MONACO the Golden Age of Grand Prix Racing


Jesse Alexander


A stunning photo book of the Grand Prix de Monaco. Glitz and glamor of Formula 1 races. “Jesse Alexander has the magic of Monaco captured perfectly.” Says Sir Jackie Stewart.

If you love racing and photography, then you know the name Jesse Alexander. He is the world famous motorsports photographer, who is best known for covering the world of racing during what many call “the romantic” period. At 84 years of age, he’s made thousands of photographs, covering the world of motor racing for the last 60 years and he’s authored at least ten books devoted to auto racing – all which have become collector’s items. Recently, Jesse has gone back into his archives and uncovered many previously unpublished images, which has prompted his latest project, MONACO, a celebration of the Grand Prix weekend in that famous principality on the Mediterranean.

This is not just an auto-racing book. What he’s tried to do is to paint a picture of the glamour, excitement, and romance of the golden age of motorsport in this tiny country that once a year hosts the most famous Grand Prix race in the world.

Steve McQueen, Princess Grace, Prince Rainier, and many other celebrities were all part of that amazing scene. There were also classic Grand Prix cars with legendary drivers behind the wheel, like Sir Jackie Stewart, Phil Hill, Stirling Moss, and Juan Fangio.