56th Annual Franklin Trek 2009

Trek Chairmen: John Strawway and Mark Chaplin

Trek information - 349 attended, 43 children,
43 first time Trekkers and 86 Franklins with one 1908 Cameron




Photos by Susan Roberts, Bouvard Hosticka, Andre Audette,
Mike Knips, Carol Kidd, Dick Pratt, Wes Mattie, Dave Phillips,
Sean O'Mear, Dick Gaskill, Bill Woodcock, Jon Perry, and Andy Wittenborn




You are also invited to view Andre Audette's photo album: Cazenovia Franklin 2009




The "Peoples Choice" Dale Balderson's 1931 Series 153 Convertible Speetster/DTR


"Future Drivers Choice"

Most if not all the kids that voted for Bob and Millie's Franklin. Bob Amon, Club President, sitting on running board.




Franklin Trekkers "Under the Tree"



The meeting place for Franklin Trekkers "Under the Tree"



Campus green filled with Franklins - Joel Braverman in the green shirt



Campus green filled with Franklins - Richard Harry with the light blue shirt



If you heard talk about "Hubbard Hall" that is the building to the left the dinning room is on the first floor



Two early Franklin, to the left is Tim Miller's 1905 model A Runabout, to the right is Chuck Johnson's 1903 2 Pass.



Franklins next to Hubbard Hall



Bouvard and daughter Trillian with their 1910 model G Touring
picture was taken with a brownie camera. Bouvard put on 604 miles at the Trek this year.
Note, the miles driven were only at Trek week
Also, Bouvard noted: "The B&W are just as they came out of the one of the two box cameras complete
with light leaks and emulsion artifacts.

Robert Cornman's 1908 model G Runabout, Robert is sitting at the wheel!



Left to right, Chet Zimmerman and Wes Mattie
The picture could have been taken in the 1920s but it was
taken at the Trek with Bouvard's brownie camers



Picture was taken looking into a Franklin headlight and looking back at Hubbard Hall



Sara Schopmeier standing at the entrance to Hubbard Hall



Interesting sign at the Art Park



Another of Bouvard's pictures from his brownie camera, here is Antre Audette with his 1926 series 11A Sport Touring/ABC



On one of the tours the sign in the center of this picture was seen and the tour had to turn?



1908 Cameron air cooled



1908 Cameron air cooled



Engine in the 1908 Cameron air cooled



Interesting rear axle 1908 Cameron air cooled



Few of the Franklins on the college green at 1:30 in the afternoon



Stone Quarry Hill Art Park



The charming Village of Earlville and the Earlville Opera House with on Franklin parked in front



Stone Quarry Hill Art Park



Art at Stone Quarry Hill Art Park



Dave Phillips ready to start the Franklins



I don't know what to say about this gas tank, I was given this as a
photo ID "Gas Tank survived the St. Valentine Massacre"
(WebMaster: Answer to above statement: The Gas Tank is from Rendemonti's 1911 D. It is so riddled with holes
that we suspected that it was in the garage when and where the St. Valentine's Day Massacre took place
and received some machine gun hits.)



Earlville's Jewetts Cheese House with Bouvard Hosticka's 1910 model G Touring,
Bouvard drove his 1910 just over 600 miles at the Trek.



Some where in this group of Trekkers are Anne and Dan Russell
looking over a piston problem Dan had on his ride from North Carolina.
Like good Trekkers, they are all helping make repairs.
Anne's car is a 1933 series 18A Olympic sedan (Dan was driving!)



Everyone looking over the 1908 Cameron Runabout
(Picture taken with an old brownie camera)

 



1923 Series 10B, check out the rear winder on the left



Franklins visit the charming Village of Earlville
(Picture was taken with an old browie camera)



Franklins visit the charming Village of Earlville, the picture could have been taken in the 1930s
(Picture was taken with an old browie camera)




Look close at the wiper motor,




Can it be, a family of 8, plus the driver in the 1910




Dressed for the 1920s they are trying to find their way to Hubbard Hall
turn around guys!




Many handsome Franklins, owners having lunch




Inside the Harden Furniture Company in McConnellsville.




Inside the Harden Furniture Company in McConnellsville.




Inside the Harden Furniture Company in McConnellsville.




