12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS: On the Ninth 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 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
Le Mans is one of the longest-running and most spectacular endurance races in the history of motorsport. Spanning from the first 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1923 to the present day, Art of the Le Mans Race Car takes the reader through a visual review of 90 years of significant, stunning racing machines. Featured cars include racers from Bentley, Talbot, Alfa Romeo, Cunningham, Jaguar, Ferrari, Porsche, McLaren, and Audi, to name but a few.

Black Noon: The Year They Stopped the Indy 500
Before noon on May 30th, 1964, the Indy 500 was stopped for the first time in history by an accident. Seven cars had crashed in a fiery wreck, killing two drivers, and threatening the very future of the 500. Black Noon remembers the race that changed everything and the men that paved the way for the Golden Age of Indy car racing.

Can-Am Racing Cars: Secrets of the Sensational Sixties Sports-Racers
It was a golden era. Horsepower was unlimited; designers, builders, and drivers just needed to harness the horses of massive engines and deliver their thrust to the track. It was an age of 8-liter aluminum Chevys, turbocharged Oldsmobiles, flat-12 Porsches, and the best and brightest designers from McLaren, BRM, Lola, March, Shadow, AAR, Caldwell, Kar Kraft, and others who designed cars to suit them.

Formula 1: In Camera 1950-59
Building on the success of Haynes’ three previous Formula 1 titles in this series, which cover the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, this book takes a nostalgic look at the 1950s. Offering informative text, race statistics and glorious photography, much of it in color, it brings alive the heroic era of Fangio, Moss, Ascari, Gonzalez, Collins and Hawthorn driving Maseratis, Alfa Romeos, Mercedes, and Ferraris. For many fans, this was the era when Formula 1 was at its peak, thrilling and dangerous, but still a sport.

Modern GT Racing: Today’s Fastest Cars on the World’s Greatest Tracks
Modern GT race cars are some of the fastest, most exciting race cars this side of a Formula 1 track—an amazing variety of full-race versions of the world’s most iconic production cars from Ferrari, Maserati, Aston Martin, Corvette, and Porsche. This book takes you to the world’s most famous racetracks, where these fantastic machines face off: places like Le Mans, Sebring, Daytona, Road America, Laguna Seca and more.

Lewis Hamilton: Special Celebration Edition
An iconic visual celebration of Lewis Hamilton’s historic Formula One World Championship winning season, including the story of his life to date and exclusive new words and pictures from a dramatic year.

Real Men Work in the Pits: A Life in NASCAR Racing
Real Men Work in the Pits chronicles the career of Jeff Hammond, one of NASCAR’s all-time great crew chiefs. It recalls the thrilling moments of his life in racing: starting out as a tire changer for Walter Ballard in 1974, to serving on all three of driver Cale Yarborough’s championship seasons, and then taking over as crew chief during the glory days of legendary driver Darrell Waltrip.

Total Performers: Ford Drag Racing in the 1960s
Accomplished journalist and lifelong Ford aficionado Charles Morris takes you back to the “Total Performance Years” through first-hand accounts as well as with more than 400 rare photographs. A drag racer since 1966, Morris has been a crewmember for a Top Alcohol Funny Car and a Pro/Stock team, and has run cars in Stock, Super Stock, and Nostalgia Super Stock classes. This book is a must-read for all drag racing fans, not just Ford enthusiasts.

Westwood: Everyone’s Favourite Racing Circuit
Westwood was the first purpose-built automobile road-racing track in Canada. In 1990 Westwood suffered the common fate of racetracks located near expanding cities world-wide and was converted into a housing development and golf course. This book talks about this lost, but not forgotten Canadian road racing track.

 

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 “TENTH Day of Christmas” and more great gift ideas.

 

For more gift ideas related to Formula 1, NASCAR, drag racing, Can-Am, off-road racing, and driving techniques, check out our Automobile Racing & Driving 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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