53th Annual Franklin Trek 2006

Trek Chairmen: John Strawway and Mark Chaplin



Photos by: Paul Fitzpatrick (Mr. Wrench), Frank Hantak,
Charles Drew (Trained by Carl Barker) Dave Phillips, Mark Chaplin, John Strawway,
Melissa Carr and Bill Joline




Check out these images of the Trek in a Powerpoint Slide show.

Slide show - Click here to play




The Franklin Spirit

The 2006 Trek Co-Chairs Mark on the left and John on the right.




On Friday, the day before the Trek started there were Franklins on the green!



Randy working on his starter. A good look at the right side on a 1932 engine, less the starter!



Looking over the campus "GREEN" the blue 1928 Series 12B Victoria Brougham (WBC)



Just a few of the Franklins at the Trek



1905 Model a R.E. Tonneau of John Redemonti



John Redemonti getting ready to ??? see next picture



John Redemonti polishing his brass (John, don't you have 2 sons to do that?)



1905 Model 4 Roadster of Tom Rasmussen



Bill Fields engine in his 1921 Series 9B



Bill Fields engine in his 1921 Series 9B



Bill Fields and David Reddaway out for a ride



Bill Fields and David Reddaway out for a ride





Left to right - Richard Harry 1904, Jeff Hasslen 1904 and John Rendemonti 1905



Robert Barrett and his 1910 Model H Touring DER (Derham Body Co.)



Robert Barrett and his 1910 Model H Touring DER (Derham Body Co.)



Robert Barrett and his 1910 Model H Touring DER (Derham Body Co.)



Robert Barrett and his 1910 Model H Touring DER (Derham Body Co.)



1904 and 1905 Franklins in a line



The engine and Robert Barrett's model H



The engine and Robert Barrett's model H



The green 1905 of Tom Rasmussen, light red 1904 of Richard Harry, dark red 1904 of Jeff Hasslen and thr beautiful white 1905 of John Rendemonti



Franklins.................



John and Mark our Trek Co-Chairman hard at work



Franklins.................



Franklins.................



1931 Series 153 Sedan of Arnold Christiansen



1931 Bird(some place it was written, this is the "Spirit of Flight"



Mark Chaplin's 1930 Series 145 WBC (Walker Body Co.)



Mark Chaplin's 1930 Series 145 WBC (Walker Body Co.)



1930 Series 145 WBC (Walker Body Co.)



This looks like Bill Fields wonderful 1921



The same air that cools our Franklins can power these



The same air that cools our Franklins can power these



Mark at work!



Each blade is about 50 long, the generator is the size of a house







George Staley's 1929 Sport Touring and Doug Hull's 1929 Speedster



Some of the many generators supplying power



The size of these generators are unbelievable



Interesting old plane but does not have a Franklin engine....



Interesting old plane but does not have a Franklin engine....



Interesting old plane but does not have a Franklin engine....



Interesting old plane but does not have a Franklin engine....



Rear axle at George Staley's 1909 Touring



OK, it is a little car but it is air cooled!



The 2 minds at work, Tom on the left and Jeff on the right



When you come to the Franklin Trek the first person you see is Dot, to the right, as Mike Knips (center) has just done
John is helping Dot put everything together before the rush starts.



If you never have see Mr. Fix It, Paul Fitzpatrick, that is him on the left, right is Bob Amon.



1910 Model H engine



(Your WebMaster should know the owner of this very nice Franklin but he doesn't) Check out the rear windows.



Tim Coyle's 1913 Series 3 Model M Touring



Tim Coyle and his 1913 Series 3 Model M Touring



Caz College green looking south to the right is Hubbard Hall



Part of George Staley's restoration buildings, here I think George had a 19010 engine sitting.



