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Repair Row – Montclair, New Jersey

A Mercer Raceabout, Model T Ford Speedster and a Stutz Touring car in Montclair, New Jersey. Many towns and cities usually have an area where older or inexpensive new buildings are located that cater to industrial uses and the service trades. This circa early-1920s photo courtesy of Charles Heyer shows what appears to be one of…

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Joe Matson in a National Racing Car?

Reader James Lisk has shared with us a pair of photos showing a National racing car. In his research he appears to have identified the racing driver as Joe Matson, seen posing in the mechanic’s seat above. You can view a photo of Matson here and witness the strong resemblance, and the same type of uniform…

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A T-Head Mercer racing special

We were thrilled to obtain this great image recently of a modified T-Head Mercer racing car, which appears to have been taken at some point in the late-teens at a race track. The car was an individual effort and not likely to be one of the original Mercer racing team cars. It has had quite…

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The Legendary T-Head Mercer Engine

This is the legendary T-Head Mercer engine designed Finley Robertson Porter who also designed the car for Mercer. The engine is a 300 c.i. four, with a two-spark Bosch mag-neto firing two plugs per cylinder. The carburetor is a bronze Flechter with an auxiliary air valve and a second jet that feeds in more fuel above 800…

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