“On Wednesday, January 27th, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m, the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum will host a book signing by Mercer historian Clifford W. Zink. Mercer Magic is the first complete history of the Mercer automobile.” In his book – The Spirit of Competition – Museum founder Dr. Fred Simeone writes: “The thing about the Mercer, besides its great looks, is one’s experience behind the wheel. The design and experiential history has catapulted the Raceabout above all its contemporary road speedsters.”

Mercer Magic At Simeone Foundation

1913-mercer-35j-raceabout-side-rightDr. Simeone calls the 1911 Mercer Raceabout 35J in the Museum’s collection a “superior pre-World Wa I production sports car.” The car will be featured at the event and Dr. Simeone will talk about its history. First built in 1911, the car was set up for racing with a 1913 Mercer engine and four speed transmission and has Michelin tires on quick demountable rims. It may be the only actual racecar among the 24 or so extant 1911-1914 Raceabouts.

 

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