Tidbit of Franklin History

September 10, 1923 at Syracuse Day industrial Meet State Fair, Franklin Athletic Team captured first honors for the fourth successive time.

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

Board Meetings
February 4
April 29
During the Trek Week
November 4


2023

Midwest Spring Meet
Nebraska

53rd Westrek
Prosser, WA
June 4-9, hosted by Kevin and Brenda Sullivan
More Info.

Air Cooled meet
Hickory Corners, MI
June 17

69th Trek, July 29 to August 5

Midwest Fall Meet
Keweenaw Peninsula, UP of Michigan
(Update) September 28 to 30


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

2022 Trek Photo (Refresh for new image)
Trek Picture

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:


Student Experience Program Challenge

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The Club has received a matching grant from an anonymous donor towards the Club's suite of Student Scholarship programs. This grant will be awarded if the Club reaches a threshold of $25,000 in donations from its membership in the upcoming months. The donor's match can go as high as $50,000 if the club can garner that many more in donations.   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 November 22?

Our hearts go out to long time member Tony Adams, whose grandaughter Lexy recently passed away. For more information on Lexy click here.


Parts Parts
Parts Wanted: Help a new club member find some parts including a door knob and window crank for his 1922 Series 10A. For more information, go to the For Sale/Parts Wanted page, or click here.

Updated on November 11.

Bob




We sadly note the passing of Robert "Bob" Kern, who passed away on November 8. For more information, go to the News page, or click here.








Updated on November 10.

Car

For Sale: Franklin 1931 153 Deluxe Sedan partial restoration. For more information, go to the For Sale page, or click here.



Updated on November 2.

Car

For Sale: 1931 Franklin 152 Sport Salon. For more information, go to the For Sale page, or click here.




For your reading pleasure, the Fall Midwest Line is now available on the Midwest Region page. Or click here.

Updated on October 30.

Car

For Sale: 1933 Franklin Airman 16B Sedan. For more information, go to the For Sale page, or click here.





For your reading pleasure, the September Frankin Service Station, #171, is now available on the Members Only page.

Updated on October 21.

Car
For Sale: 1931 Berline Limo partial restoration. For more information, go to the For Sale page, or click here.


Updated on October 17.

For your viewing interest the pictures from the 2022 Fall Midwest Meet in Hagerstown, Maryland are now online. Go to the Pictures page or click here.

Updated on October 8.

For your viewing interest the pictures from the 2022 Westrek in Minden, Nevada and the 2022 Trek in Cazenovia are now online. Go to the Pictures page or click here for Westrek pictures.   Or click here for Trek pictures.




Welcome New Club Members


Dale Jergensen
Gretna, NE
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James and Carol Sewar
Middleport, NY
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Richard and Charlotte Blake
Santa Fe, NM
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John Jacobs
Sandy Creek, NY
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David and Beth Meredith
Easton, PA
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Eric Braysmith
Evansville, IN
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Michael Samson
Indian Creek, IL
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Carl L. Shorter
Oakland, CA
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Peter Yegen IV and Anne Sheehy Yegen
Park City, MT
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Franklin Vintage

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





Banner image: Bob Kern Collection