12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS: On the Seventh 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 SEVENTH day of Christmas my true love sent to me, SEVEN books on emergency vehicles…

Ahrens-Fox Fire Apparatus Photo Archive
Of all the companies that built motor fire apparatus in America in the 20th century, none has acquired the cult-like devotion accorded the truly distinctive products of the Ahrens-Fox Fire Engine Company. This photo archive showcases 30 classic Ahrens-Fox fire engines in glorious colour.

American Ambulance: 1900-2002
This book chronicles in words and photos the evolution of the emergency ambulance in America over the past 100 years. From the slow jouncing horse-drawn vehicles in use at the turn of the last century to the fleet electronics-laden advanced life support units on the streets and highways of today – you’ll find it all here.

American LaFrance 700 & 800 Series 1953-1958 Photo Archive
From the late 1940s through the 1950s, American LaFrance was by far the most popular fire truck manufacturer in the U.S. This collection of archival photographs chronicles the most intricate changes the manufacturer made to its revolutionary 700 Series in developing the short-lived 800 Series.

Fire Trucks of the 1950s
In the 1950s, every one of the America’s major fire apparatus manufacturers boasted uniquely individual custom fire truck designs. From conventional Fords to the custom rigs of fire apparatus manufacturers, all the most popular, unique, and industry-changing designs and innovations are featured in this long-overdue tribute to the fire trucks of the Fabulous Fifties!

Ford Fire Trucks
Fire trucks of all types built on the famous Model T, the long standing F-Series, the venerable C-Series, the honorary Louisville-Line, and other miscellaneous Ford models have prolifically and efficiently served towns small and big alike since the advent of motorization. This chronicle pays homage to the contributions this automotive legend has made to the fire service with a brilliant display of classic rigs and modern machines.

Maxim Fire Apparatus Photo History
Maxim produced highly regarded fire apparatus and very early on established the Maxim ladder as one of the best available. WWII era trucks, motorcycle-pumpers, unfinished trucks, one-of-a-kinds, and many other previously unpublished photos are documented in detail this book.

Standing Against Fire: A History of the Fire Service of Canada’s Military Forces and Department of National Defence
Drawing on archival documents, personal memoirs, contemporary accounts, and military records, Standing Against Fire gathers together for the first time a comprehensive account of the Canadian Military’s Fire Service’s legacy and accomplishments.

 

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

 

For more gift ideas related to fire trucks, ambulances and police cars, check out our Emergency Vehicles 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.

Leave a Reply