55th Annual Franklin Trek 2008

Trek Chairmen: John Strawway and Mark Chaplin




Photos: Paul Fitzpatrick "Mr. Wrench", Frank Hantak, Wes Mattie, Andre Audette, Bouvard Hosticka, Robert Mechner.




How do you get to the Trek? Follow this road....




One of the first cars at the Trek was Lee Eckles' beautiful 1919 Series 9B 2 door Sedan with a V window



1925 Series 10 C of Mark Chaplin



1931 Series 151 Town Sedan of George Staley



Neil Sugermeyer's 1933 Series 18A Convertible Coupe, this is the earliest Olympic convertible known



A few of the Franklins on the first day of the Trek



1930 Series 147 7 Pass. Sedan (WBC)



Some of the Franklins the first day of the Trek



The first place you visit at the Trek, the Registration desk



The first place you visit at the Trek, the Registration desk



The start of the Trek with just a few cars on the green



The start of the Trek with just a few cars on the green already checking out the engine





Lee Schopmeier's always beautiful 1927 Series 11B Sedan



Lion on 1925 to 1928 cars



A front view of a 1927



Mark Sullivan's 1929 Series 137 Sport Runabout



1926 Series 11A Victoria Coupe of Sand Bennett



Randy Fusco's 1932 Series 163 Coupe/WBC



The first day of the Trek and the "TREE" is starting to fill up with chairs



1931 Series 151 Town Sedan



Don Chapman's 1925 Series 11A Touring



Don Chapman's 1925 Series 11A Touring



Arnold Christiansen's very beautiful 1931 Series 153 Sedan



Dan DeRusha'a 1928 Series 12B Sedan/WBC



1933 Olympic Series 18A Convertible Coupe



1931 Speedster/DTR Series 153 of Al Nippert



1930 Series 147 Sedan 7 pass.



1929 Series 137 Sport Runabout



If you have never met Bob Harrison, here he is (one of the guys that helps keep our club going, thank you Bob)





Up in the parking lot inside a trailer was a very big supprise for the Franklin Club members



Up in the parking lot inside a trailer was a very big supprise for the Franklin Club members



Up in the parking lot inside a trailer was a very big supprise for the Franklin Club members



Up in the parking lot inside a trailer was a very big supprise for the Franklin Club members



Up in the parking lot inside a trailer was a very big supprise for the Franklin Club members



On the green Sunday morning



On the green Sunday morning



On the green Sunday morning



On the green Sunday morning



On the green Sunday morning



1929 Series 137 Touring




The next group of pictures are from Sundays Parade in downtown Cazenovia






The start of Sundays Parade



The start of Sundays ParadeBob Amon (the club's new VP) looks to the sky for great sun
the people to Bobs left at the Mayor, Counsel Members and State Reps



The start of Sundays ParadeBob Amon (the club's new VP) waiting for the Franklins,
the people to Bobs left at the Mayor, Counsel Members and State Reps



Looking on from across the street was Ed Wyle, Past President



Philma Tremblay (who lives in Cazenovia) and Garnet Hantak waiting for the start of the parade



Cazenovia's Mayor talking to the many people lined up to view the parade



The parade starts with a 1931 Series 153 Sedan



1910 Model G Touring of Bouvard Hosticka with his daughter Trillian (the car that gave the most rides at the Trek)



1910 Model G Touring of Bouvard Hosticka with his daughter Trillian
There is a young lady sitting on the rear seat on her lap is a camera, see below
for a look at whatwe took pictures with in the early days.




Sandy Bennett's 1926 Series 11A Victoria Coupe




1929 Series 135 Sedan




1912 Model G Runabout




1905 Model F - F. E. Tonneau




1930 Town Sedan Series 147




1933 Olympic Series 18A Convertible Coupe




1933 Olympic Series 18A Convertible Coupe - in the rumble seat are the Co-Editers of the
Franklin Club's Air Cooled News, Pierre and Susan Lavedan




1929 Series 135 Station Wagon




1929 Series 135 Station Wagon with Mr. George Staley, owner, riding in the passenger seat




1928 Series 12B Sedan




1928 Series 12B Sport Runabout/MER




1928 Series 12B Sport Runabout/MER




1925 Series 10C Touring




1928 Series 12B Victoria Brougham of Bill Eby




1933 Olympic Sedan Series 18A




1931 Series 153 Sedan of Bruce Lehr




1928 Series 12B Victoria Brougham/WBC of Emmett Hood




1921 Series 9B Touring




1921 Series 9B Touring riding in the passenger seat is the new Neal Kissel (he lost a lot of weight)




1928 Series 12B Sedan




1918 Series 9B Touring (WebMaster: I think I have this one wrong)




1933 Series 18A Sedan of Dave Phillips




1929 Series 137 Sport Touring/WBC of Jeff Hasslen




1929 Series 137 Sport Touring/WBC of Jeff Hasslen, in the back seat is our retiring VP Andre Audette
(WebMaster: We look forward to Andres return to Canada and again becoming the Club's VP)




