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i just wanted to ask you if you could let on younger challengers. not 18 and older but 17 and younger. we could recieve easier challenges but there would be at least one adult on the team plus the expert. it is up to you. but think about it.

-- meghan gildon (, January 20, 2001


Thank the insurance companies and trial lawyers. We will never get to see a teen JYW because of them.

-- Stephen A. Binion (, January 20, 2001.

I'm probably in the minority on this but I wouldn't watch a kids version of Junkyard Wars.

-- Debbie in Washington (, January 20, 2001.

The only reason no kids younger than 18 can be in the junk yard wars, is that the lawyers and oldies are scared that we will show the older groups up . Give us a try and see.

-- Codey Winters (peteys_boy @hotmail .com), January 21, 2001.

I think it would be excellent to let younger teens participate in the challenges.

They could build something like an automatic zit popper or maybe a cd changer to switch from Brittney Spears to Back Street Boys. Or better yet a machine to do both at the same time.


Youthfull exhuberance will only go so far. Then reality sets in that you do not have a clue as to what a turbine pump is (what you have 10 hours to build) how it is designed, or how to even begin to go about "bodging" one together.

Yeah, it looks really cool out there grabbing junk and making something out of it. But these "old guys" have something on thier side that you would not, A LIFETIME OF EXPERIANCE.

At 16 I knew everything.

At 26 I thought I knew everything.

At 36 I knew a little about a few things.

At 46 I knew some pretty smart people.

My point is the older you get the more you realize that you don't really know as much as you thought you did. I think......

-- Wheezer Geezer (FeebleMinded@my.age), January 21, 2001.

The lawyers don't care, and the TV people would be delighted to see kids hand grownups their heads. That isn't the issue. The lawyers are afraid that you will hand the grownups your heads, (or more likely arms) literally.

At 14, I was sure I was unbreakable.

at 24 I was immortal. (and drove like it)

at 34 I discovered that I don't heal so fast.

at 44 I buy safety gear, and put belt guards back onto machines.

You don't have the judgement to be trusted with power tools, to the point that many states put that into law. (the laws don't apply to schools, thats why they can teach you how to use them. The teacher is supposed to be watching you at all times.)

-- Another codger (, January 21, 2001.

So what did you old Geezers learn at 64 & 66? That ya can't get it up for a good challenge anymore & Viagra is now your best friend . LOL

-- Rick Lawrence (, January 21, 2001.

i think it would be ok. the older people get the coolest chalenges and when you think about it there is not a whole lot that kids can do that people would realy consider watching. In my eyes the adults are the best,they just happen to be older and alot smarter. So i don't think that there should be a Junkyard wars for kids .

-- David lewallen (, January 23, 2001.

Perhaps you could approach the producers of "RDF/Discovery/JYW" about licensing the program theme to the "Disney" channel for a youth oriented version of the show. If enough teens sent the "Diz" channel email about it they may want to get involved. It would be a good solution, and everyone would win. They could do a "JYW" with a yard full of RC toys and stereo gear type junk, and limit the size of the machines built. I know kids on my block who make all kinds of things from whatever they can scrounge around the neighborhood. They come to my place and ask for parts like axles, wheels, bolts, and baleing wire. I try to keep a supply of that kind of scrap for them by bringing it home from the scrap places that I visit. Waddy, "Wreckspert" for the "Rusty J's"

-- Waddy Thompson (, January 23, 2001.

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