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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Hollister and Corbin’s 4th Annual Rider Appreciation Day a Huge Success!

Hollister and Corbin’s 4th Annual Rider Appreciation Day 
a Huge Success!


Hollister, CA- It’s 6:00am on Saturday July 5th and the day starts with beautiful weather…sun out slight breeze, blue skies. The kind of weather riders dream of. Everything was in place…hundreds of  vendors had their displays set up on Corbin’s property as well as downtown and all over Hollister for that fact. As the sun started rising up over the horizon, you can hear the gentle rumble of bikes off in the distance getting closer until the town and Corbin’s property were swarmed on by 60,000 riders for the re-birth of the Hollister Rally. Thousands showed up from all over the country to attend this event as well as Corbin’s 4th Annual Rider Appreciation Day. In 24 short hours, Hollister with a population of 35,437 grew to almost triple its size, all sharing the same common interest…motorcycles.


Mike Corbin, The “Idea Guy” at Corbin was a major supporter in getting this rally back on the books and would like to personally thank Hollister’s new Mayor Ignatio Velazquez, Robbie Scattini, Vice Mayor, who has been a long time rally advocate, all of the City Council Members, Mark Cresswell, president of Worldwide Dynamics, the event organizer and David Westrick, Hollister’s Police Chief for all of their hard work. Police Chief Westrick gave the City Council a very reasonable budget for public safety, which gave the City Council a way to see break even. “If it wasn’t for the diligent efforts made by David Westrick in bringing this event in under budget for the security portion, this rally wouldn’t have taken place”, Corbin stated. 


Tons of exhibitors were in downtown Hollister as well as spread throughout the city. Many of the more recognized names in the industry were at Corbin’s: Arlen Ness, Barnett Tool & Engineering, Motion Pro Inc., Wind Vest Products, Ron Simms, Custom Cycles, America’s Forgotten Heroes, Big Slick Promotions, West Speedway Shelters, Ride Wright Wheels, Samson Exhaust, Old School Eyewear, Cycle Gear Inc., House of Thunder HD, Baggerwerx, Motorcycle Machine, Lily's Fresh Fruit, Vintage Legends Group, Renegade Classics,  Renegade Classics Fresno, America’s Forgotten Heroes, R.I.S. Designs, Sabbath Keeps Motorcycle Ministry, Schapiro & Leventhal, Pinnacle Quilter’s Guild, Kirby, Kirby & Kirby Attorneys at Law, Cycle Shade, Purple Slice, S&S Cycles, Super Tug, Top Hatters MC, Speedway Shelters, Billet 4 Baggers, Biker Doorags, Streetmasters MC Workshops, Cartoon Thunder, Norcal Customs, Robert’s Up in Smoke BBQ, Ambroz Tows, Binford Custom Cycles, Hot Bike Magazine and many others.

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Harley-Davidson Second Quarter Results

Harley-Davidson Second Quarter Results

Harley-Davidson has reported second-quarter 2013 diluted earnings per share increased 13.1% on higher motorcycle shipments and continued gains in operating efficiencies, compared to the year-ago period.

Second-quarter net income was $271.7 million on consolidated revenue of $1.79 billion, compared to net income of $247.3 million on consolidated revenue of $1.73 billion in the year-ago period. Second-quarter 2013 diluted earnings per share were $1.21, compared to $1.07 in the year-ago quarter.



Through six months, Harley-Davidson net income was $495.9 million on consolidated revenue of $3.37 billion, compared to net income of $419.3 million on consolidated revenue of $3.16 billion in the year-ago period. Six-month 2013 diluted earnings per share were $2.20, compared to $1.81 in the year-ago period.

"Harley-Davidson again drove strong financial performance in the second quarter, reflecting the many improvements in operations we have made throughout the Company over the past few years as well as our brand strength globally," said Keith Wandell, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. "Our employees, dealers and suppliers continue to do an outstanding job, working as one team and moving in one direction, to deliver a great experience for our customers," Wandell said.

"During the second quarter, we completed our first year of seasonal surge production at York with great success. We also surpassed a milestone for international dealership growth. With the opening of a dealership in Salvador, Brazil on June 29th, we have added 104 dealerships outside the U.S. since late 2009, achieving our goal to add 100 to 150 international dealerships by the end of 2014," Wandell said.
"Of course, all summer long we are celebrating our 110th anniversary with Harley-Davidson enthusiasts from around the world, including one of our biggest-ever international consumer events last month in Rome and the upcoming celebration in Milwaukee on Labor Day weekend. And less than a month from now, we will launch an exciting line-up of new 2014 motorcycles." Wandell said.

Retail Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Sales

Dealers worldwide sold 90,193 new Harley-Davidson motorcycles in the second quarter of 2013, compared to 85,714 motorcycles in the year-ago quarter. In the U.S., dealers sold 58,241 new Harley-Davidson motorcycles in the quarter, up 4.4% compared to the year-ago period. In international markets, dealers sold 31,952 new Harley-Davidson motorcycles during the second quarter, compared to 29,953 motorcycles in the year-ago period, with unit sales up 12.3% in the Asia Pacific region, 1.0% in the EMEA region, 39.2% in the Latin America region, and 3.6% in Canada.

Through six months, dealers sold 144,447 new Harley-Davidson motorcycles worldwide, compared to 145,391 motorcycles in the year-ago period, with retail unit sales up 11.9% in the Asia Pacific region, 22.8% in the Latin America region and 2.4% in Canada, and down 2.7% in the U.S. and 3.6% in the EMEA region, compared to the first half of 2012. The Company believes first-half U.S. retail sales were adversely impacted by a prolonged and abnormally cool and wet spring in 2013, compared to an abnormally early and warm spring in 2012.

Harley-Davidson Motorcycles and Related Products Segment Results

Second-Quarter Results: Operating income from motorcycles and related products grew 15.5% to $357.7 million in the second quarter of 2013, compared to operating i
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