Junkyard Gold

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  • 2017
  • 3 Seasons

Junkyard Gold is a captivating show, where automotive restoration expert Steve Magnante takes on the challenge of finding valuable car parts among the scrap heaps, rubbish, and decaying vehicles in a selection of various junkyards across the United States. Shot entirely in high-definition, the show primarily focuses on the hunt for hidden treasures and lost automotive gems often found only after several hours of intense searching.

The show is an episode-based, documentary-style series, running for 26 episodes on Motor Trend on Demand. It was created and executive produced by Discovery, Inc, a well-known leading global media entertainment company performing its operations under various brands, including Motor Trend on Demand, who commissioned the television show. Season 1 of Junkyard Gold premiered on August 7th, 2018, and the show became an instant fan favorite for automotive enthusiasts looking to broaden their knowledge about collectible cars and vehicles.

Viewers can expect to learn all about the cars and parts that Steve Magnante discovers and the interesting stories and histories behind each item. In each episode, Steve visits different junkyards across America, where he combs through the rusting piles of old cars, looking for hidden treasures that have been left untouched for years. From rusty bumpers to engines, carburetors, and frames, nothing is off-limits as Steve works tirelessly to uncover the hidden gems in the scrapyard.

Magnante is the perfect choice to host such a show since he is an acclaimed automotive journalist, frequent car magazine cover feature, and best-selling author. He knows pretty much everything there is to know about cars, from the history of the manufactories to the significance they have in popular culture. He appears to harbor a true passion for uncovering automotive relics with each hunt being both fun and educational for viewers at home.

Steve engages as an educator throughout the series, and despite a vast knowledge of classic cars, he never talks down to the viewer. In each episode, Steve shares interesting facts regarding each find and relates them to the unique stories behind them. He’s always happy to share facts and can tailor himself to any type of audience, ensuring that novice collectors and seasoned car enthusiasts have something to learn from each episode.

The show incorporates some beautiful camera work that aids the viewers experience, such as when Steve discovers a new treasure, the camera holds on the moment in question, providing enough time to scan and appreciate the item gradually. The scenes are always shot in a way that ensures that viewers feel like they are with Steve every step of the way, very much like a carchaeological dig, but within a few hours.

Steve's ability to know everything about a particular car model makes the show all the more interesting, as he takes his time to search and provides insightful commentary while promptly correcting any mistakes aloud, making any episode feel like a unique and exciting journey.

In conclusion, Junkyard Gold is a must-watch for any car enthusiast or any person interested in learning about further aspects of contemporary archeology full of history and valuable information. Steve Magnante's passion and insight are infectious. The show is very informative, creative, and entertaining, never leaving the viewer guessing about what they are watching.

Fans can now stream Junkyard Gold exclusively on Motor Trend OnDemand, where it has been renewed for a second season, which is set to air soon. With Steve as the host and the promise of seeing more exciting car finds, Junkyard Gold is an excellent investment of your streaming time.

Junkyard Gold is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (31 episodes). The series first aired on September 25, 2017.