Front axle at George Staley's 1909 Touring



Left to right, Anson Schuman, past Trek Chairman and the Club's Treasurer Emmett Hood



George Staley's 1909 Model G



George Staley's 1909 Model G



Two of the many Franklins at George Staley



Two of the many Franklins at George Staley



A few of the many Franklins at George Staley



A few of the many Franklins at George Staley



George Stale's restoration and Museum buildings



George Stale's cars waiting to be restored



George Stale's storage building



Three speed transmission at George Staley's 1909 Touring



George Stale's storage building



George Stale's storage building



George Stale's storage building



George Stale's storage building



George Stale's storage, VW buildingAir cooled!



George Stale's storage, beautiful Jeepster



George Stale's storage, beautiful



Franklins outsideGeorge Staleys



Bob Barrett's wonderful 1910 Model H Touring



Early Franklins lined up



Touring body ready for paint at George Staley's 1909 Touring



Early Franklins lined up



Early Franklins lined up



Tom Rasmussen's 1905 Model E roadster



Richard Harry's 1904 Model A 2 pass



Jeff Hasslen's1904 Model A 2 Pass



John Rendemonti's 1905 Model A R. E. Tonneau



Melissa Carr getting her camera ready for more pictures



Chittenango State Park



Chittenango State Park



Chittenango State Park



Touring body ready for paint at George Staley's 1909 Touring



Chittenango State Park



Gorge Staley's 1931 Series 1512 Sedan



The look in this young mans eyes, we need more of this for new young members.



Mark getting ready for his big day on TV



Mark getting ready for his big day on TV



Mark ready for his big day on TV



Mark ready for his big day on TVbut first a call from the Trek



Left to right, Dot and Arnie Christiansen with Mark Chaplin



Don't look now but is she really driving the Franklin.....



Looks like we are having a great time at the Trek



Franklin Trekkers at George Staley's restoration shop



Looks like we are having a great time at the Trek



Carl Barkerwill take anyone in to trying anything.



When everyone else is checking out the car Lee Webb is hoping to get a drawing of his own so he can build a body for his Franklin



Mark explaining to Jeff hope to follow the map....



The kids are "Trying" to show parents and grand parents how to play the game.



All the kids and some parents playing the games.



All the kids and some parents playing the games.Looks like someone gave in



All the kids and some parents playing the games.



All the kids and some parents playing the games.



All the kids and some parents playing the games. OK, Roy Powers, why didn't you join in?



Left to right, Randy Fusco's 1932 Series 163 Coupe - George Staley's 1931 Series 151 Town Sedan



Franklin Trekkers at George Staley's restoration shop



All the kids and some parents playing the games. Looking good.....



All the kids and some parents playing the games. Looking good.....



Hi Max, you want to play a game with me?



WoW, she has it in her hands and it didn't break.



She didn't let me try



Hey, I need one too!



She dropped it and got water on her feet....



We are havibng fun now



The Hufnagel's at every meal with a smile, thank you!



Mark and John planning for the next day



Franklins lined up at George Staley's restoration shop



What a group, left to right Len Aquilino, Sid Marston and Armand Aquilino



Mark, Melissia and John



Franklins lined up at George Staley's restoration shop



Franklins lined up at George Staley's restoration shop



1909 ready for paint with the front window fitted in place



5 of the early Franklin, who are the people standing by the early Franklins
left to right
Yellow shrit Andy Wittenborn, John Rendemonti standing in front of his 1905 Model A R. E. Tonneau,
Richard Harry (his back to us), Jeff Hasslen, the man with a phone in his ear is Tom Rasmussen,
Tex Sorrell and his wonderful wife working on their 1904 Model B R. E. Tonneau



5 of the early Franklin, who are the people standing by the early Franklins



Anthony Adams 1932 Series 163 Club Sedan



A very beautiful 1930





On Friday, the day before the Trek started there were Franklins on the green!



