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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Suburban Motors H-D Rider Takes Commanding Lead in XR Showdown

MILWAUKEE, WI – Aerostar Global/Suburban Motors H-D rider Steve Rapp rolled to a commanding fifth win of the season in the AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson series at New Jersey Motorsports Park as he edged closer to claiming the 2013 series championship and $25,000 top prize with one race remaining in the four-race XR Showdown.

As he has done in most of his previous wins this year, Rapp started from pole position, opened a gap on the field from the drop of the green flag, and stretched his lead through to the checkered flag in metronomic fashion, never putting a wheel wrong as he led all 11 laps of the race. 

But if Rapp's victory was practically a foregone conclusion, the racing for second and third was anything but, as a train of up to seven riders battled for the remaining podium positions until the final lap. Multiple riders jockeyed for position in the lead pack as the laps wound down, but when the checkered flag flew, Tyler O'Hara (Eco Fuel Saver/Scrubblade) drafted past MOB Racing's Eric Stump to take the second step of the podium by a 0.038-second margin, as Stump secured his best finishing position of the season. Brothers Travis Wyman (Harv's H-D), who ran as high as second late in the race, and Kyle Wyman (Kyle Wyman Racing), who charged through the field from the last starting position on the grid, rounded out the top five a few tenths of a second behind. 

"We made a few changes this morning and it was definitely an improvement over what I had been riding. We're always making the bike better, just getting confident, knowing the limits of the tires and the bike. I've done well at this track before and that was a good confidence builder coming in," said Rapp, who now holds a 22-point lead in the rider standings with one race remaining in the XR Showdown.

The 2013 AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson series concludes September 28-29 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, Ca. with the final round of the XR Showdown.

New Jersey Motorsports Park Results
1.Steve Rapp (Aerostar Global/Suburban Motors H-D), 11 laps
2.Tyler O'Hara (Eco Fuel Saver/Scrubblade), +2.160 seconds
3.Eric Stump (MOB Racing), +2.198 seconds
4.Travis Wyman (Harv's H-D), +2.505 seconds
5.Kyle Wyman (Kyle Wyman Racing), +2.548 seconds
6.Benjamin Carlson (Suburban Motors H-D), +3.470 seconds
7.Michael Barnes (Spyke's H-D), +4.469 seconds
8.Shane Narbonne ( H-D), +17.292 seconds
9.Nicholas Hansen (Suburban Motors H-D), +22.000 se
woensdag 18 september 2013/Author: Onno Wieringa/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Artikel rating: Geen rating
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Photo’s of the European Bike Week Faak 2013

Photo’s European Bike Week Faak 2013
All the Photo’s of the European Bike Week 2013 in Faak, Austria, are online now!
Click here to see them all!

We made a seperate folder named maandag 16 september 2013/Author: Onno Wieringa/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Artikel rating: Geen rating
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