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Fast With Class: Buick Muscle Cars
13. Fast With Class: Buick Muscle Cars
September 16, 2020
As muscle goes, Buick isn't the most popular of GM's divisions, but any adorned with red GS emblems were capable of serious performance, comfort, and class. On this episode of Roadkill's Junkyard Gold, Steve Magnante finds some GS high-performance equipment: the '66 Riviera GS, '69 Skylark GS400, '70 GS 455 convertible, and an ultra-rare '70 Stage 1 GSX. Is it real?
Full-Size Fun: C-Body Muscle Cars!
12. Full-Size Fun: C-Body Muscle Cars!
September 9, 2020
This time on Roadkill's Junkyard Gold, Steve Magnante is full of fury looking at Mopar's full-size muscle car platform. Steve finds three great Furys and also zeroes in on two C-body convertibles with four-on-the-floor. The '68 Plymouth Sport Fury and a '69 Dodge Polara 500 are big-block powered, and the 440 Super Commando in the Fury triggered a special rear axle upgrade. What could it be?
Playing with Blocks: Chevy's Big Blocks!
11. Playing with Blocks: Chevy's Big Blocks!
September 2, 2020
Of all the V-8 engines made by Detroit, many consider Chevy's to be the greatest. On this episode of Roadkill's Junkyard Gold, Steve Magnante is exploring Chevy big-block and small-block powered V-8 muscle cars. Dig in with an ultra-rare '68 Impala SS427 and a '67 Chevelle SS396, both being true four-speeds. Steve also unearths an '80 Camaro Z/28 with factory T-tops, plus more!
In the Shadow of Detroit: Steady Studebakers
10. In the Shadow of Detroit: Steady Studebakers
August 26, 2020
Before the Great Depression, the U.S. had more auto manufacturers than today. One of the greats was Studebaker. On this episode of Roadkill's Junkyard Gold, Steve Magnante examines a '62 Gran Turismo Hawk with Studebaker's first-ever four-speed manual trans, a '53 Starliner dragstrip time capsule, a '58 President Starlight Hardtop with an unfortunate, too-little-too-late makeover!
Corner Carvers: European Sports Cars!
9. Corner Carvers: European Sports Cars!
August 19, 2020
For many car enthusiasts, there's life beyond traditional Detroit muscle. On this episode of Roadkill's Junkyard Gold, Steve Magnante is showcasing a cross-section of European sports cars, where tight handling and swift braking more than make up for reduced horsepower. Cars include a '66 MGB Roadster, '73 Jensen Healey Roadster, '82 Fiat 124 Sport Spider, and a '71 Porsche 914 Targa!
Iconic Changes: The Dodge Charger!
8. Iconic Changes: The Dodge Charger!
August 12, 2020
On this episode of Roadkill's Junkyard Gold, Steve Magnante is at an all-Mopar yard to show us the evolution of the iconic Charger. Follow along as Steve takes us from what started it all, the first-generation '66-67 fastback with bucket seats and electroluminescent gauges, through the most famous second-generation '68-70 we all know and love, and to the third and fourth generations and beyond. 
Trendsetting Style: Cadillac's Evolution
7. Trendsetting Style: Cadillac's Evolution
April 1, 2020
On this midseason finale of Roadkill's Junkyard Gold, Steve Magnante takes a look at some of Cadillac's groundbreaking offerings, from a 1949 Series Sixty Special Fleetwood with Cadillac's first modern overhead-valve V-8 to a 1969 Eldorado with revolutionary front-wheel-drive and America's first midsize ultra-luxury car, the 1976 Seville. All that, and plenty more episodes coming soon!
AMC and Jeep: Finds Beyond the CJ
6. AMC and Jeep: Finds Beyond the CJ
March 25, 2020
Dive into AMC's rich history of 4x4 vehicles with Steve Magnante on this episode of Roadkill's Junkyard Gold. Back in Colorado, Steve uncovers the go-anywhere versatility of the Eagle Wagon Kammbacks. Watch as he schools us on the difference between the Jeep DJ-5 and CJ-5 and shows us AMC/Jeep's once-built heavy-duty 4x4 pickup. All that and more rare treats can be found by watching now!
Right-Sized Mopars: A-Body vs B-Body
5. Right-Sized Mopars: A-Body vs B-Body
March 18, 2020
In this episode of Roadkill's Junkyard Gold, Steve Magnante is back East, exploring how Chrysler's A-Body Plymouth Dusters and Dodge Darts appealed to buyers looking for the smallest platform with the biggest engine. He also takes a look at the midsize B-Body. Follow along and discover a first-year '66 Charger fastback and a 440-powered '70 Coronet R/T and more!
Abandoned Projects & Street Racing Chevys!
4. Abandoned Projects & Street Racing Chevys!
March 11, 2020
Steve Magnante is Chevy hunting! This time he's snooping around other people's project cars. He discovers a '67 Chevelle SS396 that was born a true Super Sport factory four-speed, an unassuming '73 Vega GT station wagon that's got a V-8 surprise, a '55 Bel Air with early Gasser roots, and an incredibly special '67 Camaro. Is it a pilot car? All is revealed in this episode.
Cadillacs: Land Yachts or Speed Boats?
3. Cadillacs: Land Yachts or Speed Boats?
March 4, 2020
On this episode of Roadkill's Junkyard Gold, Steve Magnante visits Cadillac King to explore full-size and pintsize Cadillacs. Follow along as he uncovers a massive '68 Fleetwood and a double-vision '75 Calais six-door limo. But can Steve bust the notion that all Cadillacs were gigantic with a 1979 Seville Milan Roadster and final-year 1993 DOHC Northstar V-8 Allante? Find out now!
AMC's Cars for the Human Race vs. Horsepower Race
2. AMC's Cars for the Human Race vs. Horsepower Race
February 26, 2020
On this episode of Roadkill's Junkyard Gold, Steve Magnante is at Rambler Ranch to explore how American Motors transitioned from making basic cars for economy-minded buyers to building exciting muscle for 1960s baby boomers. Follow along as Steve dives into a 1950 Nash Airflyte, a '64 Rambler American 440 convertible, a '69 four-speed Javelin, and more!
Super Bee vs Road Runner: Which Came First?
1. Super Bee vs Road Runner: Which Came First?
February 19, 2020
On this episode of Roadkill's Junkyard Gold, Steve Magnante teaches us about the birds and the bees, Plymouth Road Runners and Dodge Super Bees that is. 
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Where to Watch Junkyard Gold
Junkyard Gold is available for streaming on the Motor Trend OnDemand website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Junkyard Gold on demand at Amazon Prime and FuboTV.
  • Premiere Date
    September 25, 2017