How many sales can the market really accommodate? That’s a question I hear time after time. With some auctioneers adding more sales to their calendars as the year progresses it can be said the market is in a good way, but it’s important to look at the cars in those sales, because on quite a few occasions you’ll find some ‘padding’ – motors that have a questionable right to the classic moniker. I know that one of the biggest beefs with punters is modern cars being added just to make up the numbers. I can understand the need to make as much money as possible from a sale, but making them artificially bigger does no favours to the classic auction industry.