Junkyard Empire

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  • TV-14
  • 2015
  • 5 Seasons
  • 5.7  (120)

Junkyard Empire is a popular reality television show that first aired on the Velocity network in 2015. The show follows the exploits of father and son team, Bobby Cohen and Andy Cohen, as they attempt to build their empire out of the parts and materials they can salvage from the junkyards around their native Maryland.

Andy is the primary driver of the business, and the show follows his efforts to find and collect valuable parts and vehicles from the surrounding area. He is aided in this task by his right-hand man, Danny Bowie, a jack-of-all-trades who can repair just about anything and has a knack for finding the best deals on salvaged goods.

Together, the group strives to turn their collection of scrap metal and automotive parts into a thriving business, buying, selling, and repairing everything from vintage cars to industrial machinery. Along the way, they encounter a host of characters from the local community, including rival business owners, mechanics, and car enthusiasts.

The show is structured around a series of projects, each of which sees the team taking on a new challenge, whether it be restoring a classic car to its former glory, building a custom motorcycle from scratch, or converting an old hearse into a high-end limousine. Throughout each project, the team faces a number of obstacles, ranging from finding the right parts to dealing with irate customers and quirky employees.

One of the unique aspects of Junkyard Empire is the way that it gets into the nitty-gritty of the automotive and manufacturing industries. The show features a wealth of technical information on topics like welding, fabrication, and engine repair, as well as in-depth discussions of the various challenges that come with running a salvage and repair business.

At the same time, Junkyard Empire is also an entertaining and engaging reality show, with a cast of colorful characters, plenty of humor, and a healthy dose of drama. The show has a fast-paced, high-energy vibe that keeps viewers hooked, and the various challenges and setbacks that the team faces are portrayed in a way that is both compelling and relatable.

Overall, Junkyard Empire is a must-watch for anyone who loves cars, engines, or manufacturing. Whether you're a gearhead or just love a good reality show, this series is sure to captivate you with its blend of technical expertise, human drama, and good old-fashioned fun.

Junkyard Empire is a series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (52 episodes). The series first aired on April 22, 2015.

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Large and In Charge
12. Large and In Charge
March 3, 2020
Andy's 2015 Challenger R/T is a wreck because of Bobby, but if he can fix the exterior, it will be a knockout sale. Tommy updates the Big Red Jeep with fuel injection, but instead of plug and play, the wiring is a monster.
Captain Scrappy
11. Captain Scrappy
February 25, 2020
With Dave Jensen's help and some new technology, Andy's sure the Hot Wheels tow truck can finally break the speed record. Meanwhile, Bobby thinks Andy's lost his mind when he wants to build a giant statue out of car parts.
Toys for Big Boys
10. Toys for Big Boys
February 18, 2020
A badass '68 RS/SS Camaro hasn't run in more than 20 years, but now it's time to turn the former cover car into a 1,200 horsepower street car. Andy finds three of his childhood ATCs and asks the guys to make them raise hell again.
Cashin' In
9. Cashin' In
February 11, 2020
Between tracking down body parts for the stripped Porsche and helping a client modernize a vintage hot rod, Andy has gotten behind in his scrapping. Bob's not happy until Andy jumps in the forklift and starts smacking down cars.
Money's on the Finish Line
8. Money's on the Finish Line
February 4, 2020
When Andy buys a stolen and stripped Porsche C4S at an auction, Bobby is sure it will sink him. Porsches are money pits, and parts are pricey. Meanwhile, Dave Jensen works overtime to supercharge a '57 Belair for a drag race.
Up in Smoke
7. Up in Smoke
January 28, 2020
Andy and Tim take on a professional drifting course, while Blair tackles a luxurious, yet smoking, 2013 Audi A8L. Dave installs a new rear end on Andy's '66 Nova, but a rusty exhaust could force him to resort to a few tricks.
Extra Mustard
6. Extra Mustard
January 21, 2020
Bobby takes on the build of a lifetime -- a hot dog truck. Andy would never approve, so Bob suggests he attend a car show out of town. Bob botches the build immediately, and then everyone pitches in to help before Andy returns.
Like Father, Like Datsun
5. Like Father, Like Datsun
January 7, 2020
Bobby spots a '76 Datsun 260Z in the yard and decides to fix it up as a surprise gift for his wife. Andy has a '14 Jeep Wrangler that roars with a Hemi, but when he takes it to Ocean City Jeep Week, a must-fix problem pops up.
Re-Cooping Losses
4. Re-Cooping Losses
December 17, 2019
Andy gives Bobby the keys to his Cooper to flip, but this Mini has major issues. With his dad occupied, Andy takes on projects Bobby would never approve of, including a vintage beach cruiser build and a load of Porsche race cars.
3. MotherTrucker
December 11, 2019
When a beat up Chevy shortbed rolls into the yard, Andy thinks it's too valuable to crush, even though "rough around the edges" is an understatement. Bobby isn't pleased when Andy decides to flip it, but Andy sees dollar signs.
Mud, Floors and Fire
2. Mud, Floors and Fire
December 10, 2019
The yard is getting ready for its annual car show, so Andy has to outsource some projects. He wants to fix up his old 1980 Jeep CJ-5, and he's also helping drag racing champion Mo Hall rehab his 1969 Camaro.
Yukon Do It!
1. Yukon Do It!
November 26, 2019
The junkyard is shorthanded and a total mess, and Bobby wants Andy to take care of it himself. Andy, though, has other plans, with his sights set on fixing up a "girlfriend special" Yukon.
Where to Watch Junkyard Empire
Junkyard Empire is available for streaming on the VELOCITY website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Junkyard Empire on demand at Max, Discovery+, Amazon Prime, Philo, Amazon, Vudu, Sling, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    April 22, 2015
  • IMDB Rating
    5.7  (120)