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

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

June 25 to 30, 2017
Yellowstone Nat'l Park

June 25 to 30, 2017
Yellowstone Nat'l Park

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 receive access to our Members Only section.

  • Factory Engineering Drawings
  • The Franklin Service Station (newsletter)
  • The Air Cooled News (magazine)
  • Membership Roster


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 September 10?

Check out the 1927(?) Franklin Touring Sedan at a Public Auction on October 20 in Schnecksville, PA.

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 30?

Added today: April 30 Board minutes as approved at the Trek Board meeting; Updated By-Laws as voted on by the membership and reported at the Trek Annual Meeting.

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 on August 17?

Pictures are starting to come in for the 2016 Trek.

What's New on July 22?

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

Midwest Region members, the latest Franklin Line is now available.


What's New in the previous few weeks?

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

Paul ZurawWarren Ajax
Joplin, MOBloomington, MN
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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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Michael and Denise LaNave Robert Group Laurie Deremer
Mays Landing, NJ Whites Creek, TN Cocoa Beach, FL
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Les and Yvonne Tiedtke Rick Nash Michael Whitehead
Dallas, TX Missoula, MT Poway, CA
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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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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.