Chapter Nineteen

Southeast Australia

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President Steve Jackel

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Phone: +61 417 392 848

Secretary/Treasurer Glen Slocombe

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Phone: +61 409 955 936

Formed in 2014 after a hugely successful ‘Caterpillar’ Rally at Lake Goldsmith, Victoria, Chapter 19 has a shed at the Lake Goldsmith earthmoving arena which serves as a display centre for our members collections where the general public can come and enjoy the story of Caterpillar equipment. Our members also get special access to technical information, tooling and replica parts along with discounted ACMOC, Chapter and Caterpillar merchandise. You do not need to own a Caterpillar tractor to be a member, we have many members that just enjoy the history of earthmoving and the Caterpillar brand and the camaraderie of being in a Club like ACMOC. Chapter 19 also offers membership renewal services locally and is a NHMA member Club, offering public liability insurance Australia wide. We serve the States of Victoria & Tasmania, but also have members across all of Australia.


Wheels at Wanaka, New Zealand
April 02 - April 04, 2021
Wanaka, New Zealand
NHMA National Rally, Mudgee NSW
April 09 - April 11, 2021


What's Happening


Please see update from the organising committee. 

Dear Historical Machinery Enthusiast, We hope you are keeping well during these unprecedented times. We just wanted to update you on the preparations for the rally. The committee is keen to proceed with the rally, so every effort is being made to comply with any COVID guidelines. Of course, none of us have a crystal ball so we can't be 100% sure the rally will eventuate or what modifications will be required to the set-up of the event. For now, however, we're encouraging anyone interested in attending to get their bookings in ASAP. We only have a small number of bookings so far and the event will not be viable unless we receive adequate bookings by the cut-off date. Be assured that if the event is cancelled due to COVID, we will provide 100% refunds of exhibitor fees/camping fees etc. We can't speak for the private accommodation providers though, so it is best to check with them yourself. If you have already booked and paid, thank you very much. If not, please try to do so soon! For more information and to book, go to:

We hope to see you next year! Regards, 2021 NHMA Rally Committee 

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PAshley 1I'm sad to advise that Chapter 19 member Peter Ashley passed away last week suddenly. Born on 3rd May 1947 Peter grew up in Clayton, his first employment was working for Feignins Timber after which he drove scrapers for Charlie Adams, Colin Brown, Gearon, Jackel and Bill Wade. He also drive fuel tankers for Shell before owning and operating his own Traxcavator. More recently he worked for McCleod Tree Services and set up his own stump grinding business. Peter had a lifelong love of cars, fishing, trucks and earthmoving machines and was always a smiling face at our dinner meetings. RIP Peter 3.5.1947- 5.11.2020. 


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First I would like to extend a vote of thanks to our outgoing President Neil Clydsdale. Neil was instrumental in setting up Chapter 19 and over the last six years has worked with a  well SJackel close upselected committee to consolidate and grow the Chapter. Neil has also encouraged the setting up of new Chapters in other States. I wish Neil and wife Marilyn well as they continue to confront the challenge of rebuilding their farm after the disastrous bushfires here in Australia and Neil in his role as President of ACMOC and his endeavours to navigate a forward through COVID-19 and into the future. Good luck. On the local front I look forward to the future when Chapter 19 can once again start participating in Club events as COVID-19 restrictions are slowly eased. I would like to focus attention on the next generation of members, in sharing the operating and mechanical skills of the older, more experienced members and to engender a more family orientated Club. Members suggestions welcome. Regards Steve Jackel


The LGSPA committee have decided last week to cancel the traditional November rally weekend for 2020 due to restrictions on mass gatherings under current Covid restrictions.

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