Trek Scholarships

Do you know a young person not related to a club member who would like to attend the Trek this year under the Club's scholarship program. Check out this document for the requirements and application. Applications should be sent in before April 15th.

200,000 miles since 1954 in a 1931 Franklin Pursuit Sports Phaeton

Check out the October Issue of Hemmings Classic Car Magazine .

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


2017 Board Meetings
February 4
April 29
During the Trek Week
November 4

April 20 to 22, 2017
Louisana Toure'
Hammond, LA
Click here for meet info.

June 15 to 17, 2017
Midwest Meet and Air-Cooled Event
Hastings, MI
Click for meet registration.

June 25 to 30, 2017
Yellowstone National Park
Click here to see the Pre-registration flyer.

July 29 to August 5, 2017
Cazenovia, NY

September 21 to 23, 2017
Midwest Meet
Manitowoc, WI

June 24 to 29, 2018
North Coast Redwoods, Fortuna, California


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

See event details

Series 12 Franklin Parts Manual

Parts Catalog for Series 12 Franklin Automobile. Reproduced by The H.H. Franklin Club Library from the original Franklin Series 12 Parts Manual.

Click here to go to to purchase.

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

Mark'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:

  • Factory Engineering Drawings. Click here for an example.
  • Back issues of The Franklin Service Station
  • Back issues of The Air Cooled News
  • Repair and Maintenance Q's and A's
  • Factory Dealer Bulletins
  • Membership Roster

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 ""

What's new on March 16?

For Sale: 1926 Franklin 4 door Sedan.

Updated on March 15.

For Sale: 1928 Series 12-B Sport Sedan in Washington.

The SAE Reports that are referenced in the Spring Air Cooled News are available for your viewing. Click here to jump to the Members page to find the document's link.

Updated on March 9.

Midwest Spring meet registration is in the mail to Midwest Region members. In a hurry? Click here.

Updated on March 3.

For Sale: Franklin Collection's 1922 Series 10-A V-Windshield 2 Door Sedan.

Updated on February 6.

We sadly note the passing of Dan Grogan. Click here for more information.

Updated on February 3.

For Sale: Click here to see ad for early 30's Franklin Project Car.

Updated on January 31.

Note that there is a date change on the Fall Midwest meet this year.
Now September 21 to 23. This will prevent conflicting with Hershey.

Updated on January 17.

For Sale: Click here to see 1929 Franklin 2 door sedan.

Updated with new images: Click here to see Franklin literature, headlight lens for Sale.

Updated on January 1.

Hot News from the club library.
In addition to the Dealer Bulletins for 1927, 1928 and 1931 that were added to our web site on December 5th, the Franklin Company Service Bulletins are now available. Go to the 'Members Only' tab to browse the bulletins for your reading pleasure and Franklin Company service information.

Updated in the previous few weeks.

For Sale: Click here to see ad for 1923 Model 10B Franklin Sedan. Check it out again, photos just added.

We sadly note the passing of Dr. Carmine Nicastro. Click here for more information.

New York Franklin Owners. Can you help with an exhibition at Munson-Williams in Utica? Go to the Member's page for more information.

Welcome New Club Members

Frank Wenzel,
Kent Vandenberg
Stephen Robbins
Palm Springs, CA Grand Junction, CO
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Roger Pfaff Theresa PfaffBill MervynSteve Rowell
Garfield, WALethbridge, AlbertaVestal, NY
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Adam GarstkaMike ShouseRobert M Kennedy MD
Stamford, CTFenton, MIPocatello, ID
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Larry PowellRalph ColungaAugust Alai
La Habra Heights, CALincoln, CAColumbia Station, OH
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James Godwin IIIRyan LecompteWilliam Mccarthy
Aldie, VASeattle, WAWest Haven, CT
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Shawn LancasterJames and Susan StutzmanRon and Lorraine Mercer
Northborogh, MALewiston, IDEl Cajon, CA
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Don Gilbert and John GiltinanRichard and Ruth VanOrman
Palm City, FLHenderson, NV
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Franklin Vintage

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

Banner image photo(s): Bill Eby.