Welcome to The H. H. Franklin Club, Inc.
Updated May 28
To our Franklin Family and all Franklin enthusiasts:
The Franklin Board of Directors hopes you and your family are healthy and safe
during this unprecedented time in our country's history. In an effort to remain
compliant with state and national guidelines and keep our Franklin Family safe,
we are monitoring the situation regularly, and will post current status of Franklin
Club Sanctioned Events below.
There are many places for information about the COVID-19 virus, this can be confusing and frightening to follow at times.
For information about protecting yourself and slowing the spread of the Coronavirus, The H. H. Franklin Board has posted a link to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines here.
Hopefully we will be touring together very soon.
- June 18 to 20. Midwest Meet concurrent with Air Cooled Event at Gilmore: Postponed to 2021.
- June 20. Air Cooled Event at Gilmore, Postponed to Saturday, August 8.
- June 21 to 25. 51st Franklin Westrek: Cancelled
- July 25 to August 1. Annual Franklin Trek, Cazenovia, NY: Cancelled
(Click here for more information.)
- July Board meeting, normally held at the Trek: Cancelled.
- August 1. Annual Meeting, normally held at the Trek: To be held virtually, at 11AM, EST. Information to be available as arrangements are made.
- August 5th to 9th, Franklin Electric City Tour,
Newly added: Currently on Schedule
- August 8. Air Cooled Event at Gilmore: Currently on Schedule
- September 8 to 12. Maple Trek 2.0: Postponed to 2021.
- October. Fall Mid-West Meet: Currently on Schedule
The H. H. Franklin Club, Inc. is a non-profit membership organization devoted to the preservation and exploration of the H. H. Franklin Manufacturing Company history and its effects on the history of the automobile.
The H.H. Franklin Manufacturing Company of Syracuse, NY built America's most successful air-cooled automobile, with its first innovative air-cooled motorcar in 1902 and continued production until 1934. Of the 150,000 Franklins built between 1902 and 1934, it's estimated that about 3,700 have survived.
Become a Member
Join TODAY and enjoy the many benefits of belonging to our club. Tour with other Franklins at the Trek, the Westrek, the two Midwest Regional meets each year, and other club sponsored meets. The H.H. Franklin Club offers a variety of resources to repair, restore, and/or maintain your Franklin. Enjoy the comraderie of our members who all appreciate the Franklin marque and will share that enthusiasm with you. As a 501(c)3 educational club the H.H. Franklin club has a variety of technical and historical resources available for club members and the public. Club members receive the award winning club magazine 'The Air Cooled News' three times a year, the club newsletter 'The Franklin Service Station' four times a year, and the Franklin Registry of all members and Franklin cars around the world. As a member you will also receive access to our Members Only section on the web which includes:
- Factory Engineering Drawings. Click here for an example.
- Back issues of The Franklin Service Station
- Back issues of The Air Cooled News
- Repair and Maintenance Q's and A's. Click here to see the index of the topics covered over 15 years of member questions.
- Factory Dealer Bulletins
- Factory Owner's Bulletins
So join us and help preserve the heritage of these fine cars and the historic air-cooled technology pioneered by the H.H. Franklin Company.
What's New on the Web and News
Do you have news or information (or corrections) for your Franklin Club website?
Click here to send mail to the webmaster at "Webmaster@Franklincar.org"
What's New on June 2?
FOR SALE: 1929 Franklin Series 147 – 7 Passenger Sedan Go to the For Sale tab or click here for more information.
Updated on May 18.
Wanted: Wahl Shock absorber for 1929 Doctor's Coupe. Help out one of our international members. Go to the For Sale/Parts tab or click here for more information.
Updated on May 7.
Note that the dates have changed for the 2021 Westrek. Check your calendars, the Franklin Westrek” is now heading to the new dates: Sunday, June 6th to Friday, June 11th
Updated on May 2.
We sadly note the passing of Mary Rose Hufnagel, wife of John for 68 years, and a Midwest Region fixture as well as the long time editor of the Midwest Region's 'Line.'
Updated on April 19.
FOR SALE: 1920 Special V-windshield. Go to the For Sale tab or click here for more information.
Updated on April 18.
FOR SALE: Sterling Lion hood ornament. Go to the For Sale/Parts tab or click here for more information.
New! Search ability for the Air Cooled News and Franklin Service Station. Members can now enter search terms to look for articles or subjects in the ACN and FSS with links to the appropriate issue. This search routine is based on the recently updated ACN/FSS index compliled by Roy Canfield. This adds another searching resource on the website. Members can search the factory drawings, search the 1997-2012 Q&A's, and now search ACN's and FSS's. Click here or go to the Members Only tab.
Updated on April 3.
We sadly note the passing of past president Carl Barker of Falmouth Maine who died Monday March 30 at home. Go to the News tab or click here for more information.
Updated on March 30.
Air Cooled News/Franklin Service Station Index updated to include ACN #198, and other organizational improvements. Go to the Members Only tab or click here.
Updated on March 21.
Check out the photos of the Florida Sunshine Trek 2. Go to the Photo tab or click here.
Updated on March 2.
Franklin Dealership Poster. Go to the For Sale/Parts tab or click here for more information.
Welcome New Club Members
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