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.

Latest News in the Custom Bike World

Harley shipments up 5.8 % worldwide in first quarter, up nearly 11 % internationally

Harley shipments up 5.8 % worldwide in first quarter, 
up nearly 11 % internationally
Harley dealers worldwide sold 57,415 new Harley-Davidson motorcycles in the first quarter of 2014, compared to 54,254 motorcycles in the year-ago quarter (up 5.8 percent); in the U.S. dealers sold 35,730 units, up 3.0 percent compared to sales of 34,706 motorcycles in the year-ago period.

In international markets, dealers sold 21,685 new Harley-Davidson motorcycles during the first quarter, up 10.9% (19,548 motorcycles in the first three months of 2013), with sales said to be up 20.5% in the Asia Pacific region, 8.2% in the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa), and 8.9% in Latin American markets. Canada was down by -2.4%.
Keith Wandell, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Harley-Davidson, Inc. said: "Our dealers had a solid quarter of retail motorcycle sales. Sales in the Asia Pacific region were up strongly, and we are encouraged by the continued growth of new Harley-Davidson motorcycle sales in Europe. Domestically we achieved first-quarter retail growth of 3.0% in the midst of a long, cold winter."

According to Wandell, "there's also great news for Harley-Davidson in the annual reporting of our demographic market share data."
According to Polk/IHS data 2013 saw Harley post a sixth consecutive year as the number-one seller of new on-road motorcycles in the U.S., (both in terms of their 'in-class' 601cc-plus displacement market and across all engine size bands) to young adults age 18-34, women, African-Americans and Hispanics (Harley's "outreach" customers) and Caucasian men age 35-plus (which Harley describes as "core" customers). The Company says that compared to 2012 it grew its U.S. market share and also increased its share gap to the nearest competitor in each of these segments.

"Together with our dealers, we continued to expand the appeal of our products and the Harley-Davidson experience," said Wandell. "Harley-Davidson dealers sold more than four times as many new, on-road motorcycles, 601cc and up, to U.S. young adults last year, and among riders age 35-plus, more than nine times as many to women, more than six times as many to African Americans and more than seven times as many to Hispanics, as the nearest competitor."
According to Harley-Davidson's internal data, retail sales of its motorcycles to U.S. "outreach" customers grew at more than twice the rate of sales growth to core customers in 2013 compared to 2012.

First-quarter 2014 diluted earnings per share were $1.21 (up 22.2%) on "higher motorcycle shipments and continued improvement in operating efficiencies." First-quarter net income was $265.9 million ($224.1 m in Q1 2013) on consolidated revenue of $1.73 billion ($1,57 billion in Q1 2013).

"Harley-Davidson delivered gains on many fronts in the first quarter, with shipments up 7.3%, strong margin improvement and solid growth in dealer new motorcycle sales," said Wandell.
"Our Project RUSHMORE motorcycles were in high demand in the quarter and we began shipping the Harley-Davidson Street 750 and 500 into select markets."

First-quarter operating income from motorcycles and related products grew 25.6% to $347.7 million ($276.8 m in Q1 2013); operating income in the quarter "benefited from higher motorcycle shipments and higher gross margin compared to the prior-year period" according to the company.
Revenue from motorcycles grew 13.1% to $1.31 billion ($1.15 billion in Q1 2013) - the Company says it shipped 80,682 motorcycles to dealers and distributors worldwide during
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You can WIN a 2014 Indian Chief Vintage!

WIN this amazing Indian Chief Vintage!

Indian Motorcycle Red Chief with tan leather seat and saddlebags is the 2014 Fundraiser Bike from the National Motorcycle Museum

The amazing 2014 Indian® Chief® Vintage with the Thunder Stroke™ 111 engine brings iconic Indian styling to a whole new level, and you could win it! The new Chief features styling that pays tribute to legendary Indian Motorcycles of the past. The gorgeous Indian Motorcycle Red Chief with tan leather seat and saddlebags is the 2014 Fundraiser Bike from the National Motorcycle Museum. And here is your opportunity to donate to win this great machine, make it yours. 
Get on and ride the latest and greatest from Indian!


CLICK HERE FOR THE LINK TO 'WIN 2014 INDIAN CHIEF VINTAGE' 

Note: We will confirm your on-line ticket purchase via an email which will list your actual ticket number(s). Your ticket(s) will be put into the drum with other entries, but your actual ticket stubs will not be sent to you.

Here is what makes the 2014 Indian Chief Vintage so great:
##The all-new Thunder Stroke™ 111 engine – Pays tribute to legendary Indian engines of the past.
##Valanced Fenders – Elegant and functional, standard since 1940 on every Indian Motorcycle¨.
##Classic Badging – The script is a hallmark of the historic Indian brand first created in 1910.
##Indian Red Paint – The standard Indian paint color starting in 1912.
##Extensive Chrome Plating – Virtually every surface that could be chromed has been chromed.
##War Bonnet Lighting – Mounted atop the front fender, the way as it has been done since 1947.
##Laced Wheels – The Indian Chief rolls on brilliant, high-quality forty spoke laced wheels.
##Genuine Leather Seat and Saddlebags – Quality leather, becoming more distinguished over time.
##Total Value Nearly $21,000!

The National Motorcycle Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that relies on donations and fund-raising activities including this raffle to help preserve and present the exciting history of motorcycling.

We are excited about the new Museum and how it will help us better tell the great stories of American motorcycling. So, again, thanks for your support. We hope the new larger facility with annual changing exhibitions and other improvements are something you will be proud of, something you can say you have had a part in creating.

Note: We will confirm your on-line ticket purchase via an email which will list your actual ticket number(s). Your ticket(s) will be put into the drum with other entries, but your actual ticket stubs will not be sent to you.

The drawing for the winner will be held on Dec. 31, 2014. All website electronic entries must be
 received no later than Dec. 20, 2014. All mailed entry donations must be received at the Museum by December 31, 2014. You need not be present at the drawing to win. If you include your daytime phone number, we’ll call you if you are the lucky person! Include your email address and we can drop you a note if you win.


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