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

Zodiac Truck in Bad Salzuflen at Custombike 2014

Just a reminder that the CustomBike, the biggest Custom Show in Europe, is end of next week (Friday 5, Saturday 6 and Sunday, December 7) at the Messe Bad Salzuflen, Germany. The Zodiac show truck will be there in Hall 20, Stand C31 with our display bikes and loads of new parts and accessories.


We have the brand new Zodiac 2015 catalog available in English, French, German and Italian and you get it in a BIG bag with a free Zodiac Racing baseball cap, a Küryakyn catalog, a 2015 Freedom Performance catalog and a retail price list for only 10,- Euro!

And for any one that visits our booth we have a 2015 Zodiac Calendar Poster for FREE!

See you in Bad Salzuflen!
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Go-ahead for the “New Messe Essen“

Go-ahead for the “New Messe Essen“ 

Reconstruction allows for cutting-edge exhibition conditions in Essen 

Great news for exhibitors and visitors: Messe Essen will implement the 
modernisation of the fair site as planned. With the reconstruction, Essen will 
provide one of the most state-of-the-art exhibition centres in Germany and thus 
become a contemporary and competitive marketplace. The modernisation 
measures will not only be architectonically genuine eye-catchers but will, above all, 
fully meet the exhibitors' and visitors' demands on a modern fair site. Inviting 
entrance areas, a spacious, completely one-storey hall structure in a consistent look 
& feel plus latest technology - this mix makes Messe Essen ready for the future. The 
ground-breaking ceremony for the construction project with an investment volume 
of Euro 90 million will take place on May 2, 2016. 

"The modernisation is an important step towards making our fair venue attractive 
and competitive," says Oliver P. Kuhrt, CEO of Messe Essen. "I am very pleased 
that our conversion concept fulfills the wishes of exhibitors and visitors. Short 
distances, contemporary architecture as well as a spacious, one-storey hall structure 
with easy access – the ‘New Messe Essen’ will provide perfect conditions for both 
trade and consumer fairs." 

The most important demand on the conversion includes the elimination of the 
previous two-storey halls while retaining the area requirements. Five new, large hall 
areas with optimised logistics are planned instead of the 14 small-scale halls in the 
north part today. In the east entrance area, the conversion also makes provision for 
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