Members! Have you renewed your membership?


Check your Fall ACN, or click here to renew online.


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


Events

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.
Or about Hammond LA.

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

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

July 27 to August 5, 2017
Trek
Cazenovia, NY

Fall 2017
Midwest Meet
Manitowoc, WI


June 24 to 29, 2018
Westrek
North Coast Redwoods, Fortuna, California


Regions

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

Mark'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:

  • 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 December 6?

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

Updated on December 5.

For Sale: Go to the 'For Sale' tab or Click here to see a flyer for a 1930 Series 147 Salon Special.


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

Member News of November 13.

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

Updated on November 8.

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

Member News of November 6.



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



Updated on October 23.

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

Updated on October 21.

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

Updated on October 19.

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

Updated 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.



Updated in the previous few weeks.

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

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






Welcome New Club Members

Oscar and Maria Esther HoJohn Brewer
Tucson, AZDavenport, IA
--- --- ---
Douglas GillJoe Nagy and Janet StoreyRon Daw
San Ramon, CACalgary, AlbertaGumma, New South Wales, Australia
--- --- ---
Bill BiggsRoger MoffatJohn Brewer
Temple, TXCaledonia, MIDavenport, IA
--- --- ---
George McMurrayEmmanuel HondroulisEric and Joy Stevens
Sequim, WA Towson, MDPhoenix, AZ
--- --- ---
Paul ZurawWarren AjaxArthur and Leonard Smith
Joplin, MOBloomington, MNKenton, OH
--- --- ---
Robert Tanga and Tina MishveledzaBruce StrobelWilliam Smith, Carla Myers
Atlanta, GATonawanda, NYBoalsburg, PA
--- --- ---
Kathy and Gene FiorittoDirk Burrowes and Lysiane WingJohn Dillman
North Royalton, OHFitchburg, MACanandaigua, NY
--- --- ---
Karen and Tom ParkmanDean C DiefenderferMichael Volz
Asotin, WAAlbrightsville, PANew Carlisle, OH

Franklin Vintage

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





Banner image photo(s): Jim Danielson.