Katrina Short a student at McPherson College and received a scholarship from the Trek
Katrina and Kevin McNutt are restoring a 1928 Series 12 at McPherson




Great American Road Race speake, Jeff Mahl, Great Granfson of George Schuster, Sr.




Beautiful vista




Hop barn




Hop barn




Hop barn festival




Hop barn festival




Katrina Short from McPherson college working on the restoration of a 1928 Series 12




Piston out of Jeff Hasslen's car




Jeff Hasslen's engine with number 5 cylinder out




Mr President, Bob Amon driving Burtha and her new paint job. Bob purchased Burtha sometime ago




Licence plate flag of Roy Rich, Roy was part of the Trek




I think I found where we are, we can roll the tire that far!




Club Photographer, Andy Wittenborn taking a picture with his modern camera, having his
picture taken with an old brownie camera




Dr Warren oiling the valves on his 1932 Series 16A Club Sedan




Lunch on the bridge...




The Mammoth is somewhere around DyRuters (sp) lake




Interesting picture, look at the hardware store!
Left window "Fudge" right side "Plumbing"
Must be a great place to walk into!




One day of a little rain




Questions being asked about the Franklin in Earlville




Bob Cornman's 1908 model G Runabout




Dan Russell's cylinder from the Olympic




1914 model M series 4, back seat passenger giving the sign of a "right turn"




1914 model M series 4 cylinder, valve and plug




Rand Patterson on the left, Tom Rasmussen on right driving
Bouvard Hosticha's 1910 model G Touring




Rand Patterson on the left, Tom Rasmussen on right driving
Bouvard Hosticha's 1910 model G Touring




Trillian Hosticka explaining to Past Vice President Andre Audette the operation of the 1910
(WebMaster: The above statement is untrue!)




There were some 35+ younger childern at the Trek this year!




Paul Fitzpatrick making an adjustment, looks like a "Tech Meeting"




Tim Miller and Bob Cornman in Bob's 1908 model G Runabout




Wonder if Randy knows Loretta has a friend sitting with her




Dave Roberts with a clock, at the start of the clock tour in Cazenovia




Part of the clock tour, Armand Aquilino looking on




Clock works




Trekkers choice




Working on getting the top down.....




Moon over the steeple in Cazenovia




What it is like driving a 1910







Dick Moffatt checking out the art at Stone Quarry Hill Art Park




Dick Moffatt checking out the art at Stone Quarry Hill Art Park




Friday's Annual Auction




Book sculptorat Stone Quarry Hill Art Park




Book sculptorat Stone Quarry Hill Art Park




Book store on main street in Cazenovia, look close and you will see Chuck and Brain




Guess everyone is telling Chuck what to do!




Two Past Presidents, left Chuck Johnson, right Dick Burnhan, with Chuck's 1903 model A 2 Pass.




A sign found at Stone Quarry Hill Art Park.




Village of Earlvillewith all the handsome Franklins parked all over




Village of Earlville with all the handsome Franklins parked all over




The Opera House in downtown Earlville




The Opera House in downtown Earlville




Earlvilleand a line up of Franklins




1932 series 16A Sedan painted a handsome Franklin Mulberry Maroon #3005279




1929 Series 137 Sport Touring of Jeff Hasslen, repairs under way on replacing a piston.




Chittenango Falls forlunch and the Franklin Olympic games




Chittenango Falls forlunch and the Franklin Olympic games




FSS Editor Tim Miller and Bob Harrison Chairman of The Franklin Collection
are out for a night ride in Tim's 1905 model A runabout




FSS Editor Tim Miller and Bob Harrison Chairman of The Franklin Collection
are out for a night ride in Tim's 1905 model A runabout




Andre Audette's unintended tech. session on the Green




Andre Audette's unintended tech. session on the Gree,
Potential enthusiastic help was nearby




Andre Audette's unintended tech. session on the Gree,
Potential enthusiastic help was nearby
Expert opinions were plentiful




Al Nippert's V12 - 1932 series 17A (173) Club Brougham




Al Warren's 1932 series 16A (163) WBC Club Sedan in Earlville




From the Earlville Opera House


In Earlville


In Earlville


In Earlville


The Colgate Inn
Want to see what Colgate could have looked like in the 1930s "Click here"


The Colgate Inn in the 1930's ? could have happened!


Jeff Hasslen hosting the 1st on the Green tech session
Jeff had a piston problem his Franklin is a 1929 series 137 Sport Touring WBC


Chittenango Falls


Downstream from the bridge at the base of the falls


Allan Shantz's 1930 Series 145 Club Sedan


Dan Russell's on the Green tech session subject
Dan also had a piston problen in his 1933 Series 18A (183) Olympic Sedan


Lee and Sara Schopmeier providing some elegant motoring


Neil Sugermeyer's 1933 Series 18A (183) Olympic


Andre's tech session on the Green
Here is what happened, but nobody yet knows why. Andre and others went for a little night ride in Andre's car. It ran smoothly some of the time, but there was intermitent roughness and loss of power. Then, suddenly there was a single backfire and the engine died, refusing to restart. Paul was called and came (Fenner Rd. about 2 miles E. of Caz.), but could not start it. We pushed it into a friendly person's yard and left it overnight. Next day I picked it up in my trailer and deposited it on the Green. By then the expert consensus was that the timing chain had jumped a tooth, thus the teardown that you see in the photos. It was reassembled and has run beautifully ever since, including the 200 mile drive home to Ottawa from Caz. Personally, I do not believe in auto self-healing (The timing chain didnot jump!) Somewhere there is an explanation, but none of the great brains at Trek agreed on one.


Paul Fitzpatrick providing his expertise
Here is what happened, but nobody yet knows why. Andre and others went for a little night ride in Andre's car. It ran smoothly some of the time, but there was intermitent roughness and loss of power. Then, suddenly there was a single backfire and the engine died, refusing to restart. Paul was called and came (Fenner Rd. about 2 miles E. of Caz.), but could not start it. We pushed it into a friendly person's yard and left it overnight. Next day I picked it up in my trailer and deposited it on the Green. By then the expert consensus was that the timing chain had jumped a tooth, thus the teardown that you see in the photos. It was reassembled and has run beautifully ever since, including the 200 mile drive home to Ottawa from Caz. Personally, I do not believe in auto self-healing (The timing chain didnot jump!) Somewhere there is an explanation, but none of the great brains at Trek agreed on one.


And even in this state, it ran!
Here is what happened, but nobody yet knows why. Andre and others went for a little night ride in Andre's car. It ran smoothly some of the time, but there was intermitent roughness and loss of power. Then, suddenly there was a single backfire and the engine died, refusing to restart. Paul was called and came (Fenner Rd. about 2 miles E. of Caz.), but could not start it. We pushed it into a friendly person's yard and left it overnight. Next day I picked it up in my trailer and deposited it on the Green. By then the expert consensus was that the timing chain had jumped a tooth, thus the teardown that you see in the photos. It was reassembled and has run beautifully ever since, including the 200 mile drive home to Ottawa from Caz. Personally, I do not believe in auto self-healing (The timing chain didnot jump!) Somewhere there is an explanation, but none of the great brains at Trek agreed on one.


The gallery at Andre's tech session
Here is what happened, but nobody yet knows why. Andre and others went for a little night ride in Andre's car. It ran smoothly some of the time, but there was intermitent roughness and loss of power. Then, suddenly there was a single backfire and the engine died, refusing to restart. Paul was called and came (Fenner Rd. about 2 miles E. of Caz.), but could not start it. We pushed it into a friendly person's yard and left it overnight. Next day I picked it up in my trailer and deposited it on the Green. By then the expert consensus was that the timing chain had jumped a tooth, thus the teardown that you see in the photos. It was reassembled and has run beautifully ever since, including the 200 mile drive home to Ottawa from Caz. Personally, I do not believe in auto self-healing (The timing chain didnot jump!) Somewhere there is an explanation, but none of the great brains at Trek agreed on one.


1923 Series 10


Andre's gallery intent on the operation


Demonstrating that cleanliness is important to the operation


Children's parade


Monte Colucci's very original 1916 Series 9 with California Top


Allan Shantz's 1930 Series 14 Club Sedan
We understand Allan drove his Franklin to the
Trek from Toronto, Canada


1928 Series 12B Victoria


Hank Manwell's 1930 147 Station Wagon


Sean O'Meara and Mark Straitz standing at Dave Phillips' 1933 series 18A (183) Olympic sedan


Keith Kilmer's 1928 series 12B 7 passenger sedan


Richard Harry's 1934 series 18C (185) Sedan


President Bob Amon's Bertha at Stone Quary Road


Dan Russell's Olympic series 18A (183) sedan


First time Trekker Eddie Fowler, Dave Phillips and Mark Straitz with Dave's 1933 series 18A (183) Olympic sedan


Dave's 1933 series 18A (183) Olympic sedanand Richard Harry's 1934 series 18B (184) sedan


Brendan Hogan's 1930 series 145 sedan at the Cheese Store


View from the Earlville Opera House, Andre taking a picture of a passing Franklin


"Seeing the USA, the Aircooled Way'!


Sean O'Meara ready to drive!


Looks like a 1905 model E runabout


Andre Audette hard at work


Andre Audette late in the evening staying by his Franklin


1929 series 135 sedan


1929 series 135 sedan


Anna and Ken Hagberg


David Hagberg


As Ken has for many years, had his 1930 at the Trek




Chuck Johnson his great 1903 2 pass. with his Grandson Steven




Chuck Johnson's 1903 2 pass.




Karl Nippert's 1929 series 137 Sport Runabout/WBC




The rear seat of Bouvard Hosticka's 1910 model G Touring is I WISH I KNOW
Information has arrived: That is Mr. Toad of Toad Hall (Kenneth Grahame "Wind In the Willows",
a 1908 book about a Mole's adventures and encounters in the wide world which includes
a maniacal motorist i.e. Mr. Toad)




Years ago the Westrek sold these jackets




Hey Bouvard, where did you find that guy in your back seat?




WebMaster guess, 1928 series 12A engine




Alex (Sandy) Bennett shows where he was headed




Lunch at the Collgate Inn




Lunch at the Collgate Inn




Harden Factory, how they sharpen a ban saw blade




Harden Factory, where everything starts




Harden Factory, moving a long in the plant




Harden Factory, moving a long in the plant, tree looking more lumber




Harden Factory, moving a long in the plant, tree looking more lumber




Harden Factory




Harden Factory starting to build a product




Harden Factory starting to build a product




Harden Factory starting to build a product




Harden Factory starting to build a product




Harden Factory even glue with a Franklin name!




Harden Factory the lumber is now looking like something




Harden Factory Trekkers watch as lumber becomes something beautiful




Harden Factory making small parts




Harden Factory making small parts




Harden Factory looks like a table is taking shape




Harden Factory looks like a table is taking shape




Harden Factory looks like a table is taking shape




Harden Factory looks like a table is taking shape




Harden Furniture Factory building




Harden Furniture Factory the furniture really looking good




Harden Furniture Factory the chairs really looking good




Harden Furniture Factory almost ready to ship




Harden Furniture Factory




Harden Furniture Factory close to being complete




Harden Furniture Factory and a few of the trailers they use




Harden Furniture Factory could we learn some to help redo a Franklin seat




Harden Furniture Factory could we learn some to help redo a Franklin seat




Harden Furniture Factory a beautiful desk set!




Harden Furniture Factory a beautiful desk set!




Harden Furniture Factory a table I would have loved to have in my conference room!




Harden Furniture Factory




Harden Furniture Factoryand Bertha sits with her new paint, Bertha is a 1927 series 11B Sport Sedan/WBC




Looking from the back seat of the 1910 model G Touring of Bouvard Hosticka




Looking from the back seat of the 1910 model G Touring with Trillian and Bouvard Hosticka




Lunch with friends




Lunch with friends
On the left in the black shirt is the Club's President Bob Amon, right Susan McKnight, Lloyd Davis Club Librarian,
with his back to us Past President Dick Burnham and Dick McKnight Past President




Andre had a problem with his 1926 series 11A Sport Touring, Neal Kissel looking at the engine front




Andre had a problem with his 1926 series 11A Sport Touring Paul Fitzpatrick in the dark blue shirt




Monte's car is shown in another picture.




Roy Rich explains license plates collecting




Roy Rich explains license plates collecting




Roy Rich explains license plates collecting




license plates collection




Peoples Choice Award Dale Balderson's 1931 series 153 Speedster Convertible/DTR




Two Olympics to the left is Dave Phillip's 1933 series 18A (183)to the right
is Richard Harry's 1934 series 18C (185)




Ed Evans's 1915 Series 8




Ed Evans's 1915 Series 8




Bouvard Hosticka 1910 Model G Touring, Bouvard drove this Franklin
over 600 mile at the Trek. That was only the mileage he put on the car for Trek week




This looks like an early (1895) phonograph




President Bob Amon




Dick Moffatt




Dan Ferrara




Bill Eby




Far left is Monte Colucci's 1916 series 9A Touring with a Californa top all original


John Rendemonti's 1912 model D Torpedo Phaeton




Looks like a high level meet taking place on running boards!




