POWER BIG MEET NUMBER 40 means BIG CHANGE for the biggest car show in the world! 25.000 cars expected!
WE ARE MOVING TO LIDKOPING!
Yes its official! Power Big Meet 2017 – July 6-8 – moves from Västerås to a new location: city of Lidköping located about 200 km southwest of Västerås. And 100 km northeast of Swedens second biggest city Gothenburg. This is a major anouncement – so please spread the word!!!!!!!!!!!!
The move is due to the fact that the airfield thats been home to Power Big Meet for 32 years is plain and simple too small for the 40th jubilee. We expect 20-30 percent more cars than on a “normal” Power Big Meet year. We have to accept this and decided to move to the hugh (2-3 times the size of the event location in Västerås) Lidköping/Hovby Airfield. Lidköping is much smaller than Västerås but within a 30 minute drive theres 5 more cities: Skara, Vänersborg, Mariestad, Falköping and Skövde.
Please look up the Lidköping area on google maps! This region is a major tourist area with many hotells/B&B:s/campgrounds etc. We will update with a complete list in the very near future! The Lidköping area holds the most classic american cars in the world per square km! Even a local swap meet can draw over 1000 cars! We sure hope you will join us in the 2017 celebrations July 6-8!!!
Use this link top look for hotels, campgrounds, B&B:s etc.. You might have to copy and paste on google etc
At the botton of the page click on “Boende” and then scroll through the list.
If you have visited Power Big Meet in an american car you have probably been given a Big Meet license plate entering the gates. They were first made 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 €1500 on the Swedish webauction sight Tradera. The record for one plate is €380 for the 1987 cardboard plate in perfect condition. Remember these vanity plates have been given away free by the Power Big Meet event organizers!
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.
Click and enjoy!
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 in the world koves to Lidköping, Sweden July 6-8 2017. More cars, more people, more swap meet vendors than you can believe. Read More
The 38th annual Power Meet was hot and heavy. 30 degrees for 3 days and well over 20.000 cars in Västerås. One of the very best shows ever!
The showground at the Johannisberg Airfield was full to capacity both Friday and Saturday!
This year we had visitors from at least 50 countries including Pakistan, Thailand and Singapore.
The dates for 2016 are July 7-8-9!
The 2015 Power Big Meet – the 37th annual – will take place in Västerås July 2-3-4. Thursday til Saturday!
Power Big Meet is known all over the world and is one of the – if not THE – biggest car show on the globe! Hope to see you in Västerås/Sweden the first week of July! We will update with more info as we get closer to THE BIG ONE!
You have to vistit Power Big Meet in person to understand the size of the show. Words can not describe the event. The biggest draw is the 5 km long swap meet with over 600 vendors. In american terms you have to walk over 6 miles to see both sides of the swap meet. We have over 1000 applications for swap meet spots but try to pick out the best to get a great variety of vendors with the best parts. We also grade the individual swap meet sellers and if the merchandise is not up to our standards they will not get an invitation next year. Power Big Meet is like a hugh shopping mall and you have to have “great stores” in the mall – otherwise customers will go somewhere else!
As usual our friends from England made a great impact on the 2014 Power Big Meet. 8 very streetable muscle cars drove all the way to Västerås and back home to the UK (2400 kilometers!!) in their great looking vehicles. Alan McSweeney (right) won the 3:rd price award in Street Machine with his suberp Volvo 162 (7,50 second chromemoly chassis with a GMC blown Dart 400″ engine). Larry Ward (Waltham Abbey – left) won the Custom Car class with his -57 Chevy convertible. Chris Wade (St Albans, Herts) won The 1964 – 73 Hard Top class with his Pontiac GTO. Cherie Westrich (from Chip Foose Owerhaulin TV) gave out the throphies! Hope to see a group of crazy britts in Västerås 2015!