Its official! The 41st annual Power Big Meet will be held at the Lidköping Airport July 5-7 2018. Thursday til Saturday: 3 BIG days! This means that we return to Lidköping/Sweden again. The 2017 show was a big success and we hope to make Big Meet even better in 2018. We had international visitors from over 40 nations for our 40th Jubilee event! Incredible! So many friends from Germany and Holland. Its about an 8 hour drive from northern Germany to Lidköping! Please book your hotell rooms, camping spots etc as soon as possible! There will be a campground right at the end of the showgrounds – same as in 2017. Come and enjoy the enormous US car hobby in Scandinavia!
Tomas Karlsson won BEST IN SHOW at Power Big Meet 2017. Tomas 1958 Oldsmobile 98 convertible was given 48 points out of 50 possible by the judges! This car is one of the very best 50:s US convertibles in the world – better than perfect in every detail. You have to see this car in person to enjoy the absolute attention to detail! Visitors from outside Sweden is always suprised by the incredible quality AND number of nicely restored 50:s and 60:s cars in Scandinavia!
Power Big Meet number 40 July 6-8 in Lidköping was a hugh sucess!
Some 22.000 cars entered the the showgrounds over 3 days! Incredible! Enthusiast came from all over the world including Chile, Mexico, Canada, USA, Singapore, Australia, Turkey and Russia. Most prominent at the show were cars from Holland: at least 200 dutch cars made it to Lidköping. Probably at least as many from Germany. A shorter drive from continental Europe made a big difference! Weather was way better than the forecast so were sure that a lot of great pictures and memories were brought back from Power Big meet 2017! Long distance Award was given to a Corvette brought from Syracuse, New York state!
1,5 kilometers of swap meet at Power Big Meet 2017 was very impressive! You hade to be in Lidköping in person and walk the walk to take in HOW BIG IT WAS! Vendors report brisk sales and the number of old car parts vendors astonished many new visitors. Much better than swap meets in the USA was a common comment! Reason for this that so many old car parts were bought in the US by Swedes 20-40 years ago when the parts had almost no value!
Power Big Meet 2017 was a hugh car show. 3 days and about 22.000 cars may have been less than last years figure of 25.000 cars but there was a car show at our old venue in Västerås – so figure the math! We are very pleased with the car count and the fact that so many enthusiast from Holland and Germany made the trip north. Probably 4-500 cars from these two countries! We had many visitors from Austria and Switzerland too. A contingent of cars from Moscow, Russia took us by surprise! We hope all of you had a great visit to the great north. Welcome back next year!
Come and get one of the 6.000 Power Big Meet Vanity license plates given out FREE at the entrance to Power Big Meet 2017 in Lidköping! They sell for appx €50 and up on the open market!
If you have visited Power Big Meet in an american car you have probably been given a Big Meet license plate entering the gates in your American made car. They were first given out in 1987 (87-89 made of cardboard – since 1990 made of aluminum) and they have become quite a collectors item. The new ones sell of around €50 after the show. A whole complete collection has sold for €2000 (as of May 27 2017) on the Swedish webauction sight Tradera. The record for one plate is €380! The amount was paid for a 1987 cardboard plate in perfect condition. Remember these vanity plates have been given away free by the Power Big Meet event organizers! First come – first served!
The 39th annual Power Big Meet in Västerås Sweden will be remembered as the greatest show ever in the best weather ever!
Counting the cars that went on to the airfield/showgrounds over 3 days we are talking in excess of 24.000 cars! Must bee seen to be believed! The vendor area was jam packed with some 800 sales stands. We had visitors from around the globe in large numbers! This show has the biggest influx of international visitors in the world! Talking cars: The Mustang Car Corrall alone had 224 Mustangs in one area. Probably 100 more Mustangs never found their way to the Club area!
Plans are set for a 40:th annual Power Big Meet July 6-8 2017. As the show already is on the ragged edge as far as people and cars goes in one town some changes might have to be made for 2017. Look for an update in the fall!
The 2015 Power Big Meet was an incredible event! The weather was very hot and sunny and with over 20.000 cars and visitors from all over the world the 38th annual Big Meet made the record books! Download the PDF and enjoy! The article is from the American Car Club Sweden club Magazine Americar so ofcourse all text is written in the swedish language. But its mainly pictures on these 30 pages.
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The dates for the 39th annual Power Big Meet are July 7-9 2016. Thursday til Saturday.
We will be back at the Johannisberg Airfield in Västerås Sweden”
Welcome to the biggest car show in the World!
The Biggest American show comes back to Lidköping, Sweden July 5-7 2018. More cars, more people, more swap meet vendors than you can believe. Read More