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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Triumph terug op Bonneville voor wereldsnelheidsrecord

Triumph terug op Bonneville voor wereldsnelheidsrecord


Het legendarische motormerk Triumph is terug op de al even legendarische zoutvlakte van Bonneville. Met het uiterlijk van een straaljager en een dubbeldikke Triumph Motorcycles-krachtbron zal AMA-coureur Jason DiSalvo voor het FIM wereldrecord (nu nog 605,36 km/u) en de magische 400-mijl grens gaan, omgerekend een waanzinnige 643,8 kilometer per uur!


 Triumph is al sinds mensenheugenis dé naam op de zoutvlakte van Bonneville, een direct gevolg van de vier historische snelheidsrecords met de Devil’s Arrow, Texas Cee-gar, Dudek/Johnson en Gyronaut X1. Tussen 1955 en 1970 was, met een pauze van 33 dagen, een Triumph altijd de snelste van de wereld. De Triumph Castrol Rocket wil deze titel weer terugbrengen naar haar rechtmatige eigenaar. Niet voor niets draagt het meest bekende Modern Classic-model van Triumph al decennia trots de naam “Bonneville”!

Op de beroemde zoutvlakte in de Amerikaanse staat Utah wordt deze week met de Triumph Castrol Rocket getest, een streamliner oftewel “sigaar” die wordt aangedreven door twee (!) motorblokken van de machtige Triumph Rocket III motorfiets, samen goed voor meer dan 1000 paardenkrachten! Na de testweek volgt een korte evaluatie en direct daarna volgende week de aanval op het wereldsnelheidsrecord voor “streamline” motorfietsen.

Jason DiSalvo: “Land speed racing is de meest pure vorm van motorsport. Je moet in een constant gevecht tegen de elementen alle middelen, alle technieken en al je doorzettingsvermogen gebruiken. Op de zoutvlakte is weinig grip, terwijl de wind je alle kanten op probeert te blazen. Toch is het meest bijzondere aan Bonneville het slag volk daar. De omstandigheden zijn zo uitdagend dat mensen die weinig gemeen lijken te hebben, het daar toch samen moeten doen om de snelste van de wereld te worden.”

Greg Heichelbech van Triumph Motorcycles North America: “Dit project is een hommage aan de geschiedenis van zowel Triumph Motorcycles als onze partner Castrol, waarbij het draait om innovatie, moed en doorzettingsvermogen. Het is een prachtig moment om tegelijkertijd onze historie als motormerk te eren en nieuwe historie te schrijven.”

TRIUMPH CASTROL ROCKET SPECS:
•    Motor: Twee Triumph Rocket III motorblokken
•    Chassis: Carbon Kevlar monocoque
•    Afmetingen: 762 cm x 60 cm x 91 cm
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H-D 110th celebration AMD affiliate custom show

H-D 110th celebration AMD affiliate custom show

AS part of the Motor Company's 110th activities, an AMD World Championship program custom show was held at the Harley-Davidson Museum Campus in Milwaukee during a weekend of celebrations. Organized by Bob Kay's Biker Pros team, the event included four AMD Invitational classes (Freestyle, Radical Bagger, Retro Mod, and Mod Harley) and saw one lucky winner scoop an expenses prize to compete at next year's AMD World Championship at the second annual Big Bike Europe expo at Essen in Germany in April.



In the Freestyle class it was Shaun Ruddy who took top honors with his Chop Deville. As a part of his class win Shaun will be traveling to Essen, Germany, in 2014 to compete in the AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building as part of the Team USA incentive to bring US-based builders over the World Championship now that it is being held in Europe.


Ruddy's bike takes the boar tracker theme to extremes with its stretched and raked frame and tall thin wheels. At the front of the bike there is a radical Deville leading link fork carrying progressive-rate, coil over, nitrogen shocks from a dirt bike, while the whole package is powered by a motor said to put out 167hp. A 2012 custom Indian was good enough to take second in Freestyle for Jesse Bassett from The Gasbox, with third place being taken by Daniel Sanchez from Cut Throat Customs with Tracker.



Blacksmith Motoring Company's 2008 Retroliner, named El Vendetta, was the winning Radical Bagger and featured a stroked, turbocharged and nitrous injected motor along with Blacksmith Phantom remote control air ride suspension and a 26in front wheel conversion. A 2010 Road Glide took second for Scott Baugh, and the Roys Toys Customs' Beelzebub 2004 custom Bagger of Roy Martin rounded out the top three.



Former World Championship top three finisher Jeremy Cupp of LC Fabrications placed first in the Retro Mod class with his 1976 Ironhead Old Black, which features two rear cylinder heads and dual final drive chains. Copper Mike, from Gravesend Cycles placed second in class with his '47 Knucklehead and third place went to Once in a While, a '45 Flathead by Paul Anderson.


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