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Monday, January 26th, 2009
12:57 pm - Ice Warriors

lesh11
I know this is kinda a long time after the show, but I just watched the Ice Warriors episode last night. The Kentucky Fried Family's machine had a pneumatic cylinder to push the puck, but watching the competition, it looked like the driver was pushing the puck with his foot. Did anyone else see that.
Also, did the big foam padding on the opponents machine suddenly appear after the injury in the second period?
Les

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Tuesday, January 24th, 2006
9:24 am

darth_balls
Is this show even still on? I have not seen it in sooo long. When does it come in if it is?

current mood: curious

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Wednesday, January 7th, 2004
7:58 pm - Guess why there's a junkyard in my name

junkyardbugz
It should be noted that the new american version of junkyard wars is based on season 1 of the show, which was british.

Of course, that doesnt stop it from stinking! It is too fast and angry-like, and the team members are insane! Come on, where's the british team spirit that makes this show so appealing

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Thursday, October 23rd, 2003
9:58 am - thank god
the_stuart I am so glad they started running the british season last night, it's so much better than the American season. Better hosts, better machines, better teams, better presentation. agree or disagree?

current mood: happy

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Wednesday, October 15th, 2003
10:27 pm - hmmmm
the_stuart I love junkyard wars, but the new version isn't half as good as the old version. I think proof of that would be the lack of intrest in this club.....

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Wednesday, August 27th, 2003
9:05 pm

j_crane
What did you guys think of the newly reformatted Junkyard Wars?

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Sunday, June 29th, 2003
9:00 pm - LJ code

darth_balls
Does anyone here have an extra lj code I could have?

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Sunday, April 20th, 2003
1:08 am - Laundry Launchers

fiddlingfrog
Does anybody remember the Nova program a few years back where they build a couple models of medieval trebuchet? I know the washing machines don't even compare, but what was the weight on those stone balls they were tossing?
I'm watching the re-broadcast of the Laundry Launchers, and i'm sure the trebuchet is the best way to go, but it'll be much much larger than the team expects.
Or, I might be entirely off, we'll see.

current mood: curious

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Saturday, April 12th, 2003
6:29 pm - Hey everybody!

darth_balls
Just joined here and wanted to introduce myself. I am a big fan of Junkyard Wars...

current mood: cheerful

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Thursday, April 3rd, 2003
12:20 am - What will they think of next?

fiddlingfrog
Jet engines? From junk? Color me impressed. You could definitely see that the Auto Amigos had much more control of the jet on the second run. I was kind of disappointed that the Dirty Drivers never really got up to full speed.
Does anyone else think that the machines have gotten really complicated the last few years? Jet propelled trikes are a far cry from a hand pumped diving suit or a turnip launching trebuchet. Though I am looking forward to the laundry launchers in a few weeks.
Anyways, just hoping to spark some conversation. Adios.

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Friday, February 14th, 2003
6:50 am - 2003 season

librarian50
Dan Messinger writes "Bring On The Junk! Junkyard Wars is
looking for new contestants to compete on the 2003 series. Teams of contestants are given ten hours to build a machine to solve a specific challenge using parts they salvage from a junkyard. In contrast to previous seasons, this year we are looking for individual applicants who are skilled at putting together sophisticated machinery and not afraid of getting their hands dirty. Successful candidates will possess a strong background in engineering, fabrication and a good mechanical 'know how.' Junkyard Wars wants applications from people of all ages, races, creeds, colors, sexes, religions, and sexual orientations, as well as people with physical disabilities. We are especially interested in applications from women and/or people of color, as previous crops of contenders have been underrepresented among these groups. Lots of kids watch Junkyard Wars and we want to show them that anyone can grow up to be the world's greatest mechanic or engineer! If you think you match the description or you know of someone who does – please log onto our website and apply: you will find the application forms as well as all of the information that you need regarding applying. Application deadline is February 28, 2003."
http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=03/02/13/148211

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Friday, November 29th, 2002
10:44 am - Friday after Thanksgiving

librarian50
An all day Junkyard Wars marathon.

