Freeway Magazine 20th Anniversary.

At a time when so many in the motorcycle industry are struggling, and unfortunately it also includes print magazines, let’s congratulate a magazine in France (of course, no bias…) exclusively dedicated to the American V-Twin Motorcycle, right now celebrating (all types of local wines included in the party) its 20th anniversary. Freeway Magazine was launched in November 1991, exactly at the same moment Vibes was launched in Japan. 240 issues later the magazine has published 28.536 pages, filled with over 120.000 photos (they counted before the wine drinking party). Freeway has featured many international bike builders over the years and has been the first mag to publish American customizers like Billy Lane, Jesse James, etc and  many more overseas.

At certain times, there have been versions of Freeway in Dutch, English, German, Italian and Spanish. Some of these mags are still around with different titles, others have been shut down. Freeway France is doing better than ever, with about 25.000 copies sold each month in all French speaking countries, France, Belgium and Switzerland. During those 20 years, Freeway’s journalists and photographers have traveled millions of miles around the 5 continents to cover events and shoot bike features. They are also publishing other magazines like Good Vibrations (H-D only), Road Trip (motorcycle trips), Kustom Magazine (old school custom cars & bikes & americana) and even the French version of the US magazine Inked. Which makes Freeway the leading biker oriented publishing group in France…Congrats to the team. See them in the US for Daytona Bike Week chasing pretty bikes and ladies. Freeway Magazine.

11 Responses to “Freeway Magazine 20th Anniversary.”

  1. 1 Marc Frantz Dec 21st, 2011 at 10:49 am

    Joyeux anniversaire au magazine Freeway!
    J’espère que vous avez encore vingt ans de succès!!


    Marc Frantz

  2. 2 morpion Dec 21st, 2011 at 11:37 am

    joyeux anniversaire c,est un excellent magazine je l,achete tout le temps,,,,, ici au canada nous avons revolution mag,,,very good too

  3. 3 Yorkshire Biker Dec 21st, 2011 at 11:56 am

    I chanced across Freeway and the superb Kustom magazine while holidaying in Bordeaux. Finding my Franglais sufficient to understand the editorials and amazed at the high standard of photography I’ve become a regular reader. Recommended.
    Bon anniversaire from the UK as well!

  4. 4 36 Special @ Open Road Biker Dec 21st, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    Great magazine, a few of my bros have their pic in one from a rally they were at and a friend still living in BE sent me a copy. Congrats and keep up the good work Freeway.

  5. 5 JEFF COCHRAN Dec 22nd, 2011 at 8:52 am

    Those guys are the best, always look forward to seeing Charlie & Eric ,AKA Chuck & Ritchi at the events.
    Keep up the great work.

  6. 6 Harold Mutter Dec 22nd, 2011 at 9:17 am

    During the 90s I had the privilege of having several of my bikes featured in Freeway.. They were a class act to work with and I wish them another 20 years of success.
    ProMotion Motorcycle Systems Inc.

  7. 7 Marilyn Dec 22nd, 2011 at 9:19 am

    My heartfelt congrats to the Freeway team. Surviving – and thriving – for 20 years in moto-publishing is indeed something to celebrate!


  8. 8 Steve Kelly Dec 22nd, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    Congratulations indeed, Freeway really deserve the top ranking biker magazine of France title, as their publication is consistently of a very high quality. This issue is of course, no exception; check out my Kraus Motor Co ‘Double Vision’ feature, which Freeway were kind enough to run in full-colour over 9 pages. Merry Christmas guys and a happy New Year, see you in Daytona.

  9. 9 Charlie Lecach Dec 22nd, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    Thanks to you all for the kind words and thanks to Cyril for the promo and the good work in general. After all, a lot of our product news in Freeway are coming from this blog…

  10. 10 Brian Klock Dec 22nd, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    Congrats to Charlie and his whole team!! Now the question is how do I get a copy of that one… Looking forward as always to seeing you all in Daytona, may the New Year and the Christmas holidays find you all well and continued success! Well Done and Well Deserved compliments from all of us at Klock Werks.

  11. 11 nuno maroco Dec 24th, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    Great Mag, thank´s for the good moments reading it.Congrats.

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