A young Mercer enthusiast is seen above posing in a 1911 Raceabout. This is the first year in the four year run that the legendary cars were made. The Raceabout above has been equipped with added electric head, side lights and a small horn or siren at the base of the fire wall. 1911 Raceabouts came from the factory without headlights and with only a single acetylene spotlight mounted on the top of the dash board, along a pair of oil lamps and a single taillight.
The photo comes with no identification, other than the for sale sign in the background listing John O’Dea & Co. Reference was found to a Furniture Company by the same name in N.Y.C. and a soft drink manufacturer in Eureka, CA. Below is the ex. Austin Clark 1911 Mercer Raceabout shown here on one of our test roads in the springtime for comparison.