1911 Mercer Raceabout at Bridgehampton Race Circuit, September 1965

Summary

The Mercer Automobile Company made its reputation with performance cars. The Raceabout, introduced for 1910, could top 90 miles per hour. This 1911 example belonged to Henry Austin Clark, Jr., the foremost automotive historian and collector of his day. Clark acquired the Raceabout in 1949, and it remained in his family for the next 65 years.

The Mercer Automobile Company made its reputation with performance cars. The Raceabout, introduced for 1910, could top 90 miles per hour. This 1911 example belonged to Henry Austin Clark, Jr., the foremost automotive historian and collector of his day. Clark acquired the Raceabout in 1949, and it remained in his family for the next 65 years.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

September 1965

Subject Date

September 1965

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

92.1.1774.P.TN.4

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of the Family of Henry Austin Clark, Jr.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 3.625 in

Width: 5 in

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