Google Answers Logo
View Question
Q: obscure 80's kid's book ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: obscure 80's kid's book
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Books and Literature
Asked by: lmesk-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 03 Sep 2004 03:56 PDT
Expires: 03 Oct 2004 03:56 PDT
Question ID: 396321
I am trying to find the name of an 80's children?s book. It was a
series of books about a teenage dirt bike (motorcycle) gang in a
post-apocalyptic world. NOT Mad Max or Akira or anything mainstream,
more obscure. I remember one book in the series they came across a
city that was destroyed and glass was everywhere, and I think glass
might have been in the sub-title. I thought it was called "dirt bike
cowboys" or something like that, but that's not right.
Subject: Re: obscure 80's kid's book
Answered By: juggler-ga on 03 Sep 2004 13:33 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars

You're thinking of the "Turbo Cowboys" series by Tony Phillips.

See this description of the first book in the series:

"A teenage "Mad Max" story in post-apocalyptic America...
...Batt, Raider, Tech and J.J. are 4 post apocalyptic survivors who
were born inside a Government Relocation Camp...
...A trader of sorts, he bargains with the kids: Raider, who learned
how to be a mechanic in the Relo camp will fix the unused motor dirt
bikes in the garage of the hotel and as payment the Cowboys each get a
motor bike."

As you mentioned, one of the books is about a "City of Glass"

Some of the other books:

"Full Throttle"

"Spark Fire"

"Super Charge"

search strategy:
city glass cowboys, "turbo cowboys"

I hope this helps.
lmesk-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $1.00
That was amazing. Exactly right and very quick. I looked for that for
weeks with no luck, and I know what I'm doing. Thank you jugglr-ga,
and thank you Google Answers. Reading this book and flashing back to
my youth will bring me great joy!

Subject: Re: obscure 80's kid's book
From: juggler-ga on 05 Sep 2004 11:31 PDT
Thank you for the tip.

Important Disclaimer: Answers and comments provided on Google Answers are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Google does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. Please read carefully the Google Answers Terms of Service.

If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by emailing us at with the question ID listed above. Thank you.
Search Google Answers for
Google Answers  

Google Home - Answers FAQ - Terms of Service - Privacy Policy