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| When the Pebble Beach Motoring Classic commences on August 7, Johnny Crowell will don his leather cap and goggles and settle in behind the wheel of his 1925 Mercer Series 6 Raceabout -- the last Mercer ever to exit the factory.
The Roebling family along with designer Finley Robertson Porter debuted the Mercer Raceabout Type 35R in 1911. The result was one of the most admired sports cars of the early era: a stripped-down, two-seat speedster designed to be driven fast. By 1925, they had perfected it; the Series 6 is the only model to be powered by a six-cylinder engine, and Crowell's car, one of just two Series 6 Raceabouts in existence, is the only Mercer to have factory-installed four-wheel brakes. 'All of the other Raceabouts went like hell but wouldn't stop,' says Crowell.
It seems that Crowell has every intention of seeing just how fast the car deemed America's first race car will go, and right beside him, giving new meaning to the term 'trooper,' will be Crowell's wife, Christine. 'We are going from Seattle to Pebble Beach, touring 1,500 miles with no top, no windows and a sorry excuse for a windshield ... and I suspect we will get some rain,' jokes Crowell. 'My wife will love it.'
The Pebble Beach Motoring Classic is the ultimate road trip for automotive enthusiasts. The trip begins in Seattle, Washington, and winds through the Cascade Mountains, scaling Mount Hood and circling scenic Crater Lake, then eventually crossing the Golden Gate Bridge and tracing the Pacific Coast toward its final destination-the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, where Mercer is a featured marque this year.
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'Having an event the caliber of a Concours in Moore County is significant, especially as it grows in recognition and importance in the Southeast,' said Caleb Miles, president and CEO of the Pinehur....
| American Classics from the Richard and Linda Kughn Collection Featured at RM's Annual Michigan Sale• RM Auctions returns to Plymouth, Michigan, July 27, for its well-established St. John's sale|
• Single-day auction in automotive heartland features more than 80 historic collector cars
• Sale headlined by a wonderful selection of automobiles from the distinguished collection of Richard and Linda Kughn
• Auction acts as prelude to the Concours d'Elegance of America at St. John's on Sunday, July 28
BLENHEIM, Ontario (May 7, 2013) – RM Auctions, the official auction house of the Conc....
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Brock will drive his Superformance Coupe, a modern version of the famed Daytona Cobra Coupe, in the Concours' Pleasure Road Rallye on September 14, and the car ....
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'Born of a Blue Sky has the same sort of visual presence as an impressionist painting,' said Bill Warner, Chairman and Founder of The Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance. 'The video captures that special quality of light Amelia Island has on an early spring morning that makes c....
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Peter Boyle of Oil City, Pa., owns the winning automobile that was entered in the American/European Classic 1925-48 Class. Boyle purchased the car two years ago, restored it in 2012 and won Second in Class at the Pebble Beach Concours last August before capt....
| 12th Annual Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d'ElegancePorsche, Corvette, Gatsby Era automobiles and vintage race cars are among featured exhibits |
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – The Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d'Elegance, one of the nation's premier automotive events, announces the featured classes for the 2013 Concours d'Elegance to be held Sunday, November 3. This year, 150 cars and 25 motorcycles will compete for honors, including automobiles in special classes that are sure to delight film enthusiasts, historian....