 as the first female to ever place at any Ultra4 event; she has pressed on to win a National Championship in the series, a stock modified KOH win and a 12th place finish in the unlimited class. When it comes to off-road racing, Combs has also podium finished multiple times in the
Baja 1000, the most brutal desert race in the world. To date, Jessi is the fastest woman on 4-wheels holding the speed record of 398 mph with a top speed of 477.59 mph. She is not done yet as she continues to set higher goals. 

“I am honored to represent the Sturgis Rally, an event that holds over 30 years of unforgettable memories for me, as well as all the women who have helped pave the motorcycling path for so many others.” says Combs.  

As a brand representative and product expert, Ms. Combs is currently developing a woman’s line of welding gear to help meet the needs of women who have chosen to follow their dreams in a non-traditional industry.  She is also starting her own metal fabrication shop where “bad ass hot rods, motorcycles, custom trucks, race vehicles, and anything metal will originate with a feminine touch; where chicks can finally have a place to get dirty, be creative, use their skills, explore talents, go fast, and have fun in a comfortable working environment”.   

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zaterdag 10 juni 2017/Author: Onno Wieringa/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Artikel rating: Geen rating
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Custom Chrome Europe sponsored Maciej "DOP" Bielicki Burnout World Record

Custom Chrome Europe SUPERRALLY  WRAP-UP

Custom Chrome Europe sponsored Maciej "DOP" Bielicki Burnout World Record attempt on new 2017 Street Rod 750. 

You can meet the wildest people at a Harley-Davidson SUPERRALLY: Especially when the acting motorcycle stuntmen is riding a „Sportster“ and will be a future „Guiness Book of Records“ holder like Maciej "DOP" Bielicki and his main sponsor “Game Over” Stanisław Myszkowski who were greeted by CCE Managing Director Andreas Scholz and Marketing Manager Axel Scherer who had sponsored the World record attempt with helmet, gloves and jacket, additionally connecting the rider to Avon tires which sponsored the tires for the new record. 

The attempt took place on Saturday, May 20 in Rzeszow/Poland, just about 100 km west of Game Over Cycles new Harley-Davidson shop in Lubaczów and succeeded in breaking the previous 2 miles (3.6 km) record established in the USA ¬– according to official measurements after the ride, the distance reached was exactly 4479.47 m which was covered in continuous rolling burnout. Maciej DOP set a new world record for the length of the rubber strip on a “rolling burnout”.

 The record was performed on the new Harley-Davidson “Street Rod” 750 motorcycle, prepared by GOC. While the result is unofficial for the moment – organizers have submitted all necessary witness testimonies and video recordings to the Guinness World Records office – the confirmation to recognize the record officially is expected soon.

vrijdag 9 juni 2017/Author: Onno Wieringa/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Artikel rating: Geen rating
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