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


2021

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


2022

Midwest Spring Meet
Wisconsin

Trek, Cazenovia, NY
July 30 August 6

Midwest "M3" Fall Meet
Maryland
Sept. 28 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 Records in Speed and Efficiency

Franklins have broken records so persistently and have been such consistent winners in contests of every sort as to cause manufacturers of water-cooled cars several years ago to arrange many runs to be made for water-cooled cars only, at a time when such contests were at their peak of interest. Listed below are some of the major Franklin records. They are conclusive proof of the superiority of the Franklin car. They show, for instance, that the air-cooled Franklin motor is virtually immune to overheating under fantastically severe operating conditions, that Franklin is, as it has always been, the fastest road car and the the Franklin efficiency has always been beyond the reach of any water-cooled car. Click here to see the list referred to above.

From "Franklin Facts. A Handbook for Franklin Dealers and Salesmen" 1931.







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 October 6?

Images are starting to come in of the 2021 Westrek. Go to the Pictures page, or click here to check out a video of one day's activity.

Updated on September 8.

We sadly note the passing of Monte Colucci of Paulden, Arizona on September 2.

Updated on August 26.

Sundberg


We sadly note the passing of Eugene "Gene" Sundberg on Saturday, August 21. Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, September 4. For more information, go to the News page, or click here.







Help a new Franklin Club member find a 1932-34 Airman. Go to the For Sale/Cars Wanted page or click here for more information.


We also sadly note the passing of Curtis C. Ackerman Jr., of Burlington Flats, NY who passed away Friday July 23 in Cooperstown, NY. For more information, go to the News page, or click here.

Updated on August 15.

For Franklin history buffs, just added is a Franklin Company dealers handbook from 1931. This 150+ page pamphlet has a focus on the Series 15 cars but it contains lots of Franklin company history and engineering information. Go to the About page, or click here.

Updated on August 10.

Pictures are now available to browse on the 'Pictures' pages for the 2021 Trek at Cazenovia College. Go to the Pictures page, or click here.




Welcome New Club Members


Craig Van Kampen
Oakdale, MN
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Timothy Denker
Dallas, TX
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John and Rose Jamison
Arkport, NY
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Kevin Fleck
Shelbyville, MI
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David Kords
Walworth, NY
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Joe Mackessy
San Francisco , CA
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Dennis and Alison Fowler, and Son Landon
Port Alsworth, AK
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Greg Walthour
King William, VA
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John Fundukian
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
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Douglas and Kim Gaker
Oregonia, OH
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George and Sherry Randall
Phoenix , AZ
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Nicolas John and Claire Suzanne Stow
Cranleigh, Surrey, UK
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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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