49th Annual Franklin Trek 2002

The attendance was about 600+ people and 142 Franklins!!!



Photos by: Dick Gaskill, Tex Sorrell, Bob Harrison and Andre Audette plus many others




What some club members do to get to the Trek crossing the Canada US border at 1000 islands



Paul and Dominic Audette with Sport Touring 11A 1926



Dominic and André Audette and the Sport Touring 11A 1926



Fred Pommer in his Sport Touring 11A 1926 which he drove at the first
trek ( and a picture taken at the first trek to prove it!)



"Sir do you have some spare change?" (ED's, note not my words) Frank Hantak selling



In front of city hall on Sunday



In front of city hall on Sunday



Sinclair Powell the author of "The Franklin Automobile Company"



Hank Manwell talking about the history of the Franklin Club



The first Franklin ever sold is now on display at OHA



Just some of the many Franklins that came back home this year (2002)



Just some of the many Franklins that came back home this year (2002)



Just some of the many Franklins that came back home this year (2002)



Just some of the many Franklins that came back home this year (2002)



Just some of the many Franklins that came back home this year (2002)



City Hall in the back ground



City Hall in the back ground with many Franklins on all the closed streets



Fred Pommer in his Sport Touring 11A 1926 which he drove at the first trek



One of many beautiful Franklins 1929 137 Sports Touring



All streets were closed fr the so 142 Franklins



Many of the Franklin Club members were dressed in cloth from the year of their Franklin



OHA shows a picture of Lindburgh and his Franklin



2 shares of Franklin stock signed by Mr. Franklin



Franklin factory as showen in OHA





In front of OHA with many Franklins



Bob Kern's NEW V12 engine (If V12 were manufacture today this is what they would look like, ed.)



Sharon's 1908 model J Franklin truck, the only one known



1932 Franklin



Jeff Hasslen's new Franklin - unrestored



Streets of downtown Syracuse fill once again with Franklins



Streets of downtown Syracuse fill once again with Franklins



Streets of downtown Syracuse fill once again with Franklins



Looks like a 1932 dash, the etectric clock as well as other items gives it away



1931 Series 151 Convertible Coupe dash, just as it was when it was shipped from the factory



1932 Series 16 running board



One of the many beautiful Franklin that came to the Trek



1932 Series 16 running board on another car



Correct tips for Series 16 running board strips





One of many Franklins on Sunday



Two beautiful Franklins Bob Harrison's 1932 Club Sedan Series 16A and Dale Balderson's 1930 Pirate PhaetonSeries 147



To the far left is Richard Harry's 1932 Series 17A V12 and Jeff Hasslen looking over a Franklin he wishes was his



The College campus has never seen this many Franklins



The College campus has never seen this many Franklin, they were parked every where



The College campus has never seen this many Franklin, they were parked every where



The College campus has never seen this many Franklin, they were parked every where,
th one in the front is Sandy Bennett's 1920 Series 9A sedan 2 door



1908 Franklin truck owned by Mr. Sharon, one of the only ones knew



Bob Kern's 1925 Series 11A Sport Runabout



Franklins were parked every where



Franklins were parked every where



Bob Cornman's beautiful 1931 Series 151 Convertible coupe



Sunday with a few of the 142 Franklins on display



Sunday with a few of the 142 Franklins on display



Left to right Tim Coyle's 1931 153 Sedan, Bob Harrison's 1932 163 Club Sedan and Dick Mc Knight's 1932 163 Sedan



1932 163



Alex Marshall's 1930 147 Pirate Touring



Sunday with just a few of the 142 Franklins on displsy



Sunday with just a few of the 142 Franklins on displsy



Dan Rhoades's 1930 145 Sedan with the new Franklin Club flags



Dan Russell's 1933 183 Olympic Coupe



George Staley's 1932 Series 17A Sedan



Mr. Sharon's 1908 Franklin truck on display Sunday



1903 Model A



Richard Harry's 1932 17A sedan V12



The earliest Franklin in display 1903



Mayor Sandy Bennett's beautiful 1920 Series 9-B Sedan 2 door



John Rendemonti's beautiful 1912 Series 1 Model D Torpedo Phaet.



Rand Pattersons beautiful 1912 Series 1 Model M Touring



A look at some of the early Franklins



A look at some of the early Franklins



Tex Sorrell's 1904 Model A R. E. Tonneau



Jeff Hasslen and Bob Kern in a very small BMW, does George know your driving his little car Jeff?
We would also like to know how you got Bob in that car.



What a 1932 engine compartment should look like



Some of the 142 Franklins at thr 49th Trek



Tom Kidd's new 1931 Sport Salon Series 152



College Campus on a quite morning



That the Trek you always have help, sometimes too much.



1931 Series 153 showing the options of hood door rings.



1932 Series 164



Side mirror and wing windows



Looks like a Franklin sitting out side George Staley's in De Ruyter, NY



Looks like Jeff and Bob made the little BMW run



Now we see who was in that Franklin at Staley's, left to right starting inside the BMW
Bob Kern, Jeff Hasslen, Tony Adams and David Reddaway



Mr. Sharon's 1908 model L truck, one of the only ones left.



Richard Mc Knight and Mayor Sandy Bennett
Can't tell who is lost, maybe they both are.



Well it is almost out of the trailer, what can it be



Looks like a 1904



What Franklin Club members do best



The First Lady of the Franklin Club with their 1904 model B R. E. Tonneau



Wish we knew whos Franklin this is



Rendemonti's 1911 Series 1 D Torpedo Phaet.



College Campus on a quite morning



Dr. George Boyer and John Rentemonti



Franklin Club President Tex Sorrell with Dr. George Boyer



College Campus on a quite morning



College Campus on a quite morning



Caz College new riding facility



Caz College new riding facility



Front seat left to right - one of the 121 first time Trekkers and Dick Burnham
Rear seat left to right Jeff Hasslen and Clint Scott



First time Trekker driving Dick Burnham's 1928 12B Sport Runabout - Merrimac body



John Rendemonti's 1912 model D Torpedo Phaet.