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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National Motorcycle Museum News: The Davenport Report

National Motorcycle Museum News: The Davenport Report

In an average week, the National Motorcycle Museum gets 5 to 10 calls and emails from enthusiasts of old motorcycles looking for parts sources, values and photo identification. We do our best to steer people to good information and parts sources, and one is, "Make sure you attend Davenport."  Each Labor Day weekend the Chief Blackhawk Motorcycle Club, based in eastern Iowa, hosts what is probably America's largest swap meet for true antique motorcycles, 35 years of age and older. There you will find everything from rare parts to seminars on restorations. You might even bump into Mike and Frank, celebrity American Pickers. Even better, Friday night is always Vintage Flat Track racing, right there at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, home to the event.

The National Motorcycle Museum has set up at the swap meet there for years. It's the place we need to be to stay in touch with our supporters and folks that need to know the Museum is "just down the road about 75 miles, in Anamosa, Iowa." Here are a few photos from the meet. Of course Harley parts to help you restore your Pan or Knucklehead are popular offerings, but I have heard of restorers locating great parts for Parillas, BSA's, Nortons and even Bultaco and CZ motocrossers. The other good thing about Davenport; on that Friday and Saturday there is likely no place on the planet with more information on old motorcycles. If they are not in the middle of a trade or transaction, vendors are usually more than happy to help you with a parts question, a resource for accurate paint colors or give you their opinion on a source for reproduction parts that look right and fit.

Plan on attending the Davenport Swap Meet in 2014, August 28, 29 and 30. Davenport is antique motorcycling at its finest. And after you donate for parking, admission is FREE! 

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Pumps the 2014 Ultra Limited to CVO™ Motorcycle Spec Twin-Cooled™ Engine Performance

MILWAUKEE - The new Screamin' Eagle® 110 Cubic Inch Stage 1 Kit (P/N 92500020, $1,998.95) from Harley-Davidson® Genuine Motor Parts and Accessories gives a 2014 Harley-Davidson® Ultra Limited robust CVO™ motorcycle performance. This street-legal kit boosts displacement of the Twin-Cooled™ High Output Twin Cam 103™ engine to 110 cubic inches and bundles the proven components of the CVO™ exclusive Screamin' Eagle Twin-Cooled™ Twin Cam 110™ powertrain, including four-inch forged pistons and cylinders, SE-255 camshafts, and cylinder heads with automatic compression release. The Screamin' Eagle® cylinder heads and forged piston combination offers a 9.3:1 compression ratio for easy starting. "Screamin' Eagle 110" cylinder head medallions make it clear it's an Ultra with extra.

The kit includes all required gaskets (except primary cover and transmission interface gasket) and hardware to complete the installation. Installation requires case boring, the separate purchase of an Automatic Compression Release Wiring Harness, and ECM recalibration. The separate purchase of cam spacers and professional installation is recommended. This kit fits the 50-state 2014 Ultra Limited model.

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