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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Vintage Rally at National Motorcycle Museum

American Picker's Frank Fritz and World Traveler Bean're Headline Vintage Rally, June 7 & 8, Anamosa, Iowa

In its fourth year, Vintage Rally at the National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, Iowa is a great event for any vintage motorcycle enthusiast. The June 7 & 8 event marks the Museum's 25th Anniversary, so the celebration will be on. Frank Fritz, of History Channel's American Pickers fame will be on hand to sign his new book and tell a few stories. And you'll be able to get up close and personal with the world traveler with one name, Bean're. He's just back from riding for several months in Southeast Asia and has some stories to tell!

Vintage Rally 2014 is all about old motorcycles and the people who ride them. There's a pre-1989 vintage and antique motorcycle show you can enter, a fun swap meet, panel discussions, a silent auction of memorabilia and more. Hall of Famers Dick Klamfoth, Bobby Hill, Bill Tuman, John Tibben and Mike Wilson will be on hand to tell stories of racing in the glory days, and can sign a poster or two for you as well.

Plan to attend and you can also see the newly expanded Indian Chronicles exhibit. Nearly 40 antique and recent Indians, interpretive history panels to read, and wonderful historic artwork help you understand the interesting story of this recently revived marque.

Year 'round, over 400 motorcycles, scooters and bicycles await your review at the National Motorcycle Museum, plus thousands of pieces of motorcycle artwork, photos and memorabilia. Says Museum President, and founder of J&P Cycles, John Parham, "This museum may be the most dynamic and interesting motorcycle museum in America. From Ariel to Zundapp, we have bikes from the late 19th Century to present, and not just American motorcycles. Some visitors tell us the historic motorcycle photos and artwork alone are worth the visit. Vintage Rally on June 7 & 8 showcases the Museum and we hope you'll attend."   

Learn more about Vintage Rally, June 7 & 8, review entry forms for the swap meet and bike show on the National Motorcycle Museum website;

You are invited to bring your best 1988 and earlier motorcycles 

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Tilburg zwakt kledingverbod motorclubs af

Tilburg zwakt kledingverbod motorclubs af

Leden van motorclubs mogen zich voortaan overdag gewoon in vol ornaat tonen 
in het centrum van Tilburg. 

Alleen van 22.00 uur tot 06.00 uur en tijdens evenementen zijn de bikers niet welkom in zogeheten full colours. Dat is de uitkomst van een gesprek tussen de gemeente en leiders van motorclubs Satudarah en No Surrender dat vandaag plaatsvond.

Oorspronkelijk gold het verbod op verschijnen in motorkleding met daarop insignes van de clubs altijd. Dat is nu toegespitst, meldt een woordvoerder van de gemeente, om de maatregel effectiever te laten zijn. In september vindt er opnieuw een gesprek plaats ter evaluatie.

Naast het verzwakken van de tijdstippen waarop de leden in motorkleding in de binnenstad aanwezig mogen zijn, blijft wel een samenscholingsverbod van kracht op donderdag, vrijdag en zaterdag van 22.00 uur tot 06.00 uur. De politie blijft hard optreden tegen leden die zich hufterig gedragen.

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Categories: nieuws motoren