The Antique Caterpillar Machinery Owners Club (ACMOC) was founded in 1991 by a small group of enthusiasts who all shared a similar passion, the legacy of antique Caterpillar machinery. At the time, they had no idea that their club would one day grow to have thousands of members all around the world.
Now based in Peoria, Illinois, ACMOC's mission is to assist and educate its members, and the general public, to appreciate the historic role of Caterpillar machinery in shaping the world. ACMOC promotes the collection, preservation, restoration, display, and study of products and memorabilia of Caterpillar and its related predecessors.
Whether you own antique Caterpillar machinery, or simply have an interest in the history behind it, ACMOC offers something for everyone. Through our full-color magazine, shows, local chapters, and bulletin board, members enjoy the camaraderie of shared interests.
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(Peoria, IL) The Antique Caterpillar Machinery Owners Club (ACMOC), a licensee of Caterpillar Inc., is currently accepting applications for three scholarship funds - the Antique Caterpillar Machinery Owners Club Scholarship, the Alan Smith Memorial Scholarship and the Glen Ghilotti Memorial Scholarship; all to be awarded in Summer 2020. These scholarships are open to all ACMOC members, their children and grandchildren worldwide. Application submissions must be postmarked by May 30, 2020.
The ACMOC Scholarship will be awarded to an individual who is focusing collegiate studies on agriculture, engineering, or other related heavy equipment related industries. "One of the goals of ACMOC is to bring awareness of the historic role of Caterpillar in shaping the world," said Dave Wintermute, former ACMOC President. "We have created this fund to honor our members and their families for their dedication to this goal and as a way to promote and encourage interest in this Industry through education" he added.
The Alan Smith Memorial Scholarship was created by T. Bondurant French to honor his long-time friend and fellow ACMOC Member Alan Smith. "Al did a lot for me and had a real spirit for teaching. This scholarship is in memory of that," said Mr. French. This scholarship will award $2,000 USD to an applicant interested in construction engineering, construction management or heavy equipment studies.
The Glen Ghilotti Memorial Scholarship was established in 2019 by an anonymous donor to honor the memory of Glen Ghilotti who passed away on March 25, 2018. Glen was a long-time member and great friend of ACMOC. His enthusiasm and support of the interests of the Club and the hobby was broadly felt as was his endless willingness to help others. This scholarship is being graciously underwritten by the Ghilotti family and a very generous anonymous donor.
All applicants must be aged 25 years or under and be an ACMOC member, or the child or grandchild of an ACMOC member in good standing. In addition, applicants must be enrolled at a 2-year or 4-year accredited technical school, college or university and maintain a 2.5 or above cumulative grade point average. A complete listing of criteria, guidelines and applications are available at www.acmoc.org or by contacting the ACMOC office at (309) 691-5002 or email@example.com.
ACMOC seeks to assist and educate its members and the general public to appreciate the historic role of Caterpillar machinery in shaping the world. This is done by the promoting the collection, preservation, restoration, display and study of products and memorabilia of Caterpillar and its related predecessors. More information on ACMOC and the scholarship funds, including an application, can be found at www.acmoc.org.