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The H.H. Franklin Club, Inc., as a 501(c)3 non profit club, provides to the public and Club Members this web site for the purpose of preserving, sharing and educating all interested parties on the history of the Franklin Automobile Company, it's subsidiaries, and the Franklin Automobile.

The site is promoted and maintained as a repository for technical data, historical data, service data, question and answers, photographs and video clips of cars in the past and present with current owners as well as past, automobiles and parts for sale, upcoming and past events, related site links, membership news, with a limited emphasis on social media interaction for members of the H.H. Franklin Club.

The H. H. Franklin Club

The H. H. Franklin Manufacturing Company


Read Franklin Company contemporary notes made for the Franklin Board of Directors which gives an outline of the history of the company.


Watch Franklin Club Historian Sinclar Powell present the history of the H.H. Franklin Manufacturing Company. Click Here

The People of the H. H. Franklin Company

Muddy Car

Ralph Hamlin: The Forgotten History of an L.A. Auto Pioneer

Read this interesting article from KCET about Ralph Hamlin, Franklin's largest dealer and some of his racing exploits. Click here to read the article.

On-Line Articles about Franklins

Franklin Store

Franklin Automobile Dealers

This Franklin Dealership from the early 1920's is still standing in Downtown Denver. Click here to read about this building and its history.

V12 Franklin

Franklin's V-12

Read a web article about the Franklin V-12 from 'The Old Motor' on-line magazine . Click here.


Better Dressed But Not Too Flashy - 1927 Franklin 11B Sedan

Read an article from Autoweek's online publication. . Click here.


From Syracuse, with Pride - 1923 Franklin 10B

Read an article about this Franklin by Jim Donnelly from September 2013 issue of Hemmings Classic Car . Click here.


Franklin’s Innovative and Wind-Cheating Torpedo

Read an article about this Franklin on 'The Old Motor' on-line magazine. Click here.


1934: Victim of the Great Depression, the final Franklin rolls off the assembly line

Read an article about the history of the company on the '' on-line magazine. Click here.


Lindbergh and Franklins

Read a couple of articles about Lindbergh and his connections with Franklins. Click here for an article from Vintage Wings.

Click here for an article from Hagerty.

Here are a couple more on-line articles on the history of the Franklin Car and Franklin Company:

Click here for an article from 'How Stuff Works'.

Click here to read the Wikipedia entry on Franklins.