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
Rescheduled from June dates,
Now September 12th to September 17th.

Click for info.
Bend OR.

Midwest Meet with Air Cooled Meet
Click for registration info.
June 16-19, 2021
Hastings, MI

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

Annual Trek, Cazenovia, NY. Reinstated - New Dates
Wednesday, July 28 through Saturday, July 31. Click for info.


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


Click here for more event info.


Franklin Factoid

Trainloads of Franklins

On February 24, 1915, a trainload of 36 automobiles was sent to points in the Northwest. It was the first trainload of automobiles to cross the continent. Walla Walla alone took 20 of the cars.

The second trainload left March 27. Twenty-two carloads, the largest single shipment of merchandise ever leaving Syracuse. Sixty-four automobiles were included of which 20 were for Walla Walla. The trainload was valued at $131,000. Freight charges alone amounted to $6,300. Before leaving Syracuse, the train was run through Washington Street at noon and attracted a vast amount of attention. We also received many congratulatory letters from business men on the enterprise.

Entry # 423 of Book 2 of the History of the H.H. Franklin Company based on the Board of Directors meeting book.




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 May 30?

The Trek registration was in the mail, but if you'd like to sign up on-line, go to the 'Members Only' page - click here.

Updated on May 25.

Richard

We sadly note the passing of our friend Richard Harry who passed on May 22. Visitation will be held Thursday, May 27 in Alma, Wisconsin with service to follow. Go to the News page, or click here for more information.




Updated on May 18.

Updated information on the Spring Midwest Meet which is no longer "tentative," held in conjunction with the Air Cooled meet, is available on the News/Events page or click here for registration information.

Updated on April 26 and May 2.

Update on Club Events: The Annual Franklin Trek has been revived in an abbreviated manner. The Westrek planned for June has been rescheduled to September 12 to 17. Check the events sidebar below, the News/Events page or click here for more information.

Updated on April 21.

Help a member find a Franklin: Franklin wanted, prefer 1930 to 1934 but considering any that is complete and runs well. Go to the For Sale/Cars Wanted page, or click here for more information.

Updated on April 8.

1928


FOR SALE: 1928 Franklin Sedan
Go to For Sale page, or click here for more information.





1928


FOR SALE: 1925 Franklin Coupe
Go to For Sale page, or click here for more information.





FOR SALE: 1923 Franklin Sedan (parts car).
Go to For Sale page, or click here for more information.


Updated on March 17. (Updated with more content from March 10.)

Trans Run
Browse pictures, newspaper clippings, and advertising copy from our Club library which covers the 1906 and 1904 Transcontinental runs by intrepid Franklin pilots, as well as a record breaking run from Chicago to New York in 1908. These are the images referred to in the newly published Air Cooled News #201. Go to the About tab or click here to view.

Franklin Spotters guide. A spotters guide based upon the 'Quick Guide to Franklin Indentification' that has been used during various Trek 'Walk-arounds' has been added to the Tech pages. Go to Tech page, or click here for more information.





Welcome New Club Members


Cameron Rogers
Elkview, WV
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Andrew and Angeline Miller
Emmaus, PA
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Shannon and Gayle Sullivan
Portland, OR
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Christopher Wurts
Chester Springs, PA
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Clifford and Arlene Kluge
Ringgold, GA
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Tampa Bay Auto Museum
(Olivier Cerf)
Pinellas Park, FL
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Justin Shaffer
Lake Geneva, WI
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James Gill
Greensboro, GA
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Franklin Vintage

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





Banner image: Bouvard Hostica.