Auto Recyclers To Star In Reality Show


Father and son team, Bobby and Andy Cohen, are staring in a new reality show called Junkyard Empire. Andy owns Andy’s Auto Parts in Bladensburg, Md., which Bobby manages. Andy also owns a custom car shop. The show will play off of “Bobby’s easy going, old school ways which conflict with Andy’s hard charging style.” Junkyard Empire premiered on April 22 on Velocity.

“Junkyard Empire has all of our viewers’ favorite ingredients - huge personalities, genuine expertise and four-wheeled brilliance,” said Robert Scanlon, General Manager, Velocity. “Andy and Bobby are razor-sharp businessmen who see dollar signs where others don’t. That acumen, their boisterous personalities and the tense father-son dynamic make for an entertaining experience as they turn all of that metal into cash.”

According to the Velocity’s press release, each hour-long episode of Junkyard Empire features Andy, a jack of all trades with a keen eye for recognizing the high-priced payoff in automotive rubble. Andy uses his talents to manage the auto recycling facility, as well as a custom car shop. Any monkey wrench that gets thrown into his structured plans cuts into profitability. Bobby, who started the auto recycling facility years ago, thinks his son is spreading himself too thin and insists on “helping” by running the business while Andy is away.

Andy’s Auto Parts is a division of Cohen Recycling, It is a full-service auto recycling business that serves the Washington D.C. metropolitan area for over 25 years. The three-acre facility sells late-model, domestic and foreign parts with a 101-day warranty. 

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