Are you a budding entrepreneur with
ideas on how to revolutionize the world around you? You are?
Well then you’ll probably know how hard it is to be a person that has an
idea that no one else has had. You, one man or woman, has an idea for
something different, unusual… something “outside the box”. You alone, on a
planet of over 6 billion people!!!!!!!!!! I’ve been through this. It’s
hard to find someone to believe in you when you first have an idea. You’re
subject to ridicule, catcalls, and sometimes even national parodies.
But… I made it through all that. And I
came out a WINNER!
My name is Mark, the “Madman”, Madson, and I’m
here to tell you that your dreams are not impossible. No, not at all! I
was once like you. I had ideas for things like a Big Block Mail Box, or a
Pro Street Racing Lawn Mower. I was much like you. I was excited because I
could see in my head, how my idea could change the world. I was the only
one that was excited. But I didn’t let that get me down! I persevered, and
I didn’t give up!
And now I’m here to tell you my story.
“Creations of the Wisconsin Madman”
Some people have asked me – What are you “Mad” about? I explain that I’ve
long been known as the “Madman” because my last name is Madson – and
because I’ve been known to do so many interesting and unique projects over
the years, people think I am MAD for trying, and for that matter even
thinking about trying to accomplish some of the projects I have created!
But, it’s been fun… and here are a few of my larger projects detailed in
- 1988 Madson Crossfire Distributor Cap
- 1989 Big Block Mail Box
- 1990 Blowing in the Wind Weather Vane
- 1991 Big Block Lawn Mower
- 1992 12-second Nitro-charged Cadillac
- 1993 Pro Street Racing Lawn Mowers
- 1994 The World Famous Truck in the Tree
- 1995 Pro Street Lawn Mower build it Video
- 1997 General Lee Car in the Tree
- 2000 Restoring a 1952 Madson (his body)
- 2001 Harley Heartbeat Truck and Motorcycle
- 2001 Ripley’s Believe it or Not TV show
- 2001 The Giant 911 American Flag in the field
- 2002 Totally Topless Caddy
- 2004 Cruising Cadillac Boat
- 2004 Monster Nation TV show
- 2005 The Cubical Car – Dropped from a Crane
- 2005 Country Thunder Topless Winter Cadillac
But, you really need to read my book to get the
full story on everything I’ve done.
This book really isn’t about me…
“This book really isn’t about me and what I
have done. It is about ‘YOU’ and every other creatively innovative person
that will be reading it! We have all done similar things in our lives, and
the important thing is to share them with others. As you read this book,
think of the things that you have done in your life and write them down so
you can share them and relive them with others. This book is only a
reflection of the things that ‘YOU’ have done, and should be sharing with
the rest of the world. Our life is determined by what we have left behind.
These stories are the legacy that we owe to our children, grandchildren
and the rest of our own culture as we know it. My main purpose in writing
this book is to inspire you to write your book!” “As I’m sure you have
already noticed, that this book is written ‘Upside Down and Backwards’
which is actually frontwards!!!! That way you get two books for the price
of one!!! These seeming unbelievable stories are true. Although if someone
told me these stories, I wouldn’t believe all of them either!!! That is
why I included ‘The Proof with the Pudding’… ‘Full Throttle Creations’
lists the yearly high lights as a quick and easy ‘Preview or Review’.
‘Creations of the Wisconsin Madman’ fills in all the details with the
actual newspaper and magazine articles, along with in depth information on
how it happened”.
This book is a mechanical autobiography…
“This book is a mechanical autobiography of the
creations of a ‘Madman’ for more than five decades. It started when I took
the engine off my lawn mower, put it on my bicycle and left home for a
week. The book is written the same way I have lived my life, ‘Upside-down
and backwards, which is actually frontwards’. Most people are just
‘hitching and hoping’ going through life in that direction, that’s why I’m
going in this direction”. “The book has two covers so that it will attract
two completely different markets. ‘Full Throttle Creations’ attracts the
‘Hot Rod’ market, and ‘Creations of the Wisconsin Madman’ attracts the
rest of the naturally curious and innovative people. The book is laid out
and designed so that it can be read from either direction. One way the
book starts out as a yearly ‘Preview’ of each project and ends with
detailed articles and informational proof of each seemingly unbelievable
project. You can also flip the book over so it is ‘Upside Down and
Backwards’. Then the book starts out as detailed stories with a yearly
‘Review’ of each project at the end of the book”.