Junkyard Wars

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Paul Lalewicz

Guest
This is off subject, but so good I have to share it with you! I just
saw a show on The Learning Channel (TLC) called the the "Junkyard
Wars" where teams in England with full tools salvage through Scrap
yards to build a machine to solve a particular problem. They have 10
hours to design, find components, and weld their idea together to
compete against each other.
Actually not that far off subject, as one of tonite's challenges was
to build a machine to rescue a sunken Mini (small english car). The
entries were innovative and the winner surprised us.
I need to ask our good friend David if you have ever run across these
wild English guys in your travels? Some of the competing teams
tonite on the demolition machines were the Chaos Crew from Yorkshire
and the Beach Boys from Cornwell.
If any of you get TLC on your cable, the next show is Dec 6th at 8:00
EST and I highly recommend it!!!!

Paul Lalewicz
 
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David Chapman

Guest
> I need to ask our good friend David if you have ever run across these
> wild English guys in your travels? Some of the competing teams..
> If any of you get TLC on your cable, the next show is Dec 6th at 8:00
> EST and I highly recommend it!!!!
>
> Paul Lalewicz

Oh yes, I know that show ! Raising the Mini was the same series as the
challange to build an Amphibious vehicle. They found my website and I worked
with them to come up with ideas for the vehicles (it's a bit more structured
than it appears !) The final race was between a floating car and a boat with
wheels. I was going to be the judge on the show but when they filmed it
(about 2 years ago) I was working on a contract where I just couldn't get a
day out so Tim Dutton stepped in to judge.

I spoke to the producers a few months ago, the latest series has just
finished here, it's very good, the challanges include building a fire
engine, a machine to cut corn, a steam car, a device to throw a Rugby ball
and a Hot Rod. You should see that series on US TV next year but they are
also filming a version in the US for the US market that is almost
omplete - and one of the teams in the UK series this time were "a bunch of
American Computer nurds" - who do very well !

As Paul says, it's worth watching, as well as Junkyard Wars the show might
be listed under it's UK name of Scrapyard Challange.


David Chapman in the UK
 
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paul@cac.net

Guest
Hello fellow Amphi Owners,

If you are still full of Turkey, and haven't watched too much TV this
weekend, Tonite (Sunday) at 8:00 pm (EST), Junkyard Wars is having a
two hour special. Three international teams are building vehicles to
climb a mountain, go across a desert, and of course, cross the river!

Should be a blast to see what they come up with! It is on TLC
(The learning channel).

Paul Lalewicz
64 Green
 
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Marc Schlemmer

Guest
Ren?,
I've got you covered.....I'll make a copy and send it to you.

Marc.
 
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Ren? Pohl

Guest
There is NO chance to watch it here in Germany! TLC is not broadcasted over
here. So I would be very pleased if someone could record it on VCR and could
send me a copy. Of course I will reimburse all expenses (as long as you
won?t have to buy a VCR recorder first).
Thanks a lot,
Ren? Pohl

----- Original Message -----
From: <paul@cac.net>
To: <amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Sunday, November 25, 2001 1:17 AM
Subject: [amphicar-lovers] Junkyard Wars


> Hello fellow Amphi Owners,
>
> If you are still full of Turkey, and haven't watched too much TV this
> weekend, Tonite (Sunday) at 8:00 pm (EST), Junkyard Wars is having a
> two hour special. Three international teams are building vehicles to
> climb a mountain, go across a desert, and of course, cross the river!
>
> Should be a blast to see what they come up with! It is on TLC
> (The learning channel).
>
> Paul Lalewicz
> 64 Green
>
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Gman144@aol.com

Guest
<font FACE="arial,helvetica"><font SIZE="2">Well the show sure was entertaining. Really makes you appreciate how truly special and amphibious car is :) An amphicar with some ground clearance might have beaten all three teams.



Gary Gore

New Jersey</font>
 
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Nancy Zechiedrich

Guest
Just watched the 2-hour special on The Learning Channel of the program Junkyard
Wars. There were three teams, British, American, and Russian. I
was surprised to see Rene Pohl as the Capitan of the Russian team. He was their
amphibious vehicle expert. It showed several short scenes of
Amphicars, and I think it will be repeated Wednesday night. Earl in Arkansas
 
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dougparsons@ameritech.net

Guest
Rene,

You have done us proud and won the amphibious part but tell us about
the whole adventure .


