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
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' three 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:
- Factory Engineering Drawings. Click here for an example.
- Back issues of The Franklin Service Station
- Back issues of The Air Cooled News
- Repair and Maintenance Q's and A's. Click here to see the index of the topics covered over 15 years of member questions.
- Factory Dealer and Service Men's Bulletins
- Factory Owner's Bulletins
- Owner's Instruction Manuals
- Parts Manuals
So join us and help preserve the heritage of these fine cars and the historic air-cooled technology pioneered by the H.H. Franklin Company.
Student Experience Program Challenge
The Club has received a matching grant from an anonymous donor towards the Club's
suite of Student Scholarship programs.
The donor's match will go as high as $50,000 if the club can garner that many donations.
To date $99,000 has been raised for
these programs, please help us realize the remaining match and reach the $100,000 goal.
It will allow us to significantly increase engagement with young students.
The contributions we have received are shown on this chart.
Click here for more information on the grant and the Student Experience program and donation information.
Make a donation to help the match by clicking here.
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"
What's New on March 22?
For your reading interest, the latest from our club historian on the Model Designations, Years, and Series used by the Franklin Company. Go to the Tech page or by clicking here.
Updated on March 21.
Midwest Spring Meet Information and Registration was mailed to Midwest members, and is now available by clicking here.
Updated on March 10.
Board Members - Next meeting. April will be our final meeting in Cazenovia. Click here for information on the meeting, and dinner and lunch before and after the meeting.
Updated on March 6.
We sadly note the passing of Brendan Hogan. Visitation will be Tuesday, March 7 from 3:00 to 7:00 pm at Tuttle Funeral Home, Randolph, NJ. For more information click here
Updated on March 1.
Price reduced on 1931 Berline Limo Click Here for info
Now available for on-line purchase, a reprint of the 1906 Instruction for Franklin Motor Cars. As library reprints are exhausted, they are made available like this for on-line 'Print-on-Demand'. To purchase this manual (or one for your library and one to get greasy in the car) click here.
To see all of the books, manuals, stationery, and other material available both on-line and from the library click here
Updated on February 24.
Help a member looking for parts. Looking for parts for a 1928 standard coupe. Gas Tank, spring, door handles, clock, speedo, etc. For more information, go to the For Sale/Parts wanted page, or click here.
Updated on February 17.
Help a member looking for parts. Looking for 1927 Dyneto Generator. For more information, go to the For Sale/Parts wanted page, or click here.
Updated on February 4.
The club parts list has been updated and now includes Series 10 Window regulators and escutcheons. For more information, go to the Members Only/Parts page, or click here.
Updated on January 22.
Help a member looking for parts. Series 16 Airman rear spare tire mount and various parts for a Series 19B Airman. For more information, go to the For Sale/Parts wanted page, or click here.
Updated on January 19.
For Sale: Price further reduced on 1930 Victoria Brougham - nice car that was frequently driven. For more information, go to the For Sale page, or click here.
Updated on January 13.
The January Franklin Service Station is on its way to members and it is also now available on-line on the Members Only/Service Station page.
Updated on January 8.
FOR SALE: 1928 Series 12B Standard Coupé. For more information, go to the For Sale page, or click here.
FOR SALE: 1928 Series 12B Oxford Sedan. For more information, go to the For Sale page, or click here.
Updated on January 3.
For Sale: 1930 Victoria Brougham - nice car that was frequently driven. For more information, go to the For Sale page, or click here.
Welcome New Club Members
|Kenneth J. Artis|
Black River Falls, WI
Chrudim, Czech Republic
|Larry and Patricia Speciner|
Cutchogue , NY
Pittsfield , ME
Franklin Vintage — An elegant photo book with text by Sinclair Powell. Buy the book.
Banner image: 1907 Franklin Sales Pamphlet