In the afternoon Mr Archer said the centre, which has around 50 vehicles inside and more outside, was very busy with visitors chatting to all the dealers, which was a “very good sign”. About a thousand visitors are expected over the course of the weekend.
Mr Archer said this was the first time for many years that all local dealerships had been represented, with the vehicles, mainly cars, coming from 11 manufacturers.
One of the more unusual among them was the ATV Quadzilla, which Mr Archer described as “an amazing thing”, being able to reach up to 70 mph and go up a 60 degree slope.
The show has plenty to offer visitors, he said, with a chance to win a set of tyres and a trip to the British Touring Car Championships at Knockhill.
The motor show and the Ideal Homes exhibition are the Rotary Club’s biggest fund-raisers – the two shows together raise around £20,000.