12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS: On the Tenth 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 TENTH day of Christmas my true love sent to me, TEN books on American automobiles

AMC Cars: 1954-1987
Highly regarded AMC historian and expert, Patrick Foster, provides an in-depth look at AMC and its cars from its beginning in 1954 through its demise in 1987. Over 300 photos combined with informative captions show all of AMCs cars.

Catalog of Thunderbird ID Numbers 1955-93
Whether you’re buying, selling, restoring, judging, researching or appraising a T-bird, this books for you! With this guide, deciphering certification tags and labels, VIN tags, engine numbers, transmissions and axle codes becomes a simple task. Provides a color section on exterior paint color and interior trim fabrics. The sure way to check authenticity and locate the right parts!

Javelin Photo Archive: From Concept to Reality
Get an inside look at the development of American Motor’s Javelin beginning with the early design stages, including sketches, interior design, clay work, fiberglass mockups, and show cars on through the actual production models.

The Definitive Shelby Mustang Guide: 1965-1970
The Definitive Shelby Mustang Guide: 1965-1970 will serve as the illustrated Shelby Mustang source-book for years to come. For Mustang and Shelby enthusiasts especially, but even for general automotive historians, no automotive library would be complete without it.

The Complete Book of Ford Mustang: Every Model Since 1964½
This lavishly illustrated work walks readers through Mustang’s 50-plus years of continuous production – a rich and varied history nearly unmatched in the automotive world.

Camaro 2016: Chevrolet’s Modern Performance Car
Camaro 2016 tells the complete story of the new sixth-generation Camaro. Featuring exclusive interviews with engineers, designers, and other Camaro team members, as well as more than 300 behind-the-scenes photographs, this book offers readers an intimate Camaro experience–putting them behind the wheel of the latest edition of one of America’s greatest muscle cars.

Corvette Sting Ray Gold Portfolio 1963-1967
The Sting Ray was introduced in 1963 as a coupT and convertible with the 327 engine in four different states of tune. This is a book of contemporary road and comparison tests, specification and technical data, driving impressions, long-term tests, buying second hand, retrospective review. Models covered include:- Sport coupT, Lightweight Racer, Automatic, 327, 396, 427, 427 Turbo-Jet, Grand Sport, 435.

Corvette: Sixty Years
Through hundreds of rare and unpublished photos from GM’s media and design archives and in-depth text by renowned Corvette historian Randy Leffingwell, Corvette Sixty Years celebrates the first six decades of America’s sports car, covering the revolution and evolution of America’s longest continuously produced nameplate, from Harley Earl’s initial concept to the latest 60th anniversary edition built to celebrate the Vette’s 60th year.

Pontiac GTO 50 Years: The Original Muscle Car
Hundreds of photographs round out this thoroughly researched history and offer insight into the vehicle that, through redesigns, repackages, and relaunches, came of age with the Baby Boomer generation.

The Definitive Firebird & Trans Am Guide 1967-1969
Whether you are into the first generation of F-Body convertibles, Formula 400 performance models, the special overhead cam Sprint 6s, or even the first Trans Ams of 1969, this book tells the entire story of these immensely popular cars. It is an excellent addition to any pony car, muscle car, or any enthusiast’s library.


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


For more gift ideas related to American 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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