Plate display many states




Anne Russell's 1933 series 18A (183) Olympic Sedan engine with number #1 cylinder missing




Anne Russell's 1933 series 18A (183) Olympic Sedan engine with number #1 cylinder missing




Bouvard Hosticka one of those very few times he was not driving his 1910







Nice picture of the 1910 model G Touring




Dash of the 1910 model G Touring




One of two damaged pistons at the 2009 Trek




One of two damaged pistons at the 2009 TrekThis is Jeff Hasslen's Franklin engine




Jeff Hasslen's 1929 series 135 Sport Touring/WBC


Russ Oechsle talks about Cazenovia Clock History
this is Jehiel Clark Jr clock 1850


Cazenovia Clock History
this is early Jehiel Clark Tower Clock




Cazenovia Clock History group touring the clocks




Cazenovia Clock History




Chuck Jognson with his Grandson testing the car (Note no hood)




On th right is Russ Oechsle explaining Cazennovia Clock History




Cazennovia Clock History




Cazennovia Clock History Russ really has the attention of the Treekkers




Cazennovia Clock History




Russ Oechsle explaining Cazennovia Clock History




Trekkers help Russ remove clock works




clock works




clock works




clock works




clock works




Russ explaining how a clock is manufactured with the help of the club's clock man David Roberts (far right)




Samantha Russell, Andrew Russell, Ryan Nippert, Max Roberts.
These 4 hung out together a lot at the Trek




Russ explaining how a clock is manufactured with the help of the club's clock man David Roberts (far right)




Walking tour to the next Cazenovia Tower Clock




1929 Series 135 Sedan




Historic sign placed here by The H H Franklin Club, Inc. in the early 1990s


Here is the sign today, picture taken August 25, 2009 - it was moved but is safer now



A display of the new museum on the Gimore campus, lay out of the inside





1927 Series 11B Sport Runabout owned by Brad Fansler purchased from the Youngs from CA





1927 Series 11B Sport Runabout, this aircraft is not the correct one offered by Franklin.





Andy Wittenborn's 1933 Series 16B (163) Sedan





Close look at the 1910 G engine





How do you start a 1910 G engine





The 1910 G is off again for still another ride, Trek week he put over 600 miles on it!





The 1910 G is off again for still another ride, Trek week he put over 600 miles on it!





After dinner Drew Frech an his group played the Banjo





The Franklin Club is lucky to have some of our country's wonderful young men and lades, here they are
creating some beautiful drawings





All the parts off Andre's Franklin





The cooling fan off Andre's Franklin





The front of Andre's Franklin





A very handsome 1929 Series 137 Sport Touring/WBC (front window folded down)





1934 Series 19A (193) Sedan/WBC





The 1930 Series 147 Station Wagon/CNT of Hank Manwells





Dash on Jeff Hasslen's 1929 series 137 Sport Touring/WBC





How the front window folds on Jeff Hasslen's 1929 series 137 Sport Touring/WBC





Bouvard returning from one of his many trips with club member





1929 Sport Touring with the window lowered





The 1910 getting ready for another tour





The 1910 at rest one of the few times



One of the lights on a 1905





Horn on a 1905





Atwood Manufacturing Company light on a 1905





Tire gauge manufacture for a Trek in the 1980s





Anne and Ken Hagberg





Peggy and Dick Gaskill





Andre Audette and on the right Neil Sugermeyer, Past President





Linda Sorrell and Tim Coyle





Sinclair Powell, the man who wrote the first book on the Franklin Company





Pierre Lavedan Co-Editor of the Air Cooled News



Chuck Johnson, Past President





Craft time for all the young family members





If you don't think Trekkers love to eat, here is Kathy Wittenborn and Andre Audette waiting in line for lunch





If you don't think Trekkers love to eat, here they are waiting in line for lunch





If you don't think Trekkers love to eat, here they are waiting in line for lunch





If you don't think Trekkers love to eat, here they are waiting in line for lunch and smiling





If you don't think Trekkers love to eat, here they are waiting in line for lunch and smiling





Dick Moffatt and Neil Sugermeyer, Past President doing what Franklin members do best "EAT"





Marvin Gage, Vice President, and his wife Jeanette doing what Franklin members do best "EAT"





Jeff Mahl talks about the Great Auto Race to the Franklin group





Jeff Mahl talks about the Great Auto Race to the Franklin group





Joel Braverman ready to leave the campus





Allan Shantz who drove his Franklin to the Trek from Canada.





