Franklin Service Station

The Franklin Service Station edition scheduled for publication in September will contain a section listing Franklin cars and parts for sale along with a wanted section. If you have a car or parts that you would like included in the upcoming FSS edition, please send a brief write up and pictures if available along with prices and your contact information to Bob Cornman at bcornmanjr@gmail.com



Restorable Car Wanted

Do you have a Franklin that is a restoration project that has taken a hiatus? Or a Franklin that is not quite what would be considered road worthy, but time has conspired against your being able to work on it? Would you like to help out the Franklin Club by donating it, or having the Franklin Club coordinate its sale?
Click Here to find out more information.


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

2020 Board Meetings
February 1
April 25
During the Trek Week Cancelled.
November 7


Saturday, August 8, Air Cooled Event at Gilmore,
Postponed from June 20

Wednesday August 5th - Sunday August 9th
2020 Franklin Electric City Tour
Scranton, Pennsylvania
Contact: Matt Goist at 2020electriccitytour@gmail.com
Postponed

2020 Air Cooled Gathering Gilmore Car Museum at Hickory Corners, MI.
Saturday, August 8

Mapletrek 2.0 Perth Ontario. September 8 to 12, 2020.
Contact André Audette
Or Sean O’Meara.
Postponed to 2021.

2020 Fall Midwest Meet, October
Keweenaw Penninsula, MI
Hosted by Bill and Geri Eby and Mark Kaley Cancelled.


2021

Franklin Westrek
Sunday, June 6 through Friday, June 11, 2021
Bend OR.

Annual Trek, Cazenovia, NY.
Saturday, July 24 through Saturday, July 31, 2021


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


Click here for more event info.


Franklin Factoid

The frequent burning out of tail lamp bulbs on the Series 8 causing both tail lights and speedometer lights to go out is probably due to excessive vibration of the lamp located on the mud guard. We have been using a 7-volt lamp and as the voltage rises up on a fully charged battery sometimes as high as 15 to 16 volts, the lamp burns very brilliantly and in this condition the filament becomes much weaker than when the lamp burns less bright.

We have found that the use of 8-volt lamps at this point practically eliminates burning out. 8-volt, two or four candle power are suitable for this purpose.
From Franklin Company Owners Bulletin # 632. February 15, 1916.




Welcome to The H. H. Franklin Club, Inc.



Updated July 29

​To our Franklin Family and all Franklin enthusiasts:

​The Franklin Board of Directors hopes you and your family are healthy and safe during this unprecedented time in our country's history. In an effort to remain compliant with state and national guidelines and keep our Franklin Family safe, we are monitoring the situation regularly, and will post current status of Franklin Club Sanctioned Events below.

There are many places for information about the COVID-19 virus, this can be confusing and frightening to follow at times.

For information about protecting yourself and slowing the spread of the Coronavirus, The H. H. Franklin Board has posted a link to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines here.

​Hopefully we will be touring together very soon.
Aura Vincit

  • August 5th to 9th, Franklin Electric City Tour, Scranton, Pennsylvania
    Postponed.
  • August 8. Air Cooled Event at Gilmore: Currently on Schedule
  • September 8 to 12. Maple Trek 2.0: Postponed to 2021.
  • October. Fall Mid-West Meet: Cancelled. Click here for more information.

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 10?

Branson
Franklin club members have been invited to join the Studebaker Drivers Club at the Branson, MO., Orphan Car Show on Sept 10-12. Click here for more information.


Updated on July 29.

Sales Lit
Sales literature from the Franklin Club library for Club members: Selected sales brochures and flyers are now available for viewing. Go to the Members tab or click here.




Updated on June 2.

Car


FOR SALE: 1929 Franklin Series 147 – 7 Passenger Sedan Go to the For Sale tab or click here for more information.







Welcome New Club Members


Thetan Ogle
Winchester, VA
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Dave and Kimberly Shadduck
Kildeer, IL
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Brandon and Laura Oldenburg
Beaverton , OR
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Tim Wilson
Camillus, NY
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Darren Farnesi and Len Pistoria
San Diego, CA
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Dex Fairbanks
Titusville, Florida
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Gus Birkmanis
Chaplin, CT
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P Daniel and Barbara Parkes
Camillus, NY
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Kenneth and Lorne Ulrich
Mosinee, WI
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Keith Pommerening
Bemidji, Minnesota
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John Germann
Bowman, North Dakota
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Quill

Air Cooled News
Receives Quill Award

Congratulations to our Air Cooled News editors and contributors who have been recognized with the Golden Quill award. This award recognizes publications that provide "...examples of quality, balance, integrity, and cordial reading..." that can be examples to other publications. Click here to read an article about the Quill Award, and the Air Cooled News in particular.




Franklin Vintage

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





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