Fitting engine mounting brackets.
and my Mercer model at an early stage ! Photo: Rolf Bergbom
|The photographer Stefan Svensson´s excellent
picture of the Mercer model.
Another of Stefan´s pictures. Photo taken in my workshop.
|The Mercer model in my workshop.
|I have never seen a real Mercer. And I am not likely
to do that either. I would have to go to U.S.A. to find one. You would
probably not be surprised to hear that I indeed would like to see myself
sitting in a Mercer. Well, with help of my very clever photographer
Stefan Svensson this wish has indeed come true. When bringing the Mercer
to the atelier lately I brought with me the leatherjacket, the
leather-helmet and my English Mark 4 Silver-Cross-Goggles and a long
yellow scarf - the standard equipment when travelling around in our MG-TC.
After taking all the photographs of the Mercer - it
took several hours - I put on the the whole equipment and sat down in a
chair - my legs on another chair in front of me - my arms lifted to the
level where the steering-wheel would be - and my son behind me lifting
the scarf to a position where a strong wind would have blewn it. In this
position Stefan took a series of photos. For what reason ? Well, a
modern photographer has a lot of technicalities to his aid nowdays.
Amongst them computers and software such as the Adobe
"Photo-Shop". With all this my photographer could picture me
in my Mercer in a most astonishing way. I don´t know how he made it but
you can clearly see me sitting there and mind you I do indeed have my
right foot on the accelerator !!! You can look for yourself on the photo