1933 Series 18A Olympic Convertible Coupe of Mike Dunne




1928Series 12B Sedan with a factory installed front sead the folds down to made a bed.
Owned by Wes Mattie




Wes and Joan Mattie, interesting smile they both have, look below to see why



As Joan Mattie drove past she took the picture of your
WebMaster who was taking pictures of all the FRANKLINS.




Tom Kidd's 1931 Series 153 Sedan




1929 Series 137 Sport Touring/WBC




1925 Series 10C Sedan




1922 Series 10A Sedan 2 door




1922 Series 10A Sedan 2 door, good picture of the "V" window




1928 Series 12B Sedan/WBC of Dan DeRusha




1929 Series 135 (Kosche-built) Touring owned by Curtis Ackerman




1929 Series 135 (Kosche-built) Touring owned by Curtis Ackerman




Randy and Loretta's 1932 Series 16A Coupe




1929 Series 130 Coupe?




A few of the public watching the parade




A few of the public watching the parade




A few of the public watching the parade




Left Bob Harrison right Rolly Kemp




After the paradeall Franklins and Trekkers had lunch at Lakeland Park, the Excelsior Civil War Cornet Band




Lakeland Park, the Excelsior Civil War Cornet Band




the Excelsior Civil War Cornet Band




The Excelsior Civil War Cornet Band, the drummer was the best!!!!




The Excelsior Civil War Cornet Band, the drummer was the best!!!!




Franklins at Lakeland Park




Sitting in the drivers seat of a very special Franklin, look at the right front corner window




The engine of Al Finseth's Series 4 Model M 3 pass. Coupe




Al Finseth's Series 4 Model M 3 pass. Coupe




Al Finseth had this badge made for the Series 4 Model M 3 pass. Coupe




Al Finseth's Series 4 Model M 3 pass. Coupe
everyone from Tom Hubbard on knew this car was lost to history
Al found it in a barn in Ireland




Al Finseth's Series 4 Model M 3 pass. Coupe
everyone from Tom Hubbard on knew this car was lost to history
Al found it in a barn in Ireland




1914 Series 4 Model M 3 pass. Coupe




1914 Series 4 Model M 3 pass. Coupe




Inside the 1914 Series 4 Model M 3 pass. Coupe, note far left, the walking stick




Inside the 1914 Series 4 Model M 3 pass. Coupe, seat back and sides are original



1914 Series 4 Model M 3 pass. Coupe



1914 Series 4 Model M 3 pass. Coupe



1914 Series 4 Model M 3 pass. Coupe



1914 Series 4 Model M 3 pass. Coupe - interesting view of this tall Franklin



1914 Series 4 Model M 3 pass. Coupe - interesting view of this tall Franklin



1914 Series 4 Model M 3 pass. Coupe - interesting view of this tall Franklin



1914 Series 4 Model M 3 pass. Coupe - interesting view of this tall Franklin



1914 Series 4 Model M 3 pass. Coupe - engine rebuilt by Tom



1914 Series 4 Model M 3 pass. Coupe - inside the 3 pass coupe



1914 Series 4 Model M 3 pass. Coupe - hood up



Chet and Tom with a new purchase, you can find almost anything in a Franklin parts dept.



The new brake drums in the parts dept. - I think they are all sold



This was Sunday afternoon and the parts dept was starting to fill up



All the sets of brake drums ready to be delivered



A demo brake drum showing how easy it id to install the hub



Parts dept has many Franklin items



Parts dept has many Franklin items



Parts dept with many many sets of brake drums ready to go



A beautiful evening picture of the 1914 on the campus green



A beautiful evening picture of the 1914 on the campus green



Ready to leave the campus green for a tour to Cooperstown



A wonderfully restored ash tray



Cooperstown here comes the Franklin Club



Cooperstown here comes the Franklin Club - road repair?



