12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS: On the Eleventh Day…

It’s that time of year again! That time when you’re struggling to find the perfect gift for that special someone or even yourself.

 

To help you find that perfect gift, we now present our rendition of “The 12 Days of Christmas”.

 

On the ELEVENTH day of Christmas my true love sent to me, ELEVEN books on British automobiles

Lotus the Marque: The Complete History of Lotus Cars
Features every Lotus Type ever produced from 1948-2014.

Making a Morgan: 17 Days of Craftmanship: Step-by-Step from Specification Sheet to Finished Car
In Making a Morgan the reader accompanies a very traditional model, a Morgan Plus 4, through it’s build from customer’s specification sheet to finished car. A process that, in this instance, will take 17 days.

Original Rolls-Royce & Bentley 1946-65: The Restorer’s Guide to the ‘standard’ saloons and mainstream coachbuilt derivatives
The aim of this book is to reveal, in words and color photographs, how the various models altered through the course of production. Drawing on factory records, parts lists, catalogs and other data, the author has provided a meticulous survey of the standard steel cars built at Crewe. Over 250 specially commissioned color photographs, showing the detail changes to these cars, accompany the authoritative text.

Triumph Spitfire and GT6: A Guide to Originality
The Spitfire was one of Triumph’s most successful models throughout the 1960s and 70s, and its high-performance sister car, the GT6, was received with equal acclaim.

Aston Martin: Model by Model
Aston Martin: Model by Model traces the turbulent history of Aston Martin and Lagonda through the cars these two famous British marques have produced. Fast, beautiful and superbly well made, they became some of the most famous machines in motoring history.

Original Austin Seven: The Restorer’s Guide to All Passenger Car and Sports Models 1922-39
This painstakingly researched book, compiled from factory information, aims to reveal how these charming cars altered in detail over the years. Specification descriptions, chassis and body evolution, production changes, body colors, optional extras, special coachwork, and overseas variations are covered for all Austin Seven models.

Bristol Cars: Model by Model
This book celebrates the rich diversity of each model from Bristol Cars’ production catalogue. Bristol Cars: Model by Model provides a history of the development and production of each of the cars, including coachbuilt and racing models, and full specifications.

The Book of the Jaguar XJ-S
Extensively researched, and encompassing information from operators, dealers, drivers, and individuals who have been involved with the marque, this unique book provides a never before seen perspective on how Mercedes-Benz developed its products to provide transportation solutions across some of the most diverse operating conditions in the world.

The Essential Buyer’s Guide: Land Rover Series I, II & IIA
This book follows the step by step development of the marque, so you are aware of each model’s individual strengths and weaknesses. With over 100 color photographs carefully integrated into the concise and informative text, this really is like having a marque expert in your pocket.

Original MGA: The Restorer’s Guide to All Roadster and Coupe Models Including Twin Cam
The aim of this book is to show, in words and pictures, how MGAs altered in detail through the course of production, in order to enable owners, enthusiasts and prospective purchasers to identify the parts, finishes and equipment that are correct for their car. Color photography of outstanding specimens shows every permutation of MGA specification in remarkable detail.

MG V8
MG V8 tells in unprecedented detail the stories of some of the most powerful and exciting cars ever to wear the evocative MG octagon badge.

 

On the TENTH day of Christmas my true love sent to me, TEN books on American automobiles

AMC Cars: 1954-1987

Catalog of Thunderbird ID Numbers 1955-93

Javelin Photo Archive: From Concept to Reality

The Definitive Shelby Mustang Guide: 1965-1970

The Complete Book of Ford Mustang: Every Model Since 1964½

Camaro 2016: Chevrolet’s Modern Performance Car

Corvette Sting Ray Gold Portfolio 1963-1967

Corvette: Sixty Years

Pontiac GTO 50 Years: The Original Muscle Car

The Definitive Firebird & Trans Am Guide 1967-1969

 

On the NINTH day of Christmas my true love sent to me, NINE books on automobile racing & driving

