2005, 36th Westrek

Oakhurst, California

Photos by Allan Franklin, Frank Hantak, Jim Barnes, Mike Knips.


First stop after the Wawona tunnel to view Half dome and Yosemite Valley



Allan & Elaine Franklin stop their Demi-sedan for a view of Upper Yosemite Falls.

Ahwahnee Hotel in the back ground, 1923 Demi-sedan has a cool parking spot.

Lee Webb's Speedster at the Butterfly Creek Winery

Lee Webb's brothers Coupe at the Butterfly Creek Winery

Franklin's at Manzanita Lake rest stop.

Bob Westfall, Pat Barr & Elaine Franklin enjoy picnic lunch at Wawona

Stan Cocoles's 1922 9-B and Allan Franklin's 1923 10-B Demi-sedans at Manzanita Lake

Diane and Howard Porteous from New Zealand joined us on the tour to Bass Lake.

In the parking lot at Glacier Point

I'm Lou. This is my car. It dosen't run. It is for sale.

John Tomann in old Hornitos on the way up

An 18 mile scenic side road on the way home from Raymond.

For those who missed the optional tour to Raymond, this is Raymond.

My senior memory has kicked in and I can't recall who this is but you can fill in the blank for me, right? (Mike, your webmaster has learn not to add anything to your statements!) Our ACN editor with his 28, he is smiling, it ran this year.

Jim & Val Barnes, Sheldon Ball's 135 sedan.

Jerry Houchens' coupé at the winery picnic

Warren Martin's 153 Club. Warren & Steve Roake.

Doug Zimmerman's 153 Speedster

36 years ago it was my 1928 sedan sitting here. Damn, I'm getting old - Mike

A very cold John Tomann at Washburn Point

Vernal Falls

A very cold John Tomann at Washburn Point

A view from Washburn Point

Some of the Franklins in the motel parking lot

Some of the Franklins in the motel parking lot

First glimpse of the valley

Franklins on the road

Glacier Point parking lot

Lunchroom

Lunchroom

Garnet and a love puppy

After a long day

What all good Franklin people do "eat"

What all good Franklin people do "eat"

What all good Franklin people do "eat"

What all good Franklin people do "eat"the line gets longer

Some of the beautiful Franklins lined up in the parking lot

Some of the beautiful Franklins lined up in the parking lot

Some of the beautiful Franklins lined up in the parking lot

Some of the beautiful Franklins lined up in the parking lot



Andy just after completing his dinner...........

Many Westrekkers just completing dinner...........

Many Westrekkers just completing dinner...........

Many Westrekkers just completing dinner...........

Chet and Marlene Zimmerman completing their dinner

Beautiful wire wheel

Oiling valves, getting ready for a tour

Motel parking lot with all the Franklins

Motel parking lot with all the Franklins

What do you do after dinner, talk Franklins

Looks like wax on the hood!

Wire wheels restored but a wonderful Franklin

California top

Lee Webb's V12

Drivers meeting the first thing in the morning

Drivers meeting the first thing in the morning

Hey lady, you think I can get closer?

Nice summer drive in the 1930's?

A beautiful drive up the mountain

Warren Martin's wonderful 1931 153, Warren drove your WebMaster around for a whole day.

Warren Martin's wonderful 1931 153, Warren drove your WebMaster around for a whole day.

What can anyone say about the beauty of Yosemite

What can anyone say about the beauty of Yosemitewith Franklins lined up

What can anyone say about the beauty of Yosemite

What can anyone say about the beauty of Yosemite

What can anyone say about the beauty of Yosemite

What can anyone say about the beauty of Yosemite

What can anyone say about the beauty of Yosemite

What can anyone say about the beauty of Yosemite

What can anyone say about the beauty of Yosemite

When you can't build a road over a mountain, what do you do? If you look close you can see the other side!

One of many stops made going up the mountain

Water falls all over

Water falls all over

Water falls all over

Every where you looked, there was something beautiful to see....

You could dream of driving in the 1930's

After the water came down from the falls, it run off like this.....

After the water came down from the falls, it run off like this.....

After the water came down from the falls, it run off like this.....

Water falls were every where

Water falls were every where

Water falls were every where

Water falls were every where

Water falls were every where

Water falls were every where

Water falls were every where

Waiting for the tour to start.....

Waiting for the tour to start.....

Waiting for the tour to start.....

Looking up in the dining room

The dining room with a view

The view from the dining room

The view from the dining room

The tour......

The tour......

The tour......

The tour......

The tour......

Everything was so beautiful

Looking out the dining hall window

Looking back at the dining hall

More wonderful water falls

More wonderful water falls

More wonderful water falls

A very tall tree

And still another great water fall

And still another great water fall

Around the mountain we go.....

Our ACN Editors Pierre and Susan

Mike lost again, no its the Preston Road

Raymond California

S9 and 10 Demi Sedans

S11 Spt Runabout

S11 Spt Runabout

Pierre's still beautiful convertible coupe

Pierre's still beautiful convertible coupe

Series 19 Limo

Series 130 cnv cpe at the Winery

S135 at the Wawona Hotel.

