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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Big Sturgis Gig™ Band Search Awards $10,000 and Buffalo Chip Main Stage Performance

Big Sturgis Gig™ Band Search Awards $10,000 and Buffalo Chip Main Stage Performance


Sturgis, SD – Bands interested in being considered to perform at the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling™ just got the opportunity as the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® has launched its first ever online band submission platform. The platform offers $10,000 in prize money and a grand prize performance slot on the same famous stage that artists Motley Crüe, Zac Brown Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Florida Georgia Line and many others will play on during this year’s August music festival. 



The new interactive platform, located at www.BigSturgisGig.com, allows fans to explore top up-and-coming bands and vote for and share their favorites. Fans, along with a panel of celebrity musicians and music executives, will help choose one band to receive the prize money and the main stage set at the annual Motorcycle and Music Festival.

Hundreds of talented bands contact the Buffalo Chip each year hoping to land a spot on one of the Chip’s stages,” says Sturgis Buffalo Chip President, Rod Woodruff.  “The Big Sturgis Gig allows these artists to showcase themselves to the world, gain exposure and broaden their fan base. We’re thrilled to foster this community of emerging artists and give one of them the opportunity to perform in front of one of the most unique crowds of their career.”

The Big Sturgis Gig winner joins a lineup of more than 25 national touring acts that will fill out the Chip’s nine-day concert lineup during the 2014 festival. The venue often invites guests into its natural outdoor amphitheater to take in stage performances while on their motorcycles. As one of the festival’s hallmarks, revving motorcycle engines often replace more traditional fan applause.

Band submission and voting for the Big Sturgis Gig ends June 30, 2014 at 12 a.m MST. A celebrity judging panel will review the 10 top-scoring band submissions after all points are tallied. Judges for the contest include Doobie Brothers guitarist and vocalist, Pat Simmons; Twisted Sister frontman, Dee Snider; Swing House Studios President, Phil Jaurigui and veteran booking agents from some of the nation’s most renowned agencies.



Bands interested in entering the Big Sturgis Gig may upload their mp3s, photos, video and bio information online. Fans will then be able to explore, vote for and share band submissions. For more information and full contest rules visit www.BigSturgisGig.com.

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Harley's Top-Management in Harley-Heaven

Harley's Top-Management in Harley-Heaven
Harley-Davidson Top Manager visits Baechli’s Harley-Heaven at Dietikon! 

Top brass from Milwaukee, European and National Headquartes of Harley-Davidson:  Matt Levatich, President & CEO H-D Motor Company, his wife Nancy, Mike Kennedy, Vice President & Managing Director NA, Nancy Kennedy, Rob Lindley, Vice President & Managing Director EMEA, Dr. Ing. Christian Arnezeder, Managing Director Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Markus Geissner, Regional Financial Controller Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Martin Schmied, Country Manager und Peter Frey, District Manager. The Baechli family, the Baechli team and the "Rabbit Hill" Chapter of the Harley Owners Group (HOG) celebrated with them.

Not announced offcially the top echelon management of Harley-Davidson USA and Europa did not come as a surprise: The "Re-Launch" of Baechli Harley-Heaven is one of the biggest-ever as an existing Harley-Davidson Dealership worldwide. 


The Swiss top-seller is now ranking among the "Top-Ten" of authorised Harley-Davidson worldwide!

Handing over a signed tank as a souvenir by Harley-Davidson Management:  Matt Levatich, President & CEO H-D Motor Company, Mike Kennedy, Vice President & Managing Director NA, Rob Lindley, Vice President & Managing Director EMEA, Dr. Ing. Christian Arnezeder, Managing Director Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Martin Schmied, Country Manager 

Thursday, April 3rd, Rainer Bächli welcomed his guests with a small but high-class welcome celebration which also included the members of his "Rabbit Valley Chapter" the Harley-Owners-Group (HOG), performing a guided tour through showrooms and workshop facilities. 
The high-class delegation featured Matt Levatich, President & CEO H-D Motor Company, his wife Nancy, Mike Kennedy, Vice President & Managing Director NA, Nancy Kennedy, Rob Lindley, Vice President & Managing Director EMEA, Dr. Ing. Christian Arnezeder, Managing Director Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Markus Geissner, Regional Financial Controller Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Martin Schmied, Country Manager and Peter Frey, District Manager. Keith Wandell – Chief Executive Officer and President of Harley-Davidson, Inc. since may 1st send a latter, but was excused for private reasons – he already visted the "old" Harley-Heaven twice in 2011 and 2012.

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