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Junkyard Wars 

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A show in which, each week, two rival teams are given the task of building some kind of machine, in one day, using only the items found in an unusually well-stocked scrapyard. Machines ... See full summary »
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Robert Llewellyn ...  Self - Presenter 122 episodes, 1998-2008
Lisa Rogers Lisa Rogers ...  Self - Presenter 85 episodes, 2002-2008
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A show in which, each week, two rival teams are given the task of building some kind of machine, in one day, using only the items found in an unusually well-stocked scrapyard. Machines constructed to date have included trebuchets, hovercraft, rockets, gliders, cannons and diving suits. Written by Simon Shearn <simon@frieth.demon.co.uk>

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Trivia

Dick Strawbridge, contestant in Series 1 and 2 replaced Robert Llewellyn and Lisa Rogers, as the presenter in Series 11. See more »

Quotes

[comparing their wrecking machines]
Member of The Beach Boys team: Bigger! Stronger! Better!
Member of The Chaos Crew team: Yeah... but ours articulates!
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Alternate Versions

New credit sequence and theme music for U.S. broadcast on TLC. See more »

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Referenced in Hiccups: Welcome Back Potter (2011) See more »

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Very, very clever show that is a showcase of creativity
7 July 2003 | by Gideon40See all my reviews

Although I have only seen two episodes of it, Junkyard wars is an excellent show that defines the word 'creativity'. Two teams of people from various states in the US will be assigned a specific vehicle to make, whether its an all terrain vehicle or remote controlled torpedo. They have to make this vehicle out of materials found in a junkyard, hence the name. The rules of the show go nowhere into what the design of the vehicle will be, but they do make it so that extreme coordination and team work is required among the contestants. Watching the teams use their imagination and put their minds together is great. Its incredible how they manage to create something like a working ATV out of stuff found in a junk pile. The hosts also bring in an expert to offer his opinions on which team is doing well, or what style a specific team seems to be following. After the 10 hour time limit the teams sleep of the rest of the day, and on the next day they put their machines to the real test. Depending on what vehicle is required, the show will have a different obstacle course to put the teams' vehicles through. So if its an ATV they had to build, then the obstacle course is in the form of a race track consisting of various kinds of terrain. If its a remote controlled torpedo, then its more or less an obstacle course underwater. Overall this is a great show and I highly recommend anyone who has a functional brain to turn on the discovery channel and try to find the time this is shown.


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Channel 4 [UK] | TLC / Discovery

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English

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January 2000 (USA) See more »

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