A Message from our Trek Chairs

After discussion with officials of Cazenovia College and a review of New York State and CDC guide lines, it is the sad duty of the 2021 Trek committee to recommend the postponement of the annual Trek again this year. The recommendation was presented to and accepted by the Franklin Club board of directors at the February board meeting. This decision was not made lightly but the college cannot give any assurances until they receive word from the state of NY and there is no idea when or if this might occur. The problems come with large group gatherings and the Trek falls under this category.

One person testing positive could make many attendees becoming residents of Cazenovia for some time to come. The challenge of feeding a large group is unknown. As a matter of fact, there are too many unknowns as this time to proceed. Trek planning takes many months and while we shall all miss the fun, fellowship and Franklins, it just cannot happen in 2021. Let’s look forward to 2022. With 2 years of planning, you will not want to miss Trek 2022.

Bob and Millie Amon for the Amon/White Trek committee



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.


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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.

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2021

Events

Board Meetings
February 6
April 24
During the Trek Week
November 6


Franklin Westrek
Sunday, June 6 through Friday, June 11, 2021
Bend OR.

Midwest Meet with Air Cooled Meet (tentative)
June 16-19, 2021
Hastings, MI

Air Cooled Meet
Saturday, June 19, 2021
Gilmore Car Musuem, Hickory Corners, MI

Annual Trek, Cazenovia, NY. Cancelled
Saturday, July 24 through Saturday, July 31, 2021


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


Click here for more event info.


Franklin Factoid

Oil on the Service Brake

There is a certain amount of trouble experienced by the presence of oil on the foot brake lining. As the oil works out on the rear transmission bearing, it creeps over the brake to become inefficient at first and later if the brake is appliee hard and long enough the oil is burned to a thick gum or to a dry powder, causing the brake to groan or chatter.

The remedy for this is to remove the brake band and burn it out with a blow torch or other flame. To facilitate this operation, soak the band over night in gasoline.

From Franklin Company Owners Bulletin August 15, 1915.




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"


ERRATTA

We have come to learn that the membership renewal form in the latest ACN has the wrong mailing address. The correct address is:
Robert and Darla Metro
5326 Bliss Road
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
Alternatively you can renew using the printable or on-line forms on the 'Join' page.


What's New on February 14?

Car
FOR SALE: 1926 Franklin Oxford Sedan.
Go to For Sale page, or click here for more information.


What's New on February 10?

Dick

We sadly note the passing of Charles Richardson "Dick" Moffat on February 6. Go to the News page, or click here for more information.



Updated on January 19.

We sadly note that Cliff Stranburg passed away Saturday, January 16, after a courageous battle with cancer. Go to the News page, or click here for more information.

Updated on January 12.

Plate


FOR SALE: Seven Franklin ad printing plates.
Go to For Sale/Memorabilia page, or click here for more information.



Updated on January 1.

Bob B

We sadly note the passing of Bob Barrett. Here's a video that was made about Bob for a rural TV show which was filmed the week before he died, and aired right after.



Updated on December 5.

Help a member looking for Series 10/11 heater and exhaust manifold. Click here for more information.




Welcome New Club Members


Walt Gosden
Floral Park, NY
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Bradley Burns
Manlius, NY
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Joseph Ameer
Hampton, CT
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Josh Giangolini
Syracuse, NY
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Heritage Museums & Garden
Sandwich, MA
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Carl Craig and Kay Buckalew
E Grand Forks, MN
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Roddy and Laura Sergiades
Port Hope, Ontario, Canada
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Joseph and Marilyn Moroch
Colchester, CT
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Charles Nydegger
Centre Hall, PA
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Michael and Diane Ryan Ryan
Darien, CT
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Larry Icerman
Santa Fe, NM
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Steven and Amanda Cenname
Derwood, MD
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Franklin Vintage

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





Banner image: Bill Fields.