Trek Scholarships

Help keep the Franklin Club keep growing and growing young by identifying students who may be interested in attending the Trek under the scholarship program. Contact Matt Goist or Mason Polston (email on members page) for more information.


Restorable Car Wanted

Do you have a Franklin that is a restoration project that has taken a hiatus? Or a Franklin that is not quite what would be considered road worthy, but time has conspired against your being able to work on it? Would you like to help out the Franklin Club by donating it, or having the Franklin Club coordinate its sale?
Click Here to find out more information.


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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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

Bouv's Car 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:

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"


Thanks to the club members that donated the three missing Air Cooled News issues that were described in the last Service Station. Our collection is now complete.

What's New on February 17?

Sale Photo


For Sale: Click here to see ad for a 1928 Franklin Airman, 4-door, 7 passenger sedan.




Factory Drawing Search. Further improvements have been made to the drawings search algorithms. The improved relevance logic and indexing should allow for more comprehensive look-ups. Club members familiar with the drawings search function are urged to review their previous searches. There should be improved results. If you see issues or problems, forward those comments to the webmaster.

Updated on February 10.

Help a new member of the Franklin Club who needs a carburetor for 1909 - 1910 - 1911 model G Franklin and a reliable paint formula for "Royal Blue" as used on brass era Franklins. Email: ccfigge@gmail.com

Updated on February 9

From the Franklin Club Library: Seven additional Parts Manuals are now available in the 'Members Only' section. Added today - 1904 through 1911 to make an almost complete set. Members can click here to check out Parts Manuals. The on-line PDF files are large and download slowly. If you would like a high resolution hard copy, contact the Franklin Club library (Library@Franklincar.org)


The November Franklin Club Board Meeting minutes have been approved and are now posted in the 'Members Only' section.

Updated on February 7.

We sadly note the passing of John Charles Tripier, 90. John passed away Tuesday, February 6. A public memorial service is scheduled for Sunday, February 11th, at Granite Farms Estates in Media, PA.Click here for more information.

Updated on February 6.

We sadly note the passing of Lloyd Young of Canal Winchester, Ohio on January 10, and Jim Crippen of Fullerton, California on January 29.

Updated on January 30.

Mark your calendars. Just added, the Fall Midwest meet in Pipestone, Minnesota from October 11th to October 13th.

Updated on January 14.

From the Franklin Club Library: all Franklin Company owners manuals are now available in the 'Members' section. Added today - the last seven manuals to make a complete set. Members can click here to check out Owners Manuals. The on-line PDF files are 200dpi for faster downloads. If you would like a high resolution hard copy, the Franklin Club library (Library@Franklincar.org) has some for sale and others are available for sale from an online bookseller.

Updated on January 13.

The Midwest Region now has an on-line apparel store. Click here to check out the merchandise. Or navigate to the Midwest Region's web page under the 'News' tab.

Updated on January 9.

Sale Photo


For Sale: Click here to see ad for 1932 Franklin Franklin Airman 5 passenger sedan.



Updated on December 28.

The latest Franklin Service Station (December) is now available in the Members pages. Click here.


The Air Cooled News/Franklin Service Station Index has been updated through ACN issue #191 and FSS issue #147. The index is now available in the Members pages. Click here.

Updated on December 10.

2017 Westrek Pictures now posted on the Pictures page for your viewing. click here.

Updated on December 3.

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It is with great sadness we note the passing of Sue McKnight. Sue passed away on Thursday, November 30, with her husband, Dick, by her side. Calling hours will be from 10:00am to 1:00pm on Thursday, December 7 with a memorial service to follow. Location is Hartwell Funeral Home, Route 281, Tully, NY. Click here for more information.



Welcome New Club Members

David Albert Mazza Laura and Greg Rutkoski Eddie and Kathi Garfield
North Adams, MA Santa Clarita, CA Rochelle Park, NJ
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Don and Jane Eilers Jonathan and Stacie Green Dan and Elisabeth Danielsen
Trenton, IL Harvard, MA Helena, MT
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Richard and Marie StoeberGlen and Kathy Zuchniewicz Ken Partney
Shrewsbury, NJ Novi, MI Ventura, CA
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John Burns III and Sue Corbin Clark and Anna Watters Chris and Joanne Figge
Plover, WI Tacoma, WA Westerville, OH
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Joey and Debbie Quebedeaux
Hammond, LA
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