Art of the Le Mans Race Car: 90 Years of Speed

Black Noon: The Year They Stopped the Indy 500

Can-Am Racing Cars: Secrets of the Sensational Sixties Sports-Racers

Formula 1: In Camera 1950-59

Modern GT Racing: Today’s Fastest Cars on the World’s Greatest Tracks

Lewis Hamilton: Special Celebration Edition

Real Men Work in the Pits: A Life in NASCAR Racing

Total Performers: Ford Drag Racing in the 1960s

Westwood: Everyone’s Favourite Racing Circuit

 

On the EIGHTH day of Christmas my true love sent to me, EIGHT books on trucks, tractors & heavy equipment

At Work: Kenworth Trucks 1950-1979

Anatomy of the John Deere

At Work: Peterbilt Trucks 1939-1979

Bucyrus Heavy Equipment: Construction and Mining Machines 1880-2007: A Photo Gallery

Fordson New Major E1A: 1951-1964

Haulpak and Lectra Haul: The World’s Greatest Off-Highway Earthmoving Trucks

New Car Carriers: 1910-1998 Photo Album

The American Delivery Truck: An Illustrated History

 

On the SEVENTH day of Christmas my true love sent to me, SEVEN books on emergency vehicles…

Ahrens-Fox Fire Apparatus Photo Archive

American Ambulance: 1900-2002

American LaFrance 700 & 800 Series 1953-1958 Photo Archive

Fire Trucks of the 1950s

Ford Fire Trucks

Maxim Fire Apparatus Photo History

Standing Against Fire: A History of the Fire Service of Canada’s Military Forces and Department of National Defence

 

On the SIXTH day of Christmas my true love sent to me, SIX marine books

Fighting at Sea: Naval Battles from the Ages of Sail and Steam

Fire Canoe: Prairie Steamboat Days Revisited (2nd Edition)

Drag Boats of the 1960s

Corvettes Canada: Convoy Veterans of WWII Tell Their True Stories

Great Lakes Shipping Ports & Cargoes (Photo Gallery)

RMS Empress of Ireland: Pride of the Canadian Pacific’s Atlantic Fleet

 

On the FIFTH day of Christmas my true love sent to me, FIVE books on motorcycle racing & riding…

Motocourse 2015-2016: The World’s Leading Grand Prix Annual

The World’s Great Adventure Motorcycle Routes: The Essential Guide to the Greatest Motorcycle Journeys in the World

Motorcycle Journeys Through the Pacific Northwest (2nd Edition)

Off-Road Giants! Heroes of 1960s Motorcycle Sport

Racing Line: British Motorcycle Racing in the Golden Age of the Big Single

 

On the FOURTH day of Christmas my true love sent to me, FOUR books on aviation…

Aviation Century: The Golden Age

Mid-Air Moose Jaw (1st Edition)

Spitfire Mk. IX & XVI: Engineered

Canada’s Air Force: At War and Peace: Volume 3

 

On the THIRD day of Christmas my true love sent to me, THREE books on Italian automobiles…

Bellissima!: The Italian Automotive Renaissance, 1945 to 1975

Lamborghini Supercars: 50 Years: From the Groundbreaking Miura to Today’s Hypercars

The Ferrari Phenomenon: An Unconventional View of the World’s Most Charismatic Cars

 

On the SECOND day of Christmas my true love sent to me, TWO books on American motorcycles…

Indian Motorcycle: America’s First Motorcycle Company

Harley Davidson: The Legendary Models

 

On the FIRST day of Christmas my true love sent to me, ONE book on Canadian railways…

Great Western Railway of Canada: Southern Ontario’s Pioneer Railway

 

Please check our site tomorrow for the “TWELFTH Day of Christmas” and more great gift ideas.

 

For more gift ideas related to British automobiles, check out our Automobile Makes & Models section.

 

To make your holiday shopping experience easier, our store will be having extended hours on Thursdays and Sundays leading up to Christmas.

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, & Saturdays: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Thursday December 8, 15, & 22: 10:00am – 8:00pm

Sunday December 11 & 18: 12:00pm – 4:00pm

 

We are always adding new and out-of-print titles to our website. If you don’t see something you’re looking for email us at info@transportbooks.com, phone us at 416-744-7675, or drop by our store at 16 Elrose Avenue in Toronto.

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