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Carmel Magazine, Summer/Fall 2018

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Photo Finish A Rare Jesse Alexander Exhibit Arrives at the Center for Photographic Ar t B Y R E N E E B R I N C K S 158 C A R M E L M A G A Z I N E • S U M M E R / F A L L 2 0 1 8 S ince the early 1950s, Jesse Alexander has photographed some of the biggest names in motorsports. There's a 1954 shot of Briggs Cunningham at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Stirling Moss at Goodwood in 1958. Princess Grace and Jackie Stewart in Monaco in the 1960s. Phil Hill at the 1960 Grand Prix of Italy. Alexander and Hill, a three-time Le Mans winner who passed away in 2008, were longtime friends. "Phil and Jesse hung out socially," says Jesse's wife Nancy, by phone from their Santa Barbara home, as Jesse recovers from surgery. "They once went to the opera in Verona, Italy, and it was a very amusing trip." "We drove there in a truck. A Ferrari transporter," chuckles Jesse, in the background. "There may have been a third person, but I don't remember. That was a long time ago..." "I don't know if you want to share that story or not, but I guess it's a Bruce McLaren, Monaco, 1962

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