Overall, the 1914 Raceabout was regarded - and still is - as a perfect blended package of speed and finesse for its era. Its crowning achievement came in 1914, when local racer Eddie Pullen drove it to victory in what was then America's most famous road race, the Grand Prix and, in the process, set a course record of 77 mph.
This vehicle was owned and restored in the 1950s by the late Ralph T. Buckley, a Mercer enthusiast.
The Mercer Raceabout's reign as the premier sports car of its era was short-lived. Within little more than a decade, its manufacturing company was defunct, the victim of personal tragedies and bad business decisions. The Mercer was produced for 15 years and the last Mercer was completed in 1925.