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’s Online-to-Onsite Top Builder Competition

Big Exposure, Big Perks in Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s 
Online-to-Onsite Top Builder Competition

Sturgis, SD – The Sturgis Buffalo Chip is offering top bike builders instant stardom 
on the largest stage in motorcycling. 

The Sturgis Buffalo Chip will host its first Top Builder Competition this year. This competition, presented by Adventure Power® and Kinetik®, is a one-of-a-kind competition. Bikes compete through an online competition, with the top vote-getters showcasing their work at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip during this year’s 74th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Winning builders will earn a place in the ranks of world-wide bike building superstars, along with cash and trophies, as well as being the face of the Buffalo Chip’s, Adventure Power’s and Kinetik’s 2015 marketing campaign promoting the contest.

Participating builders need only to register and enter their bikes at or partner sites, and, to be part of the Top Builder Competition. 

This online portion of voting goes through July 1. From there, a combination of fan votes and motorcycle industry veterans will narrow down the online entrants, with the top builders and their bikes slated to show off their creations at the Buffalo Chip’s CrossRoads on Tuesday, Aug. 5. 

“The Top Builder Competition is the ultimate bike builder and fan experience and will establish a tradition at the Buffalo Chip. These builders have been showcasing their creations at the Sturgis Rally for decades. They set the trends in the industry, and we are not only showcasing them on the largest stage in motorcycling at the Chip but also giving them a chance to show their work to the world through an online competition,” said Rod Woodruff, Sturgis Buffalo Chip president. “This unique event not only gives fans the chance to get an up-close-and personal look at the world’s top custom bikes but it also gives them great ideas on how to customize their own motorcycles.”

The competition hosts six classes including Kinetik’s special “Pro Audio” class for bikes outfitted with high output sound systems. Cash prizes, trophies and industry perks will be handed out to the winners in each category, in addition to the Top Builder grand prize, which includes being the face of the 2015 Top Builder marketing campaign.

“The collaboration of Kinetik® and Adventure Power® with the Buffalo Chip for the very first Top Builder Competition creates an incredible global arena that will highlight the best of breed custom bikes for the next generation. We are very excited with being a part of this high profile competition and are looking forward to seeing the submissions and of course, the ultimate winners.”, added Ian Edmonds, President & CEO of Universal Power Group, the company behind Kinetik® and Adventure Power®.

zaterdag 3 mei 2014/Author: Onno Wieringa/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Artikel rating: Geen rating
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'Verbieden motorhesjes verdere inperking grondrecht'

'Verbieden motorhesjes verdere inperking grondrecht' 

Verbieden van motorhesjes zou het begin kunnen zijn van verdere inperking van grondrechten. Dat denkt jurist Jack Jetten, ook raadslid in Nuth. Openbare orde Hij reageert in Avondgasten op het verbod op de clubkleuren van motorclubs dat Tilburg heeft afgekondigd en waar ook in Maastricht over wordt nagedacht. "Verbieden mag als iets de openbare orde dreigt te verstoren. Daar hebben gemeentes gereedschappen voor. Maar ik denk dat een dergelijke maatregel erg kort door de bocht is", zegt Jetten. "Het is nog maar de vraag of kleding bijdraagt aan het verstoren. Ik kan me niet voorstellen dat overlast of ongeregeldheden ophouden zodra een motorrijder zijn hesje uittrekt." Vrijheid van meningsuiting Bovendien, zegt Jetten, bestaat er zoiets als vrijheid van meningsuiting. "In dat opzicht denk ik dat verbieden moeilijk is." Rechters beslissen uiteindelijk of een verbod gegrond is of niet. "Als zich nauwelijks incidenten hebben voorgedaan, zal de rechter een verbod nooit toestaan. Maar over een zaak als deze heeft nog geen enkele rechter zich gebogen. Het zou een interessante testcase kunnen zijn."


vrijdag 2 mei 2014/Author: Onno Wieringa/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Artikel rating: Geen rating
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