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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Freak out in France!

Freak out in France! 

This weekend: Chopper Freakers Band PONT-A-MOUSSON Chopper Fest, 
June 23rd 2018 - June 24th 2018

There's plenty of custom stuff going on in France! This weekend, the 4th annual "Chopper Fest" will hit the Centre Michel Bertelle in Blénod-les-Pont-à-Mousson, just south of  Pont à Mousson (PAM) on the Moselle River which itself is situated south of Metz. 

Originally part of the "Get a Rigid" club at Mecrin, the "Chopper Freakers Band" was founded when the Mecrin Club joined an big traditional American Motorcycle club and soon found more friends of building extraordinary custom motorcycles, which has become a trademark of the club members and the event, which is held on the 4th weekend in june.  

In typical French-style, the show will have US-cars, customizers, Kustom culture indoor show and plenty of good food! Pon à Mousson itself is always worth a visit, with the ruins of the "Mousson" castle offerng a superb view over the Moselle valley and the surrounding countryside. The Chopper Freakers are never shy to burn some rubber and be assured that this
will be a great "Old School" style party!

woensdag 20 juni 2018/Author: Onno Wieringa/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Artikel rating: Geen rating
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AMD World Championship Set for Record Bike Entries and Visitor Attendance

AMD World Championship 

AMD World Championship Set for Record Bike Entries and Visitor Attendance in October?

With 17 weeks to go (at press time) until entries close for the AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building (Cologne, Germany, October 3-7), the response to what will be the 13th ‘AMD’ has been universally positive. Entries are running way ahead at this stage in the planning cycle compared to prior years – either in Europe or in the USA – with over 80 bikes slated to compete already.

There is always ‘churn’, but the field is comfortably some 20 or 30 bikes ahead of the kind of pre-entry levels that would normally be expected at this stage and normally yields an eventual showing of some 70 to 75 or so bikes.

The primary reason appears to be the ongoing change and decline being seen in several of Europe’s historically strong custom shows and the increasingly widespread acceptance that INTERMOT ‘Customized’, where the AMD World Championship will be staged again (Hall 10 at INTERMOT/Cologne Exhibition Center, October), is now firmly established as the primary international custom motorcycle industry Expo in the world.

This year sees the Hall 10 footprint expanded as INTERMOT ‘Customized’ expands to occupy the whole of the lower level of what is the largest hall at the Cologne Expo Center, the only one of the original double-deck halls left, resulting in a satisfyingly retro and chic environment that works well for the custom motorcycle industry’s exhibition values. <
dinsdag 19 juni 2018/Author: Onno Wieringa/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Artikel rating: Geen rating
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