A large Franklin group at the Opera House.





Andre at the Opera House.





Opera House with Andrew and Noah Van Horstrand





Andrew and Noah Van Horstrand





A young group high in the Opera House





Max and Susan Roberts play with Andrew and Noah on stage





Carl Barker joins the group play with Andrew and Noah on stage





1929 series 135 Sedan





1927 series 11B Sedan





1932 Series 16A (163) Coupe





Tom Kidd's 1931 series 15 (153) Sedan





Wendell Eby's 1919 series 9B Touring





Marlene and Chect Zimmerman





Karen and Mark Weiss with their daught Samatha





Gary Rink, (WebMaster: Gary always has his eyes closed but he is sleeping, is he sleeping here?)





Melissa Moffatt Ferrara





Trekkers waiting to enter Jewetts Cheese Shop





Trekkers purchasin food at Jewetts Cheese Shop





Eric Hasslen and his future wife!








A very handsome 1931 series 15 (153) Sedan of Arnie Christiansen




1931 series 15 (152) Sedan




1929 series 137 Speedster/DTR




Mark Straitz cleaning his shoes and not David's Olympic that he is sitting on!




1932 series 16A (163) Sedan of Ken Stillman




Bouvard Hosticka with his daughter Trillian and two rear seat passengers
In Bouvard's 1910 model G




Bouvard Hosticka with his daughter Trillian and two rear seat passengers
In Bouvard's 1910 model G




Lunch at the Colgate Inn




Lunch at the Colgate Inn, or was this taken back in the 1930s?




John Rendemonti with his 2 sons, Lou in the rear seat and Joseph in the front.
Joseph was awarded an AACA Scholarship this spring




John Rendemonti adjusting his valves




"THE TREE" front row left to righ, Neal Kissel (You look GREAT!), David Merrill, Susan Mc Knight and the Mr. Carl Barker!




Tom Kidd making a small repair to the top of his 1931 series 153 Sedan




Roy Rich laid out a beautiful License Plate display




Battery replacement in a 1929 series 135 Victoria Brougham




Chuck Johnson and his 1903 Model A 2 Pass (hood has been remove as Chuck makes adjustments)




Joesph and John Rendenomtiremoving an old gas tank (was not part of this Franklin)




Joesph and John Rendenomti removing an old gas tank (was not part of this Franklin)




Joesph and John Rendenomti trying to seal the holes!




Joel Braverman's 1923 series 10B Demi-sedan




Tom Kidd's 1931 series 14 (153) sedan




James Roberts' 1929 series 135 Sedan




Allan Shantz's 1930 series 145 Club Sedan




1925 series 10C Touring




Wendell Eby and his 1919 series 9B Touring




Dan De Rusha's 1928 Series 12B Sedan




New Trekker's 1924 Series 10C Touring




Dan Ferrara and his girlfriend, back seat Melissa Moffatt Ferrara hiding




1915 Series 8 Touring (WebMaster: I think this is correct)




Tom Rasmussen making a few adjustments




Tim Coyle at the wheel of his 1913 series 3 model M Touring




Chuck Johnso's 1903 model A 2 Pass.




Running boards are the best place to hide and talk however Marty Sugermeyer on the left and Karlene Nippert




The always very stylist Cris Morples, sitting on a 1922 Series 10A Sedan 2 Door




Cris Morples, standing with Bouvard Hosticka's 1910 model G Touring




Dale Ballerson's very handsome 1931 series 15 (153) Convertible Speedster/DTR




Andre Audette's 1926 series 11A Sport Touring/ABC







Left to right - Andre Audette, Past President Mark Sullivan and Wes Mattie




Bill Eby taking part in the Olympics




Bill Eby taking part in the Olympics




Olympics line for those who wish to take part!




