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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NUVIZ reveals the first full-integrated Head-Up Display for Motorcyclists

NUVIZ reveals the first full-integrated 
Head-Up Display for Motorcyclists 

San Diego CA - : NUVIZ, Inc. announces the production of NUVIZ, the first Head-Up Display designed specifically for the needs of motorcycle riders. The fully-integrated Head-Up Display (HUD) is designed to be added onto a motorcyclist’s full-face helmet and displays customizable information near the rider’s natural line of sight. NUVIZ seamlessly brings together all of the important functions of motorcyclist’s navigation, communication and media players into a single device, allowing riders to stay connected, but not distracted. NUVIZ includes a built-in HD action camera and a wireless handlebar controller that ensures intuitive control of all functions.

Once mounted to the helmet and aligned to the user’s eye, the advanced NUVIZ optics create a virtual image that "floats" just in the periphery of the eyesight, reducing eye movements and the need to re-focus inside the motorcycle’s cockpit. This integrated all-in-one system removes the cockpit clutter of multiple devices, and allows a rider to move from motorcycle to motorcycle with a single helmet-mounted solution. Adventure motorcycle riders, who often stand while riding, will enjoy consistent access to all their important information without having to look down into the cockpit. Powered by NUVIZ, riders can take charge of their riding experience and interact seamlessly with all of these different technologies in one easy-to-use device.  

“Years ago we were sure we had a good idea and the right technical expertise to bring this product to market," says Co-Founder Malte Laass. "As enthusiasts, we wanted to develop a solution that not only enhances and simplifies the riding experience, but lays a foundation for the forthcoming technology revolution that will affect riders." 

NUVIZ pairs with a dedicated smartphone app available via the App Store and Google Play, allowing riders to plan routes and save favorite rides, instantly access photos captured with NUVIZ, or view riding stats tracked with NUVIZ’s comprehensive set of sensors. The NUVIZ app will also allow users to share their rides, discover new routes, record ride data, and edit and upload photos instantly via social media. The NUVIZ app allows for easy updates and the
addition of new features as they are added, further improving the rider experience. 

Through a combination of features on the app
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Jessi Combs as Grand Marshal for 2017 Sturgis Mayor’s Ride.

Sturgis SD –  Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally™ Names Jessi Combs as Grand Marshal for 2017 Mayor’s Ride. 

Known as the Fastest Woman on Four-Wheels, Black Hills native, Jessi Combs has been named the Grand Marshal for the 15th Annual Sturgis Mayor’s Ride scheduled to take place on Monday, August 7, 2017 during the Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally™.   

“The City of Sturgis is very excited to have Jessi Combs join us as we celebrate the 77th Annual Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally™,” said Sturgis Mayor Mark Carstensen.  “Her incredible love of everything fast is infectious and we look forward to spending time with her on the Mayor’s Ride and during our many other events taking place during the 2017 Rally.”   

Armed with a degree in Custom Automotive Fabrication, Ms. Combs has taken the custom fabrication industry by storm.  Her fans know her from TV shows such as The List: 1001 Car Things to do Before You Die, All Girls Garage, Overhaulin’ and Mythbusters to name a few.  With a passion for speed, Ms. Coombs has built and raced nearly everything on two, four and more wheels.  She races Ultra4's King of the Hammers (KOH) taking home a spec class win in 2014 as the first female to ever place at any Ultra4 event; she has pressed on to win a National Championship in the series, a stock modified KOH win and a 12th place finish in the unlimited class. When it comes to off-road racing, Combs has also podium finished multiple times in the
Baja 1000, the most brutal desert race in the world. To date, Jessi is the fastest woman on 4-wheels holding the speed record of 398 mph with a top speed of 477.59 mph. She is not done yet as she continues to set higher goals. 

“I am honored to represent the Sturgis Rally, an event that holds over 30 years of unforgettable memories for me, as well as all the women who have helped pave the motorcycling path for so many others.” says Combs.  

As a brand representative and product expert, Ms. Combs is currently developing a woman’s line of welding gear to help meet the needs of women who have chosen to follow their dreams in a non-traditional industry.  She is also starting her own metal fabrication shop where “bad ass hot rods, motorcycles, custom trucks, race vehicles, and anything metal will originate with a feminine touch; where chicks can finally have a place to get dirty, be creative, use their skills, explore talents, go fast, and have fun in a comfortable working environment”.   

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Categories: nieuws motoren