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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A strong, solid reception to the Spitfire Motorcycle series in the UK, and overwhelming support from bikers from around the world, has prompted the decision to export CCM Spitfires into other international markets.

Humble Beginnings
Some of the best inventions are often stumbled upon without prior planning, and with CCM, this is definitely the case, as the story follows a true bikers’ journey into business. In 1971, keen motorcyclist, Alan Clews, originally had little interest in becoming a motorcycle manufacturer. Working hard throughout the week at his wife’s, family’s chain of newsagents, he would patiently wait for Friday to roll around where he would go out competing in international scramble and trials events over the weekend, always sure to be back in time for work Monday morning.

It was only when Alan’s request to purchase a works BSA scrambler got rejected, did he decide he would build his very own competition bike back in 1971 in his garage at home. Such was the success of his efforts, that news spread like wild fire, and the demand for his services grew, eventually leading to the birth of Clews Competition Machines. That was 47 years ago. The letters CCM would later become synonymous with multiple International successes in motocross, flat-track, trials, supermoto, and road racing competition, at the highest levels.

The SkunkwerX Movement
Fueled by pure passion, the workshop team spent many days talking about building their dream bike, a bike without the usual constraints of design, objectives and bureaucracy, a bike that finally would allow their creativity to truly flow. One of the designers saw something in those initial conversations and with a little brought it to the attention of directors, and in a flurry of excitement, the project was given a green light – and the Spitfire is born!
The team adopted the name “SkunkwerX”, paying homage to the original experimental engineering division of Lockheed Martin, who went on to create some of the finest products in
the world. CCM empowered this new team to take ownership over the design process, and really develop something close to their hearts.

The CCM Way
Since the very beginning, CCM have done things a little different, and the present day is no exception. The most notable difference that separates CCM from the rest, is the way in which they sell bikes directly to their own customers, no middlemen!
Many motorcycle brands have lost touch with their customer’s needs and interests, taking a step bac
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MC XIII Cesis Custom Bike Show, Latvia

MC XIII Cesis Custom Bike Show
Latvia, July 21, 2018

The fourth annual MC XIII Cesis Custom Bike Show took place in Pils Park at Cesis in Latvia in July, overlooked by the impressive ruins of Cesis Castle, with the event taking place in conjunction with the annual town festival, which regularly draws 60,000 visitors 
over three days.

Competitors from Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia entered 34 bikes, aiming for three Best Custom awards plus Best Old Timer, Best Engineering and Best Paint.
Judging was by an expert jury and competitor vote, and in addition there was also a Best Public award. 

This is the first year a show from the Baltic states has been an AMD World Championship official affiliate, and the winner received 2,000 euro expenses to compete at the AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building at INTERMOT Customized in Cologne, Germany, from October 3-7.

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