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
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. Click here to see the index of the topics covered over 15 years of member questions.
- 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 "Webmaster@Franklincar.org"
What's new on May 18?
Updated on May 15. (Updated from April 13.)
Updated on May 6.
We sadly note the passing of Roland P. “Rollie” Kemp, 93, who passed away Saturday (May 5). Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2–4 and 6-8 p.m. at Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover, NY.
Click here for more information.
Updated on May 3.
For Sale: Engine parts for sale. Selling mostly complete Franklin engine. Click here for more information.
Updated on April 19.
The Midwest Region's Spring meet will be in Indianapolis Indiana. Now available is hotel and agenda details. Click here for more information.
Updated on April 18.
It is only two months until the Air-cooled Gathering. There are rooms reserved at the Hastings, Michigan Holiday Inn Express for Franklin Club members that might want to spend the night. Hastings is always fun to visit. Call 269-945-0000 and mention the Franklin Club for rooms and special rate. Click here to see all Franklin Club events.
What's New (Update from April 2.)
Updated on April 16.
Updated on April 3.
We sadly note the passing of Allan P. Finseth, 78, of rural Augusta, Wisconsin who passed away Saturday, March 31, 2018 at his home in the loving care of his family. A visitation will be held Saturday, April 7, 2018. Click here for more information.
Updated on March 25.
We sadly note the passing of Elizabeth A. Marshall who passed away peacefully at home Tuesday, March 6, 2018, after a lengthy struggle with cancer. Click here for more information.
Updated on March 13.
Franklin News. The Franklin Company published an employee newsletter. Through the bequest of Sinclair Powell, and the few copies already in the club library, many issues are now available for members to review and read about employee life at the Franklin Company. Members can click here for more information.
Updated on March 5.
We sadly note the passing of James Crippen who passed away on January 29.
Click here for more information.
Updated on February 23.
Now available for members from your club library. Browse through some of the service bulletins that the Franklin factory sent to its travelling service men as they assisted Franklin dealers with service issues of our Franklin autos.
Members can click here to see these newly posted bulletins.
Non-Franklin Club Event for Walker-bodied Franklins.
For interested club members, there is a Special Commemerative Car Show on July 1 in Amesbury, Mass. honoring vintage cars with bodies built in the Amesbury area. Click here to go to the 'Events' page to get more information.
Welcome New Club Members
|Antonio Jesús Góngora Alcaraz||Tomasz Sobieraj||David and Karen Kroeger|
|Almería, Spain||Sieraków, Wielkopolska, Poland||Marion, IA|
|Kenneth and Bentley Sturge||Lewis Robert Shingle and James C Keener||Gérard Schulze|
|Watertown, NY||Lancaster, PA||Ohlungen, Bas-rhin, France|
|Richard Williams||Rick and Jan Kellogg||William Gladziszewski|
|Longmont, CO||Houston, TX||Palmer, AK|
|Richard Lawton||Laura and Greg Rutkoski||Jesus and Alicia Lizarazo|
|Eagle, ID||Santa Clarita, CA||Potomac, MD|
|Gary and Zachary Rouse||Jonathan and Stacie Green||Robert “Greg” and Lisa Burnett|
|River Ridge, LA||Harvard, MA||Hamilton, OH|
Banner image photo: Bouvard Hostica