Welcome to The H. H. Franklin Club, Inc.
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' 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:
- 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 Bulletins
- Membership Roster
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.
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 June 19?
Updated on June 17.
We sadly note the passing of Gene Klineburger at the age of 99 on May 26. Gene was an active participant of the WESTREK's,
including the first one in 1970.
Click here for more information.
Updated on June 8.
Updated on May 31.
Updated on May 18.
Updated on May 6.
We sadly note the passing of Roland P. “Rollie” Kemp, 93, who passed away Saturday (May 5). Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2–4 and 6-8 p.m. at Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover, NY.
Click here for more information.
Updated on May 3.
For Sale: Engine parts for sale. Selling mostly complete Franklin engine. Click here for more information.
Updated on April 3.
We sadly note the passing of Allan P. Finseth, 78, of rural Augusta, Wisconsin who passed away Saturday, March 31, 2018 at his home in the loving care of his family. A visitation will be held Saturday, April 7, 2018. Click here for more information.
Updated on March 25.
We sadly note the passing of Elizabeth A. Marshall who passed away peacefully at home Tuesday, March 6, 2018, after a lengthy struggle with cancer. Click here for more information.
Updated on March 13.
Franklin News. The Franklin Company published an employee newsletter. Through the bequest of Sinclair Powell, and the few copies already in the club library, many issues are now available for members to review and read about employee life at the Franklin Company. Members can click here for more information.
Non-Franklin Club Event for Walker-bodied Franklins.
For interested club members, there is a Special Commemerative Car Show on July 1 in Amesbury, Mass. honoring vintage cars with bodies built in the Amesbury area. Click here to go to the 'Events' page to get more information.
Welcome New Club Members
|Norman Marsolini||Steven and Rebecca Templin||David and Mary Lou Wilson|
|Raynham, MA||Pleasant Hill, OR||Manhattan, MT|
|Antonio Jesús Góngora Alcaraz||Tomasz Sobieraj||David and Karen Kroeger|
|Almería, Spain||Sieraków, Wielkopolska, Poland||Marion, IA|
|Kenneth and Bentley Sturge||Lewis Robert Shingle and James C Keener||Gérard Schulze|
|Watertown, NY||Lancaster, PA||Ohlungen, Bas-rhin, France|
|Richard Williams||Rick and Jan Kellogg||William Gladziszewski|
|Longmont, CO||Houston, TX||Palmer, AK|
Banner image photo: Bouvard Hostica