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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Sturgis Buffalo Chip® Award-Winning Student Build Challenge™ with 2014 Street Glide

Sturgis Buffalo Chip® Announces Return of Award-Winning Student Build Challenge™ with 2014 Street Glide

The Sturgis Buffalo Chip is proud to announce that its ground-breaking Student Build Challenge will return in 2014. The bike build project is a collaboration between the Sturgis Buffalo Chip, Sturgis Brown High School, Black Hills Harley-Davidson®, Terry Components, Dakota V-Twin and a large group of industry-leading parts sponsors. The program provides the opportunity for Sturgis Brown High School students to learn from leading motorcycle industry professionals in order to create a one-of-a-kind custom motorcycle from a stock Harley-Davidson. 

For the first time ever, the class will customize a new year model Harley Davidson—the 2014 Street Glide. Most of the custom parts installed on the bike are not yet available to consumers, allowing the build to bring them to market for the very first time. Since the students have the unique opportunity to install the custom parts before other builders, this year’s Student Build Challenge bike may be the first custom 2014 Street Glide in existence.

The Buffalo Chip created the innovative school program in 2010 as a means to promote technical education in South Dakota and provide students with expanded career opportunities in the motorcycle industry. Because the state is home to the world’s largest motorcycle rally, there is a growing number of motorcycle industry businesses that have moved to the Black Hills and are looking for experienced technicians. The Sturgis Buffalo Chip strives to assist in providing local career opportunities for students by creating a hands-on curriculum that teaches youth about motorcycle fabrication and customization.

In 2013, the Student Build Challenge participants proved that they had learned the skills to put them on par with some of the world’s best builders. They took their custom Road Glide to the renowned Donnie Smith Bike Show, where it won first place in the Full Custom Bagger Open Class and Overall Best Display. The students also took first place in the Full Custom Bagger category and won Best Custom Paint Job at the Black Hills Bike Show.

“One of the program’s major goals is to empower young adults to feel like a job in the industry is well within their reach,” says Rod Woodruff, president of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. “I can’t think of anything more empowering than when the team takes home prestigious awards and beat out competitors who have been building bikes for years.”

In addition to increasing students’ technical knowledge, the bike build project instills important values and life lessons. Participants learn to work together as a team and see the value in taking a project from concept to completion.

Under the instruction of industry veterans, Keith Terry and Randy and Nick Cr
dinsdag 11 februari 2014/Author: Onno Wieringa/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Artikel rating: Geen rating
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The World Fair of Automobile Passion on March 26* - 30, 2014

The world's largest classic car fair with the official presentation of 27 makes from the international vehicle industry
World record: Mercedes-Benz classic car presentation with 36 racing cars
For the first time, with official works booths: AC, Maserati and Zagato
Special shows: "95 Years of Zagato" and "100 Years of Maserati - La Tradizione Italiana Sportiva 1914 - 2014"
Widest range offered by international classic car dealers: 
over 2,500 collectors' automobiles on sale

* March 26, 2014: Preview, Press and Trade Visitors Day

The 26th edition of the TECHNO-CLASSICA world fair for classic cars is currently entering the critical preparation phase up to the opening on March 26, 2014 with the Preview, Press and Trade Visitors Day. Even now, nearly all the exhibitors' areas in the 20 halls and on the three outdoor sites at Messe Essen have already been occupied. More than 1,250 exhibitors from more than 30 nations have already made their bookings. In 2014 as well, over 220 classic car clubs and interest associations will once again make TECHNO-CLASSICA the world's biggest meeting place for clubs on the oldtimer and youngtimer scenes.

Since TECHNO-CLASSICA started as the first large discerning classic car fair in Essen in 1989, it has set trends on the oldtimer scene every year and has become the most important meeting place and the biggest trading centre on the international classic car scene. This year's TECHNO-CLASSICA will once again become the world's largest historic show of both German and international automobile manufacturers and may even beat the record number of makes last year - with 27 vehicle makes, more vehicle manufacturers than ever before will present themselves.
For the first time, the Italian design and bodymaking firm Zagato will be represented at TECHNO-CLASSICA with an official works booth. Maserati will also present itself at TECHNO-CLASSICA with an official works booth on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the make with the trident - and will fascinate the visitors with both historic and new Maserati sports cars. In parallel in Hall 6, the organiser of TECHNO-CLASSICA (S.I.H.A.) will stage spectacular special shows entitled "100 Years of Maserati - La Tradizione Italiana Sportiva

maandag 10 februari 2014/Author: Onno Wieringa/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Artikel rating: Geen rating
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