52nd Annual Franklin Trek 2005




Photos by: Paul Fitzpatrick, Tom Rsmussen, Andre Audette, Frank Hantak, William Joline, Steve Summerville, and Richard Dryman




Green Monday morning



Green Monday morning



Green Monday morning



1908 Franklin truck.



Tom showing Dick Borges how to operate the Franklin truck



Is this a race?



I guess this is a race, but why did Tim stop.....



The Franklin bird and in the back ground the Lion



The Franklin bird



Is John working on his Franklin again?



Beautiful 1930 Franklin



1929 another outstanding Franklin



What every good Franklin owner does



Tom giving Frank Hantak and Steve Summerville, Chuck Johnson's grandson a ride.



What every good Franklin owner does



Driving on to the campus in Tim's Franklin



This must be the 1900's on the back roads around Caz



Closing fast on the older Franklin



Ran is passing the older Franklin, he doesn't look happy about it......



Which way did they go?



Three of the speedsters lined up on the green



What year is this?



Tony's wonderful 1932 Club Sedan



Don waiting for a driver



The Boat Museum



The Boat Museum in Clayton



The Boat Museum in Clayton, what a beautifull boat!



The Boat Museum in Clayton, must be the captains room....



The Boat Museum in Clayton, must be the captains room....



The Boat Museum in Clayton, what a great place to have dinner at night



The Boat Museum in Clayton,the boats living room



The Boat Museum in Clayton



The Boat Museum in Clayto, Trekkers looking over the boat



The Boat Museum in Clayton



The Boat Museum in Clayton



The Boat Museum in Clayton



The Boat Museum in Clayton



The Boat Museum in Clayton



The Boat Museum in Clayton



The Boat Museum in Clayton



The Boat Museum in Clayton



The Boat Museum in Clayton



The Boat Museum in Clayton




Steve Summerville, a real Franklin car loved....




Steve Summerville at the boat museum




Boat Museum




Chuck Johnson's grandson Steve Summervill, a cool young man



Looking at the 1000 Island



1000 Island



1000 Island, I think this is the shortest bridge from the US to Canada



Outside the resturant , Alexandria Bay



1000 Islandand a BIG ship......



1000 Islandand a BIG ship......



1000 Islandwhere you enter the boat



1000 Island



Hank Manwell just had to bring this back from FL where he found it.



If you look close, you will see who took many of the pictures



Tim poniting one way, Chuck pointing another and Steve wondering if they really know where they are going....



I know we don't rate Franklins, but your WebMaster thinks it is one of the most beautiful early Franklins
John Rendemonti's 1905 model A - R. E. Tonneau



Parking lot for what Franklin Trekkers do best eat lunch



Air cooled but still need water



Some of the nice Franklins at the 2005 Trek



Some of the nice Franklins at the 2005 Trek



Tony, Chuck and to the left Chuck's Grandson Steve.



More great Franklins



More great Franklins



Max Roberts and dad Dave



Looks like Gary Rink and his 1929



Many more Franklins and Trekkers



Must be time for lunch again



High on the hill....




Almost all the Franklins parked




Almost all the Franklins parked




Almost all the Franklins parked




Almost all the Franklins parked




Almost all the Franklins parked




Great view of Franklins at rest



Bill Raithel's 1930 Speedster.



Where the New Franklin Museum will be built




Great view of Franklins at rest




Great view of Franklins at rest




7 passenger1928







Olympics are about to start




John checking out somew of the games.




The year of the Speedsters, left to right 1931, 30, 30 and a 29




The year of the Speedster - left to right 1931, 30, 30 and 29




The year of the Speedster - left to right 1931, 30, 30 and 29




The year of the Speedster - left to right 1931, 30, 30 and 29




The year of the Speedster - left to right 1931, 30, 30 and 29




The year of the Speedster - left to right 1929, 30, 30 and 31




The year of the Speedster - left to right 1929, 30, 30 and 31




Jeff and Tom got the Franklin truck running




Tim Miller and his wonderfull veiw of the starting of the Franklin truck, Thanks Tim, great job!




and a way they go........




Gary Edwards coming back from a run around Caz




Jeff and Tom returning after a run up to the parking lot.




Jeff and Tom returning after a run up to the parking lot.



A side view of Hank's new Franklin, WoW no front axle




Jeff, who I almost didn't stop for that car.




Jeff, what do you say if we just keep going




Tom takes over and Dick Borges is now going for a ride.




Tom takes over and Dick Borges is now going for a ride as Marlene and Frank look on.




