Password
Change

Note that as in past years the 'Members Only' password will be changing on April 1. Members will receive the new password by email shortly.



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.


Help Wanted

Are you a frustrated technical writer. Seeking someone with knowledge of the mechanical workings of Franklins and some Franklin maintenance ideas. Help the Franklin Club out and volunteer to be the editor of the Franklin Service Station.

Call or click here to contact the President at "President@Franklincar.org"



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

2020 Board Meetings
February 1
April 25
During the Trek Week
November 7


Spring 2020 Midwest Meet, June 18 to 20, 2020
Hickory Corners, MI
(Concurrent with Air-Cooled Event.)

51st Franklin Westrek, June 21 to 25, 2020
Prosser, WA
Brenda and Kevin Sullivan. Email kevin@sullivansullutions.com, for further details.

Saturday, July 25 through Saturday, August 1, 2020
Annual Trek, Cazenovia, NY.

Mapletrek 2.0 Perth Ontario. September 8 to 12, 2020.
Contact André Audette
Or Sean O’Meara
Click here for more info

2020 Fall Midwest Meet, October
Keweenaw Penninsula, MI
Hosted by Bill and Geri Eby and Mark Kaley


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


Click here for more event info.


Franklin Factoid

In February 1918 a contract was made with the Rolls-Royce, Inc., Derby, England, for the manufacture of crank shafts, epicyclic gears, cam and rocker parts for their airplane motor. Contract amounts to $1,500,000 and the work will give employment to 1,500 men. This means a 40% in motor-car production and during February schedule was cut to 25 cars per day and 35 a day thereafter instead of 50 as planned.
From 1918 Franklin Company Report to the Board




Welcome to The H. H. Franklin Club, Inc.



​To our Franklin Family and all Franklin enthusiasts:

​The Franklin Board of Directors hopes you and your family are healthy and safe during this unprecedented time in our country's history. In an effort to remain compliant with state and national guidelines and keep our Franklin Family safe, we are monitoring the situation regularly, and will post current status of Franklin Club Sanctioned Events below.

There are many places for information about the COVID-19 virus, this can be confusing and frightening to follow at times.

For information about protecting yourself and slowing the spread of the Coronavirus, The H. H. Franklin Board has posted a link to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines here.

​Hopefully we will be touring together very soon.
Aura Vincit

  • April 7th, Franklin Mini meet hosted by Lee Webb, Bakerfield CA: Cancelled
  • April 25th, Board Meeting: CHANGED TO CONFERENCE CALL, phone-in information will be sent to BOD members via email from the club secretary.
  • Spring 2020 Midwest Meet, and Air Cooled Event at Gilmore, June 18 to 20: Currently on Schedule
  • 51st Franklin Westrek, June 21 to 25: Currently on Schedule
  • Annual Franklin Trek, CAZENOVIA NY, July 25 to August 1: Currently on Schedule
  • Maple Trek 2.0, September 8 to 12: Currently on Schedule
  • Fall Mid-West Meet, October: Currently on Schedule

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 March 21?

Check out the photos of the Florida Sunshine Trek 2. Go to the Photo tab or click here.

Updated on March 10.

Car



FOR SALE: 1925 Franklin 10-C Demi-Sedan. Go to the For Sale tab or click here for more information.







Updated on March 2.

Poster

Franklin Dealership Poster. Go to the For Sale/Parts tab or click here for more information.





Updated on February 29.

We sadly note the passing of John Clayton “Jack” Lanford, 89, of Roanoke, Va., who passed away on Friday, February 21, 2020, after a period of declining health. Go to the News tab or click here for more information.


Also updated today: A newly revised index of Air Cooled News (through #197) and Franklin Service Station (through #164) is now available. Go to the Members tab, or click here to check it out. A big thanks to our club historian, Roy Canfield.

Updated on Febrary 27.

We sadly note the passing of Donald Wesley Ellis of Russellville, KY on February 14 at his residence.

Updated on Febrary 22.

Car
FOR SALE: 1932 Franklin Sedan Beautiful older restoration.
Go to the For Sale tab or click here for more info.





Updated on Febrary 10.

Flyer

Franklin Club Members are invited as special guests at the Klingberg Concours d'Elegance.
Go to the News tab or click here for more specifics.




Updated on January 31.

Added to the Club Library and the web site from the collections of Sinclair Powell is the 1930, 1932, 1933 and 1934 Dealer Bulletins for your browsing. Go to the Members Only tab or click here to check it out.

Updated on January 29.

Updated Search of the Q&A's. From 1997 to 2012 the Franklin Club website hosted a technical forum. Those forum Q&A's are now searchable making it easier and faster to find your topic(s) of interest. Go to the Members Only Tab or click here to try it out.

Updated on January 16.

Car

FOR SALE: 1911 Franklin Model M Touring Car. Go to the For Sale Tab or click here for more specifics.







Welcome New Club Members


Rafael and Lupe Franco Quiñones-Vigo
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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Gary and Donna Sanders
Nixa, MO
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John and Barbara Willoughby
Evansville, WI
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David and Marsha Pulhamus
Spencerport, NY
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Adrian Taylor
Bonney Lake, WA
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Roger and Rhonda Coburn
St Joe, IN
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Dick Dyer
Los Angeles, CA
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Anthony and Patrica Costa
Westwood, CA
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Tom and Eileen Eby
Goshen, IN
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Franklin Vintage

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





Banner image: Andy Wittenborn