200,000 miles since 1954 in a 1931 Franklin Pursuit Sports Phaeton

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2017 Board Meetings
February 4
April 29
During the Trek Week
November 4

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

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 29 to August 5, 2017
Cazenovia, NY

October 5 to 7, 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

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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
  • 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 January 17?

For Sale: Click here to see 1929 Franklin 2 door sedan.

Updated with new images: Click here to see Franklin literature, headlight lens for Sale.

Updated on January 12.

Check the new dates for the Midwest Fall.

Updated on January 1.

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.

Updated on December 30.

For Sale: Click here to see ad for 1923 Model 10B Franklin Sedan. Check it out again, photos just added.

The December Frankin Service Station is now available. Go to the 'Members Only' tab and check it out.

Updated on December 24.

Louisana Toure' Meet information updates and registration. Click here.

Updated on December 16.

For Sale: Click here to see ad for 1929 Model 135.

Updated on December 14.

Headlight lens wanted for Series 14. Click here.

Updated on December 12.

Click here to see pictures from this Spring's Midwest meet in Nebraska.

Updated on December 6.

Click here to see pictures from this year's Westrek.

Updated on December 5.

Great News. Dealer Bulletins for 1927, 1928 and 1931 are now available for your reading pleasure. Sign in to the 'Members Only' tab to check them out.

Updated again on December 4.

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

Updated in the previous few weeks.

We sadly note the passing of Dr. Carmine Nicastro. Click here for more information.

New York Franklin Owners. Can you help with an exhibition at Munson-Williams in Utica? Go to the Member's page for more information.

We sadly note the passing of Dorothy (Dot) Christiansen, wife of Arnold (Arnie) Christiansen. Click here for more information.

Welcome New Club Members

Oscar and Maria Esther HoJohn BrewerEthan Mesick
Tucson, AZDavenport, IASpencertown, NY
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Douglas GillJoe Nagy and Janet StoreyRon Daw
San Ramon, CACalgary, AlbertaGumma, New South Wales, Australia
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Bill BiggsRoger MoffatJohn Brewer
Temple, TXCaledonia, MIDavenport, IA
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Franklin Vintage

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

Banner image photo(s): Bill Eby.