Peter Gariepy

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This forum is for Mercer owners, especially those members of the club "Mercer Associates".

If anyone has good links for Mercer websites please post them here. THANKS!

Peter

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I took this photo in 1961, I was 10 years old at the time. The car was stored in a garage one street over from were I lived, and to this day I look in the garage and remember it every time I drive by. It sold in the late 1960's for $15,100.00 429574-Mvc-004f.jpg

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It's good to have a Mercer forum! Here's a few links I managed to find about the subject:

1913 Mercer 35J Raceabout: http://www.trombinoscar.com/veterans/mercer1301.html

1916 Mercer 22-72 Touring: http://www.trombinoscar.com/veterans/mercer1601.html

1917 Mercer 22-73 Runabout: http://www.trombinoscar.com/veterans/mercer1701.html

Wikipedia's Mercer page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercer_(car)

Internet Movie Car Database; Mercer page: http://www.imcdb.org/vehicles_make-Mercer.html

And here's an ad for one of the last Mercer's; a Series-6 Touring from 1923. Production was minimal by that time, only 153 cars were made.

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Hi,

I have a couple of copies of "Mercer Magic", the 2007 edition that Stan Smith puts out.

If you'd like a copy, send along your snailmail address and I'll drop one in the mail to you.

Only two copies left, however.

Bill Boudway

gnbboudway@msn.com

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Some of you may have heard about the Maine attorney generals suit against John J. Sanford of the Harmon, Jones and Sanford. I welcome their intervention and their oversight of this car museum which RCP and Penny worked so hard to establish.

Thank you to the Attorney General and all the investigators on this case. Thank you to the mechanics who voiced their concerns and outrage. I hope this legacy to the state of Maine can be preserved. RCP will race his Mercer in the courtroom and hiss Stanley steamers too. He is up there with two steam buddies, Maynard Leighton and Bob Barnes. A Mercer raceabout is on his headstone with yellow and black tires on the stone. May the Lord guide the prosecuting attorneys on this case.

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Mercer Raceabout, Could you give some of the details on the case? It is sad to read that someone can spend a lifetime collecting and have it turn into a mess after entering the eternal car show.

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Looks like no real winner in this sadcase above~

Museum was forced to sell many great cars~

Lawyer walked away with a wheelbarrow full of cash and was never prosecuted for potential conflicts !

Google for case details~

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Hi Brockway,I was interested in your December 17th 2006 posting that stated Mercer only produced 153 Series Six Mercers.

I have a series Six Touring and have guessed for years at how many were produced.

Cheers,

John Hancox

It's good to have a Mercer forum! Here's a few links I managed to find about the subject:

1913 Mercer 35J Raceabout: 1913 Mercer 35J Racebout

1916 Mercer 22-72 Touring: 1916 Mercer 22-72 Touring

1917 Mercer 22-73 Runabout: 1917Mercer 22-73 Runabout

Wikipedia's Mercer page: Mercer (car) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Internet Movie Car Database; Mercer page: IMCDb.org: Mercer in movies and TV series

And here's an ad for one of the last Mercer's; a Series-6 Touring from 1923. Production was minimal by that time, only 153 cars were made.

mercer1923bxb7.jpg

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Hi Mercer Club Folks!

I was watching My Classic Cars last week and saw Jim Grundy's 1914 Mercer. I fell in love with the deep red color. Jim Grundy noted that the Mercer Club had the specific color down cold from the original. I am restoring a 1935 851 Auburn Boattail Speedster and want to use this exact color. Can anyone out there help me with the color code?

Thank you in advance!

Paul

Sacramento, CA

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There will be an informal gathering of Mercer Associates this year at Hershey at Stan's spot in the Orange field OBN 14-17 5PM Thursday, rain date (heaven forbid!) 5PM Friday. It will be a chance for all the owners to catch up on the news of the past year, share stories and tips. Hope to see the marque historian there too.

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Did anyone catch the 1922 Mercer on Fox's Buried Treasure on 9/14? I was privileged to look over this car several days before the taping and was present later during the actual taping. It was great to see it drive down the road! The car is located in Trenton NJ.

Larry

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Did anyone catch the 1922 Mercer on Fox's Buried Treasure on 9/14? I was privileged to look over this car several days before the taping and was present later during the actual taping. It was great to see it drive down the road! The car is located in Trenton NJ.

