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Members: The password changed on April 1 for the 'Members Only' web page. Check your email inbox for the new password.



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)
Click here for more event info.
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

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 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.

Updated on March 15.

Tentative information on the Spring Midwest Meet in conjunction with the Air Cooled meet is available on the News/Events page or click here for more information.

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.


Updated 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.




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




Welcome New Club Members


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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James and Marie Bain
Olympia, WA
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Katrina Zwaaf
Branchburg, NJ
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Walt Gosden
Floral Park, NY
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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.