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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Mike Corbin – 50 Years in the Saddle

Mike Corbin – 50 Years in the Saddle

Congratulations to Mike Corbin celebrating 50 years in the motorcycle saddle 
making business this year, and still turning out 20,000 seats a year 
from his 82,000 sq ft factory at Hollister (no less!), California.


Congratulations to Mike! (left) from me (right)

Corbin was born in 1943 in Gardner, Mass. As a young man, he was interested in all things mechanical. He worked with his uncle repairing bowling alley pinsetters and pinball machines and won first place in his high school science fair with a servo-motor and memory circuit–driven robot.


Mike Corbin, seen here on the left, with receiving his “Class Ring” from the AMA’s Steve Gotoski. Mike was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2000

After high school, Corbin joined the Navy and worked diligently while training as a ship’s electrician. During his training he arranged to buy a 1959 Triumph Bonneville, which was waiting for him when he returned home on leave. Upon completing electrician school, he was assigned to the San Francisco-based aircraft carrier USS Ranger. He rode the Triumph across the country and reported for duty. 
Corbin’s knowledge of electricity grew as he worked aboard the Ranger, which traveled throughout the Pacific. After completing his Navy tour in 1964, he returned home to Gardner and found electrical work in a nearby paper mill, and then at Pratt & Whitney in Connecticut. 
Pratt & Whitney built jet engines for the Vietnam War effort, and the demand for good electricians to service the factory allowed Corbin to start his own electrical subcontracting company, Camtron, Ltd. The company serviced heavy equipment for a variety of New England defense contractors. But as public opinion started to turn against the war in the late 1960s, Corbin realized that his electrical business would dry up when the war ended.  



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Kuryakyn and John Shope introduce second Signature Series collection.

VANTAGE SIGNATURE SERIES BY JOHN SHOPE

Kuryakyn and John Shope introduce second Signature Series collection. 

Kuryakyn® and John Shope of Dirty Bird Concepts® are once again teaming up to deliver an all-new Signature Series line of accessories designed for Indian® Motorcycle. Produced exclusively by Kuryakyn, the Vantage Signature Series by John Shope showcases the distinct vision and style that made Dirty Bird Concepts a household name among the world’s top custom bike builders.
 


Following the development of the Sprint Signature Series for midsize Scouts, Kuryakyn designers and Shope shifted focus toward Indian’s heavyweight platforms. The new Vantage Signature Series reflects Shope’s trademark precision-sculpted lines and smooth, flowing contours. All components come ready to bolt on and ride out of the box, with durable cast aluminum or high-impact injection-molded ABS construction. Finish options include chrome or black, and with proper prep, custom finishes or paint can be easily applied to all black versions for a unique and personalized look.
 

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