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.

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September 15, 16, and 17, 2016
Fall Midwest Meet
Troy, Ohio
Click here to view the Meet flyer.

2016 Board Meetings
February 6
April 30
During the Trek Week
November 5

April 20 to 22, 2017
Louisana Toure
Hammond, LA

June 15 to 17, 2017
Midwest Meet and Air-Cooled Event
Kalamazoo, Mich

June 25 to 30, 2017
Yellowstone Nat'l Park

June 25 to 30, 2017
Yellowstone Nat'l Park

Fall 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

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 receive access to our Members Only section.

  • Factory Engineering Drawings
  • The Franklin Service Station (newsletter)
  • The Air Cooled News (magazine)
  • Membership Roster


What's New on August 17?

Pictures are starting to come in for the 2016 Trek.

What's New on August 10?

Check out the "Members Only" section to read the club magazine, The Air Cooled News. Issue #1 through #157 are now posted for your enjoyment and reference. There are many interesting articles on the people, places, cars, history, and technology.

What's New on July 22?

Check out the 1929 Franklin Series 135, near original, Sedan for sale.

Midwest Region members, the latest Franklin Line is now available.


What's New in the previous few weeks?

Check out the 1931 Franklin Series 153 Club Sedan for sale.

Check out the 1930 145 Convertible Coupe for sale.

Check out the 1929 135 Sedan for sale.

Check out the 1916 Series 9A Touring Car for sale.

Click here to view sale flyer of 1928 Franklin Sedan for sale.

Check out the 1907 Model ā€˜Dā€™ 5-passenger Touring Car for sale.

Member Update 2016

April 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.

Mary Watson 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.

Welcome New Club Members

Kathy and Gene FiorittoDirk Burrowes and Lysiane WingJohn Dillman
North Royalton, OHFitchburg, MACanandaigua, NY
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Karen and Tom ParkmanDean C DiefenderferMichael Volz
Asotin, WAAlbrightsville, PANew Carlisle, OH
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Mr James and Mrs Kate Moules Steven and Sherry Williams and Carol R. Teaney Francis Angerer
Titchmarsh, Northamptonshire, GB Imperial, MO Santa Rosa, CA
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Lee and Sherri HindmanRobert and Carol TraylorBrian and Julie Johnson
El Centro, CATucson, AZBrighton, MI
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James and Therese EbyAllan WeinerMark Mathews
Redington Beach, FLMonticello, MEWest Hollywood, CA
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Michael and Denise LaNave Robert Group Laurie Deremer
Mays Landing, NJ Whites Creek, TN Cocoa Beach, FL
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Les and Yvonne Tiedtke Rick Nash Michael Whitehead
Dallas, TX Missoula, MT Poway, CA
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Damien Montanile and Julliett Ambriz Stan and Kate Stutheit William Smith
Anaheim, CA Syracuse, Nebraska Sturbridge, Mass
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Paul and Coral Loebel Jim and Cheryl Nicholson David Craddock
Beaver Dam, WI Sheboygan Falls, WI Redford, MI
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George and Beth Lamphere Anthony and Kathleen Porcelli Dee and Rick Gudenau
Westford, VT Lyndhurst, NJ Saint Clair Shores, MI
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Lyle and Velma Kennedy Richard Thackston Rosemary LeClair
Elverta, CA Troy, NH Homosassa Springs, FL
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Buck Kamphausen Henry Brooks Bob Jones
Vallejo, CA Midfield, AL Akron, OH
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Arlie and Mary Tucker David and Cheri Jetmore Jeffrey Kier
Libertyville, IL Richmond, IN Ewan, NJ

Franklin Vintage

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The Franklin Automobile Collection

Learn about the Franklin Automobile Collection at Hickory Corners, part of the Gilmore Museum in Hickory Corners, Michigan.