Tom takes over and Dick Borges is now going for a ride as Marlene and Frank look on and Chet tries to get hit




Looks like she is having a great time,




Tom takes your WebMaster (Frank Hantak) for a ride












The campus before any Franklins arrive










Gezzz thats a small seat for a big guy.....




Returning from a great ride in the Franklin truck




All the Franklins line up at the lodge




What did you drive (ride) before a Franklin?




Jeff smiling as they leave for a little spin




John, Typical Philly Lawyer Blindfolded.




John great 1905




Over looking the boat museum



The campus before any Franklins arrive




Chuck Johnson's grandson Steve Summerville at the wheel of Bouvard Hosticka's 1910 Series G




Ran getting ready to tour...




1929







1930




Franklin plane



The campus before any Franklins arrive




1934







Model J Franklin Truck 1908



The campus before any Franklins arrive



The first Franklin arrives



Mrs. Dick Borges was one of the first to arrive on campus



The only Franklin truck that we know of, a 1908 Model J



Boldt Castle on Heart Island in the St Lawerance River



The only Franklin truck that we know of, a 1908 Model J



The only Franklin truck that we know of, a 1908 Model J



The only Franklin truck that we know of, a 1908 Model J



The only Franklin truck that we know of, a 1908 Model J



The only Franklin truck that we know of, a 1908 Model J



Bruce Leer's 1931 153 Sedan



A Franklin must have a problem the way this group looks....



Andre Audette driving, Dick Borges the passenger and Wes Mattie in the rear seat going for a ride



Andre Audette driving, Dick Borges the passenger and Wes Mattie in the rear seat going for a ride



Mark and John working on the Franklin, will John working Mark watching



Campus full of Franklins



Campus full of Franklins



Sid's 1931 Series 153 Club sedan



2 beautiful 1929's



Gary Edwards checking out his new Franklin



Gary Edwards and Jeff Hasshen looking over Grays Franklin



Dick Brunham looking over a hub cap....



Dot and Arnie Christiansen's 1931 153 Sedan



What Franklin people do best!



Anne Russell with a little guy that isn't very happy....



We have seen everything at the Trek, but working on the Franklin truck someone took their shoes off
Now can we guess who it is? He is from Canada "AAA"



Andre checking out the Franklin trucks engine



Wes in deep thought "Is it going to start and run" Andre make sure everything is correct



Wes, Dick and Scott it looks important, what ever they are talking about.



Dick Burnham loking over the engine



Dick Burnham looking over the engine



Looking north on the campus green early one morning



Dan De Rusha, Franklin Club's President 1928 Series 12 B



Doug Hull's 1929 Speedster.





Neil Sugermeyer's 1933 Olympic convertible coupe





Holsman, note the left rear wheel, the Holsman is rope drive.



1931 Series 153 Club Sedan



Tim Coyle and Tom Kidd checking out Tim's 1913 Series 4 Touring



Some of the many Franklins at this years Trek



Gary Edwards 1908 G



A few more of the Franklins at the 2005 Trek



Jeff Hasslen's 1911 H Touring



Doug Hull's 1929 Speedster.



Tex Sorrell's 1904 Model B - R. E. Tonneau (look close ay the valves, cylinder 3 from the right)



Tex Sorrell's 1904 Model B - R. E. Tonneau (look close at the valves, cylinder 2 from the left)



Just east of Caz the new Franklin Museum will be built, the Trekkers stopped for some ice cream



Just east of Caz the new Franklin Museum will be built, the Trekkers stopped for some ice cream



Franklins keep coming to the new museum site.



Franklins keep coming to the new museum site.



Franklins keep coming to the new museum site.



Trekkers in line to get their ice cream



Trekkers in line to get their ice cream



Trekkers enjoying the ice cream make for all the Franklin members.





Trekkers enjoying the ice cream make for all the Franklin members.



Looks like all the Franklins showed up on the new museum site



Steve Summerville and his grandad Chuck Johson are the last in line



Museum Executive Director Dr. Richard Borges explains to the Trekkers what will happen on the museum site



Sign manufacturedby Phil Hantak hangs by the 1908 Franklin truck



South end of Caz Lake



Tim Coyle's 1913 Touring



Peter driving down the road



Caz lake at sunset



If you have never walked down to Caz lake in the evening, you should........



If you have never walked down to Caz lake in the evening, you should........



If you have never walked down to Caz lake in the evening, you should........



If you have never walked down to Caz lake in the evening, you should........