So, as pieces of my ordinary life seems to be back together again it is good time to get back to my project again. As there haven't happened much with Signet I decided write about something else. And what would be a better subject than the Power Big Meet that took place last week in Västerås, Sweden. I wrote about it last year too, but that post was in Finnish and this one is, of course, in English:) So, for those who don't know what is Power meet I can tell it definitely is something you must experience at least once in your life time, but those who go there once... Will be there twice, and third and fourth and so on many times, ha ha :D Yeah, at least if you happen to be an enthusiast of american cars, rock'n'roll, awesome people and great, great party:) With over 20 000 cars and 100 000 people they claim to be the biggest and baddest car show on the planet and I can tell you folks, they are not telling lies!!
This was my eighth time in Power meet. And one of the best. It seems like you can't get enough of it, no matter how many times you go there, you'll always wait the next time as much as you did your first one, if not even more:) This year the weather was awesome all week long and there was a LOT of people joining the night cruising, probably more than ever before. I met some awesome people again, some I knew from previous power meets, some were new to me. One thing that I love about Power Meet is the atmosphere there... Extremely relaxed and easy, you can talk to everyone and make new friends. That hundred thousand people is like one big family, the power big meet family:)
Explaining the Power meet is impossible. You must experience it by yourself, but to give you a bite of that apple I decided to put up a slide show... It went like this;
And other highlights...
There is a lot of highlights that I was unable to capture in pictures. There is always so much going on that you cant capture it all, or you may lose the spirit. One highlight that were not photographed and included in slide show was helping some guys from Holland with their '58 DeSoto which had some ignition problems. In Thursday night they were standing in Sjöhagsvägen with hood wide open and digging something in the engine room. We stopped to ask if they need some help and quickly figured out that we need some ignition parts to get it back on track. Our car was already full booked so I told them I can drive to local american car parts store (which is open 24 hours during power meet) to get the parts and bring them, if they can wait at their car. Unfortunately they did not have correct breaker points in stock, but they told they can get them for next day and that they should be available around noon.. So I placed the order and called the DeSoto guys that they must wait a little bit longer, until next day and that I can get the parts and bring them next day when I wake up. And that's what we did. Auto tech got the parts and we got the DeSoto back on track. It was nice to help these nice guys and I'm pretty sure we will meet again. I got their number, and they told we are very welcome to visit them if we ever come to Holland. I think we will some day:) So, hello Holland!
Another thing you can't capture in photos (unless you take video) is the music. The music is playing all the time, at least in our car, ha ha :D When you hear the same songs later you will remember the feeling, the atmosphere and everything. It is funny how the music can wake up the feelings and memories alive, like everything happened just yesterday, even though it's been years since the precious moments... Redheaded one of the each other-liking chicks in the slide show liked AC/DC, so we played some AC/DC. Girls got rhythm was the song and rhythm she definitely got, the backseat rhythm :D Oh my God.
And these folks obviously were having some sort of rhythm in the back of a Dodge truck....
-Vallu the author