Hank Manwell's 1930 Series 145 Oxford Sedan under going complete restoration



1928 Series 12B Sedan



1930 Series 145 Town Sedan



On the right is Joel Braverman's 1910 Sears Business (Air Cooled)





George Staleys Museum and storage



Arriving at George Staleys



George Staleys restoration buildings



George Staleys restoration buildings



On there way to the Trek, left to right - Charles Drew, Nancy and Carl Barker with David Merrill



On there way to the Trek, left to right - Charles Drew, Nancy Barker with David Merrill



On there way to the Trek, with a stop for food, as if they will not have anything to eat at the Trek!



Nancy and Carl Barker



A happy group of Trekkers, leader Carl Barker!



1910 barrel hood is Bouvard Hosticka's



1929 Series 137 is Karl Nippert's out at Chittenango



"Hagrid" is Dave Phillip's 1933 Olympic at Skyline



"Hagrid" is Dave Phillip's 1933 Olympic at Skyline



The lineup at Norwich



The 2 Olympic convertibles, Neil Sugermeyer and Mike Dunne



Sandy's 11A



The "Silver Streak" is Mac Dufton's 22





1910 Model H Touring of Robert Barrett



1910 Model H Touring of Robert Barrett



The beautiful 1931 Series 151 Convertible Coupe of Bob Cornman



1932 Series 163 Coupe of George Staley



1907 Knox (air cooled) Touring of Dick Burnham



1907 Knox (air cooled) Touring dash of Dick Burnham



The very handsome 1932 Series 173 (17A) Club Brougham of Al Nippert



The V12 engine (right side) 1932 Series 173 (17A) Club Brougham of Al Nippert



1932 Series 173 (17A) Club Brougham of Al Nippert looks so perfect



A day at the Trek



Mark Chaplin's 1930 Series 145 Sedan (WBC)



A day at the Trek



A day at the Trek - look close, the Franklin at the right.



Look close at this Franklin's rear windows.



OK, we have no idea what this is other than a half-track...

OK, we have no idea what this is other than a half-track...

Cool little jeep, didn't check to see who the manufacture was!



Franklin chassis



Inside one of Mr. Staley's shortage buildings.



Inside one of Mr. Staley's shortage buildings.



Dick Burnham's 1907 Knox at Mr. Staley's storage and restoration buildings



Mark Chaplin's beautiful Touring



Franklins lined up at Mr. Staley's storage and restoration buildings



The 3rd Franklin wagon is nearing completion.



Inside one of Mr. Staley's restoration buildings



Inside one of Mr. Staley's restoration buildings



Mr. Staley's 1909 Touring



What a great line up of Franklin cars



Franklins at Mr. Staley's restoration buildings



1921 Series 9B Touring of Bill Fields, one of the best in the club....



Mark Chaplin's 1930 Series 145 Sedan (WBC)



1929 Series 135 Touring built by Kosche now owned by Curtis Ackerman



Arnold Christiansen's 1931 Series 153 Sedan



Handsome V12 1932 Series 173 of Al Nippert



Victon year unknown but I think it is a apposed 4 cylinder



Tim Coyle on the resting Franklin Lion



Tim Coyle seated on the Franklin Lion at the Hathway House.



Just some of the Franklins at the Hathway House.



The Hathway House. front yard



Rob Webb as his Dad, Lee Webb drives Mr. Staley's 1929 Series 137 Sport Touring



Lee and Rob Webb driving Mr. Staley's 1929 Series 137 Sport Touring



Front view of the Alumni House



Back yard of the Alumni House



Randy working on his starter. (Yes, many parts are rebuilt at every Trek)



Alumni House



Right to left, George Staley's 1929 Sport Touring, driven by Lee Webb and Tom Kidd's beautiful 1930 Series 147 Roadster (WBC)



1890 House



This picture could almost have been taken in the 1930s









The new Brockway Museum, this is going to be an outstanding Museum, look for it to open next year.



Engine in one of the Brockway trucks.



Erik Hasslen standing next to his Dad's new 1904 Model A 2 Pass.