Cooperstown here comes the Franklin Club - afew hills on the way



Cooperstown here comes the Franklin Club - could have been taken in the 1930s



First stop was Hyde Hall



First stop was Hyde Hall



Hyde Hall



A building at Hyde Hall



Hyde Hall



Hyde Hall



Hyde Hall



Hyde Hall



Hyde Hall







Hyde Hall looking west



Hotel Otesaga in Cooperstown



Frank and Garnet Hantak on the return to Caz



John Hufnagel returning to Caz



Setting up for a Brass class



Class on how to restore brass items



Class on how to restore brass items



Class on how to restore brass items



Class on how to restore brass items



Tim Miller and his handsome 1905 Model A Runabout



Tim Miller and his handsome 1905 Model A Runabout



Bart Carlson's beautiful 1905 Model F - F. E. Tonneau



Bart Carlson's engine in his 1905 Model F - F. E. Tonneau



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



Bart Carlson leaving the campus green in his 1905 Model F - F. E. Tonneau



A group of Trekkers got together to help Susan and Dick McKnight have a great anniversary party on Tuesday
we were told not to tell her age!



A group of Trekkers got together to help Susan and Dick McKnight have a great anniversary party on Tuesday




Side view of Al's 1914 Series 4 Model M 3 pass Coupe



Side view of Al's 1914 Series 4 Model M 3 pass Coupe



Chuck Johnson's early 1903 Model A 2 pass.



Tim agreed to give your web master a ride in his 1905



The Trek tree is getting full.....



The Trek tree is getting full.....



Even the ladys are standing around talking



John, his sons and wife all working on there 1905



Pierre Lavedan, half our ACN Editors team



Mr. Wrench, Paul Fitzpatrick and Melissa Moffatt Ferrara



Garnet Hantak and Wes Mattie



Bruce, Rob and David



Trekkers talking about Franklins



Franklin??? no Dick McKnight's very nice Pontiac



Franklin??? no Dick McKnight's very nice Pontiac



Dinner at Skyline Lodge



Alex, AJ and Father Doug having dinner



Don Winzer III and family at dinner



Chuck Johnson's grandson, guess he didn't know I was going to take his picture



Is Carl trying to smile or does he just have his mouth full?



Emmett Hood, Franklin Club's Treasurer and George Staley



Susan and Dick McKnight at dinner



High on a wall inside the Skyline Lodge



Parking lot at Skyline Lodge



Parking lot at Skyline Lodge



Parking lot at Skyline Lodge



Parking lot at Skyline Lodge



Parking lot at Skyline Lodge



Parking lot at Skyline Lodge 1928 Series 12B Victoria Brougham/WBC



Parking lot at Skyline Lodge 1910 Model G - Touring



Parking lot at Skyline Lodge 1928 Series 12B Sedan



Parking lot at Skyline Lodge 1929 Series 130 Sedan, has option of a trunk rack
which mounts the tire on the left front fender



Parking lot at Skyline Lodge 1931 Series 153 Speedster/DTR
which mounts the tire on the left front fender



Parking lot at Skyline Lodge 1933 Olympic Series 18A Convertible Coupe



Parking lot at Skyline Lodge 1929 Series 137 Sport Runabout/WBC



Parking lot at Skyline Lodge 1931 Series 153 Sedan



The very handsome 1914







Beth Marshall's 1932 Series 17A Sedan V-12



Beth Marshall's 1932 Series 17A Sedan V-12



Beth Marshall's 1932 Series 17A Sedan V-12



Beth Marshall's 1932 Series 17A Sedan V-12



Beth Marshall's 1932 Series 17A Sedan V-12



Beth Marshall's 1932 Series 17A Sedan V-12



Beth Marshall's 1932 Series 17A Sedan V-12



Beth Marshall's 1932 Series 17A Sedan V-12



Beth Marshall's 1932 Series 17A Sedan V-12



Beth Marshall's 1932 Series 17A Sedan V-12



Beth Marshall's 1932 Series 17A Sedan V-12



Beth Marshall's 1932 Series 17A Sedan V-12



Beth Marshall's 1932 Series 17A Sedan V-12



Beth Marshall's 1932 Series 17A Sedan V-12



Carl Barker playing his harmonica



Wes and Joan Mattie sitting under the Trek tree



Al Nippert exiting the handsome V 12 correctly (you do not step on the running board of a newly restored car)



The V12 looks black in the sun, but the real color is what you see here.



The V12 looks black in the sun!



A look inside the V12



A look inside the V12



A band that the kids and club members loved!



A band that the kids and club members loved!



A band that the kids and club members loved!



A band that the kids and club members loved!



A band that the kids and club members loved!



A band that the kids and club members loved!



