Chapter Twenty Nine

Surf to Summit Tractors

Phil Rye

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Phil: +614192650982
Meredith: +61409155764

We comprise the lower half of the state of NSW, covering 430,000 square kilometers or 165, 000 square miles. We are a new chapter and held our inaugural meeting in January 2019. Our members are knowledgeable, enthusiastic, are committed to the preservation of antique caterpillar machinery, and have a fine range of tractors. Our president Phil Rye has several historic caterpillars from construction of the Snowy Scheme, as well as many other antique CATs.


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What's Happening

Harden Truck & Tractor Show March 20 2022 - see "Events" on the left

Harden 2020 machines on show HARDEN 2020

2022 Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted

ACMOC is pleased to administer three scholarships this year: the ACMOC Scholarship, the Alan Smith Memorial Scholarship and the Glen Ghilotti Memorial Scholarship. These scholarships are available to members, children or grandchildren of members in good standing of the Antique Caterpillar Machinery Owners Club aged 25 or below who are enrolled or accepted in an accredited technical school, college or university studying agricultural studies, construction engineering, manufacturing, mechanical engineering or other heavy equipment industry fields of study.

For more information or to download an application, please follow this link:

2022 National Show update

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.


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We are having an event in Bredbo – between Cooma and Canberra on the 2022 Easter weekend (15-18 April), which will be hosted by Phil’s Snowy Mountains Historic Equipment Association (SMHEA). The theme this year is “All things International, including trucks, dozers, tractors, implements” however I would like to think we could display a strong Caterpillar presence.We had a very successful rally last Easter and would love to have a team from ACMOC there to have our AGM and get together, please contact Meredith if you would be interested in attending.

It is our intention to have several Cats at the stand and Ken Bowerman, who is the closest member (of both clubs) being a Bredbo local, also plans to have his Cats there. Some other members of the SMHEA club will also be bringing a Cat or two. I realise it is a long haul for some of our ACMOC members, but any display machines will be most welcome.
Given the recent Covid interruptions I am looking forward to a chance for a get together, and our meeting. If any prospectives could reply to Phil Rye regarding machines, it would be much appreciated.



 There are more options for accommodation in Cooma which is 20 minutes down, access these via this link: Accommodations Archive - Visit Cooma

Further information will be available soon or check out the website  Bredbo Truck & Machinery Show. Thanks Meredith & Phil



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