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



2021

Events

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


Franklin Westrek
Rescheduled from June dates,
Now September 12th to September 17th.

Click for info.
Bend OR.


3rd Tuesday of each month
Lehigh Valley Franklinites
Allentown, PA


Click here for more event info.


Franklin Factoid

Scientific Manufacturing

Early in 1912 it was decided to manufacture only one model which would be a small, light six-cylinder car to be made in six body styles, touring, roadster, coupe, sedan, berlin and limousine. Under our no-yearly-model plan it was series four. The first car was shipped September 29, 1913 and was called Franklin Six-Thirty. The price was made $2300. Formerly this type of car sold for $2900. The reduction was brought about by scientific manufacturing which was the result of the installation of the Taylor system in our factory....

Entry # 408 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 August 4?

1927


For Sale: 1926 Franklin Series 11A Sport Touring. Go to the For Sale page, or click here.






Updated on July 25.

Help a member in Norway find a Dash Clock and Horn Button for his 1929 Franklin 130 Coupe. Go to the For Sale/Parts Wanted page, or click here.

Updated on July 19.

Pictures are now available to browse on the 'Pictures' pages for the Midwest Region's Spring meet and the Air Cooled Meet at Hickory Corners. Go to the Pictures page, or click here.

Updated on May 25.

Richard

We sadly note the passing of our friend Richard Harry who passed on May 22. Visitation will be held Thursday, May 27 in Alma, Wisconsin with service to follow. Go to the News page, or click here for more information.




Updated on April 21.

Help a member find a Franklin: Franklin wanted, prefer 1930 to 1934 but considering any that is complete and runs well. Go to the For Sale/Cars Wanted page, or click here for more information.




Welcome New Club Members


Timothy J Edwards II
Lake Worth , FL
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Tony Androsuk
Dryden, MI
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Allen Miller
Macon, Georgia
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Robert Miller
Altamont, NY
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Cameron Rogers
Elkview, WV
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Andrew and Angeline Miller
Emmaus, PA
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Shannon and Gayle Sullivan
Portland, OR
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Christopher Wurts
Chester Springs, PA
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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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