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.

Latest News in the Custom Bike World

You can WIN a 2014 Indian Chief Vintage!

WIN this amazing Indian Chief Vintage!

Indian Motorcycle Red Chief with tan leather seat and saddlebags is the 2014 Fundraiser Bike from the National Motorcycle Museum

The amazing 2014 Indian® Chief® Vintage with the Thunder Stroke™ 111 engine brings iconic Indian styling to a whole new level, and you could win it! The new Chief features styling that pays tribute to legendary Indian Motorcycles of the past. The gorgeous Indian Motorcycle Red Chief with tan leather seat and saddlebags is the 2014 Fundraiser Bike from the National Motorcycle Museum. And here is your opportunity to donate to win this great machine, make it yours. 
Get on and ride the latest and greatest from Indian!


CLICK HERE FOR THE LINK TO 'WIN 2014 INDIAN CHIEF VINTAGE' 

Note: We will confirm your on-line ticket purchase via an email which will list your actual ticket number(s). Your ticket(s) will be put into the drum with other entries, but your actual ticket stubs will not be sent to you.

Here is what makes the 2014 Indian Chief Vintage so great:
##The all-new Thunder Stroke™ 111 engine – Pays tribute to legendary Indian engines of the past.
##Valanced Fenders – Elegant and functional, standard since 1940 on every Indian Motorcycle¨.
##Classic Badging – The script is a hallmark of the historic Indian brand first created in 1910.
##Indian Red Paint – The standard Indian paint color starting in 1912.
##Extensive Chrome Plating – Virtually every surface that could be chromed has been chromed.
##War Bonnet Lighting – Mounted atop the front fender, the way as it has been done since 1947.
##Laced Wheels – The Indian Chief rolls on brilliant, high-quality forty spoke laced wheels.
##Genuine Leather Seat and Saddlebags – Quality leather, becoming more distinguished over time.
##Total Value Nearly $21,000!

The National Motorcycle Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that relies on donations and fund-raising activities including this raffle to help preserve and present the exciting history of motorcycling.

We are excited about the new Museum and how it will help us better tell the great stories of American motorcycling. So, again, thanks for your support. We hope the new larger facility with annual changing exhibitions and other improvements are something you will be proud of, something you can say you have had a part in creating.

Note: We will confirm your on-line ticket purchase via an email which will list your actual ticket number(s). Your ticket(s) will be put into the drum with other entries, but your actual ticket stubs will not be sent to you.

The drawing for the winner will be held on Dec. 31, 2014. All website electronic entries must be
 received no later than Dec. 20, 2014. All mailed entry donations must be received at the Museum by December 31, 2014. You need not be present at the drawing to win. If you include your daytime phone number, we’ll call you if you are the lucky person! Include your email address and we can drop you a note if you win.


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Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the National Motorcycle Museum

Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the 
National Motorcycle Museum! 

The National Motorcycle Museum was founded in 1989 by people who love motorcycling. The Museum thrives today, is celebrating its 25th anniversary as a result of keeping its customers and supporters interests in mind and through sound planning. Engineers, racers, bike builders, tuners and others as far back as the late 1800′s built the groundwork for what motorcycling has become. The National Motorcycle Museum’s goal is to present their work, their passion and courage, through fine interpretive exhibitions built around a large collection of machines and historical objects from all corners of the world. The Museum also succeeds due to loans of great motorcycles and memorabilia.



Though large motorcycle collections have existed in America for decades, few are open to the public daily year around. The National Motorcycle Museum was one of the first, but now we have over ten great motorcycle museums in America, 


many accessible daily. As one might expect, these museums work together, supporting each other’s needs for special projects and research, and each promotes the other museums as well.

Originally located in Sturgis, South Dakota, the National Motorcycle Museums horizons expanded when it was moved to Anamosa, Iowa. There it re-opened in a downtown location with two floors totaling about 15,000 square feet. However, the Board of Directors and staff understood there were many great motorcycles in private collections that could be loaned for exhibitions, so set their sites on an even larger facility. In 2010 the National Motorcycle Museum opened in a repurposed building of around 35,000 square feet. With an interior essentially designed from scratch with all new interior partitions, cutting edge HVAC, lighting and visitor amenities, not only was there now space for over 400 motorcycles, but facilities for events indoors were created. Today bookings are frequent for three banquets halls with 200 person total capacity. This and a well designed Museum Store help to bring precious funds for operation, adding to the support from individual enthusiasts and the motorcycle industry. And though the topic is American motorcycle history, the Museum’s website and social media work to create awareness and tell the world “what’s new at the Museum” almost daily.

Today: The beauty of all of this is seeing the motorcycles, cars and trucks pull up and park out front bringing visitors to the Museum. All of the planning and hard work has brought great improvement over 25 years. Most important is that what’s here brings so much pleasure to our visitors. The photos, apparel, motorcycles, even motorcycle toys are part of every motorcyclist’s past, and this museum is a place where memories are rekindled through interpreted objects. The presentation of motorcycles a
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