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

Harley Share Price Hits Seven Year Low

Harley Share Price Hits Seven Year Low; 
Nearly 40% of Market Value Lost in 2018, 
Market Cap Below $6bn

The recent instability on Wall Street hasn’t helped Harley-Davidson’s cause. The volatility seen in its share price since the start of October has seen the company looking at starting 2019 with its share price in the mid to upper $30.00 range from a 2018 high of $56.50.

This represents a loss in its Market Value of around -17 percent in less than three months and nearly 40 percent in less than a year (the 2018 high was $56.50 in January). A year that has seen Harley-Davidson break cover on the most detailed and ambitious long-term strategic plan any motorcycle manufacturer has ever disclosed to its investors. A year in which Harley

continues to maintain shareholder dividend growth and a dividend rate that has seen it comfortably outperform the S&P 500 investor return average for several consecutive years.
At the time of writing, the Harley share price had plummeted as low as to $34.79, a seven year low. By mid-December 2018 Harley’s Market Capitalization (“Market Cap” – the real measure of the value of a publicly traded business) had been dragged down to a low of $5.69bn, a drop of over $4.6bn (nearly -45 percent) since its March 2017 two-year high of 10.32bn; it has more than halved with a loss of nearly -60 percent (-$8.31bn) since its April 2014 five-year high of over $14bn.

Harley’s share price has only once threatened to get back to the levels seen before the financial crisis. Since 2014, investor sentiment has been mostly negative despite healthy dividends.

Its all-time Market Cap high came in November 2006, before the financial crisis started to erode all stock price values, at $15.34bn, when its share price was trading at close to $74.00; the highest its share price has been since then was around $70.70 in May 2014.

Harley’s share price dropped to below $8.50 in March 2009, the recessionary low-point for most of the shares of the then listed corporations who are currently still in the S&P 500; at that time Harley’s Market Cap dipped as low as $1.62bn. 

There is no question that the volatility seen on Wall Street since the start of October, as markets appear to lurch unsteadily between Bear and Bull, has been a major factor in the instability of Harley-Davidson’s
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THANKS Wall of Death' Henny en Kim Kroeze!

THANKS Henny en Kim Kroeze!

Bedankt voor al die jaren, voor die prachtige shows, voor die adembenemende stunts, voor de mooiste motormomenten. Wat zullen we de Wall of Death gaan missen.

Het publiek scandeert ‘Henny Henny Henny’ als voor de laatste keer de deur opengaat en Henny zijn Steile Wand betreedt. Wat een mooi eerbetoon aan deze motorrijder die zoveel mensen het kippenvel op hun armen bezorgde, mensen als in trance liet genieten van een van de oudste vormen van motorsport, de Wall of Death, de Steile Wand of simpelweg ‘De Ton’.

Want Henny Kroeze is na 21 jaar met zijn Wall of Death gestopt. Henny, bijna 67, reed de laatste zeven jaar samen met dochter Kim in zijn Steile Wand. Heel Europa werd aangedaan en duizenden en duizenden mensen genoten keer op keer weer van alle trucs die op de oude Indians werden uitgehaald.
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