Our second year at the Hovby Airport near Lidköping/Sweden proved very succesful. US Car enthusiasts from all over the world attended the show. Saturday alone over 9.000 cars came to the showground. Swap Meet vendors reported brisk sales – especially on the last day of the show as cooler weather gave relief from the extreme heat wave that has hit the Scandinavian countries this summer. Crusing in Lidköping at night was incredible to put it mildly. Thousands of high quality cars lined the streets for 10 kilometers!
One of many “HIGHS” of the show was when seven 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz convertibles parked side by side in front of an impressed crowd. A VERY unusual event! Power Big Meet 2018 saw an incredible number of unusual high quality american 50:s and 60:s convertibles at the show. Best in show award went to Stefan Wernestrands fantastic 1960 Chrysler 300 F convertible.
One of the major attractions that makes Power Big Meet so special is the swap meet. If you are looking for hard to find parts this is the place! No other swap meet in the world can compete when it comes to parts for 1950:s American Car Parts. Reason being that Swedes bought 100:s of containers full of good parts in the US when they were almost free of charge in the 1970:s and 80:s. One of our 300 vendors sold 20.000 Euros worth of Cadillac parts! Already looking forward to the next Power Big Meet July 4-6 2019! Mark the date in your calender. And book your hotell rooms early on booking.com, hotells.com or the sight of your choice!
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. We had a great show at the Lidköping Airport this past July. Yes its official! Power Big Meet 2018 – July 5-7 – returns to the city of Lidköping located 100 km northeast of Swedens second biggest city Gothenburg. This is a major anouncement – so please spread the word!!!!!!!!!!!!
The Classic Mustang Club of Sweden joined The Cadillac Club, The MoPar Club, the Corvette Club, the Camaro Club, The Swedish Hot Rod Association and many more made a great showing at the 2018 Power Big Meet! Over 200 Ford Mustangs came to the showground. Winner of the 1963-74 class was Tord Person and his incredibly restored 1970 Mustang Boss 302. Picture shows Tord and Miss Power Meet 2018.
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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