Larry

There is a thread devoted to that car on the forum.

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My grandfather, George F. Schulz- original seven who started SCCA, from Ma./N.H. saved lots of correspondences; Vincent Galloni, O.S. Hatton, D. Cameron Peck, Herbert Royston, P.E. de Rochemont, sales reciepts to; Les Taylor-Mercer car/parts circa 1949, John Duby- Sporting, mot. no. 52265, Raceabout, mot. no. 5628, 6/21/45. Others include- Ted Robertson- good friend, H.M. Burrows, Ed Sturgis, Sonny Garganigo, N.W. Long @ Heald Machine Co., Schoonmaker and Glass- Referencing a1925 Mercer 6 cyl. Raceabout for sale,1925. I believe he owned- as I sift through, a 1922 Raceabout 4 cylinder engine no. 6242, Raceabout eng. no.6272 makers no. 16870, Touring eng. no. 5086, makers no. 5221, Touring eng. no. 4918, makers no. 4968. I don't have any recocrds of other cars he may have owned. If any of this is familiar or of interest....?

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Brendan, I am interested in anything for H.M.Burrows and also copies of any Mercer Rosters from the earliest dates. Karl

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Karl, I have a Mercer Owner's List 1954, 1957, 1959, and 1960....A SCCA member list with owners cars from 1947......And a copy of the original seven founding members of SCCA car ownership list.....post-92322-143141823363_thumb.jpg

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I am looking for source material on the Mercer Automobile Company for a book I am writing and would appreciate info on that from readers of this forum. So far I have read over company sales documents and articles in the trade publication, The Automobile, as well as historical overviews published in car mags.

What I'm looking for is a book. Anything out there? Ideas? Known Mecer experts?

You can email me directly at rdsieber AT gmail DOT com, Spambots excluded.

Thanks in advance,

Ronald Sieber

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Ron, and anyone else, A book was printed for the 2009 Mercer Centennial Reunion by the Roebling Museum in Roebling, NJ. This book has the most accurate information to date on the Mercer Automobile and was written without regard to the numerous fables and hearsay so many other publications have concerning the Mercer. Look for it at RoeblingMuseum.org or call the museum at 609-499-7200. Karl

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Alan, The earliest I have is 1953 on a typewritten sheet from Herb. Do you have anything earlier? Thank you Brendan. Morris Burrows owned my car and apparently others too. Thanks for the info. So what cars did the 7 founding members of the SCCA own?

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From the publication Sportswagen Vol. 1 no.1 Dickinson, Everett M. Boston. Duesenberg J double cowl Phaeton; Duby, John F. Quincy, Ma. Blackhawk double cowl Phaeton, Lancia Lambda 5th. series Roadster, Kissel Speedster, Mercer series 5 Sporting. Engborg, Arnold H. Concord Ma. Stutz DV 32 Sports Tourer. Robertson, Theodore F. Boston. Mercer series 4 Raceabout. Schulz, George F. Boston. Isotta Fraschini type 8A Castagna Convertible Coupe, McFarlan Roadster, Mercer Series 5 Raceabout, Mercer Series 5 Sporting. Townsend, Robert E. Boston. Mercer Series 5 Raceabout. Wallour, Chapin Boston. Rolls Royce Phantom 1 Ascot Phaeton. First two persons to join that first month were...Fisher, Charles P. Boston. Bentley 3 Litre Red Label Vanden Plas Sports Tourer, Duesenberg a Fleetwood Sports Phaeton, Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Holbrook Roadster. And McKittrick, Archie M. Hingham Ma. Stutz S Bearcat. Verbatim from old newspaper article-source unknown,..........

Original 7 SCCA Members Tabbed

All kinds of persons claim to have been among the original seven car buffs who met on Mt. Vernon St. Boston, on Saturday, 26 Feb., 1944 to found the Sports Club of America. Today the club boasts 19,000 members.

Theodore Robertson was the first president and the other six were: Everett M. Dickenson, John F. Duby, Arnold H. Enborg, George F. Schultz(sic), Robert E. Townsend and Chapin Wallour. Ted Robertson, in a story in Sports Car, the SCCA official publication, points out that at the time a Stutz Bearcat could be bought for $50.post-92322-14314182554_thumb.jpg

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