Long Island's Freeport Junk and Wrecking is the setting for SCIENCE's world premiere August series, "JUNKies" . This is the premiere junkyard for the subculture of high-end inventors, backyard builders and antique pickers constantly looking for missing parts to complete their passion projects. The Freeport team, led by Jimmy "The Junk Genius" Ruocco, will go to any lengths to construct new and inspired devices; with highlights including a hovercraft, a coffin car, a lawn mower racer and a flamethrower-all made from the finest discarded spare parts. These guys know the guts, bolts and science inside even the most unique machines. Crossing paths with a crazy cast of characters, they encounter everyone from inventors and students to mechanics and artists. (Source: The Science Channel)
At Jimmy's Junk, a team of Punkin Chunkers need Jimmy's help to take their homemade trebuchet to the next level, and yard regular Hale has found something that he thinks will blow Jimmy away. Then the guys get creative recycling an old treadmill.