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Trek Student Experience

Click here for Franklin Trek Student Experience Program Application for students with a focus in automotive restoration, machining, or engineering to attend the Trek.

Tidbit of Franklin History

In January 1913 the capital stock of the H. H. Franklin Mfg. Co. was increased from $300,000 to $1,600,000 to consist of 15,000 shares at the par of $100 per share; $1,200,000 to be so classified that $600,000 thereof, consisting of 6000 shares to be Common Stock and $600,000 to be Preferred Stock, the Preferred Stock to have preference and priority over the Condon Stock now Issued. The Preferred Stock to pay 7% per annum, payable semi-annually on the first days of July and January of each year, out of the surplus earnings of the company. This stock to sell at $100 per share and redeemable at $110. For the retirement of the Preferred Stock the company will provide annually from its surplus a sinking fund of at least 5% of the issued and outstanding Preferred Stock.

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

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.

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Board Meetings
February 3
April 27
During the Trek Week
November 2


54th Westrek
Baker City, OR
June 2-7,hosted by Alice and Chuck Steffensen
More Info.

Midwest Spring Meet
With the Air Cooled Gathering, Hickory Corners Michigan
June 13 -15
Click for info and registration.

70th Trek, Union College, Schenectady, NY
July 27 to August 2

Midwest Fall Meet
Eastern Ohio, October 2-5. Details TBA

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.

Become a Member

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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' three 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:

What's New on the Web and News

Do you have news or information (or corrections) for your Franklin Club website?
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What's New on May 5?

For your reading interest the latest Franklin Service Station is in your mailbox and is available on the 'Members Only' page, or click here.

Updated information on the Midwest Region Spring Meet is now available on the 'News/Events' page or by clicking here.

Updated on May 4.


We sadly note the passing of Allan Zwaaf. Funeral services are on May 6 at Highland Cemetery in Hopewell, NJ. For more information, go to the News page, or click here.

Updated on April 27.

For Sale. 1929 Franklin Model 130 Four Door Sedan. For more information, go to the For Sale page, or click here.

Updated on April 23.

Franklin Service Station's from the Franklin Club Librarian. Many more back issues of the FSS have been posted in the 'Members Only' pages. This fills in many of the gaps on the website of the last 20 year's issues, a well as older issues back to the first issue. Go to the Members Only/Franklin Service Station page or click here.

Updated on April 17.

Car Wanted. Help a member in the market for a '30 or newer Franklin or Olympic. Go to the For Sale/Cars Wanted page or click here for more information.

Updated on March 26.


We sadly note the passing of John Episcopo. For more information, go to the News page, or click here.

Updated on March 13.


We sadly note the passing of Kathy Wittenborn.

Updated on March 11.


For sale: Series 9, 10, and 11 Reproduction, tank mounted, gas gauges. Go to the For Sale / Parts page, or click here.

Welcome New Club Members

Joe Perusse
South Haven, MN
Douglas A St George Smith and Caroline
Hambleton, Lancashire, England
William C. Cassanelli
Spencer, MA
Greg and Linda Long
Spring Valley, CA
Kip James Bilderback and
Kathleen Woolsey Bilderback
Saint Louis, MO
Matthew T Wise
Auburn, WA
Lisa M Taber
Johnston, IA
Ron Zimmer
Mt Laurel, NJ

Franklin Vintage

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

Banner image: Roger Moffat