S145 cpe at the Winery

S147 Pirate at the Winery

S152 Woody

S153 Club at the Wawona Big Trees

S153 Speedster at the Wawona Big Trees

S153 Speedster at the Wawona Hotel

The parking lot at Shelton Balls house

The parking lot at Wawona Tunnel

The reststop on Preston Road

Vernal Falls from Washburn Point.

Water falls all over

Water falls all over

Water falls all over

Water falls all over

Water falls all over

Where we toured for almost a week

A new woody - wonderfully done

A new woody - wonderfully done

A new woody - wonderfully done

A new woody - wonderfully done

The tall trees of the west, and they are very very t all.....

Big trees and big pine cones, they are about 20" long

This tree is 250 feet tall.....

There is no way we can explain the size of this tree, BIG!!!!

The house and tree gives you some idea of there size.

If you This gives you some idea of the size of the trees....

If you look close you will see a deer with all the Franklin people, maybe she wants to drive a Franklin too!

A look at hyd lifters built by Neal Kissel

A look at hyd lifters built by Neal Kissel

Old truck waiting restoration

As the men looked over the Franklins and other cars the ladies received a tour of the house.

As the men looked over the Franklins and other cars the ladies received a tour of the house.

The start of the tour of the BIG trees

The start of the tour of the BIG trees

Brendan and Pat Hogan, Brendan is the Past President of the Franklin Club

The Sequoia National Park with the King of trees is unbelievable

The Sequoia National Park with the King of trees is unbelievable

The base of a Sequoia tree

Sequoia trees grow to will over 250 feet tall

Sequoia trees grow to will over 250 feet tall

Sequoia trees grow to will over 250 feet tall

Sequoia trees grow to will over 250 feet tall and most have been named by the Park

Sequoia trees grow to will over 250 feet tall

Sequoia trees grow to will over 250 feet tall

Sequoia trees grow to will over 250 feet tall

Sequoia trees grow to will over 250 feet tall

Sequoia trees

Sequoia trees big is not the word for this one

Sequoia trees big is not the word for this one

Sequoia trees big is not the word for this one

Sequoia trees

Sequoia trees to see the top you almost have to lay on the ground....

Sequoia trees, yes they do come down

Sequoia trees

Sequoia tree, if a king like this falls and on one is around, does it make any sound?

Sequoia tree, there is a tunnel inside the tree

Sequoia tree, there is a tunnel inside the tree

Sequoia tree

Sequoia tree

Sequoia tree and most things around them are brown but there is color if you look for it

Sequoia tree and most things around them are brown but there is color if you look for it

Sequoia tree have large openings in them if they are older

Phil and Garnet wait for the group to return

Many walks to view all the trees

There are holes in many of the trees

There are holes in many of the trees

Walks to most of the BIG trees

This gives you some idea on how large these trees really are

Tall and large

Tall and large

Tall and large

You can wak for hours looking at the trees

You can wak for hours looking at the trees

You can wak for hours looking at the trees

There are many and it does get dark at times

215 feet tall

Past President inside the tall trees

It is a very large tree.....

We will not ID the Franklins, just show you the cars that were at the Westrek

We will not ID the Franklins, just show you the cars that were at the Westrek

We will not ID the Franklins, just show you the cars that were at the Westrek

We will not ID the Franklins, just show you the cars that attended the Westrek

We will not ID the Franklins, just show you the cars that attended the Westrek

We will not ID the Franklins, just show you the cars that attended the Westrek

We will not ID the Franklins, just show you the cars that attended the Westrek

We will not ID the Franklins, just show you the cars that attended the Westrek

We will not ID the Franklins, just show you the cars that attended the Westrek

We will not ID the Franklins, just show you the cars that attended the Westrek

We will not ID the Franklins, just show you the cars that attended the Westrek

We will not ID the Franklins, just show you the cars that attended the Westrek

We will not ID the Franklins, just show you the cars that attended the Westrek

We will not ID the Franklins, just show you the cars that attended the Westrek

We will not ID the Franklins, just show you the cars that attended the Westrek

We will not ID the Franklins, just show you the cars that attended the Westrek

We will not ID the Franklins, just show you the cars that attended the Westrek

We will not ID the Franklins, just show you the cars that attended the Westrek

We will not ID the Franklins, just show you the cars that attended the Westrek

We will not ID the Franklins, just show you the cars that attended the Westrek

We will not ID the Franklins, just show you the cars that attended the Westrek

We will not ID the Franklins, just show you the cars that attended the Westrek

We will not ID the Franklins, just show you the cars that attended the Westrek

We will not ID the Franklins, just show you the cars that attended the Westrek

We will not ID the Franklins, just show you the cars that attended the Westrek

We will not ID the Franklins, just show you the cars that attended the Westrek

If you have ever been to a Trek in Caz, you know it has to rain one day, well the Westrek is the same!

Mike checking out his roof.....

The view is breath taking.

The view is breath taking.

The view is breath taking.

The view is breath taking.

Where the Franklin drove

Where the Franklin drove

BEAUTIFUL

BEAUTIFUL

BEAUTIFUL

BEAUTIFUL

BEAUTIFUL

BEAUTIFUL

BEAUTIFUL

Is it lunch time again.....

Is that Garnet Hantak?????

A man after my own heart, I think that is a cigar in his left hand....

Yes, it is lunch time!

Snow was every where....

Snow was every where....

Mike and Lee, looking at the mountains

Ron's woody

Ron's woody

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