79 Corvette and 71 Skylark to Power Big Meet 2013 in Västerås, Sweden

We started our trip to the largest American car show in the world on the 3rd of July – the Power Big Meet 2013. We took the ship from Paldiski to Kapellskär and it arrived nicely the morning of 4th. The 71 Buick Skylark 454 and my 79 Corvette 383 Stroker were ready to discover Scandinavia! :) I must say the event itself was absolutely unbelievable – it was so crazily big and there were just enormous amounts of people everywhere. The city was pretty much converted to old American style, even the Burger King restaurants had special themes inside. Our trip didn’t go without troubles because within the first hour of driving the Buick hit a sharp bump on a road construction area and destroyed its brand new transmission oil pan! The oil leaked out immediately, the street was full of oil and it was simply a mess! I will post photos of this as soon as I get them from my girlfriend’s phone. I will also then tell the story how we fixed it and still managed to continue the journey. Another issue occured later that evening with the Buick when the engine stalled on a bridge in the middle of Stockholm. There we were again, blocking the road and finding out what to do. Pretty soon we found it was the HEI distributor failing and we took another one from the trunk to replace it :) Always be prepared!

I will now let you go and see the photos – I have again edited them in a slightly different way so hopefully you find these enjoyable!