Al checking out the underside of his 1914



Al checking out the underside of his 1914



Don Chapman's 1925 Series 11A Touring with the side curtains in place



Making believe he was living in the 1920's, every day he had a new outfit on



Making believe he was living in the 1920's, every day he had a
new outfit on, very handsome every day!



Wes Mattie and Tony Adams out for a ride






Steve Bono's Restoration Shop






Steve Bono's Restoration Shop






Steve Bono's Restoration Shop






Steve Bono's Restoration Shop






Steve Bono's Restoration Shop






Steve Bono's Restoration Shop and the ladys are still talking






Steve Bono's Restoration Shop and repair






Steve Bono's Restoration Shop






The Franklin Lion is leaking the way






Oneida Communty Mansion House






Oneida Communty Mansion House






Oneida Communty Mansion House






Oneida Communty Mansion House






Looks like David and son Max are having a great time






Looks like David and son Max are having a great time






Fr. Doug coming up to check out the Oneida Community






Great picture of the V12 long low and very handsome






Great picture of the V12 long low and very handsome






Joan Hasslen checking her camera






Beautiful setting for a very handsome car






On the Caz campus






On the Caz campus






Hank Manwell's 1930 Series 145 Sedan, eevery year something new has been done!






Phil Hamilton checking out Dave Phillip's Oylmpic






The start of the Franklin hood Lion






The start of the Franklin hood Lion






1925 Series 11A very early






V 12 dash











1928 Series 12 B






1934 Series 19A Sedan/WBC






Susan Roberts, Past President and the very first woman President of the Franklin Club






Roy Canfield, one of the few Franklin Service Station Editors






On the left Co-Trek Chair John Strawway and President Mark Sullivan






Allan Shantz and Wes Mattie






Long time member Steve Doake






Left to right Tom Rasmussen, Dan Russell and Jeff Hasslen getting ready for
Tom and Jeff to explain how a V12 is restored











Max found the best place to take a nip, the back seat of Mom and Dads 1928 Franklin







Sorry about the picture but the only one we have of The H. H. Franklin Club, Inc. Annual Board Meeting







John Yurconic plays for the Trekkers, the younger Trekkers enjoyed it the most!







John Yurconic plays for the Trekkers, the younger Trekkers enjoyed it the most!







John Yurconic plays for the Trekkers, the younger Trekkers enjoyed it the most!







John Yurconic plays for the Trekkers, the younger Trekkers enjoyed it the most!







John Yurconic plays for the Trekkers, the younger Trekkers enjoyed it the most!







John Yurconic plays for the Trekkers, the younger Trekkers enjoyed it the most!







John Yurconic plays for the Trekkers, the younger Trekkers enjoyed it the most!







John Yurconic plays for the Trekkers, the younger Trekkers enjoyed it the most!







How to start a early Franklin








1910 engine








Tom and Bouvard and Bouvard's 1910








Up close to a 1910 engine








Up close to a 1910 engine








1914








1914 interesting window








1914 engine








Al cleaning the hood








1914 head light








Parking lot at the Alpaca Farm








Olympic








Al's very handsome 1914








Al's very handsome 1914








The Club's VP Bob Amon's 1927 Series 11B Sport Sedan/WBC








Line up of 1928s








A beautiful 1928 Series 12B








Gas gauge and reserve lever

























Stripping on a 1927 Series 11B Sedan









The Trek saw Paul Fitzpatrick, the Trek Wrench, very busy, here is
his "Meal Ticket" showing how many meals he missed. Looks like he only eat 5 meals
The Trekkers are very thankful he was there to help us all.









Some of the younger Trekkers enjoying the view after dinner.









Jeff Hasslen's 1929 getting ready to have it tested









The very proud 1/2 owner of the 1929 Touring Joan Hasslen









At the Suday parade there were many very young kids enjoying it









2 Franklins being serviced









Someone said Andy is a little wind blown









The comment on this picture was "A Rendemonti kind of fun"









Bottom of the falls









Call a panel of experts









Dick Moffatt in his 1922 Demi Sedan









Emmett Hood's 1928 Series 12B Victoria









One of many beautiful flowers all over









One of many beautiful flowers all over









One of many beautiful flowers all over









One of many beautiful flowers all over









One of many beautiful flowers all over









One of many beautiful flowers all over









One of many beautiful flowers all over









One of many beautiful flowers all over









One of many beautiful flowers all over









Foot bridge below the falls









George in the Franklin Spirit









Gordon Howard and his Franklin truck









Grampa Jim Stevenson and his Grandson









Wes so happy with his 1928, his quota"It runs abd its fun"









