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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HINES AND KRAWIEC PUT V-ROD BIKES IN NHRA SONOMA SUNDAY ELIMINATIONS

HINES AND KRAWIEC PUT V-ROD BIKES IN NHRA SONOMA SUNDAY ELIMINATIONS
Harley-Davidson Teammates Face Off in First Round, Still Seeking Performance


SONOMA, CA – Harley-Davidson® Screamin' Eagle®/Vance & Hines riders Andrew Hines and Ed Krawiec each qualified a Harley-Davidson®V-Rod® motorcycle for the Sunday elimination rounds at the NHRA Sonoma Nationals at Sonoma Raceway. 

Unfortunately for the team, their order in qualifying meant that Hines and Krawiec faced off against each other in the first round on Sunday, losing the chance to get race runs and valuable data with the team's new two-valve V-Twin engine. Because Hines lost that first-round race, he also missed an opportunity to move closer to the top 10 in points and qualify for the Countdown to the Championship playoffs later this season.


Krawiec qualified in eighth position for Sunday eliminations with an Elapsed Time (ET) of 6.898 seconds. Hines qualified ninth just a tick behind at 6.899 seconds. Viper Motorcycle Company Buell rider Matt Smith led all qualifiers with a 6.838-second run. Krawiec faced Smith in the second round on Sunday and had a quicker ET (6.842 to 6.843) but Smith left the line first and got the win on a holeshot. Smith lost in the final round to Lucas Oil Buell rider Hector Arana Jr., who won his fourth event of the season.

"It's good we found some performance [this weekend], and I think I had a bike that could have won in the second round," said Krawiec. "We just have to stay focused. We still have Indy and before that a few weeks off to do some testing and find more power. It's our home track and we don't have to travel, so that will maximize the time we have available to get ready."

Hines will need some luck and a boost in performance to qualify for the Countdown to the Championship playoffs, which is set after the U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis in August.

"I might need to win it all at Indy to make the Countdown," said Hines who is currently in 12th place in the standings. "It's been an R&D year for us, and we are still down about two miles per hour on the fastest bikes."

After nine rounds of Pro Stock Motorcycle competition in the 2013 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, Arana Jr. leads the class with 795 points. Smith moves into second place with 646 points. Sovereign-Star Racing Buell rider Michael Ray is third with 599 points, followed by Lucas Oil Buell rider Hector Arana Sr. with 553 points and Viper Motorcycle Company Buell rider John Hall with 534 points. Krawiec moves from eighth to seventh place with 465 points. Hines is in 12th place with 381 points.

The Pro Stock Motorcycles will next race August 28 to September 2 at the 59th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis, Ind.

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Roaring Toyz Pin Stripe Series Billet Hand Control Levers

Roaring Toyz Introduces 
Pin Stripe Series Billet Hand Control Levers


Sarasota, FL - Roaring Toyz, the latest manufacturer to hit the V-Twin scene introduces their Pin Stripe Series Billet Custom Clutch and Brake Levers. These billet hand controls were designed to be more comfortable and “responsive” than stock controls and are part of Roaring Toyz new Pin Stripe Series of Billet Parts and Accessories. They are the ideal blend of design and function…perfect for those long rides as well as “showing off” your ride at the local watering hole.



CNC machined from 6061 billet aluminum, these billet hand controls add style to any bike with our classy Pin Stripes and RT Logo. These levers not only look great, but they are comfortable and good for long rides with the perfect reach and profiled for your fingers. Ergonomically designed to accommodate riders with “larger than life” hands as well as the average rider, they work perfectly for anyone wanting a more comfortable hand position…and who doesn’t?
Designed with the perfect reach and profiled for your fingers, these levers fit all 2008-2013 Harley-Davidson Touring Streetglide, Roadglide, RoadKing, Electraglide, Ultraglide and Trike models with Cable Clutch. Available in luxurious show quality chrome (Lifetime chrome warranty) or black anodized. MSRP:$129.99

Watch for other new exciting products soon to be released from Roaring Toyz. For those interested in obtaining more information on Roaring Toyz, you can reach them at 941-953-4423, email them at robert@roaringtoyz.com or check them out online at www.roaringtoyz.com.


Chrome Pin Stripe Series Billet Brake Levers


Black Anodized Pin Stripe Series Billet Hand Controls
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