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.

Read Discussions


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

April 20 to 22, 2017
Louisana Toure'
Hammond, LA
Click here for meet info.
Or about Hammond LA.

June 15 to 17, 2017
Midwest Meet and Air-Cooled Event
Hastings, MI

June 25 to 30, 2017
Yellowstone National Park
Click here to see the Pre-registration flyer.

July 27 to August 5, 2017
Cazenovia, NY

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 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
  • 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.


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 October 24?

For Sale: Click here to see 1929, Series 130, 4-door sedan.

What's New on October 23?

Midwest Region members. The Fall Midwest Line is now available. Click here to read the Line.

What's New on October 21?

Click here to see Andy Wittenborn's pictures from this year's Trek.

What's New on October 19?

Click here to see pictures from the Midwest Fall meet in Troy, Ohio

What's New on October 18?

Club members, help recruit new members. Click here to download a PDF of the H.H. Franklin Club information flyer and membership application. Hand it out at your next car event to promote our club.

What's New on October 9?

Check out this commercial photographer's web page with some nice 1916 Franklin photos.

Click here to check out an alternate view of our images of Franklins by year of manufacture.

What's New on October 3?

Check out the promotional information on the Louisana Toure' on the right, and on the Events page.
Also, the latest Franklin Service Station is now available on the Member's Page.

What's New on September 3?

Check out this Drone footage of the Cazenovia College Green taken at the Trek. Click here.

Check out the "Members Only" section to read the club magazine, The Air Cooled News. We now have issue #1 through #181 posted for your enjoyment and reference. There are many interesting articles on the people, places, cars, history, and technology.

What's New on August 25?

Ryan Whitehead in Cheyenne Wyoming has a a 1917 Franklin wooden frame. Click here to mail to Ryan Whitehead.


What's New in the previous few weeks?

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

Check out the 1931 Franklin Series 153 Club Sedan 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.

Welcome New Club Members

George McMurrayEmmanuel HondroulisEric and Joy Stevens
Sequim, WA Towson, MDPhoenix, AZ
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Paul ZurawWarren AjaxArthur and Leonard Smith
Joplin, MOBloomington, MNKenton, OH
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Robert Tanga and Tina MishveledzaBruce StrobelWilliam Smith, Carla Myers
Atlanta, GATonawanda, NYBoalsburg, PA
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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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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.