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.

Latest News in the Custom Bike World

MOTO BEACH CLASSIC

ROLAND SANDS PRESENTS THE MOTO BEACH CLASSIC AT BOLSA CHICA STATE BEACH’S SEA LEGS LIVE  

The team at Roland Sands Design has been dreaming about a beachfront moto event for years. We have finally been given the keys to the kingdom at Bolsa Chica State Beach. We are partnering with our friends at Sea Legs Live, a legendary concert venue on the sand, to bring a day of reggae with Black Uhuru and Wargirl and a night of punk rock with Lit and Unwritten Law. If that wasn’t enough, we’re also taking Super Hooligan Flat Track and motorcycle drag racing to the beach. Throw in a West Coast Board Riders Surf Comp, art show, demo rides and unique vendors, and you have an incredibly entertaining day at the beach with something for everyone. The Moto Beach Classic is on Saturday, October 14th at Sea Legs Live. Presale tickets start at $29. Limited VIP tickets are available. Kids under 10 are free. 



Indian Motorcycle presents the RSD Super Hooligan Bolsa Banzai Championship Race
In what we believe is an industry first, Roland Sands Design and Indian Motorcycle are bringing beachfront flat track motorcycle racing to Southern California. We’ll be assembling a specially built 110 x 300 ft. track to accommodate sideways flat track racing action next to the surf. This will be the penultimate round of the Super Hooligan National Championship race series, where a $50K Indian FTR race bike will be awarded to the series Champion. Dirt flat track classes being featured are: Super Hooligan, Open Pro, Run What Ya’ Brung, Cycle Zombies Degenerate Choppers & Tank Shift Vintage. Plus mini bike roadracing on an asphalt course. This is the Bolsa Banzai!  


BMW presents the Salty Sprint Races
BMW Motorrad will be presenting man on man (or woman) Drag Racing action, pitting bike on bike in a straight line next to the surf at Bolsa Chica. A paved 1/8 ish’ mile sprint course will be fashioned next to the flat track parallel with the beach. BMW will be presenting a Boxer on Boxer Cup, featuring invited riders as well as a drag race free-for-all, pitting bikes of all types against each other for the Salty Sprint Crown.

West Coast Board Riders Surf Comp
Board Rider Clubs are united through West Coast Board Riders competition up and down the West Coast and for the first time will be competing at Bolsa Chica. These Board Riders Clubs
include the best non-pro surfers from Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Seal Beach, Dana Point, Ventura and
dinsdag 12 september 2017/Author: Onno Wieringa/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Artikel rating: Geen rating
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Kawasaki Z650 MRS Flat Track

Onthulling unieke Kawasaki Z650 MRS Flat Track

De bekende Franse Custombouwer Oficina MRS maakte eerder al grote indruk met de bouw van een prachtige Café Racer style machine gebaseerd op de Vulcan S. Nu volgt de onthulling van een tweede samenwerking met Kawasaki Frankrijk: de Kawasaki Z650 MRS Flat Track.


Antoine Coulon, Kawasaki Frankrijk: “Het eerste project in samenwerking met MRS was een doorslaand succes en bracht ons er toe om een tweede samenwerking aan te gaan. MRS is een waar kunstenaar die graag hoogstaande projecten leidt welke soms bijna onmogelijk worden geacht. Zijn know-how is op dit moment ongeëvenaard.”


MRS staat middenin de spotlights en onthult het project welke gebaseerd is op de Kawasaki Z650. Hij heeft de Z650 volledig getransformeerd tot een magnifieke Flat Track machine. Na vele uren werk vol passie weet MRS opnieuw een visueel en technisch meesterwerk neer te zetten. 


Oficina MRS: “Ik wil graag Kawasaki Frankrijk bedanken voor deze tweede gelegenheid om iets unieks neer te zetten. Dit project was veeleisender in vergelijking met de vorige keer, maar het resultaat is het meer dan waard. We hebben gewerkt met wederzijds vertrouwen en ik kreeg de ruimte om mijzelf artistiek uit te drukken. Het doel was om een unieke motor te creëren en ik hoop dat het publiek dit resultaat kan waarderen”.



De Kawasaki Z650 MR
zondag 10 september 2017/Author: Onno Wieringa/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Artikel rating: Geen rating
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