Photo Competition 2019: Win a CAT Tie Clip!

This forum will host the monthly CMN Photo Competition
User avatar

Topic author
Holger
Site Admin
Posts: 5573
Joined: Tue Jun 12, 2007 8:13 pm
Has thanked: 219 times
Been thanked: 124 times
Flag: Sweden

Photo Competition 2019: Win a CAT Tie Clip!

Post #1 by Holger » Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:41 pm

Hello!

Some weeks ago Alan approached me and offered an original CAT tie clip for the members of CMN!
We talked via email for some time and agreed on turning this into a photo competition, with Alan beeing the judge choosing the winning photo!

The winner will receive the CAT tie clip!

Dear Alan, thank you for your generous offer and may the best photo win! :D :claphands:

Caterpillar D9 Tie Clip

I thank you very much for your suggestion that I may like to judge your Photographic Competition and that the tie clip would make a suitable prize
for the best photograph. I would be extremely honoured if the tie clip was worn and treasured as my late Father wore and treasured it.

My family are from New Zealand and my Father was an apprenticeship-served motor mechanic (cars, trucks). In 1957 my Father decided he wanted to change the course of his work and become a heavy machinery mechanic. We lived in the town of Rotorua (North Island, New Zealand) which was the centre of a large forestry area. At that time, most of the heavy farming, roadworks, and forestry machinery was Caterpillar. The New Zealand Agents for Caterpillar were a company by the name of Gough, Gough & Hamer.

There was a large Gough, Gough & Hamer machinery sales, parts outlet, and workshops at Rotorua. My Father joined this company as an Assistant Mechanic in 1957. He was required to serve two years as an Assistant and attend training courses to enable him to work unassisted on large Caterpillar machinery.

In 1959 (I was 12 years old and remember it well) he completed his Caterpillar training and, as well as receiving a Training Certificate, he received the tie clip. He used to wear this tie clip often and was very proud of it.

Shortly before he passed away in 2004, my Father asked me what I would like him to leave for me. As I was living in England and I did not want anything heavy, I told him I would like his war medals (Japan). Soon after his passing my Mother sent me a small box with his medals inside. Also inside was the tie clip. I had forgotten about the clip as I left New Zealand in 1974 and I did not see him wearing a tie thereafter.

I went to sea and became a Chief Engineer on large diesel powered container ships and steam powered very large oil tankers. Having retired several years ago, I still wear a tie often but I have several tie clips more appropriate to my profession and therefore I would like the D9 tie clip to go to a gentleman who will wear it, and, is also a good photographer of heavy machinery.

Wishing you all the best,
Alan
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Some resources:
How-To

User avatar

Topic author
Holger
Site Admin
Posts: 5573
Joined: Tue Jun 12, 2007 8:13 pm
Has thanked: 219 times
Been thanked: 124 times
Flag: Sweden

Re: Photo Competition 2019: Win a CAT Tie Clip!

Post #2 by Holger » Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:45 pm

The competition will end December 10th so that the winner hopefully will receive the Tie Clip before Christmas!
Some resources:
How-To


Jeremy Rowland
Moderator
Posts: 7491
Joined: Sun Aug 05, 2007 8:36 pm
Real name: Jeremy Rowland
Has thanked: 1318 times
Been thanked: 1155 times

Re: Photo Competition 2019: Win a CAT Tie Clip!

Post #3 by Jeremy Rowland » Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:52 am

Holger very good :thumbup: I will see what I can come up with. :wave:

Jeremy


cobbadog
Posts: 169
Joined: Thu May 17, 2018 6:08 am
Real name: John
Location: Coopernook. NSW. Australia
Has thanked: 77 times
Been thanked: 44 times
Flag: Australia

Re: Photo Competition 2019: Win a CAT Tie Clip!

Post #4 by cobbadog » Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:19 am

I will load a couple up of our Humpty Dumpy for your viewing, he is a real talking point at Rallies.
Cheers Cobba


Jeremy Rowland
Moderator
Posts: 7491
Joined: Sun Aug 05, 2007 8:36 pm
Real name: Jeremy Rowland
Has thanked: 1318 times
Been thanked: 1155 times

Re: Photo Competition 2019: Win a CAT Tie Clip!

Post #5 by Jeremy Rowland » Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:30 pm

Okay let's kick the ball into play with this shot taken yesterday, frosty diggers at Andrew Beaulah's.

Jeremy


Image

User avatar

Topic author
Holger
Site Admin
Posts: 5573
Joined: Tue Jun 12, 2007 8:13 pm
Has thanked: 219 times
Been thanked: 124 times
Flag: Sweden

Re: Photo Competition 2019: Win a CAT Tie Clip!

Post #6 by Holger » Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:12 pm

Nice Jeremy!

Only one day left!
Some resources:
How-To

User avatar

Topic author
Holger
Site Admin
Posts: 5573
Joined: Tue Jun 12, 2007 8:13 pm
Has thanked: 219 times
Been thanked: 124 times
Flag: Sweden

Re: Photo Competition 2019: Win a CAT Tie Clip!

Post #7 by Holger » Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:44 pm

Congratulation Jeremy!
I will send you the Tie Clip, greetings from Alan!

:bow:
Some resources:
How-To


Jeremy Rowland
Moderator
Posts: 7491
Joined: Sun Aug 05, 2007 8:36 pm
Real name: Jeremy Rowland
Has thanked: 1318 times
Been thanked: 1155 times

Re: Photo Competition 2019: Win a CAT Tie Clip!

Post #8 by Jeremy Rowland » Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:42 pm

Holger wrote:Congratulation Jeremy!
I will send you the Tie Clip, greetings from Alan!

:bow:



Many thanks Holger and thank you to Alan; such a shame that others did not participate; I know that life gets very busy for all of us myself including, hope to post more in the New Year all being well, I have run out of annual leave until January but then I can get out and about again and carry on with my restorations. :thumbup: :wave:

Jeremy


cobbadog
Posts: 169
Joined: Thu May 17, 2018 6:08 am
Real name: John
Location: Coopernook. NSW. Australia
Has thanked: 77 times
Been thanked: 44 times
Flag: Australia

Re: Photo Competition 2019: Win a CAT Tie Clip!

Post #9 by cobbadog » Sun Dec 22, 2019 7:04 am

Sorry for the delay in posting these of our Liner Roughrider. I was able to fit the second seat on Humpty after moving the muffler out the back by fitting a bent exhaust pipe from the normal outlet under the new seat to behind.
Cheers Cobba


cobbadog
Posts: 169
Joined: Thu May 17, 2018 6:08 am
Real name: John
Location: Coopernook. NSW. Australia
Has thanked: 77 times
Been thanked: 44 times
Flag: Australia

Re: Photo Competition 2019: Win a CAT Tie Clip!

Post #10 by cobbadog » Sun Dec 22, 2019 7:05 am

Image
Image
Image
Image

Sorry I forgot to insert
Cheers Cobba


Return to “Photo Competitions”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests