Tidbit of Franklin History

July 17, 1931 - A Series 15 Pirate was a prominent part of the picture in connection with the welcome extended on July 17 to Otto Hillig and Holger Hoiriis, who were given the traditional keys of New York City after making a New York- Copenhagen, Denmark flight. Tens of thousands of people lined the streets of lower New York to witness the triumphal return of the fliers, who were seated In the pirate, furnished through the courtesy of William Pase, president of the New York City distributorship.

From Book 1 and
Book 2 of the contemporaneous notes of the Franklin Board of Directors. Refresh your browser for another random entry.



Trek Student Experience

Are you a student that would like to apply for an all expense paid visit to the annual Franklin Trek, or know someone who would be interested? Click here to read about the Student Experience Program and/or download an application. For more information contact Matthew Goist (matt.goist@gmail.com)



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


Trek, Cazenovia, NY
July 30 August 6

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


2023

Midwest Spring Meet
Nebraska

Air Cooled meet
Hickory Corners, MI
June 17

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.







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.


Trek Host Query.

The annual Trek to Cazenovia is an event that we look forward to each year. In 2021 Steve and Rachel assumed the responsibility of hosting the Trek and we had a wonderful event that was enjoyed by many of us during the COVID restriction period. Steve and Rachel have also assumed the responsibility of hosting the 2022 Trek. We are looking for club members who are interested in hosting the Trek in 2023 and 2024. If you are interested in hosting the Trek, please contact Bob Cornman or Andrew Sullivan.


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 June 24?

Members recently received a ballot for board members whose terms will begin in 2023. Click here to read a short bio of each of the nominees in order to help with your vote.

Updated on May 28.

TREK REGISTRATION. Trek Registrations are in the mail. Members can click here to go to the Members Only page and either register on line or print the registration to mail it in now.


Franklin Service Station. The May issue of the Service Station is now on line. Go to the Members Only/Service Station page or click here.

Updated on May 18.

Car





For Sale. 1914 Franklin Series 4 Touring. For more information, go to the For Sale page, or click here.








Updated on May 1.

Cap


Now available - Club apparel merchandise is available on our 'Print-on-Demand' webstore.
For more information, go to the For Sale/Merchandise page, or click here to go directly to the webstore.




Updated on April 29

Car


For Sale. 1929 Franklin, Model 135. For more information, go to the For Sale page, or click here.




Updated on April 23.

Former member Sandy Steenburg’s husband Doug passed away. Sandy is a past Secretary/Treasurer of the Club and Trek co-chair. Long time members will remember her as Sandy Schopmeier, former wife of current member Lee Schopmeier.




Welcome New Club Members


Wayne and Sharron Kinne
Beaverton, MI
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Donald Winzer and Nuthagon Paisankinkhuntod
Decatur, GA
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Robert Traylor
Tucson, AZ
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Edmund and Kate Chapman
Yoder, CO
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Scott Bowen
Santa Ana, CA
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Stuart and Kathie Duguid
Harper Woods, MI
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Leland Kimball and Diane Allen
Anderson, CA
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James and Christina Hudson
Southold, NY
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Brian Harlamoff
Santa Cruz, California
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Gregory Stewart
Altamont, NY
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Martin Cooke
Old Saybrook, CT
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William Donnelly
Orford, NH
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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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