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 April 23?
Franklin brass information plaque for sale. Click here for more information.
Updated on April 20.
Upcoming deadlines - Planning on going to the Westrek or the Spring Midwest meet? Registration deadlines are coming fast. Check the events page.
March 2017 Franklin Service Station is now available on the 'Members Only' tab.
Updated on April 6.
Better late than never, we now have photos from the 2015 Winter Sunshine Tour in Mt Dora, Florida. Click here to check them out.
Updated April 3.
We sadly report the passing February 25th of long time member Jack Desch of Topeka, KS. Click here for more information.
The SAE Reports that are referenced in the Spring Air Cooled News are available for your viewing. Click here to jump to the Members page to find the document's link.
Updated on March 9.
Updated on March 3.
Updated on February 6.
Updated on February 3.
Updated on January 31.
Note that there is a date change on the Fall Midwest meet this year.
Now September 21 to 23. This will prevent conflicting with Hershey.
Updated on January 17.
Updated with new images: Click here to see Franklin literature, headlight lens for Sale.
Updated in the previous few weeks.
Hot News from the club library.
In addition to the Dealer Bulletins for 1927, 1928 and 1931 that were added to our web site on December 5th, the Franklin Company Service Bulletins are now available. Go to the 'Members Only' tab to browse the bulletins for your reading pleasure and Franklin Company service information.
Welcome New Club Members
|Thor and Ann Mirchandani|
| Frank Wenzel,|
|Stephen Robbins||Edward (Ted) and Judy Wright|
|Palm Springs, CA||Grand Junction, CO||Ottawa Lake, MI|
|Roger Pfaff Theresa Pfaff||Bill Mervyn||Steve Rowell|
|Garfield, WA||Lethbridge, Alberta||Vestal, NY|
|Adam Garstka||Mike Shouse||Robert M Kennedy MD|
|Stamford, CT||Fenton, MI||Pocatello, ID|
|Larry Powell||Ralph Colunga||August Alai|
|La Habra Heights, CA||Lincoln, CA||Columbia Station, OH|
|James Godwin III||Ryan Lecompte||William Mccarthy|
|Aldie, VA||Seattle, WA||West Haven, CT|
Banner image photo(s): Tim Coyle.