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 13
April 30
During the Trek Week
November 5


Midwest Spring Meet
Wisconsin

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

Trek, Cazenovia, NY
July 30 August 6

Midwest "M3" Fall Meet
Maryland
Sept. 29 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 December 2?

Car


FOR SALE: 1929 Franklin 137, 7 passenger, dual windshield Touring. For more information, go to the For Sale page, or click here.




Updatd on December 1.

For your browsing the Midwest Region's newsletters, the Lines, for 2020 and 2021 are now available. Go to the News/Midwest page or click here.


We sadly note the passing recently of club member Charles Sullivan of Bolingbrook, IL.


For Sale: Franklin Lion collection. Bob Harrison is selling his collection of Lions. Go to the Parts for Sale page or click here for more information.


For your browsing, Air Cooled News magazines have been added in the Members Only section through issue #200, Fall of 2020.

Updated on November 22.

Car




FOR SALE: Two 1929 Sport Sedans For more information, go to the For Sale page, or click here.






Updated on November 19.

Wyle


We sadly note the passing of long time Franklin Club member and past president Ed Wyle. More details to follow. Click here for some rememberances of Ed.











Updated on November 17.

Car


FOR SALE: 1923 Franklin 10B. For more information, go to the For Sale page, or click here.




Updated on November 16.

Pictures are now available to browse on the 'Pictures' pages for the 2019 Westrek and updates to the 2021 Westrek photos Go to the Pictures page, or click here for 2019. ; or here for 2021.

Updated 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.




Welcome New Club Members


Simon and Barbara White
Winter Garden , FL
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Austin Cox
Woodway, WA
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James and Agnes Forshey
Placerville, CA
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William Ellis
Wellesley , MA
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TJ McMahon
Buffalo, NY
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Greg Zimmermann and Jennifer Chew
Bedford, NH
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Jean Vitte
Maison Rouge, Ile-de-France
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Eric and Tara Macleod
Battle Creek, MI
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Paul Brook
Appleby in Westmorland, Cumbria,
United Kingdom
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Gary Becker
Racine, WI
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David and Minnie Krueger
Fort Collins, CO
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Mark and Regina Ferrante
Ivoryton, CT
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Ronald F. Pinkos
Belleville, MI
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Edwin and Jeanette Gibbs
Greensboro, NC
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Craig Van Kampen
Oakdale, MN
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Franklin Vintage

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





Banner image: A.J. Clark.