Doug
 
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John Friese

Guest
Rene,
Can you play a tape made in the U.S. NTSC recording format or will
you require it in PAL?

John Friese


--- In amphicar-lovers@y..., Ren? Pohl <amphicar@g...> wrote:
> There is NO chance to watch it here in Germany! TLC is not
broadcasted over
> here. So I would be very pleased if someone could record it on VCR
and could
> send me a copy. Of course I will reimburse all expenses (as long as
you
> won?t have to buy a VCR recorder first).
> Thanks a lot,
> Ren? Pohl
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <paul@c...>
> To: <amphicar-lovers@y...>
> Sent: Sunday, November 25, 2001 1:17 AM
> Subject: [amphicar-lovers] Junkyard Wars
>
>
> > Hello fellow Amphi Owners,
> >
> > If you are still full of Turkey, and haven't watched too much TV
this
> > weekend, Tonite (Sunday) at 8:00 pm (EST), Junkyard Wars is having
a
> > two hour special. Three international teams are building vehicles
to
> > climb a mountain, go across a desert, and of course, cross the
river!
> >
> > Should be a blast to see what they come up with! It is on TLC
> > (The learning channel).
> >
> > Paul Lalewicz
> > 64 Green
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > To UNSUBSCRIBE from this group, just send an email TO THE
FOLLOWING
> ADDRESS (this is not the same address for posting messages):
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> >
> > Any other issues may be addressed to the list owner/admin (Mike
Israel)
> amphicar770@y...
> >
> >
> >
> >
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Ren? Pohl

Guest
Doug,
I have written a short report about this Junkyard Wars from my point of view
on my homepage www.schwimmauto.de. Follow the reports link!
If you or any other amphicar-lover has got some specific questions about
this adventure, I will be pleased to answer.
Ren?

----- Original Message -----
From: <dougparsons@ameritech.net>
To: <amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Monday, November 26, 2001 6:10 AM
Subject: [amphicar-lovers] Junkyard Wars


>
> Rene,
>
> You have done us proud and won the amphibious part but tell us about
> the whole adventure .
>
>
> Doug
>
>
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amphicar770@yahoo.com
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Ren? Pohl

Guest
Re: Re: Junkyard Wars

Thanks John,
Marc already said he will send me a copy, and one is enough, but please keep
yours in case something goes wrong with Marcs tape.
Thanks to everybody who intended to help me.
By the way, we can watch NTSC video format here as well.
Again many thanks,
Ren?

----- Original Message -----
From: John Friese <jfriese@mindspring.com>
To: <amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Monday, November 26, 2001 9:22 AM
Subject: [amphicar-lovers] Re: Junkyard Wars


Rene,
Can you play a tape made in the U.S. NTSC recording format or will
you require it in PAL?

John Friese


--- In amphicar-lovers@y..., Ren? Pohl <amphicar@g...> wrote:
> There is NO chance to watch it here in Germany! TLC is not
broadcasted over
> here. So I would be very pleased if someone could record it on VCR
and could
> send me a copy. Of course I will reimburse all expenses (as long as
you
> won?t have to buy a VCR recorder first).
> Thanks a lot,
> Ren? Pohl
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <paul@c...>
> To: <amphicar-lovers@y...>
> Sent: Sunday, November 25, 2001 1:17 AM
> Subject: [amphicar-lovers] Junkyard Wars
>
>
> > Hello fellow Amphi Owners,
> >
> > If you are still full of Turkey, and haven't watched too much TV
this
> > weekend, Tonite (Sunday) at 8:00 pm (EST), Junkyard Wars is having
a
> > two hour special. Three international teams are building vehicles
to
> > climb a mountain, go across a desert, and of course, cross the
river!
> >
> > Should be a blast to see what they come up with! It is on TLC
> > (The learning channel).
> >
> > Paul Lalewicz
> > 64 Green
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > To UNSUBSCRIBE from this group, just send an email TO THE
FOLLOWING
> ADDRESS (this is not the same address for posting messages):
> > amphicar-lovers-unsubscribe@y...
> >
> > Any other issues may be addressed to the list owner/admin (Mike
Israel)
> amphicar770@y...
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to
http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/
> >
> >



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Michael Echemann

Guest
Did any of you see tonight Junkyard Wars tonight? Great job done by Billy and
Dave.

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Mike Israel

Guest
Great show! Missed the very begining but Billy and
Dave were clearly the stars.

Next time Billy might try using a Triumph engine. :)



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