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Tidbit of Franklin History

About February 15, 1909 the Franklin Reference Library was started, the object being to provide technical reference books, etc., for all employees of the Company who care to avail themselves of it.

From Book 1 and
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.

Read Discussions


Events

Board Meetings
February 4
April 29
During the Trek Week
November 4


2023

Midwest Spring Meet, May 11-13
Hastings, Nebraska
Hosts: Jason and Angie Newby
Info Soon

53rd Westrek
Prosser, WA
June 4-9, hosted by Kevin and Brenda Sullivan
More Info.

Air Cooled meet
Hickory Corners, MI
June 17

69th Trek, July 29 to August 5

Midwest Fall Meet
Keweenaw Peninsula, UP of Michigan
September 28 to 30
Promo here.


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

2022 Trek Photo (Refresh for new image)
Trek Picture

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:


Student Experience Program Challenge

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The Club has received a matching grant from an anonymous donor towards the Club's suite of Student Scholarship programs. The donor's match will go as high as $50,000 if the club can garner that many donations. To date over $80,000 has been raised for these programs, please help us realize the remaining match and reach the $100,000 goal.  It will allow us to significantly increase engagement with young students. The contributions we have received are shown on this chart.
Click here for more information on the grant and the Student Experience program and donation information.

Make a donation to help the match by clicking here.




Update Regarding the 2023 Trek
February 4

With full support from the Board of Directors, the Trek Committee has announced that the 2023 Trek will be held at Union College in Schenectady, New York. A great deal of time and patience was required to ensure the membership a comfortable and recognizable Trek experience. The 2023 Trek Committee has gone above and beyond normal expectations. Collectively, we owe Steve Braverman, Rachel McNaughton, Sarah Schopmeier and Lee Schopmeier a debt of gratitude for their tireless efforts over the past 4 months.

With appreciation,
Andrew Sullivan
President


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 February 4?

The club parts list has been updated and now includes Series 10 Window regulators and escutcheons. For more information, go to the Members Only/Parts page, or click here.

Updated on January 22.

Help a member looking for parts. Series 16 Airman rear spare tire mount and various parts for a Series 19B Airman. For more information, go to the For Sale/Parts wanted page, or click here.

Updated on January 19.

Car

For Sale: Price further reduced on 1930 Victoria Brougham - nice car that was frequently driven. For more information, go to the For Sale page, or click here.


Updated on January 13.

The January Franklin Service Station is on its way to members and it is also now available on-line on the Members Only/Service Station page.

Updated on January 8.

Car


FOR SALE: 1928 Series 12B Standard Coupé. For more information, go to the For Sale page, or click here.





Car


FOR SALE: 1928 Series 12B Oxford Sedan. For more information, go to the For Sale page, or click here.




Updated on January 3.

Car

For Sale: 1930 Victoria Brougham - nice car that was frequently driven. For more information, go to the For Sale page, or click here.


Updated on December 26.

Our hearts go out to the family and friends of long time Franklin Club member Phil Myers of Lehighton, Pa, who passed away peacefully after a brief illness on Friday, December 23. A visitation will be held on Friday, December 30th. For more information, or click here.

Updated on December 5.

Car


For Sale: 1927 11-B Sedan. Completely original unmolested survivor For more information, go to the For Sale page, or click here.



Updated on November 22.

Our hearts go out to long time member Tony Adams, whose grandaughter Lexy recently passed away. For more information on Lexy click here.


Parts Parts
Parts Wanted: Help a new club member find some parts including a door knob and window crank for his 1922 Series 10A. For more information, go to the For Sale/Parts Wanted page, or click here.




Welcome New Club Members


Larry and Patricia Speciner
Cutchogue , NY
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Ken Clark
Pittsfield , ME
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Stephen and Jamie Hall
Jefferson City, MO
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Bradley and Candy Wallace
Lehighton, PA
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Jeff and Kim Pahl
Newton, WI
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Paul Greenstein
Los Angeles, CA
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Thomas Scott Sherry (Greatgrandson of
John Wilkinson)
Denver, CO
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Patrick W. and Nancy Emerich
Clarkston, WA
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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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