Jeff and a student hepler straping down his 1929









Jeff and Tom checking out test results









Jeff Hasslen's 1929 Series 137 set up for the test run









John and Joseph Rendemonti recharging battery before the Fridays banquet









President Mark Sulivan and Bill Joline relaxing after dinner









Melissa Ferrara and her father Dick Moffatt









Melissa Ferrara on the way to the banquet









Melissa Ferrara, Nil Loysen and Dick Moffatt









Middle of the falls






On the chassis dyno, ready to measure rear wheel power






Our Club Treasurer in his Trek Office






Our dear webmaster
(I did NOT write the page titles)






Our favorite photographer before the wind






Our next club President





























A wonderful place to go fishing





A wonderful place to go fishing





A wonderful place to go fishing





A wonderful place to go fishing





This picture was taken with Bouvard Hosticka's Brownie B camera





This picture was taken with Bouvard Hosticka's Brownie B camera





Very nice 1929 sedan with optional rear mounted trunk





Nice line up of Franklins





Let the Franklin Olympics start....





Campus green with many of the Franklins





Campus green with many of the Franklins





Campus green with many of the Franklins





Campus green with many of the Franklins





Campus green with many of the Franklins





Campus green with many of the Franklins- A very handsome early Franklin





Looks like Tom is giving one of his many engine classes





Chuck Johnson's early Franklin





Tim Miller and Past President Susn Robers with Tim's beautiful Franklin





Franklin members doing one of the many things they do best, talk about "Franklins"





Is Tony learning something?





Interesting bike !





Mark's 1929 with the window down





1928 Series 12B





The campus filled with Franklins





On the far side is Paul Fiz working on a Franklin









John and son Joe returning to the campus green





A very handsome Touring car





Tim and Tom heading out for an afternoon ride









What a nice line up of Franklins





Tom and Tim about to leave the green





James Roberts next to Jeff Hasslen's 1929 Touring





Chuck Johnson's grandson...





Beautiful country for an afternoon drive





Dinner on the mountain top





Dinner on the mountain top





Dinner on the mountain top beautiful view





Dinner on the mountain top beautiful view





Everyone waiting after dinner





dinner





The younger members having fun after dinner





A wonderful place for dinner





Tony and Wes getting ready to head back to the campus





Check out that great view from up here





Inside the V12 sedan that will be in the new Franklin Collection at Gilmores





V12 sedan that will be in the new Franklin Collection at Gilmore, how perfect is this grill





V12 sedan that will be in the new Franklin Collection at Gilmore





V12 sedan that will be in the new Franklin Collection at Gilmore





V12 sedan that will be in the new Franklin Collection at Gilmore





Getting ready for an engine test





Testing HP on the 1910





Testing HP on the 1928 Series 12 B





Testing HP on the 1928 Series 12, Jeff checking the axle line up





Inside the V12 showing the ass't strap beautiful job Tom!





What a very HANDSOME Franklin, the color gray not black!





A complete row of Franklin at the Museum in New York





Mr. George Staley talking with club members at the Northeast Classic Car Museum





Northeast Classic Car Museum





Northeast Classic Car Museum





Northeast Classic Car Museum





Northeast Classic Car Museum





Northeast Classic Car Museum





Northeast Classic Car Museum





Northeast Classic Car Museum





Northeast Classic Car Museum





Northeast Classic Car Museum





Northeast Classic Car Museum





Northeast Classic Car Museum





Northeast Classic Car Museum main entrance





The main street in Cazenovia, New York





The main street in Cazenovia, New York





The main street in Cazenovia, New York





Alpaca Farm





Alpaca Farm





Alpaca Farm





Bouvard Hosticka's 1910 Model G Touring, one of the Franklins driven every day





What Franklin members do best





What Franklin members do besteat and talk Franklins





















A wonderful view of the New York country side





A wonderful view of the New York country side





Dinner on top the mountain





Dinner on top the mountain





Dinner on top the mountain with an awesome view





Oneida Community





Oneida Community





Oneida Community





Oneida Community





Oneida Community





Oneida Community





Oneida Community





Parking at the Alpaca Farm





Jeff checking the computer





Stanley Streamer parted on the street just off the college campus





The Depot in Bouckville





Tim's beautiful trunk





Tom getting the V12 ready to run the test for HP





Tom looking over the test





Top of the falls





The V12





Beautiful 1931 Coupe





Windyhill





The youngest Trekkers