Trek Scholarships

Help keep the Franklin Club keep growing and growing young by identifying students who may be interested in attending the Trek under the scholarship program. Contact Matt Goist or Mason Polston (email on members page) for more information.


Restorable Car Wanted

Do you have a Franklin that is a restoration project that has taken a hiatus? Or a Franklin that is not quite what would be considered road worthy, but time has conspired against your being able to work on it? Would you like to help out the Franklin Club by donating it, or having the Franklin Club coordinate its sale?
Click Here to find out more information.


Franklin Forum

Get Answers to Technical Questions - Connect with Franklin Enthusiast

Check out the Franklin Forum hosted on the AACA website.

Read Discussions


Weight and Looks Recommend Franklin Wire Wheel Equipment

From the Dec. 22, 1927 Franklin Company Dealer's Bulletin

Although the wood artillery wheel, which is standard equipment on the stock models of the Airman line, will doubtless always represent the truest artistic conception of the conservative school, wire wheels have their vogue with certain types of buyers and particularly on certain types of cars.

For this purpose the Franklin company is using Hayes wire wheels which offer two distinct advantages over other types on the market. In the first place, the Hayes hub is much larger giving a more swagger appearance and balancing better the open space areas that are characteristic of wire constructions.

In the second place, and which is most important from the standpoint of service and easy riding, the Hayes wheel is considerably lighter than the others, having dispensed (by an ingenious fastening of the spokes to the hub) with an extra cylinder of metal, adding alike to simplicity and strength.


Make a Donation

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





Welcome to The H. H. Franklin Club, Inc.


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

Bouv's Car 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:

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 August 15?

See some pictures from the Trek. Click here or go to the Pictures page to see Dave Phillips' Trek photos.

Updated on August 6.

Midwest Meet in October. Click here or go to the events page to see information and the registration form.

Updated on August 2.

Franklin Wanted. Help a new member of the Franklin Club who is looking for a Franklin Coupe - Airman or Olympic. Click here for more information.

Updated on July 30.

The Trek is happening.
CLick here to see 2018 Trek Tech Session. Ignition Theory and Diagnosis.

Updated on July 24.

We sadly note the passing of Russell Laidlaw. Russ passed peacefully at his home on July 23, at age 91. Friends may call on Friday, July 27th, at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, in Livonia, NY.
Click here for more information.

Updated on July 13.

Sale Photo


Click here to see ad for a 1915 Series 8 Franklin Roadster.




Updated on July 12

Sale Photo


Click here to see ad for a 1929 4 door, 5 passenger sedan.




Updated on July 11.

Sale Photo


Click here to see ad for a 1905 Franklin Type "E" Gentleman's Runabout.




Updated on July 8.

Now available, Midwest Region's Spring Newsletter "The Line" is now available. Click here to check it out.

Updated on July 7.

Now available, pictures of the Spring Midwest meet in Indianapolis. Click here to check it out.

Updated on June 19.

Sale Photo


Click here to see ad for a 1923 10A All Weather Touring.






Updated on June 17.

We sadly note the passing of Gene Klineburger at the age of 99 on May 26. Gene was an active participant of the WESTREK's, including the first one in 1970.
Click here for more information.


Updated on June 8.

Plan Ahead for the 2019 Westrek!! Click here or go to the events page to see the 2019 Westrek flyer.

Updated on May 18.

Sale Photo


Click here to see ad for a 1927 Series 11B Touring.






Updated on May 6.

We sadly note the passing of Rollie KempRoland P. “Rollie” Kemp, 93, who passed away Saturday (May 5). Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2–4 and 6-8 p.m. at Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover, NY.
Click here for more information.


Updated on May 3.

For Sale: Engine parts for sale. Selling mostly complete Franklin engine. Click here for more information.

Updated on April 3.

Al FinsethWe sadly note the passing of Allan P. Finseth, 78, of rural Augusta, Wisconsin who passed away Saturday, March 31, 2018 at his home in the loving care of his family. A visitation will be held Saturday, April 7, 2018. Click here for more information.





Welcome New Club Members

SM CunninghamColby and Amber Votava Bruce Hoban
Morgantown, WVBattle Creek, MI Amston, CT
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Paul Jacobs Steven and Rebecca Templin Paul Hanson and Ana Rosa
Libertyville, IL Pleasant Hill, OR Poulsbo, WA
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Christopher Summers Tomasz SobierajAlan and Teri Margrey
Blenheim, Ontario, CanadaSieraków, Wielkopolska, PolandOakhurst, CA
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Antonio Jesús Góngora Alcaraz Lewis Robert Shingle and James C Keener David and Mary Lou Wilson
Almería, Spain Lancaster, PA Manhattan, MT
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Franklin Vintage

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





Banner image photo: Denali NP, by Greg Burnett