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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Another Epic Year at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip®

Another Epic Year at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® 

Nine nights of blockbuster world-class concerts and races, hundreds of thousands of deliriously happy fans, tens of millions of dollars into the Black Hills economy, $132,076 in charity donations and just 3 ambulance rides. And here comes 2020!

Sturgis, SD (September 26, 2019) – Keeping safe its reputation as “The Best Party Anywhere!”®  the Sturgis Buffalo Chip presented another epic year of concerts and events with some of the world’s most celebrated and sought-after performers including Keith Urban, Snoop Dogg, Toby Keith, Disturbed, Godsmack, Styx and Collective Soul. The concerts themselves gave Chipsters exponentially more than they had imagined for passes purchased for as low as $19 per day. The 2019 extravaganza also included American Flat Track racing, RSD Super Hooligan racing, a star-studded Motocross event, death-defying stunt shows, nine impressive bike shows, the Sturgis Rally’s most prestigious charity rides featuring world-renowned celebrities and much more.


With a full-time staff of more than a dozen, the Buffalo Chip has long taken the lead in promoting the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, every year investing millions to bring motorcycle and music fans to the Black Hills. Buffalo Chip campers attracted by concerts and events typically spend their days riding through the Black Hills and visiting downtown Sturgis where it is estimated they spend millions of dollars with businesses and vendors.

Buffalo Chip staff, including EMTs, RNs and others trained to deal with medical emergencies, were happy to report only three people needed an ambulance. Security reported no incidents of serious infractions. 

Vendors who set up shop at the Buffalo Chip’s free-access CrossRoads were pleased with sales increases in 2019 fueled by impressive improvements to the Big Engine Bar, additional paved retail areas, and increased free entertainment.
Some of the world’s most well-known celebrities supported 2019 Buffalo Chip events including The Legends Ride, Biker Belles and Rusty Wallace Charity Ride. Stars included Dee Snider, Ricky Carmichael, Tom Berenger, Horny Mike, Shannon Aikau, Ryan Evans, Sean McNabb, Rusty Wallace, Clint Bowyer, Sarah Palin, Don Prudhomme, Walker Evans, Evan Evans, Jessi Combs and Cris Sommer-Simmons. Local charities received nearly $132,076 in 2019, bringing the total raised by Buffalo Chip events to over $985,000!


Plans for the Buffalo Chip’s 2020 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally 80th Anniversary event are well under way with sights set on more stars and more exciting racing action! Concert announcements will begin soon. Currently prices for 2020 passes began at just $20.36 per day a
donderdag 26 september 2019/Author: Onno Wieringa/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Artikel rating: Geen rating
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Moto Beach Classic - Bolsa Chica

The Moto Beach Classic returns 
to Bolsa Chica Saturday, October 26th
The Moto Beach Classic returns to Bolsa Chica Saturday, October 26th 
for a day of exciting motorcycle racing, vibey live music sets, 
surf competition, art show, vendors and much much more.

The Moto Beach Classic in only its third year has rapidly become an anchor in Moto culture. This inclusive event celebrates the motorcycle life as only California can do it . Moto Beach draws racers, bike builders, artists, musicians, and fans from all walks of the two-wheeled life to Bolsa Chica State Beach, CA  for a day of action, adventure, art, music and racing drama. We've cultivated a community of eclectic humans that live a life on two wheels and created an event that speaks to heart of Southern California and you’re invited.

This year we've once again partnered with our friends at SeaLegs at the Beach, a unique concert venue on the sand to bring a fun line up of punk, funk, metal, reggae, and soul.  Fishbone, Long Beach Dub Allstars, Law, Wargirl, Spirit Mother and the Bent Duo  serve as the backbeat to the final round of the 2019 Super Hooligan National Championship series, West Coast Board Riders Surf Comp, art show and custom bike show. Add in Sprint Races, unique vendors, a kids STACYC electric bike course, delicious food, and spirited beverages, and you have an incredibly entertaining, fun for the whole family event at the beach.

Super Hooligan National Championship Presented by Progressive and Powered by Indian  – After nine rounds crisscrossing the country, the 2019 SHNC season finale goes down in Bolsa Chica at the Moto Beach Classic. Only a few valuable points are left to score determining this year's overall champion and proud new owner of a 2019 Indian Motorcycle. 
woensdag 25 september 2019/Author: Onno Wieringa/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Artikel rating: Geen rating
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