Restorable Car Wanted

Do you have a Franklin that is a restoration project that has taken a hiatus? Or a Franklin that is not quite what would be considered road worthy, but time has conspired against your being able to work on it? Would you like to help out the Franklin Club by donating it, or having the Franklin Club coordinate its sale?
Click Here to find out more information.


Franklin Forum

Get Answers to Technical Questions - Connect with Franklin Enthusiast

Check out the Franklin Forum hosted on the AACA website.

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Young Person 2019 Trek Scholarships

Do you know a young person (not directly related to a club member) who is in high school, technical school, or college enrolled in courses with a focus in engineering, machining, or automobile restoration? Urge them to apply for a scholarship to attend the Trek in 2019. Click here for an application (Word .docx) to fill out and submit.


Make a Donation

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





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

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:

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 December 13?

Looking for a tail light for 1931 Franklin Go to the Parts section of the For Sale tab or click here if you can help.

Updated on December 7.

Looking for a new carb for your Series 12 or 13? Check out new replacement Zenith updraft carburetors available from Paul Fitzpatrick. Go to the Parts section of the For Sale tab or click here to check it out.

Updated on November 27.

Maintenance and Repair Q&A's: The index of the Q&A's is now formatted with links so you can quickly search for topics of your interest. Go to the Q&A link on the Members page or click here to check it out.

Updated on November 17.

Westrek Update. Go to the Events page or click here to see the updated flyer and registration form.

Updated on November 15.

Midwest Region. The Fall 2018 issue of the Franklin Line is available Go to the Midwest Region News tab or click here to read the Line. Included is an interesting article of the history of the Midwest Region. Also see more pictures of the Fall Midwest meet on the Midwest Region pictures page. Go to the Pictures tab or click here to see photos.


Check out a picture of the latest donation to the Franklin Collection at the Gilmore.

Updated on November 8.

Sale Photo

FOR SALE - 1929 Franklin 130 4-door Sedan Go to the For Sale tab or click here for more information.




Updated on November 1.

Sale Photo

FOR SALE - 1929 Franklin Model 130, 4 door sedan. Go to the For Sale tab or click here for more information.




Updated on October 31.

Help out a club member looking for a 1906G Flywheel.
Contact Chuck Richardson at 1906franklin@gmail.com

Updated on October 24.

RobertWe sadly note the passing of Robert "Bob" Ullery, of Tannersville, N.Y. who passed away on August 16. Click here for more information.






Pictures from the Fall Midwest Meet at Pipestone, MN are now available for viewing. Click here or go to the Pictures page to see photos.

Updated on October 23.

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FOR SALE - 1931 Franklin 4 door. Go to the For Sale tab or click here for more information.





Updated on October 6.

ArnieWe sadly note the passing of Arnie Christensen, who passed away at home on October 4. Click here for more information.




Updated on October 4.

9B Cabriolet

Remember the 'Franklin' song Trekkers heard at the Earlville Opera House? Go to the News tab or click here to go to the song page.






Sale Photo

For Sale: 1918-1922 Franklin front and rear axles. Go to the For Sale tab or click here for more information.





Updated on October 1.

ChetWe sadly note the passing of Chet Zimmerman on September 21. Respecting his request, there will be no services. An article will follow in the Air Cooled News.






Welcome New Club Members


James and Kelly Heath
Albuquerque, NM
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Stu Searing
Queen Creek, AZ
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Ralph Porter
Spokane, WA
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Don and Alva Kiesbuy
Cazenovia, NY
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Mark Giles and Lynda K Johnson
Aliquippa, PA
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Joseph Marino
Geneva, NY
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Paul Scheerer, Jr.
East Hampton, NY
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Dennis Nordstrom
Carleton, MI
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Larry Barnett
Franklin, PA
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Steven C.Mann
Eugene, OR
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Charles Mallory
Stamford, CT
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Jacob Morse
New Market, AL
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Richard Nelson
Kingston, WI
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Justin Schweitzer
Broadway, VA
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Ray, Terri and Sofia Vecchio
Bonita, CA
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Konnie Kuiper
Highland, IN
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