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.

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Mötley Crüe Adds Sturgis Buffalo Chip® to Final Tour with Special Guest Alice Cooper

Mötley Crüe Adds Sturgis Buffalo Chip® to Final Tour 
with Special Guest Alice Cooper


Sturgis, SD - The Sturgis Buffalo Chip announces that Mötley Crüe will be making a stop at the Chip’s annual Motorcycle and Music Festival during the band’s final tour, which is aptly named “All Bad Things Must Come to an End.”  The glam metal rebels are taking one last tour of the U.S. with special guest, Alice Cooper, and both will take to the Buffalo Chip’s main stage on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014 during the Sturgis Rally festival. 




Mötley Crüe originally rose to fame in the 1980s with their rough attitude, outrageous look and irresistible sound. They drew inspiration from their wild lives to inspire an enormous list of hit songs including “Kickstart My Heart,” “Home Sweet Home,” “Wild Side,” “Girls, Girls, Girls,” “Shout at the Devil,” “Dr. Feelgood” and “Smokin’ in the Boys Room.” The members of Mötley Crüe have decided to end their careers on a high note, citing that many bands often fade into obscurity. 

“We believe artists should be in control of their own destiny and that destiny also includes when it should be done so that their fans can forever be proud,” Mötley Crüe bassist, Nicky Sixx, said in a recent interview with Rolling Stone. 

“Mötley Crüe make their own rules, and that’s what our fans love about them,” says Rod Woodruff, president of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. “They don’t just do something because someone expects them to or quietly watch the world pass by. They’ve all lived crazy lives, and look where it’s gotten them. It’s inspired music that’s loved by millions around the world.”

Legendary shock-rock entertainer, Alice Cooper, will take the stage at the Buffalo Chip’s Sturgis Rally festival prior to the Mötley Crüe performance. Cooper is known for a style and stage show that combines garage rock with elements drawn from vaudeville and horror movies—often including such stage props as guillotines, fake blood, electric chairs and boa constrictors. He invented theater rock, and at every show Cooper proves he’s continually reinventing it.

Fans can expect to hear many of Alice Cooper’s well-known songs, such as “School’s Out,” “I’m Eighteen,” “No More Mr. Nice Guy,” “Billion Dollar Babies,” “Under My Wheels,” “Welcome to My Nightmare,” “Elected” and “Poison” during his Buffalo Chip performance.

The 33rd annual Motorcycle and Music Festival will deliver nine
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Harley-Davidson liefhebber met motor en al begraven


Harley-Davidson liefhebber met motor en al begraven 
 De plexiglas kist met daarin het stoffelijk overschot van Billy Standley én zijn favoriete Harley-Davidson wordt in het graf getakeld. 

Een 82-jarige motorfanaat uit de Amerikaanse staat Ohio had bij zijn overlijden maar één wens: begraven worden met zijn Harley-Davidson na een laatste rit naar het kerkhof. In het bijzijn van vrienden en familie en een stoet motorrijders werd hij gisteren ter aarde besteld.




Billy Standley werd gisteren begraven in Mechanicsburg, Ohio. 

Gekleed in leder en met bijbehorende zonnebril werd Billy Standley al zittend op zijn 1967 Electra Glide-cruiser naar het kerkhof gebracht. Standley, zondag aan longkanker overleden, was tijdens de rit zichtbaar door het transparante plexiglas. 



Aparte doodskist
De voormalige rodeorijder was jaren geleden begonnen met de voorbereidingen voor zijn unieke begrafenis en kocht daarvoor drie stukken grond naast het graf van zijn vrouw. Daardoor zou er genoeg plaats zijn voor zijn aparte doodskist.

Zijn zonen Pete en Roy hielpen bij het maken van de kist uit plexiglas en verstevigden de bodem met hout en metaal. Om ervoor te zorgen dat de overledene tijdens zijn laatste rit niet zou omvallen, werd zijn lichaam verstevigd met een metalen beugel en vastgegespt. Standley zou de kist vijf jaar lang in de garage bewaren en laten zien aan iedereen die geïnteresseerd was. 'Hij was er trots op', aldus zoon Roy. 

Choquerend
De familie geeft toe dat de processie naar het kerkhof, waarbij het lichaam voor iedere passant zichtbaar was, voor sommigen choquerend kan zijn geweest. Maar ze wilden koste wat kost de laatste wens van hun vader in vervulling laten gaan.

bron: AP

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