This competition features the first ever all-family
Junkyard Wars. The Hicks Family will take on The Washburn Boys to build
a mighty cannon. Their cannon will have to try to destroy the opposing
teams castle in 3 shots. Whichever team does the most damage will advance
to the semi-finals. This build is similar to the Cannon challenge from
the 2nd UK Series except both teams will be using black powder to power
The Hicks Family will be building a traditional
cannon with a fixed breech mounted to two wheels. They will need to be
most concerned about the strength of their barrel.
The Washburn Boys are going to build a cannon with
a removable breech, which will load from the rear. Their biggest concern,
aside from barrel strength, will be that their breech wil survive three
Both teams must worry about accuracy. Their first
shot will probably be used to determine where they should aim to inflict
the most damage.