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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Late Summer Special - Open House & Aftershow Party
am Samstag den 14. September ab 10:00 Uhr

Autoclub Treffen der Rumblers Ruhrpott bei Thunderbike Harley-Davidson in Hamminkeln

Sei live dabei, wenn wir unser brandneues radikales Projectbike "Unbreakable" und weitere Custombikes & Parts präsentieren, frisch eingetroffen von der Bike Week in Faak. Für neugierige Besucher, die einen Blick hinter die Kulissen der Bikeschmiede und Part-Produktion werfen wollen öffnen wir unsere Hallen.

Am 14. September ist es auch wieder soweit, die ersten Harley-Davidson Modelle des kommenden Jahres werden vorgestellt. Freu Dich auf verdammt coole Überraschungen die das Harley Modelljahr 2014 für Dich bereithält. Und verzichte auf nichts. Denn starke neue Fashion, edle Parts und jede Menge gute Verpflegung, viele Gleichgesinnte und beste Unterhaltung warten auf Dich.

Ab 20:30 Uhr rocken MODERN EARL dann live im Roadhouse. Mit High Energy Country, rauem Blues, beseelten Gospels und schnellen Bluegrass bringen sie die Südstaaten nach Europa! Tickets zur Aftershow Party gibt's im Thunderbike Roadhouse und in Kürze in unserem Onlineshop.
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Wednesday, September 4th 2013
Kodlin Exhibition, Casino Velden, Velden at Wörthersee/Austria

Welcome to the presentation of the latest and radical Fred Kodlin Custom creations!

...has been for years the only german "Master of Custombike Building" – and will stay "full throttle" again at the Casino Velden and all around Lake Faak! 

Highlight of this years "Fred Kodlin Week" at Casino Velden will be the unveilling of a brandnew, very radical Fred Kodlin Baggers, Scheduled Wedenesday,  September 4th 2013, 8.15 p.m., starting the "hot Phase" of EUROPEAN BIKE WEEK!

"About 3 1/2 years ago, we started with "BRD" ( tanslates to "Bagger Republik Deutschland") to establish high-class Custom Bagger Custombikes in Europe, but we had no idea how big the theme would become", explains Fred Kodlin, who already set standards in 2012 with his Bagger "Hustler", both in terms of technology and design, "We can state with pride that we are market leader for radical Bagger, Parts & Accessoires."

Harley-Davidson themself underlined the importance of this market segment with the introduction of new touring models, a market in which Fred Kodlin is  International on top of the pops! This is further underlined by the fact that  – thanks to power output and riding characteristics – Kodlin Baggers fascinate and attract a younger breed of  rider – while Harley's stock touring motorcycle are pointed to a more "senior" rider clientele.

"Following numerous Touring type motorcycles of all kinds and styles, we have accumulated a lot of experience and unique Know How, underlined by full TÜV approval - in terms of power, design, technology and riding characteristcs we have reached a new level", underlines Fred, "at this years European Bike Week, situated in the Casino Velden at Wörthersee, we will again perform a spectacular presentation of the latest and hottest Kodlin Custom Bagger, starting into a new era of custom-build Baggers!"