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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De nieuwe Indian Classic Chief 2014 gereden! Indian beleeft wereldpremiere in South Dakota!

Rijden met de nieuwe modeljaar 2014 Indian Classic Chief  111
en Indian Vintage 111

Gisteren had ik de eer om als een van eersten ter wereld met de nieuwe Indian Motorcycles te mogen rijden. In Rapid Ciy, South Dakota, vlakbij het bekende Sturgis, stond een rij Indians op ons te wachten. Onder een stralende zon reden we door het prachtige South Dakota, genietend van de nieuwe Indian Classic Chief. Slechts 15 genodigden mochten dit historische moment van de wederopstanding van het merk Indian meemaken. Met gepaste trots namen we plaats op de motoren en bewonderend werd elk model bekeken en gestart. Moderne techniek in een perfect passend oud jasje. De klassieke Chief wist mij gelijk te bekoren. De stad uit en de slingerende wegen door de Black Hills worden opgezocht, een rij Indians die zich een weg baant door het Wilde Westen van weleer, het Indianengebied is de perfecte entourage waar de Indian Chief Classic zich thuisvoelt, het is een gezicht, een moment wat niemand die erbij was ooit zal vergeten. Een stuk geschiedenis wordt weer tot leven gebracht, een stuk geschiedenis wordt geschreven. Indian is Alive!  

 In een oud pakhuis staan in het gedempte licht de Indians op ons te wachten.

 Een wereldpremière die het merk Indian weer op de kaart zet. Met een prachtig diepe roffel slaat het hart van de 111 motor de oorlogstrom; er is nog een Amerikaans motormerk bijgekomen....

 De groep
maandag 5 augustus 2013/Author: Onno Wieringa/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Artikel rating: Geen rating
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Buffalo Chip News 


 High Octane Week Includes 10 Hours of New Programming with All-New Specials TUNNEL OF FIRE, BIKER BATTLES, DOOMSDAY GARAGE and KID ROCK: LIVE FROM BUFFALO CHIP

STURGIS, S.D. – Aug. 3, 2013 – CMT brings the annual motorcycle festival best known for its jaw-dropping stunts and off-the-wall competitions to television with CMT BIKE WEEK, 10 hours of bike-themed programming centered around the 2013 Sturgis Rally, premiering every night at 8 p.m., ET/PT Sunday, August 18 through Saturday, August 24. Filmed at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s two-week event in Sturgis, S.D., CMT BIKE WEEK will give viewers an in-depth and behind-the-scenes look into the music, culture and camaraderie that make up this popular festival. Cameras will be on-hand to document three separate world record attempts, including Clint Ewing’s death-defying attempt to ride his motorcycle through a blazing 350-feet inferno.

Throughout the week, CMT will premiere four, all-new specials including TUNNEL OF FIRE, BIKER BATTLES and KID ROCK: LIVE FROM BUFFALO CHIP; the 30-minute special DOOMSDAY GARAGE; as well as full-episode sneak previews of two upcoming CMT series, ORANGE COUNTY CHOPPERS featuring Paul Teutel Sr. and TATTOO TITANS; and all-new episodes of HILLBILLIES FOR HIRE, HOT 20 COUNTDOWN and DOG AND BETH: ON THE HUNT. The CMT BIKE WEEK lineup includes:

◾TUNNEL OF FIRE – Premieres Tuesday, August 20 at 8:00 – 9:00 p.m., ET/PT
 Hosted by Rossi Morreale, this adrenaline-pumping special highlights the craziest daredevils and stunts that happen at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. Motorcyclist Clint Ewing will attempt to break a Guinness world record by completing the death-defying “Tunnel of Fire” stunt by traveling through a towering inferno longer than a football field. Mike Hughes will strap himself to a 15-foot rocket and launch himself over 1000 feet in the air to one-up the legendary Evel Knievel. Additionally, the special will feature front row seats to the “Wall of Death,” where American hell rider Patch McGillicutty will steer a motorcycle around a circular wall at 90 miles per hour. TUNNEL OF FIRE is produced by Cary Glotzer, Joe Townley and Michael Yudin of MY Tupelo Entertainment.
◾ BIKER BATTLES – Premieres Wednesday, August 21 at 8:00 – 9:00 p.m., ET/PT
 This all-new special will highlight the most insane and outrageous competitions that take place at Sturgis each year. Hosted by Big Jay Oakerson, the show will highlight ever
zaterdag 3 augustus 2013/Author: Onno Wieringa/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Artikel rating: Geen rating
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