Click on the link above to view a 40 page story about POWER BIG MEET 2022 – from American Car Club Swedens own magazine: Americar Magazine! Text is in Swedish but pictures pretty much tells the story! ENJOY!
Power Big Meet is back for the 44th time July 6-8! The biggest car show and swap meet i Europe is held at the Hovby Airfield in Lidköping Sweden. Please book your hotell rooms, campsite reservations etc early. Surrounding towns of Skara, Skövde and Falköping is only appx 30 minutes traveltime from the Power Big Meet showsite – plenty of hotells in the vincinity! WELCOME TO ONE OF THE GREATIST SHOWS ON EARTH!
Power Big Meet number 43 July 7-9 2022 in Lidköping was a hugh sucess!
Some 19.000 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 2022!
WE DO have a long distance award 2023 ! Please come to the show judging area on Saturday July 8 and tell us about your trip to Power Big Meet 2022!!
Power Big Meet #43 July 7-9 was held in perfect weather. Light breeze and sunshine! Over 8000 cars came in through the gates on Friday and Saturday. 2 kilometers of cars six rows deep. What a sight! It was almost impossible to walk around the field and see all the incredible cars in one day!! Many great memories for classic car lovers around the world!
The swap meet street at Power Big Meet 2022 on the Hovby airfield outside of Lidköping in Sweden was STRONG. We pick the vendors – car parts and auto related products must dominate! Guests from Germany and Holland do most of the buying. But we hade visitors from Switzerland, Austria, France, Italy, Poland, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Spain AND many other countries around the world spending heavy at Big Meet 2022. Thanks so much for coming to the show!
Hipoint of the 2019 Power Big Meet in Lidköping Sweden was the gathering of 13 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz convertibles from 1959. Has never happened since the factory production in Detroit in 1958-1959!
7200 cars on Friday July 5 and 7400 cars on Saturday July 6 made the show an incredible experiance! We had visitors from every country in Europe plus many American enthusiasts stunned by the quality and number of US classis. Several big time high rolleer collectors from the US could not believe the reality of Power Big Meet.
Watch the youtube video from the Biarritz Reunion and the 200 car “Fine Car Cruise” Friday night. Swedish commentary but look at the cars!!!!
Welcome back 2020!!!
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!
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!