Franklin Automobile Collection at Hickory Corners

Franklin Automobile Collection at Hickory Corners The Franklin Automobile Collection at Hickory Corners is the Museum for the H.H. Franklin Club dedicated to the preservation of the air cooled Franklin
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The Franklin Automobile Collection at Hickory Corners is getting a new neighbour - well on the other side of the road fr...
06/03/2020

The Franklin Automobile Collection at Hickory Corners is getting a new neighbour - well on the other side of the road from us, and down a bit.

Welcome to the Museum of the Horseless Carriage

The Horseless Carriage Club of America has announced their plans to build a museum at the GCM. The building is designed to look like several adjacent storefronts, like early Kalamazoo car dealerships. The site will be between the Cadillac and Pierce Arrow museums. Another national club had decided to commit to the best car museum in the country! This will be great!

This just in...
03/14/2020

This just in...

This has been a time of great uncertainty for everyone. And while we would love to keep the museum open, we feel it is in the best interest and safety of our guests, volunteers, and staff to close effective at the end of the day today, Saturday, March 14th.

We will work diligently to make sure that we do all that we can to bring the Museum to you while we are closed via digital means.

Thank you for your understanding. We look forward to seeing you back at the museum when we re-open!

A posting from a visitor to the Franklin Automobile Collection at Hickory Corners during 2017 - thanks Leslie
12/30/2019
Leslie

A posting from a visitor to the Franklin Automobile Collection at Hickory Corners during 2017 - thanks Leslie

My wife and I visited the museum in 2017 and I have finally written it up on my car blog.

Thanks Everyone - we've hit 1,000 Likes on this page. Now I'll have to be a bit more proactive about keeping it up to da...
12/19/2019

Thanks Everyone - we've hit 1,000 Likes on this page. Now I'll have to be a bit more proactive about keeping it up to date and you informed of news.

But being a static car display, there's often not a whole lot of news to announce - plans for the 10th Anniversary of the Franklin Automobile Collection at Hickory Corners in conjunction with the 10th Annual Air-Cooled Meet and the 2020 Spring Midwest Meet are slowly coming together.

Hotel registrations have been good, and the aim to get 30 Franklins there for the Air-Cooled Meet on 20 June 2020 might be fulfilled.

12/11/2019

The Franklin Automobile Collection at Hickory Corners is host to the 10th Annual All Air-Cooled Gathering in 2020

The Series 12B Sport Touring sits facing the entrance into the Franklin Automobile Collection at Hickory Corners.
10/03/2019

The Series 12B Sport Touring sits facing the entrance into the Franklin Automobile Collection at Hickory Corners.

10/03/2019

A big day for the Franklin Automobile Collection at Hickory Corners today. Another car joined the cars on display.

A beautiful 1933 Olympic Coupe is on loan to the collection from Dan and Anne Russell. Dan delivered it today on his way to the Midwest Meet in Iowa. Here are a few pictures from today.

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A big day for the Franklin Automobile Collection at Hickory Corners today. Another car joined the cars on display.A beau...
10/03/2019

A big day for the Franklin Automobile Collection at Hickory Corners today. Another car joined the cars on display.

A beautiful 1933 Olympic Coupe is on loan to the collection from Dan and Anne Russell. Dan Russell dropped off his 1933 Olympic Coupe for a loan to the Franklin Automobile Collection at Hickory Corners at the Gilmore Car Museum today (Wednesday 2 October 2019).

A big day for the Franklin Automobile Collection at Hickory Corners today. Another car joined the cars on display.

A beautiful 1933 Olympic Coupe is on loan to the collection from Dan and Anne Russell. Dan Russell dropped off his 1933 Olympic Coupe for a loan to the Franklin Automobile Collection at Hickory Corners at the Gilmore Car Museum today (Wednesday 2 October 2019).

Here's a less distorted picture of the Cadillac dealership outside the Franklin Museum for the Cadillac-LaSalle Club Fal...
09/27/2019

Here's a less distorted picture of the Cadillac dealership outside the Franklin Museum for the Cadillac-LaSalle Club Fall Festival this Friday and Saturday 27-28 September 2019

Well the weather forecasters were wrong, and it didn’t rain until the day was over. A smaller turnout than last year, bu...
06/15/2019

Well the weather forecasters were wrong, and it didn’t rain until the day was over. A smaller turnout than last year, but a nice variety of air cooled cars arrived during the day.

Facebook is always nagging me to post something here - so here we go...I was down at the Gilmore Car Museum today to fin...
03/28/2019

Facebook is always nagging me to post something here - so here we go...

I was down at the Gilmore Car Museum today to find a drawing missing from the parts drawings on the club website, and to take a look at a couple of the cars with a view to having them running for the Air Cooled Meet and one other event this year.

So here are a couple of shots of where the 60,000 (or whatever the number is) H H Franklin Manufacturing Company parts drawings are kept.

Things are getting a bit crowded down in the basement it seems - a giant drafting table was in my way and I had to crawl under it to get to the cabinets.

The latest addition to the display - the 1928 12B donated by Keith and Elaine Knowlton has its display sign now.
02/12/2019

The latest addition to the display - the 1928 12B donated by Keith and Elaine Knowlton has its display sign now.

The decorations are up at the Gilmore Car Museum.
11/27/2018

The decorations are up at the Gilmore Car Museum.

The Series 12B Touring Sport Franklin that was recently acquired by the Franklin Automobile Collection at Hickory Corner...
11/08/2018

The Series 12B Touring Sport Franklin that was recently acquired by the Franklin Automobile Collection at Hickory Corners - a kind donation from Keith and Elaine Knowlton.

