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Carmel Magazine, Summer/Fall 2018

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162 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 approached Jesse and Nancy. "We promised to make the show painless," Gordon says. He and Molly drove to Santa Barbara to pick up the images, so that the Alexanders wouldn't have to ship anything. During that visit, the couples spent some time discussing mutual motorsports friends like driver and team owner Dan Gurney, who passed away in January. Jesse showed them his large-format photo of a young Gurney at the 1965 Le Mans, driving a Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe and shielding his eyes from the sun. "It's my all-time favorite image of's a raw action shot, and it was remarkable to see the portrait at that size," says McCall. He later asked the photographer about the equipment used to shoot so many iconic race photos. "Jesse said, 'Well, the 50-millimeter was my big lens, but I was typically Sterling Moss, Goodwood, UK, 1958

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