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June 18, 2016
Air Cooled Gathering at the Gilmore Car Museum, Hickory Corners, Michigan

June 19-23, 2016
Long Beach, Washington
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June 2, 3, and 4, 2016
Spring Midwest Region Meet
Lincoln, Nebraska

July 30 to August 6, 2016
63rd Annual Trek
Cazenovia, NY

September 15, 16, and 17, 2016
Fall Midwest Meet
Troy, Ohio

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

Summer 2018
North Coast Redwoods, Fortuna, California


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

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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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What's New on February 9?

Many, Many 1932 Parts from Jim Drew.

What's New on February 6?

Paul Fitz has updated his fan and clutch rebuilding and other services ad.

What's New on February 1?

Wanted: 1933 Olympic 18B Front Shell. Also, 1929 or 1930 Coupe for project restoration.

What's New in January?

See a new Midwest Region Page with Events listing and the Midwest Region Newsletters - The Franklin Line

Note the dates for the 2017 Westrek and Louisana Toure on the right.

Photos of Plano, Il Midwest meet, Fall 2014

Updated the listing of Franklin Service Station's to now include all of 2014 and 2015.

Updated list of materials available for sale from the Franklin Club Library.

SPECIAL, LIMITED TIME ONLY sale of excess Library books and Air Cooled News issues. These publications will only be for sale until the Trek.

Photos from Andy Whittenborn of 2014 Trek

Photos from Andy Whittenborn and Video from Andre Audette of 2015 Mapletrek

Fixed 2010 Westrek photo that weren't displaying

Photos from Andy Whittenborn of 2015 Trek

Updated information on 2016 Westrek

Upated Meet Dates for Midwest Region. Check out the 2016 dates at the right, and watch your mailbox for more info.

Barn find front axle for sale.

Member Update 2016

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!

Cathy Nacov

Welcome New Club Members

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
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Matthew Kilkenny Matthew Coltrain Michael Cosby
Los Gatos, CA Middleburgh, NY Rockwall, TX
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James Dalton Austin Hiebert Winston Stauffer
Cleveland, GA Newton, KS Southampton, PA
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David Lacka and Theadore Norton Robert Steven Bell Daniel Hawrylczak
Portland, OR Bellaire, TX Lackawanna, NY
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James Freeley
Woburn, MA

Franklin Vintage

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

The Franklin Automobile Collection

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