Life is good.

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Tuesday, October 22nd, 2002
7:32 am - Full Metal Challenge

librarian50
Well a bit of news on it and Cathy Rogers

http://interviews.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=02/10/21/1239203

http://www.topcath.co.uk/homepage.htm

and her webside logo:

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Thursday, October 17th, 2002
11:23 am - Junkyard Wars

librarian50
I have to say, the Kentucky Fried Family Ice Hockey Machine was a thing of Beauty.

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Thursday, August 29th, 2002
10:33 pm - Full Metal Challenge

boffo
I didn't think tonight's episode was that interesting, but then again, it's the only one for this series that's not a new challenge. Karyn's no Cathy, but I didn't have any objections to her.

Here is a webcast of an interview with Karyn Bryant. I haven't spent the 43 minutes to listen to it.

What I did find interesting was the commercial for the show Full Metal Challenge. It's a show hosted by Cathy Rogers and Henry Rollins, and it looks to be different challenges, such as bowling, soccer, and obstacle courses, all done with ATVs. Could be interesting.

Here is the official site. Apparently they have 30 days to build a vehicle that can make it through a series of secret challenges.

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Saturday, August 24th, 2002
11:22 pm - Shocked to say the least.

farrell
That really threw me when I saw the commercials (speaking of which, I now have my fav ep, "Steam Cars", recorded on my computer so I can watch whenever I want and not wear out a tape). It was bad enough when we had to see Robert limited to just the UK seasons and we had George "LoudMouth Bass" Gray... I'm guessing that this has probably been planned for a while since I imagine that with the US season firmly in place out in California, it just isn't feasible to the network to have Cathy rocketing back and forth between US and UK.

I like the introduction of new challenges but it'd be nice to see some twists on old challenges, or the return of the REALLY old challenges such as the walking machine :D Can't wait for the Paintball Tanks. Collapsible Cars... well, it's already been done, though it'll be nice to see it done on a show that could care less just how glamorous the cars look. (Panic Mechanics = Too concerned with flashy vehicle appearances) Railroad Racer should be interesting (I'm reminded of the DeLorean from BTTF3) and... well, I'm not sure about the Ice Warriors challenge. A puck shooting machine? Should be interesting :D It's always the 'little object' challenges that seem fun since you're no longer just grabbing old cars and steel beams off the scrapheap but having to rummage for the smaller stuff, the components of other things.

Darnit, I want to see the return of the N.E.R.D.S. though.... I mean, c'mon, the steam car challenge, nobody harped on the "Evils of chain drive" as they have in the latest seasons because the team was doing so great that there was no possible way the chain drive would fail. :D

current mood: impressed

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5:03 pm - New Season

boffo
New episodes start August 28.

Six out of seven of the challenges are entirely new. I'm quite happy about that. Paintball Tanks, Collapsible Cars, and Ice Warriors all look like they'll be pretty good.

On the other hand, I'm not a big fan of there being a new host instead of Cathy.

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Thursday, August 1st, 2002
6:59 pm - Great idea for a community!

nivren
This is a great idea for a community! I'm wondering why there's a sincere lack of posts, though?

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Saturday, July 6th, 2002
8:39 am - a day of junkyard wars

librarian50
Well I taped the whole thing using 2 different tapes (what happens when you go out on a day they do full schedules like this). There were 11 hours of programs and then the last 3 hours were repeated.

Loved the Long Brother's episode where they had to create something to crush cars. The Long brothers essentially took a Mini engine to winch up a 20 footish hammer and repeatedly crush the car. The "Wack it with a hammer" thing taken to the extreme.

I loved the moderator's line as the hammer began wacking the car, "This thing is a redneck's dream!"

current mood: awake

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Tuesday, July 2nd, 2002
11:54 am - Be still my heart

librarian50
14 hours of Junkyard Wars on TLC on the 4th of July! Wow!!

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