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I'm from Canada and very interested in participating. I really hope it works out so there is a series next year so us canucks can give'r a go. But what about age? I'm 17 and just out of high school, I'm taking a year off before I go to college. I have no know-how regarding welding, engines or any thing like that, but I love to design and build things (or at least try). Would my youth and lack of experience be a problem?
-- Anthony Bouvette (email@example.com), July 20, 2000
well this is not an answer, but i feel the same, am 18 and sience little have always like building stuff, anyways, i would kill to be on this kick @@s show. can anyone answer our questions.
-- andre (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 20, 2000.
Age isn't really a problem. We like to have as many different types of teams as possible (in the first series of the British version we had a 19 year old - I think that is the youngest contestant so far). The teams really need some welding skill and skills with engines. However not everyone in the team needs to have these skills. The best thing you can do is team up with some people who have got those skills. Remember, though, that we have got all the teams we need for this series. So you'll have to wait and hopefully we will get to make a new series.
-- Andy Bell (email@example.com), July 20, 2000.
Anthony, to bad you don't live in Yuma AZ. I am 45 yrs but am a jack of all trades some what. I would like to join/start a team and need eager enegetic folks (not that I can't do it all but hey wisdom sez let the younger folks do the harder stuff :) ). As for the welding by a cheap mig outfit and start welding. I was out of the box welding panels in my IH Scout and then went on to the replacement of a Chevy engine and tranny, and leaf springs into my Toyota Land Cruiser. The only real hold up in life is money to by the toys. Once you have them you learn and enjoy. I always tell the wife why pay someone else when you can buy the tool and learn something new, or you can't screw it up if you don't try :) Just kidding, none of it is a mystery or fm, just needs a little practice and grit.
-- Ron Spicer (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 20, 2000.
this isnt an answer either but i also feel the same way (only diff is im 12 :)) i want to be on the show also - im not to stupid im a genius with the iq of an average 17 year old and a reading level of someone in college. i think anyone should be able to play.
-- JIM (jim@YAHOO.COM), November 25, 2000.
THIS AINT AN ANWSER EITHER BUT I AM 17 AND A CERTIFIED WELDER,AND CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT OPERATER WITH A CONSTRUCTION COMPANY HERE IN NORTH MISSISSIPPI AND I WPULD LOVE TO BE ON THE SHOW.
-- MATT McNUTT (email@example.com), November 26, 2000.
COME MY CHILDREN-
There currnetly is an age requirment of 18, but i have started a petition to get a minors edition going, i don't care how old you are if you fell i am right, HELP ME-- email me with your ideas and comments, or go to my posting- "Junkyard Kids" ( by the way, i am 14)
-- Kenny Cornett (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 07, 2001.
I also am a canuk and i am 19 years old but i do have some experiance with welding and gasoline engines i also have extensive knoledge with diesels. I have been wanten to try and get a team together for a while but there aint to many Canadians on the show so i did not really try pluse with college no time. Hey as faras answering your question i think if you were gona try to get on the show you should REALLY learn to weld and get a basic idea of how an engine works it is not that hard just takes practice.
-- Bear Claw (Cobra_Sting@Hotmail.com), August 29, 2002.