Tidbit of Franklin History

April 10, 1930 - F. J. Schaefer of the Service Division - sailed for Europe on a tour of inspection of Franklin service facilities in the various cities where dealerships are located Mr. Schaefer returned to the factory on June 6, 1930.

From Book 1 and
Book 2 of the contemporaneous notes of the Franklin Board of Directors. Refresh your browser for another random entry.



Franklin Audio

Listen to a fun song written for and about the Franklin car. Click here to jump to the song page.

Not a member and wondering what the "Trek" is all about? Listen below to an NPR radio report done during the 2006 Trek.


Make a Donation

Make a Tax Deductible Donation to The H. H. Franklin Club.


Franklin Forum

Get Answers to Technical Questions - Connect with Franklin Enthusiast

Check out the Franklin Forum hosted on the AACA website.

Read Discussions


Events


2022

Board Meetings
February 12
April 30
During the Trek Week
November 5


Midwest "M3" Fall Meet
Maryland
Sept. 29 to Oct. 2
Click here for flyer

Hershey - Franklin Club at space RNE 8, October 3 to 7.


2023

Midwest Spring Meet
Nebraska

53rd WesTrek
Presser, WA
June 4-9, hosted by Kevin and Brenda Sullivan

Air Cooled meet
Hickory Corners, MI
June 17

69th Trek, July 29 to August 5

Midwest Fall Meet
Keweenaw Peninsula, UP of Michigan


3rd Tuesday of each month
Lehigh Valley Franklinites
Allentown, PA


Click here for more info on these and other events.







The H. H. Franklin Club, Inc. is a non-profit membership organization devoted to the preservation and exploration of the H. H. Franklin Manufacturing Company history and its effects on the history of the automobile.

The H.H. Franklin Manufacturing Company of Syracuse, NY built America's most successful air-cooled automobile, with its first innovative air-cooled motorcar in 1902 and continued production until 1934. Of the 150,000 Franklins built between 1902 and 1934, it's estimated that about 3,700 have survived.


Become a Member

Bouv's Car Join TODAY and enjoy the many benefits of belonging to our club. Tour with other Franklins at the Trek, the Westrek, the two Midwest Regional meets each year, and other club sponsored meets. The H.H. Franklin Club offers a variety of resources to repair, restore, and/or maintain your Franklin. Enjoy the comraderie of our members who all appreciate the Franklin marque and will share that enthusiasm with you. As a 501(c)3 educational club the H.H. Franklin club has a variety of technical and historical resources available for club members and the public. Club members receive the award winning club magazine 'The Air Cooled News' three times a year, the club newsletter 'The Franklin Service Station' four times a year, and the Franklin Registry of all members and Franklin cars around the world. As a member you will also receive access to our Members Only section on the web which includes:


What's New on the Web and News

Do you have news or information (or corrections) for your Franklin Club website?
Click here to send mail to the webmaster at "Webmaster@Franklincar.org"


Updated on August 19.

Car





For Sale: 1929 Franklin 130 4-door sedan. For more information, go to the For Sale page, or click here.


Updated on August 17.

Glenn



Glenn B. Snyder, 84, of Nazareth, PA, who passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 13. Visitation will be Saturday, August 20, from 9 to 11 AM. Go to the News page or click here for more information.




Updated on August 10.

Lynda


We sadly note the passing of Lynda Johnson on Saturday, July 30th. Lynda was the wife of Charles "Chuck" Johnson, long time member and past club president. Go to the News page or click here for more information.




Updated on July 21.

Miscellaneous Franklin Parts for sale. Look at the new ad for 10-C Hoods, running board, Steering column, Gas pick up, Dashboard for 10-C?, Overdrive unit for 1932 era Car, and more. Go to the Forsale/Parts page or click here.




Welcome New Club Members


Peter Yegen IV and Anne Sheehy Yegen
Park City, MT
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William E. and Dorothy Woodcock
Rotonda West, FL
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Allison Ball Tanaka
Sunnyvale, CA
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Dan Hack
Caseville, MI
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Joel Blacklaw
Marseilles, IL
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Anne O'Brien Carelli
Delmar, NY
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Jamie Brewer
Tuscaloosa, AL
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Dick and Ann Bilharz
Manlius, NY
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James T. Snyder and Georgette Gonzales-Snyder
Fayetteville, New York
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Franklin Vintage

Franklin Vintage
Franklin Vintage — An elegant photo book with text by Sinclair Powell. Buy the book.





Banner image: June 17, 1961 Saturday Evening Post (ACN #205)