Renew Now

Don't miss the Spring Issue of the Air Cooled News. If you have not renewed your Club membership for 2018, its that time of year. Renew now.

Note to Board Members

Due to various circumstances the February Board meeting will be a call-in only meeting. The meeting will not take place in Cazenovia.

Trek Scholarships

Help keep the Franklin Club keep growing and growing young by identifying students who may be interested in attending the Trek under the scholarship program. Contact Matt Goist or Mason Polston (email on members page) for more information.

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


2018 Board Meetings
February 3 (Call-in Only)
April 28
During the Trek Week
November 3

June 7 to 9, 2018
Midwest Meet
Indianapolis, IN

June 16, 2018
Air-Cooled Meet
Gilmore Museum, Hickory Corners, MI.

June 24 to 29, 2018
North Coast Redwoods, Fortuna, California
Click here to see more information about the meet.

Click here to see the Westrek Web Site.

July 28th to August 4th, 2018
Annual Trek, Cazenovia, NY

July 27th to August 3rd, 2019
Annual Trek, Cazenovia, NY

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

See event details

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:

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 ""

Thanks to the club members that donated the three missing Air Cooled News issues that were described in the last Service Station. Our collection is now complete.

What's New on January 14?

From the Franklin Club Library: all Franklin Company owners manuals are now available in the 'Members' section. Added today - the last seven manuals to make a complete set. Members can click here to check out Owners Manuals. The on-line PDF files are 200dpi for faster downloads. If you would like a high resolution hard copy, the Franklin Club library ( has some for sale and others are available for sale from an online bookseller.

Updated on January 13.

The Midwest Region now has an on-line apparel store. Click here to check out the merchandise. Or navigate to the Midwest Region's web page under the 'News' tab.

Updated on January 9.

For Sale: Click here to see ad for 1932 Franklin Franklin Airman 5 passenger sedan.

Updated on January 3.

Factory Drawings. Improvements have been made to the drawings search index. The improved indexing should allow for a little more comprehensive look-ups of the factory drawing files. Club members familiar with the drawings search function are urged to review their previous searches. There should be improved results. If you see issues or problems, forward those comments to the webmaster.

For Sale: 1927 Original, Never Circulated Franklin "Lion" Hood Ornaments (New Photos). Click here.

Updated on December 28.

The latest Franklin Service Station (December) is now available in the Members pages. Click here.

The Air Cooled News/Franklin Service Station Index has been updated through ACN issue #191 and FSS issue #147. The index is now available in the Members pages. Click here.

Updated on December 10.

2017 Westrek Pictures now posted on the Pictures page for your viewing. click here.

Updated on December 3.

It is with great sadness we note the passing of Sue McKnight. Sue passed away on Thursday, November 30, with her husband, Dick, by her side. Calling hours will be from 10:00am to 1:00pm on Thursday, December 7 with a memorial service to follow. Location is Hartwell Funeral Home, Route 281, Tully, NY. Click here for more information.

The Midwest Region's Newsletter, The Franklin Line, for Fall has been posted.
Click here to see it.

The July Board Meeting minutes have also been posted on the Members page.

Updated on November 7.

Wanted: 1925-31 Franklin Roadster/Convertible Coupe. Excellent mechanically, presentable cosmetically. click here.

Updated on November 4.

Franklin transmission wanted. Need gearbox for Franklin ca 1908 - 1911. Any condition. click here.

Updated on November 2

Franklin factory drawings. Just added on the 'Members Only' page. In addition to searching by drawing number or drawing name, you can now browse through the drawings by clicking here. The drawings are grouped by component area (Body, Engine Parts, Frames, Tools, etc.) to facilitate your browsing.

Updated on October 21.

Trek Photos. Click here to check out Andy Whittenborn's 2017 Trek Photos. If you have photos you'd like to share, contact the webmaster at ""

Updated on October 10.

Click here to check out who made it to Hershey.

Price Drop. Click here to check out 1929 Franklin 130 4-door Sedan.

Updated on October 4.

Pictures of the Franklin Club's Midwest Region meet in Manitowoc, Wisconsin
Click here to check out the photos.

Updated on September 25

For Sale: Click here to see ad for 1923 Series 10B Touring.

Updated on September 18

For Sale: Click here to see ad for 1929 Franklin 137 Seven Passenger Sedan.

Updated on September 16.

We sadly note the passing of Sinclair Powell, a Franklin Club fixture known for his love of the history of the Franklin Car and Franklin Company. Sinclair passed away on September 13. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Suzanne. Services will be held on Friday October 20, 2017.

Click here for more information.

Welcome New Club Members

Henry Welch and Laurie Prochnow Glen and Kathy Zuchniewicz Chris and Joanne Figge
Wausau, WI Novi, MI Westerville, OH
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Joey and Debbie Quebedeaux Clark and Anna Watters Noel and Amy Harrington
Hammond, LA Tacoma, WA Muskegon, MI
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Bob Breissinger and Brian CoutuRon SandyTimothy and Joan Ryan
Rochester, NYDover, OHClarksburg, NJ
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Brett Kay Matthias Dressler Daymond Slaten
York, PA Stuttgart, BW, GermanyKing City, CA
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Robert Sturge Randall Brown Ronald E. Hardison
Charlotte, NC Belvidere, TN Hampton, VA
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Krishna Moran Uadav Lloyd A. Boston Andrew Straw
Charlotte, NC Parsonsfield, ME Hickory, NC
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Jane and Ron Flink James and Kelly Heath Raymond and Jackie Hilt
Cascade, MT Albuquerque, NM Muskegon, MI
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Kenneth and Hilda Eastman
Edmeston, NY
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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: Andy Wittenborn