Club Store

T-shirt Franklin Club merch- andise for sale.

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Trek Student Experience

Click here for Franklin Trek Student Experience Program Application for students with a focus in automotive restoration, machining, or engineering to attend the Trek.



Tidbit of Franklin History

On October 28, 1901, at a special meeting of the [die casting] Stockholders, the question of enlargement and entering the automobile business was given consideration. November 14, 1901, it was decided to go into the automobile business, purchasing from Brown & Franklin the automobile business which they had started. It was also decided to increase the capital stock from $100,000.00 to $250,000.00. On November 18, 1901, the automobile business, good-will thereof, etc., were purchased from Brown & Franklin, including tools, equipment, leases, etc., which included space taken on the second floor of building on the northwest corner of Fayette & Geddes Sts., known as the McCarthy Shirt factory. Additional space was also taken on the floor above December 9, 1901.

From Book 1 and
Book 2 of the contemporaneous notes of the Franklin Board of Directors. Refresh your browser for another random entry.



Franklin Audio

Listen to a fun song written for and about the Franklin car. Click here to jump to the song page.

Not a member and wondering what the "Trek" is all about? Listen below to an NPR radio report done during the 2006 Trek.


Make a Donation

Make a Tax Deductible Donation to The H. H. Franklin Club.


Franklin Forum

Get Answers to Technical Questions - Connect with Franklin Enthusiast

Check out the Franklin Forum hosted on the AACA website.

Read Discussions


Events

Board Meetings
February 3
April 27
During the Trek Week
November 2


2024

54th Westrek
Baker City, OR
June 2-7,hosted by Alice and Chuck Steffensen
More Info.

Midwest Spring Meet
With the Air Cooled Gathering, Hickory Corners Michigan
June 13 -15
Click for more info

70th Trek, Union College, Schenectady, NY
July 27 to August 2

Midwest Fall Meet
Ohio, details TBA


3rd Tuesday of each month
Lehigh Valley Franklinites
Allentown, PA


Click here for more info on these and other events.







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

2023 Trek Photo (Refresh for new image)
Trek Picture

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' three 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:


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 February 14?

Terry

We sadly note the passing of Terry Fitch. Calling and services will be Thursday, February 15, at Mills Funeral Home, Boonville NY. Go to the News page or click here for more information.




Updated on January 23.

Series 15 Book
The Franklin Club library has recently acquired a colorful pamphlet for Series 15. This is now available for your viewing pleasure in the Members Only pages, or members can click here.
A full resolution version is available on request.


Updated on January 14.

Roy




We are sad to report the passing of Roy Nelson.





Updated on January 10.

9B Wanted to Buy. Franklin 9B Touring car, fully or partially restored. We wish to use this car in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of our family business. This model has particular significance in our history. davidreist38@gmail.com

Updated on January 7.

Randy


We are sad to report the passing of Randy Fusco on January 1.



Updated on January 3.

car


For sale: 1927 Tandem Sport. For more information, go to the For Sale page, or click here.



Updated on December 4.

car


For sale: 1930 Frankin Victoria Brougham. For more information, go to the For Sale page, or click here.




Also today, added for your perusal, the latest Air Cooled News, Franklin Service Station, and Midwest Region Line. See them on the Members Only page or the News/Midwest page.

Updated on November 14.

car


For sale: 1923 Franklin Touring Car. For more information, go to the For Sale page, or click here.




Also today, added for your perusal, photos of the recent Midwest Region meet on the Keweenaw Penninsula of Upper Michigan. Go to the Pictures page or click Here




Welcome New Club Members


Douglas A St George Smith and Caroline
Hambleton, Lancashire, England
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William C. Cassanelli
Spencer, MA
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Greg and Linda Long
Spring Valley, CA
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Kip James Bilderback and
Kathleen Woolsey Bilderback
Saint Louis, MO
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Matthew T Wise
Auburn, WA
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Lisa M Taber
Johnston, IA
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Ron Zimmer
Mt Laurel, NJ
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Alan La Briere
Fort Jones, CA
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Howard Zendle
Vestal, NY
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Franklin Vintage

Franklin Vintage
Franklin Vintage — An elegant photo book with text by Sinclair Powell. Buy the book.





Banner image: 1903 sales pamphlet