Mr President Bob Amon who thinks he wants this chair to be placed in the Board room for his use!




Dick Mc Knight wishing it would fit in his motor home!




Past President Susan Roberts nd President Bob Amon making plans to install this set in their homes.




John Rendemonti and Joyce Rendemonti




Rosella and Alan Pringle




Rear view of Neil Sugermeyer's 1933 Series 18A (183) Olympic Convertible Coupe




Alex (Mac) Dufton point to the camera man which way they went!
He is driving his unpainted 1922 series 9B Touring






Al Nippert's always beautiful 1932 series 17A (173) Club Brougham V12






Richard Harry's very handsome 1934 series 19A (193) Sedan (7 Pass)




1929 series 135 Sport Sedan




1929 series 137 Sport Runabout of Past President Mark Sullivan




1932 series 16A (163) Coupe/WBC of the Fusco family (Lorette and Randy)




Dick Moffatt's 1926 series 11A Touring




Allan Shantz's 1930 Club Sedan series 145




The youngest member Samuel Clay Braverman with mom and sleeping sister
Samuel tells us, "the Franklin I'm in is MINE! if dad only knew! Maybe Grandpa Joel
will give me his 1910 Sears Business Runabout, ya know its air cooled too."




Looks like Bob Harrison is making a point to Jeff Hasslen with Ralph Gack looking on
Bob (to the left0 Is the Chairman of the new Franklin Automobile Collection at Hickory Corners,
Ralph is the President of the Midwest Region and Jeff is the Club's Franklin Drawing Manager




Mr. President, Bob Amon at the Annual Board Meeting




Mr. Max Roberts who is an actor, violin player, singer and all around GREAT young man!




Here is a 1924 Series 10C Touring at the entrance to the Art Park.




Art Park




Tom Kidd's 1931 series 15 (153) Sedan




1928 series 12B Sedan




1933 series 18A (183) Olympic Sedan




1934 series 18C (185) Sedan Olympic (this is one of the last Franklins manufactured)




1928 Series 12B Sedan of Susan Roberts







David Phillips' 1933 series 18A (183) Sedan Olympic




Randy Fusco's 1932 series 16A (163) Coupe




Dick Mc Knight's 1932 series 16A (163) Coupe




Bob Harrison's 1932 series 16A (163) Club Sedan)




Alex (Mac) Dufton enjooying his lunch (What all Franklin members do best)




John Rendemonti "Speeding a long" and enjoying every minute!




A GREAT picture of Jeff Hasslen




Right to left - June Webb and Wes Mattie




The man in style, Michael Krieger




Dan Ferrara, one of the Franklin Club's outstanding members! (Grand Father is Dick Moffatt)




Left Melissa Moffatt Ferrara and Paul Fitzpatrick right (Paul is the Mr. Trek Wrench)




Neal Kissel, if you don't know Neal, he lost over 100 lbs, LOOKS GREAT NEAL!!!!




Chet Zimmerman




Susan and Dick Mc Knight




John Rendemonti




Randy Fusco




Left Mark Chaplin and John Strawway, the team that put the Trek together, BIG THANKS....




President Bob Amon addressing the Trekkers at Friday nights dinner




President Bob Amon welcoming one of the Trekkers




A "GROUP" of Trekkers sing all the Franklin songs. (See below, print them out if you want)

Click here to see all the songs




Dot and Arnie Christiansen being thanked for all they do at the Trek




Jerry Hooks (President of the Chamber) Sandy Bennett winner of the Chambers gift.




Marlene Zimmerman explaining the Boyer Report, and telling the Trekkers she is retiring
from giving the report.




Marlene Zimmerman announced that Bill Woodcock will take over the "Boyer Report"




The "Franklin Singers" Singing all the great Franklin company songs.
To see and print out the songs click here


Bouvard Hostica put the duster on Eddie Fowler in the 1910 model G. Eddie is holding a copy of the Maryland Gazette.
The paper has a travel section that shows pictures of Anne Arundel County residents on their trips.


"Gangster" Eddie Fowler with Katrina Short in the fashion show. Eddie says that Katrina caught him
by surprise when she grabbed his arm. I don't think he complained!


Old grumpy guy at the Harden Furniture Factory. He was probably wondering when it was time to eat! David Phillips
WebMaster: I would never say this, but the sender did!