Another car was added to the collection this past weekend. A beautiful 1928 Series 12B Sport Touring. Here are a few pho...
11/08/2018

Another car was added to the collection this past weekend. A beautiful 1928 Series 12B Sport Touring. Here are a few photos I took when I had it outside this past sunny Monday.

This beautiful car is a very generous donation from Keith and Elaine Knowlton.

Some photos of the Collection taken in September 2018.
10/02/2018

Some photos of the Collection taken in September 2018.

Some photos of the Collection taken in September 2018.

The collection is now down a car - one of the cars that had been on loan to the museum since its opening has been sold b...
08/23/2018

The collection is now down a car - one of the cars that had been on loan to the museum since its opening has been sold by its owner, and the new owner came to pick it up on Tuesday. Here are a couple of shots of it getting ready to load into the trailer for its ride to Oklahoma.

Apparently we have passed 700 likes on this page.And remember - the 2018 Air Cooled Gathering at Hickory Corners is comi...
04/29/2018
Franklin Automobile Collection at Hickory Corners

Apparently we have passed 700 likes on this page.

And remember - the 2018 Air Cooled Gathering at Hickory Corners is coming up on 18 June :-)

The Franklin Automobile Collection at Hickory Corners is the Museum for the H.H. Franklin Club dedicated to the preservation of the air cooled Franklin

A lineup of Franklin cars during the 2017 Franklin Club Midwest Meet.
03/16/2018

A lineup of Franklin cars during the 2017 Franklin Club Midwest Meet.

12/29/2016

It has been another spectacular year at the Franklin Automobile Collection in Hickory Corners, Michigan. Attendance continues to rise at the Gilmore Car Museum as people realize it is on the must do list

12/29/2016

It has been another spectacular year at the Franklin Automobile Collection in Hickory Corners, Michigan. Attendance continues to rise at the Gilmore Car Museum as people realize it is on the must do list

Dreaming of the Air Cooled Gathering June 18, 2016. Along with the beautiful Corvairs, VWs, Porsches, and Franklins we a...
01/27/2016

Dreaming of the Air Cooled Gathering June 18, 2016. Along with the beautiful Corvairs, VWs, Porsches, and Franklins we are having a special visit from The Vintage Microcar Club.

Dreaming of the Air Cooled Gathering June 18, 2016. Along with the beautiful Corvairs, VWs, Porsches, and Franklins we are having a special visit from The Vintage Microcar Club.

Winter is about to arrive here in the Midwest,and although the days have been warm for December, the nights are long. Lo...
12/21/2015

Winter is about to arrive here in the Midwest,and although the days have been warm for December, the nights are long. Lots of us have been dreaming not of sugar plums, but of summer days and the Air Cooled Gathering at the Gilmore Car Museum. It is not yet time to polish a fender, but mark your calendar for June 18 2016 and join in the fun at the 6th Gathering. It is just six months away.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS

Winter is about to arrive here in the Midwest,and although the days have been warm for December, the nights are long. Lots of us have been dreaming not of sugar plums, but of summer days and the Air Cooled Gathering at the Gilmore Car Museum. It is not yet time to polish a fender, but mark your calendar for June 18 2016 and join in the fun at the 6th Gathering. It is just six months away.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS

In the current issue of Automobile Magazine in an article " The 10 Most Interesting Vehicles at the Gilmore Car Museum",...
09/09/2015

In the current issue of Automobile Magazine in an article " The 10 Most Interesting Vehicles at the Gilmore Car Museum", the 1931 Franklin Series 153 Delux Sedan that is in the FACHC collection is featured. It is known as "The Walker" and was designed and built for the 1931 New York Automobile Salon, and is considered one of the first concept cars.The article can be seen at www.automobilemag.com or on facebook at Gilmore Car Museum.

FACHC scores a red ribbon with the Dietrich Speedster
07/31/2015

FACHC scores a red ribbon with the Dietrich Speedster

FACHC scores a red ribbon with the Dietrich Speedster

The FACHC is taking John Downs' Speedster to the Concours d' Elegance of America at St. John's.  It is a really tough cl...
07/22/2015

The FACHC is taking John Downs' Speedster to the Concours d' Elegance of America at St. John's. It is a really tough class, but it's a great chance to show off what you can see at the Gilmore. Stop by if you are at the Concourse and say hello.

The FACHC is taking John Downs' Speedster to the Concours d' Elegance of America at St. John's. It is a really tough class, but it's a great chance to show off what you can see at the Gilmore. Stop by if you are at the Concourse and say hello.

Cars at the 5th Air Cooled Gathering
06/27/2015

Cars at the 5th Air Cooled Gathering

Photos from Franklin Automobile Collection at Hickory Corners's post
06/26/2015

Photos from Franklin Automobile Collection at Hickory Corners's post

06/26/2015

Air Cooled Gathering June 20, 2015 Another success

Franklins in the Collection
04/20/2015

Franklins in the Collection

The  1930 Franklin  Dietrich Speedster donated to the collection by John and Catherine Downs
02/04/2015

The 1930 Franklin Dietrich Speedster donated to the collection by John and Catherine Downs

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02/03/2015

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Franklin Automobile Collection at Hickory Corners
02/02/2015

Franklin Automobile Collection at Hickory Corners

Franklin Automobile Collection at Hickory Corners's cover photo
02/02/2015

Franklin Automobile Collection at Hickory Corners's cover photo

Address

6865 W Hickory Rd
Hickory Corners, MI
49060

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 18:00
Sunday 09:00 - 18:00

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I am selling this 1921 car at auction in upstate new York next week . It has been in the family since the 60s
My wife and I visited the museum in 2017 and I have finally written it up on my car blog.
Hello, Franklin enthusiasts! My wife and I visited the museum in 2017 and I have just gotten around to writing it up for my blog. I hope you enjoy this, and all the best for 2020!
Where is Hickory Corners?
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