MADNESS PHOTOGRAPHY

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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ACE CAFE CELEBRATES ITS 80TH BIRTHDAY AT THE SILVERSTONE CLASSIC

ACE CAFE CELEBRATES ITS 80TH BIRTHDAY AT THE SILVERSTONE CLASSIC 

Legendary motorcycle haven pays tribute to its biker heritage
Displays, track parade plus homage styled paddock dinner
Special ticket offer for owners of classic bikes to join party
Cost-saving Early Bird tickets available until the end of March

The immortalised Ace Cafe will be celebrating its 80th anniversary in spectacular style with a huge presence at this summer’s spectacular Silverstone Classic (20-22 July).


Saluting its legendary status among motorcyclists, the Ace Cafe will recreate a special homage to its remarkable heritage at the home of British motor sport and be the iconic hub at the heart of the huge paddock display of classic bikes. Fittingly, 80 of these will be selected for an evocative track parade.

First opened in 1938 as a wayside traffic café on London’s new North Circular Road, the Ace Cafe quickly became a Mecca for bike riders, notably with the speedy ‘Ton Up Boys’ in the fifties and then the Rockers in the sixties.


With changing cultures and the opening of the M1, the original cafe closed its doors in 1969… but the story did not end there. Following the huge success of an Ace Cafe reunion organised by Mark Wilsmore in the mid-nineties, the original building was refurbished and reopened in 1997, and ever since has been attracting biker pilgrimages from all over the globe.
Bringing that magic to Silverstone, the Ace Cafe will ‘take over’ the Pit Stop Café in the circuit’s National Paddock with menus, displays, dressings and music all embracing the unique
appeal and character of the original diner in north west London.

Adding to the festivities, the setting will also be home to a massive gathering of classic motorbikes – 80 of which will take to the hallowed Silverstone Grand Prix circuit for an astounding 80th birthday track parade at lunchtime on Saturday.

To encourage all classic bike owners to join the celebrations, a special Ace Cafe Motorcycle Display package is being offered in keeping with the historic values of the event. The package includes two general admission tickets and in-field parking in the dedicated Ace Cafe display area plus free parking for support vehicles and trailers if bikes are transported to Silverstone. 
“This is a wonderful opportunity for all bike lovers to share in our 80th birthday celebr
woensdag 28 maart 2018/Author: Onno Wieringa/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Artikel rating: Geen rating
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UK motorcycle industry warns trade tariffs on motorcycles will result in job losses in the UK

UK motorcycle industry warns trade tariffs on motorcycles will result in job losses in the UK

The UK’s Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA) is strongly urging the UK Government to exclude motorcycles from the list of American products on which the EU will increase customs duties.

Failing to do so will have a detrimental effect on the industry, which employs an estimated 58,500 people across 5700 businesses in the UK and will inevitably result in job losses.
MCIA is backing the position of ACEM, the European body which represents 17 national motorcycle industry associations and 17 motorcycle manufacturers in the EU.

ACEM is concerned about EU plans to retaliate against the US, following the decision of the Trump administration to impose additional duties on imports of steel and aluminium products, including European ones.

ACEM has written to the European Commissioner for Trade, Cecilia Malmström, and to the Vice-President of the European Commission, Jyrki Katainen, to express its concern about the escalation of this trade conflict. In its letter, the European motorcycle industry explained that by enacting retaliatory tariffs on American motorcycles, the EU may end up triggering American retaliatory measures against European-made motorcycles and scooters.

Tony Campbell, CEO of the Motorcycle Industry Associations says:
“Targeting high profile brands is headline grabbing but won’t have any real value in resolving this situation and will seriously harm an industry which is already under pressure.
“I am hopeful that common sense will prevail.”

ACEM President and CEO of KTM AG, Stefan Pierer said:
“Europe is one of the most important markets for American exporters of motorcycles, and about 30% of all European motorcycle exports go to the US. This trade dispute could be extremely damaging for both sides. Nobody wins with trade wars”.
zaterdag 24 maart 2018/Author: Onno Wieringa/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Artikel rating: Geen rating
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