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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Bijzondere motoren van failliet Bosch bedrijf onder de hamer

Bijzondere motoren van failliet Bosch bedrijf onder de hamer

Meer dan negentig motoren van het failliete Bossche bedrijf Van Der Heijden Motors B.V. 
gaan in opdracht van de curator onder de virtuele hamer. 
Zaterdag 17 februari wordt een kijkdag gehouden aan de Rietveldenweg 39 in Den Bosch.
Onder andere twee Indian Motorcycle’s, model Indian Chieftain Dark Horse en model Chief Classic, een Kawasaki Z1000, BMW S1000, motorkleding, werkplaatsinventaris en onderdelen worden verdeeld over zes onlineveilingen aangeboden.

De duurste motor, de Indian Chief Dark Horse, moet zeker 10.000 euro opbrengen.

Van Der Heijden Motors BV was één van de oudste motorzaken van het land en verkocht veel motoren van grote motormerken en scooters.  In 1904 begon het bedrijf in Den Bosch. Vorig jaar november vroeg het bedrijf faillissement aan. 
Het faillissement is vooral ontstaan doordat de verkoop van tweedehandsmotoren en -scooters terugliep. Velen kochten een nieuwe motorfiets en betaalden die deels door het inruilen van een gebruikte motor. Gebruikte exemplaren worden in heel Nederland veel minder verkocht.
Onder de grote schuldeisers zijn onder meer Van Lanschot, met een vordering van bijna vijf ton, en de ING, met een vordering van bijna 51.000 euro. De belastingdienst claimt nog bijna 55.000 euro. Een doorstart is onderzocht, maar bleek niet haalbaar.

BVA Auctions is het grootste online veilinghuis van Europa en veilt in opdracht van derden roerende en onroerende zaken. Maandelijks worden ruim 860.000 biedingen gedaan door kopers uit meer dan 95 landen. De kijkdag is van 10.00 tot 16.00 uur.

De motoren van het failliete Bossche bedrijf Van der Heijden Motors B.V. 
gaan onder de virtuele hamer. Foto: Marc Bolsiu

Bron: Brabants Dagblad 

maandag 19 februari 2018/Author: Onno Wieringa/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Artikel rating: Geen rating
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Sturgis Buffalo Chip®’s 2018 Motorcycles as Art® Exhibit

Sturgis Buffalo Chip®’s 2018 Motorcycles as Art® Exhibit 
Michael Lichter Curates “Passion Built - Garage to Gallery”

For the 10th year, Custom bikes built from the pure passion and love of the machine will be exhibited at the Buffalo Chip free to the public this August. 
The pure love of art and motorcycles will bring together a stunning collection of masterpieces for the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s 2018 Motorcycle As Art exhibit, titled “Passion Built – Garage to Gallery.”  The exhibit, curated by Michael Lichter, will feature the work of over 40 builders and artists who demonstrate incredible passion and have built motorcycles especially for this show. All support themselves by other means, yet they all are building professional-quality custom motorcycles outside of a professional workplace. Each bike will be lit with theater lights and displayed atop an elevated pedestal to better give guests an open view from every angle. The Sturgis Buffalo Chip will host the exhibit in a 7,000 sq. ft. dedicated gallery in its Event Center. The exhibit is free to the public 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 4 through Friday, Aug. 10. 

“Michael has once again brought together a group of incredible artists and builders who all have a real passion for motorcycles,” said Rod Woodruff, Sturgis Buffalo Chip President. “The fact that these people are creating these bikes, mostly in the evenings or weekends, after a full work-week, is amazing. We will clearly see their love for the work on display this year. Everyone attending the 2018 Rally really should see this free exhibit.” 


It Isn’t Just a Small Handful
The Motorcycles As Art exhibit has become more than just a bike show in its 10-year residency at the Buffalo Chip. Industry professionals frequent these one-time collections to examine the new ideas and trends put on display by builders from all walks of life and geographic locations. 

“We are looking for the best custom bikes these builders can produce, hopefully the best they have ever built, to show off how diverse the world of custom bike building is,” said exhibit curator Michael Lichter. “It isn’t just a small handful of professionals who are driving this world and deciding where it is headed, nor has it ever been. Now, through new means of communication, these non-pros have a bigger voice than ever before.” 
Energy Drives the Passion for Diverse Group of Builders
As a follow up to the 2017 “Old Iron – Young Blood” exhibit, which focused on the work of builders under age 35, this exhibit broadens the diversity of the artists to include those passionate about custom building motorcycles even through retirement. 

Most of those chosen for the 2018 exhibit must find the energy and passion to work on their projects after returning home from a full-time day job. Some, such as Harley-Davidson Motor Company Vice President of Styling & Design Brad Richards, work in the industry but must still find personal time to fuel their passion for building. Musicians Xavier Muriel of Buckcherry and Gilby Clarke formerly of Guns and Roses will both be displaying their new creations. From attorney Dave Polgreen to lighting expert Randy Noldge, the list of exhibitors for the 2018
zaterdag 17 februari 2018/Author: Onno Wieringa/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Artikel rating: Geen rating
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