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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Marvel Studio's Steve Rogers, a.k.a. Captain America, Rides Newest Softail Model

MILWAUKEE – Next Spring on April 4, 2014, two icons of freedom will roll onto the silver screen with the release of Marvel Studios™ "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." Fans at San Diego Comic-Con were excited to see exclusive footage of the film including the reveal of Steve Rogers' choice of Harley-Davidson® in this movie. 

In the upcoming film, Steve Rogers' character will be riding Harley-Davidson's newest Softail® motorcycle, the Breakout. Launched to the world in March, the Breakout makes a modern statement, but harkens back to the timeless aesthetics for which Harley-Davidson is known.

"Captain America and Harley-Davidson have had a long and glorious association dating back to the introduction of the character in 1939," said Dino Bernacchi, Harley-Davidson Marketing Communication Director. "He's ridden different Harleys throughout the history of the character, and his bike for "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" needed to fit the modern day setting of this story. Our newest model, the Softail Breakout, with custom touches that personalize the bike for his character was the perfect choice for this film."

Starting in 2011 with Captain America: The First Avenger, and continuing in 2012 with Marvel's The Avengers "Assemble Your Freedom" contest and recently with Marvel's Iron Man 3 "Man & Machine" contest, the collaboration between Harley-Davidson and Marvel has successfully connected these two powerful and inspirational brands.

"Captain America makes the perfect marketing partner for Harley-Davidson as he truly embodies the iconic, heroic, and American aspects of our brand," said Bernacchi. "Both Captain America and our motorcycles are great symbols of freedom."

PHOTO CAPTION: At San Diego Comic-Con in July, Marvel Studios revealed Steve Rogers' Harley-Davidson model of choice, the Softail Breakout with custom modifications for his character. Based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series, "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" will be in theaters April 4, 2014. ©MARVEL

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After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Marvel's "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" finds Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk. Joining forces with the Black Widow, Captain America struggles to expose the ever-widening conspiracy while fighting off professional assassins sent to silence him at every turn.
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Krawiec Holds Seventh Position in NHRA Countdown to the Championship

CONCORD, NC – Harley-Davidson® Screamin' Eagle®/Vance & Hines rider Andrew Hines rode a Harley-Davidson® V-Rod® motorcycle to the team's first NHRA National event victory of the season at the Carlyle Tools NHRA Carolina Nationals presented by NAPA Auto Parts at zMAX Dragway. Hines won the event when Lucas Oil Buell rider Hector Arana Sr. fouled at the start in the final round of eliminations.

"This was a get-well weekend for the Screamin' Eagle team," said Hines, who won three of four rounds against opponents who fouled at the start. "The fact is I was at the starting line and did my job, and they didn't. That's how it works in drag racing. I had a good bike today with a nice, consistent clutch that gave me great starts."

Hines qualified ninth for the event with an Elapsed Time (ET) of 6.924 seconds. Harley-Davidson® Screamin' Eagle®/Vance & Hines rider Ed Krawiec qualified the team's other V-Rod motorcycle in sixth position with an ET of 6.893 seconds. Viper Motorcycle Company Buell rider Matt Smith led all qualifiers with a 6.854-second ET.

On Sunday Hines advanced from round one when Viper Motorcycle Company Buell rider John Hall fouled. Hines scored a holeshot win over Matt Smith on the other Viper Motorcycle Company Buell in round two. In round three, Nitro Fish Suzuki rider LE Tonglet fouled at the start to hand Hines a ticket to his first final-round appearance of the season. In the final, Arana Sr. left the line 0.028 seconds early. Hines had a reaction time of only 0.001 seconds and barely avoided his own red-light start.

"We figured to win in the final we'd need an outstanding start, so we sped the clutch up a little, and then the air cooled off and I probably had some adrenalin going, so we cut it pretty close," said Hines.

Krawiec got a win over Vroom/MBP/LAT Racing Oil Buell rider Mike Berry in round one, but lost to Arana Sr. in the second round.

"I had a good bike this weekend and we got the clutching figured out, which is tricky at Charlotte because it has a down-hill start," said Krawiec, the defending Pro Stock Motorcycle champion. "We just didn't have enough for Hector in the second round. We lost a little ground to the leader in the points race, but gained on the bunch right ahead of us. We are in a good position to move up in the standings next week."

The Charlotte event was the first of six in the NHRA Countdown to the Championship playoffs, which includes Krawiec and nine other riders who qualified to race for the title after the firs
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