I’ve spoken with plenty of people, both traders and enthusiasts, who are concerned about the number of sales being held, and the number of new auction businesses starting up. You’ve got to ask do we really need more sales? If anything, we could probably do with fewer, and spread more across the year. We recently had a case of four auctions on one weekend, with three sales taking place on the Saturday. Is that good for buyers and sellers? I’d have been worried if I had a car in a sale on that day. But along with a sometimes fit-to-bursting auction calendar, there’s been a recent rise in new businesses starting up. Yes, competition can be good, but only if those new companies bring high levels of professionalism with them. Without new blood raising the bar, the whole classic auction industry could suffer as a result of get-rich-quick merchants.