The H. H. Franklin Club, Inc. is a non-profit membership organization devoted to the preservation, sharing and exploration of the H. H. Franklin Manufacturing Company history and its principal product the Franklin motor car, (1902 – 1934) one of the pioneer American automobiles.
The H. H. Franklin Club was founded in 1951 and is comprised of some 900 plus members worldwide, most of them residing in the U.S. and Canada.
THE FRANKLIN COMPANY
The H.H. Franklin Manufacturing Company of Syracuse, was the 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.
The activities of the club include touring 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 a Franklin car. As a 501(c)3 educational club the H.H. Franklin club has a variety of technical and historical resources available such as factory engineering drawings, back issues of vintage magazines and dealer bulletins.