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.
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Check out the "Members Only" section to read the club magazine, The Air Cooled News. Issue #1 through #100 are now posted for your enjoyment and reference. There are many interesting articles on the people, places, cars, history, and technology.
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Check out the 1916 Series 9A Touring Car for sale.
Also see the some new photos the 1930 Delux Sedan being sold by the Franklin Automobile Collection on the For Sale page.
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Member Update 2016April 26, 2016
Sadly we note that member Don Reddaway passed away on April 8th. Click here for more information on Don.
Alice Ober passed away on February 21, wife of Frank B. Ober, Jr who predeceased her in 2013.April 16, 2016
Sadly Mrs. Mary Watson passed away on Sunday, April 10, 2016.
Mrs. Mary Wilhoite Watson, 82, passed away on Sunday, April 10, 2016, at her residence. She was beloved by all who knew her and they enjoyed her spirit and attitude towards life.
She was born in Owen County, Kentucky to Laville and Julia Wilhoite, both deceased. She was preceded in death by her sister, Sandra Louise Wilhoite Easton.
She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Otto B. Watson Jr.; daughters, Laura (Rupert) Watson Zolayvar and Cheryl (Thomas) Eisenhardt; and grandchildren, Stephanie and Eric Zolayvar and Timothy and Steven Eisenhardt. Her family was important to her and a joy in her life.
Mary graduated as valedictorian in 1951 from Lloyd High School in Erlanger, KY. She held Bachelors and Masters degrees in Business Education from the University of Kentucky and an MBA from UNC-Greensboro. Mary taught Business classes at Bourbon County High School in Bourbon County, Kentucky from 1955 through 1958. Mary taught Business courses at Alamance Community College for more than 20 years before retiring in 1993.
She was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Burlington for 58 years where she participated in many programs including: Sunday School teacher, Stewardship committee member and choir member. She volunteered in community programs, including Meals on Wheels and the Burlington Christian Women's Club. She was a lover of antique vehicles and was a member of both the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA), Alamance Regional AACA, and the H. H. Franklin Motor Club, participating in car club events for Hospice and many other organizations.
Viewing was be held in Burlington on Friday, April 15, 2016. A funeral service was be held at the First Baptist Church of Burlington, Broad Street, on Saturday, April 16, 2016.
Friends wishing to make memorial donations may make them to the First Baptist Church of Burlington in Mary's memory.January 4, 2016
My parents, John and Mary Rose Hufnagel, are long-time members (I am their daughter Cathy). Some members may be aware that my mother has been on the kidney transplant list for almost 2 years, so she asked me to let everyone know that last Monday (Dec 21st) she received an early Christmas present in the form of two transplanted kidneys! She is home from the hospital and doing well. She has named the new kidneys Frick and Frack.
If anyone would like to send Get Well wishes, their address is 7440 Rochester Road, Lockport NY 14094.
Thank you for passing along the news!
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