Power Big Meet
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Power Big Meet (sometimes shortened "Power Meet") is the world's largest classic car show held in Västerås, Sweden, for American cars (especially those from the 1950s and 1960s). It is held each summer during the first weekend of July (from Thursday to Saturday) and is a major event for people who hold an interest for old American cars from all over the world.
The Power Big Meet begins on Friday, when the cars drive around in the city. The main attraction is to wander around a local airfield in Västerås, called Johannisbergs airfield, and look at cars and converse with the people who own them.
Power Big Meet is one of the biggest car events in the world. Every year between 55 and 75 thousand people visit Power Big Meet to look at other and show their own cars at Västerås' Johannisberg airfield.
The Power Big Meet began in 1978, and celebrated its largest crowd on record ever in 2007 during its 30th gathering.
During the Power Big Meet 2004 the police reported that an estimated 12,000 cars had participated in the festivities, breaking all previous records. During 2014 17,000 cars participated and 200,000 visitors showed up.
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