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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“Shockwave” Land Speed Record Holding Sidecar Rig Donated to the Museum

“Shockwave” Land Speed Record Holding Sidecar Rig Donated to the National Motorcyle Museum, Anamosa, Iowa

“I built it in my shop with a couple of my best fabricators. All my sponsors helped a ton. At Bonneville in 2011 my good friends Larry Coleman and Warren Ryan set an AMA record with it that still stands. I can’t let it sit or sell it. I figure it belongs in a museum!”

And so this one of a kind, record holding turbo-charged Suzuki Hyabusa-powered streamliner becomes the 9th really fine motorcycle donated to the National Motorcycle Museum’s permanent collection in the past year. It will share display platform space with several other Bonneville bikes
and you can see it on your next visit.

“Shockwave” Technical Details:

Land Speed Racing Sidecar “ Shockwave” is the current record holder at over 162mph. Given the asymmetry of a sidecar motorcycle, power delivery, wheel weighting, track and drag coefficient, designing a machine for Land Speed Record competition is a special challenge.

The 21st Century has brought new interest in the challenges of land speed record competition. But way back in the 1950′s Bob Bakker was on the salt at Bonneville seeing just how fast he could make his motorcycle go. Later his focus became the sidecar record and has remained so for 60 years. Teaming up with sidecar road racing champion and Hall of Fame inductee Larry Coleman, Bakker and his shop did the design and fabrication of the rig. 

zaterdag 30 augustus 2014/Author: Onno Wieringa/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Artikel rating: Geen rating
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Eerste rijverslag van de 2015 Indian Scout

Als eerste gereden op de 2015 Indian Scout!

Tekst en fotografie: Onno “Berserk” Wieringa & (rij-foto's) Indian

Nadat we op zaterdag de Indian Roadmaster mochten rijden, (waarover meer in de volgende uitgave van Bigtwi! Magazine!) was er ’s avonds in het hartje van Sturgis, de onthulling van de Indian Scout. Slechts 140 mensen wereldwijd waren uitgenodigd en Indian, die weet hoe je iets moet presenteren, wist er weer een prachtspektakel van te maken.

De Indian Scout werd gepresenteerd bij de Wall of Death. Als groot liefhebber van de Wall of Death was de vertoning een armzalige bedoening en was ik diep in mijn hart heel blij dat wij hier in Nederland twee fantastisch mooie Wall of Death hebben, waar zonder twijfel de beste rijders van de wereld in rijden, de Wall van Henny Kroeze en Jan Laurens. Want in Sturgis was er maar één rijder die wat presteerde, de rest had èn slecht lopende motoren  èn ze bakten er niks van. 
Maar het ging om de presentatie van de 2015 Indian Scout en dat was een ongekend mooie!

De symphatieke Mike Wolfe, van de bekende serie 'American Pickers' 
is ook fervent Indian liefhebber en was tijdens de presentatie 
van de 2015 Indian Scout ook aanwezig

vrijdag 29 augustus 2014/Author: Onno Wieringa/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Artikel rating: Geen rating
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