Motor show reports good business with Mars ‘rover’ vehicle a star attraction

The organisers of this weekend’s Shetland Motor Show have reported a “steady flow” of visitors during the two-day event at Clickimin in Lerwick.

Despite dull and wet weather today the show was still doing good business, with the number of visitors very promising by lunchtime. The event, organised by Shetland Rotary Club for over 20 years, is due to end at 4pm today.

Interest in the selection of vehicles on display was reported as being very good with many people taking advantage of deals on offer by the various exhibitors.

Special features at this year’s show included a replica of the Mars “rover” vehicle and a 200mph Mitsubishi car owned by local man Adam Talbot.

The police were also present with their new mobile command unit in the hall.

Rotary Club president Steve Benn said: “It’s been absolutely great, with plenty of people flowing through. The exhibitors are selling cars and there’s a lot of interest. And there’s also interest in membership of the Rotary Club as well so we’ve been doing a bit of business too which is very pleasing.”

Mr Benn said the the Mars rover stand, as expected, was one of the star attractions. Also popular was the police stand with its motorcycles and flashing lights going down well with the children. The model car stand was also proving very popular with the younger and older folk alike.

The weather certainly didn’t seem to have had an adverse affect, Mr Benn added. Maybe as it wasn’t exactly “beach weather” was no bad thing.

For more see The Shetland Times on Friday.


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