- Young men dreamed of owning a Mercer Raceabout or its arch rival, a Stutz Bearcat.
- Designed for amateur racers, stock Raceabouts were often taken from the showroom to the track where they set competition records.
Mercer automobiles were produced in Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey, from 1910 until 1925, with primary financing by F.W. and C.G. Roebling, builders of the Brooklyn Bridge.
Manufacture of the T-head Mercer Raceabout began during 1911. Designed for use by amateur sportsmen, strictly stock Raceabouts were often taken at random from the showroom directly to the track where, with no break-in or special preparation, they set competition records. For three years running, Raceabouts won the Chicago Automobile Club Trophy Race. A 1913 model driven by Ralph DePalma covered the 301 miles at an average speed of 66.8 mph. Company slogan for the 1913 Raceabouts was, “The Champion Light Car.” Many young men dreamed of owning a Mercer Raceabout or its arch rival, a Stutz Bearcat.