Tidbit of Franklin History

May 1924, indirect labor, consisting of monthly, weekly and hourly employees had been reduced 601 people, or 53%. This represents a monthly reduction in overhead: of $64,848.00.

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


Midwest Spring Meet
Winona, Minnesota.
May 18-22
Click here for registration and meet info

52nd Franklin Westrek in Minden, Nevada
June 5-10

Air Cooled meet
Hickory Corners, Michigan
June 18

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 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.

Car


For Sale. 1923 Franklin Model 10B Demi Sedan. For more information, go to the For Sale page, or click here.





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.

Updated on April 22.

Richard Harry Parts Collection Sale.

Harry Parts

In conjunction with the Midwest Region Spring meet, a special sale of Richard Harry's parts collection and parts cars/restoration projects will be held for Franklin Club members on May 21st and 22nd. Among the cars are and 18-B coupe, V-windshield Series 9 Brougham with wire wheels, a very solid Series 16 sedan, and a highly desirable 1910 Model D Touring. The Harry's wish to extend Richard's well known generosity to all Franklin members at this sale. This is a special opportunity to purchase a restoration project, parts for your restorations, spares for your car(s), and to help preserve what Richard gathered over 40 years. Please plan to attend and bring home parts. You must be registered for the meet to attend the sale. Please note that the Richard Harry Family Museum will be open for viewing but NO MUSEUM CARS will be sold.

To view a series of pictures of the parts and cars click here.
Click here for more information on the meet and sale and/or contact Jeff Hasslen directly at 612-720-4090.


Updated on April 19.

Car


For Sale: Franklin, Series 10 For more information, go to the For Sale page, or click here.




Updated on April 15.

Help an almost new member who is looking for a 1910 to 1919 Franklin For more information, go to the For Sale/Cars Wanted page, or click here.

Updated on April 12.

Car
For Sale: 1928 Franklin, Series 12A Airman Sport Sedan Previously part of the Harrah Collection. For more information, go to the For Sale page, or click here.

Updated on April 8.

Social media reports that Roger Moffat had a stroke last week. He is doing well and may go home next week. We wish him well in his recovery.

Updated on March 30.

The Boyer Report is an inventory of all the Franklins attending a Trek. It is presented at the closing of each Trek, and it is reprinted in subsequent Air Cooled News'. Newly available from your club library, this report can be viewed in a searchable OCR document for the years 1970 (when they started) through 2021.
Go to the 'Members Only' page to view the Boyer reports, or click here.

Updated on March 6 and March 21.

River


Midwest Spring Meet. Thinking of attending? Registration information is now available.
Click here to go to the Midwest Region page to see registration information and forms.




Updated on February 24.

For Sale: 1924 Series 10-C 4 door sedan. For more information, go to the For Sale page, or click here.

Click here to check out a new Franklin Club member.

Updated on February 18.

Member News: Dave Phillips had successful triple bypass on the 16th. He'd love to hear from the membership. If you'd like to send him a card or note, you can get his address from the club roster, or his email from the "Members Only" section of the website.


Drag Car
Click here to see Jim Eby turn a 23 second 1/4 mile in his 1925 Series 11A Hot Rod Coupe.



Updated on February 17.

Car


For Sale: 1930 Franklin 145 Transcontinental Sedan For more information, go to the For Sale page, or click here.




Updated on January 30.

Car


For Sale: 1928 Franklin, Series 12A Sport Sedan. For more information, go to the For Sale page, or click here.





For your browsing the January Franklin Service Station is now available. Go to the Members Only page or click here.

Updated on January 8.

Franklin Wanted. Help a new club member find a 1926 or earlier car. For more information, go to the For Sale/Car Wanted page, or click here.




Welcome New Club Members


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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John and Pamela R Wilkins
Jamestown, RI
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Paul Dubiel
Chula vista, CA
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James Fox
Raymond, Alberta, Canada
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Thomas II and Angel Webb
Crystal Lake, IL
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Edward DePouli
Thomasville, NC
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Robert Tanga
Atlanta, GA
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Neil John Clough
Inglewood, Taranaki, New Zealand
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John Kernan
Naples, FL
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Albert G Burch II and Patti McDermott
Syracuse, NY
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Scott and Kate Miller
Valrico, FL
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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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