San Jose - Silicon Valley, California
Frank Portera, President
Phone: (408) 997-2901
Our Chapter was founded in 2012 and currently has 50 members. Although located in Santa Clara County we encompass and serve the Central Coast Counties. We have and welcome members from other counties. We try to have at least four meetings a year, a yearly barbecue, and host a show every September. Some members are still farming as well as restoring, collecting and displaying their CAT'S at shows throughout California and Oregon. Our goals are to keep alive the tradition of Caterpillar and help each other with restorations.
There has been much discussion between ACMOC leadership and the show organizers with Chapter 9. It has been agreed that we all have a concern with this show location not being an existing show with its own existing attendees and infrastructure. This leads us to another agreed upon concern that the necessary spectator number needed to make this show a success might not be feasible. Shows are expensive to put on and that, coupled with today’s raising costs, ACMOC, Chapter 9 and the show organizers in Laramie, WY have all agreed that it is best to forgo a National Show in 2022. This however does not mean that the opportunity to visit Chad Enyeart's place and his collection in Laramie is gone. We will have a member’s event at Chad’s place in the future. We wish to share this with the membership so that you have time to cancel any travel plans that you may have already arranged. We are very sorry to announce this, but we feel this is what's best for the club during these challenging times.