Members,
It's past time to Renew!

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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


2022

Board Meetings
February 12
April 30
During the Trek Week
November 5


Midwest Spring Meet
Wisconsin

52nd Franklin Westrek in Minden, Nevada
June 5-10

Trek, Cazenovia, NY
July 30 August 6

Midwest "M3" Fall Meet
Maryland
Sept. 29 to Oct. 2


2023

Midwest Spring Meet
Nebraska

Midwest Fall Meet
Keweenaw Peninsula, UP of Michigan


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


Click here for more info on these and other events.


Franklin Factoid

Franklin Service Policies

It has been the policy of this Company since its beginning to send out mechanics to each owner of a current year motor-car and have such car inspected at least once during the season. This mechanic, who is always an expert on Franklin cars, adjust and repairs the cars in cases where local repair men are unable to locate the trouble, and instructs dealers and car owners in reference to their care, maintenance and operation.

This is one of the features of the Franklin policy which as won its success. The company under this plan has always been able to follow its cars after they left the factory and overcome any difficulty caused by inexperienced drivers. They have, therefore, kept their owners satisfied and in line to purchase new Franklin the next year.

From Franklin Company Board history notes, entry #247 circa 1908







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.


Happy New Year to all Franklin Owners and Enthusiasts!

As we welcome in 2022, I think we are all glad to have 2021 behind us and look forward to returning a more normal year in 2022. It certainly appears that 2022 will be filled with many great Franklin Club events. I encourage everyone to visit this website on a regular basis to keep up to date with Club activities and news. We can look forward to the next issue of the Franklin Service Station which will be in the mail in the not to distant future thanks to the great work of Bill Woodcock. Now is a good time to put your Franklin stories in writing and send them to Alex and Jeryl for inclusion in upcoming issues of the ACN. Don’t forget that donations can be made to the club at any time of the year and are always greatly appreciated. Finally, don’t forget to renew your membership.
Regards
Bob Cornman


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 January 8?

Franklin Wanted. Help a new club member find a 1926 or earlier car. For more information, go to the For Sale/Car Wanted page, or click here.

Updated on December 2, 2021

Car


FOR SALE: 1929 Franklin 137, 7 passenger, dual windshield Touring. For more information, go to the For Sale page, or click here.




Updated on December 1.

For your browsing the Midwest Region's newsletters, the Lines, for 2020 and 2021 are now available. Go to the News/Midwest page or click here.


We sadly note the passing recently of club member Charles Sullivan of Bolingbrook, IL.


For your browsing, Air Cooled News magazines have been added in the Members Only section through issue #200, Fall of 2020.




Welcome New Club Members


Patrick and Mary Kondrat
Longboat Key, FL
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Miles Moffatt
West Stockbridge, MA
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Brian and Korrine Roth
Higganum , CT
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Frank and Jamie Green
Chino Valley , AZ
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Richard and Carolyn Jolly
Hanover, Ont., Canada
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Jeff and Stefanie Duguid
Viera, FL
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Simon and Barbara White
Winter Garden , FL
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Austin Cox
Woodway, WA
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James and Agnes Forshey
Placerville, CA
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William Ellis
Wellesley , MA
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TJ McMahon
Buffalo, NY
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Greg Zimmermann and Jennifer Chew
Bedford, NH
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Jean Vitte
Maison Rouge, Ile-de-France
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Eric and Tara Macleod
Battle Creek, MI
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Paul Brook
Appleby in Westmorland, Cumbria,
United Kingdom
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Franklin Vintage

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





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