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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The Moto Guzzi Story

The Moto Guzzi Story
Nearly 100 years in the making 

Since 1921, Moto Guzzi have been making motorcycles that have captured hearts and minds the world over. Ian Falloon, one of the world’s foremost motorcycle historians, brings us a book that takes a look at the marque’s long and often turbulent story.

Unsurprisingly, Moto Guzzi is a name that’s been very familar to motorcycle enthusiasts for decades. Incredible longevity, certainly by today’s standards, has helped with this, of course, but so too has its unique designs, racing successes, and willingness to embrace new technologies.

In this book, Ian takes us through Moto Guzzi’s long history, detailing its great successes in the 30s and 50s, a period of stagnation during the 60s, and return to the top during the 1970s. Today, it is the oldest European manufacturer in continuous motorcycle production.

Guzzi owners are a fiercely proud breed. But then Guzzis are not like other motorcycles, even other Italian ones. To qualify as a Guzzi owner, one needs dedication and individuality, both of which will be rewarded in a long term relationship with these motorcycles.

Ian’s book, now in its third edition, is THE definitive guide to the history of Moto Guzzi, and with a foreword by Dr John Wittner, you can guarantee it’s full of facts and details that you won’t find anywhere else.

zaterdag 11 augustus 2018/Author: Onno Wieringa/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Artikel rating: Geen rating
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Moto Bay Classic - San Francisco Saturday August 18th

Moto Bay Classic in San Francisco Saturday August 18th 

Eagles of Death Metal, the Vandals and TSOL are rocking the Bay surrounded 
by motorcycle racing at the Moto Bay Classic in San Francisco.

The Moto Bay Classic will happen on the epic Pier 32 in San Francisco, 
directly off The Embarcadero in the shadow of the legendary Bay Bridge. 

This full-blown moto carnival brings you music headlined by icon punk & rock bands Eagles of Death Metal, The The Vandals, and T.S.O.L as well as local punk icons the Screaming Bloody Marys, the Nerve and Lujuria. Super Hooligan Flat Track racing by Indian motorcycles, Vance and Hines Cops vs. Hooligans Gymkhana Race, Dunlop Kids demo course, Bell Helmets Stunt Show, J &P Cycles Hella Good Bike show, Husqvarna AOI Art Show, Ducati Demo Rides and Learn to Ride Dyno - all accompanied by local Frisco flavor, craft beers, scrumptious food.  Also featuring a cultivated Vendor Village featuring Deus Ex Machina, Yamaha, Kuryakyn, Performance Machine, Monroe Motors, BMW of San Francisco and more.  

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vrijdag 10 augustus 2018/Author: Onno Wieringa/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Artikel rating: Geen rating
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