Freeway Magazine






Why would I dedicate a post about a motorcycle magazine written in French when only 3% of my readers are francophone? (Yeah, I have all the stats and you cannot hide where you live). Not one reason, but many in no particular order. 1- Now they have a true very complete website and you want to spy (at least visually) what these bikers and custom builders are doing on the other side of the big pond. 2- The journalists behind the magazine are some of the most familiar foreign faces you see during the big US events, and you are curious to know what they are able to produce when it seems that they travel to Daytona & Sturgis only to drink beer and chase women…3- You could see your bike being featured in it. 4- You could ask (but no warranty) to have your custom bike or new part featured in it. 5- You can subscribe online and stop to bother me asking all the time how to do it. 6- You can speak to them directly by email and they will answer because, yes they speak English (Think of it. How would they chase American women?). 7- I was about to forget: it’s a very good magazine (layout, pictures & texts) and the proof (legal disclosure) is that I write a monthly rambling page in it. 8- Because I am Franco-American (of course, you didn’t know). For the 3% francophone remaining, the Freeway boys master the art of the play on words and you could seriously enrich your biker vocabulary. Freeway Magazine


12 Responses to “Freeway Magazine”

  1. 1 John wesley Aug 20th, 2007 at 12:21 pm

    Cyril is funny!

  2. 2 Dennis Johnson Aug 20th, 2007 at 12:34 pm

    I have to say that I read, eh, look at the magazine every time it comes in. I read not a word of French but do dig the pics.

  3. 3 GARAGE GOON Aug 20th, 2007 at 3:09 pm

    Great magazine with very kool guys working for it.

  4. 4 rodent Aug 21st, 2007 at 9:10 am

    How cum the French don’t write about Frenchmotorcycles?…Oh I forgot thereain’t none.

  5. 5 Charlie Lecach Aug 21st, 2007 at 9:53 am

    Just to answer Rodent’s comment, yes it’s true that there are no big French motorcycle manufacturers remaining today but we have fantastic custom bike builders here, as well as in all other European countries. But of course you know that already. What you might not know is that there have been over 200 different motorcycle brands in France between 1900 and the 1950’s, including one obscure brand called “De Dion Bouton”. As the legend goes, plans of such a French engine were used by William Harley and Arthur Davidson to create the first prototype of their single cylinder motor.
    There are other French magazines dealing with vintage French bikes, but we just happen to be in love with Harleys and American V-Twins. And when it comes to cars, we also like your big V8 engines, even if gas is more expensive here in France that on your side of the pond.
    Cheers !

  6. 6 Big Aug 22nd, 2007 at 11:36 pm

    Charlie, how can I get a copy of the current mag in english or at least a translation of the Boozefighter article. If you are in France and know any members there Franco will have my e-mail address.

  7. 7 Charlie Lecach Aug 24th, 2007 at 5:38 am

    Hi Big,
    Sorry but (for now at least) the magazine is only published in French, Italian and there’s also a slightly different Spanish version called Custom Machines. You can get in touch with the main office of Freeway France to get a copy, be it just a single issue or a subscription. Unfortunately, I’m not taking care of these issues as I don’t even live in the same part of the country as the Freeway Headquarters. I wrote both of the Boozefighters articles, the one published about 3 years ago and the current one, but would have no time to translate them. I guess that Marco, from the French BFMC Chapter, did a translation of the recent article to show it to the American members. You could ask him.
    Thanks for your interest !

  8. 8 Gecko Aug 27th, 2007 at 5:18 pm

    bonjour les ricains 🙂

    on vous aime, surtout vos femmes !!!!

    Hi the Riders,

    i love ….America.

  9. 9 Buck Mar 9th, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    what is the mailing address of Freeway magazine?

  10. 10 ALAN May 27th, 2010 at 7:37 am

    je relis le FREEWAY de juillet 2003 et cela me fait penser au virees fetes galeres rencontres des annees fin 80, votre mag est tout a fait a la hauteur des mags u.s. continuez le bon boulot ,ALAN de SARASOTA FL.USA.

  11. 11 Mike Smith May 28th, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    I subscribed to Freeway France when I was in prison and nearly all of the pitiful French that I know, I learned from that magazine. I have not seen one in years. There is also Freeway Italy and it is not just a reprint in Italian. You will love both of these magazines. They have a companion magazine called Kustom that is very cool too.

    Now if Mad Cyril would just put the link to their website I would look them up and get an online subscription.

  12. 12 Mike Smith May 28th, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    Strike that I found it in BLUE.

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