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

Baker Truss Style Shift Lever

Baker Truss Style Shift Lever
BAKER Drivetrain has introduced a replacement shift lever for use on all '80-'06 (except '06 Dyna) five-speed Big Twin models.
Investment cast 303L stainless steel is used in the manufacture of the new Truss Style shift lever, which features not only a thicker cross section for a stronger overall design, but also an improved design to the splines to prevent stripping.
Supplied polished, and with a polished stainless steel pinch bolt, the lever will also fit Big Dogs and custom builds with five-speed style shift levers.

zaterdag 14 september 2013/Author: Onno Wieringa/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Artikel rating: Geen rating
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RockabillyDay 2013 Belgium Photo's Online

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RockabillyDay 2013 België

Alle foto's van de RockabillyDay 2013 België staan nu Online op onze website 
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De organisatoren van RockabillyDay 2013 stonden er zelf weer versteld van, een massale opkomst, een prachtig mooie dag en de perfecte sfeer maakten deze editie van RockabillyDay weer een om nooit te vergeten!

James, dé man achter het Belgische evenement RockabillyDay vertelt; “We hadden dit jaar op de RockabillyDay 2013 ruim vierhonderd (!) auto’s van voor 1965. Ruim 1000 motoren bezochten RockabillyDay 2013, waarvan de meeste Harley-Davidsons.”

Voorafgaand aan de zondag van RockabillyDay 2013 werd op zaterdagavond een ‘Pub-Crawl’, een kroegentocht gehouden. James glunderend; “Die heel tof was! De betere Belgische rockabilly bands traden op zoals The Spuny Boys, The Akulas, The Hometown Gamblers, The Buckshots, The Revelaires, The Goon Mat en Burlesque Babes.

“RockabillyDay 2013 zelf was eigenlijk uitverkocht. Met leuke mensen in een leuke sfeer. Alles werd in goede banen geleid door 120 vrijwilligers. Het weer was top, ondanks de vooruitzichten, die waren heel anders!” 

“Sinds vorig jaar hebben we een team van 8 mensen die dagdagelijks met de voorbereidingen van RockabillyDay bezig zijn en dan nog een team van 8 mensen die het weekend zelf tot een goede sfeer brengen.” Dit zijn allemaal onbetaalde jobs waardoor RockabillyDay laagdrempelig kan werken met een entreeprijs van slechts 10 eur
donderdag 12 september 2013/Author: Onno Wieringa/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Artikel rating: Geen rating
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