Paul O’Shea (*1928).
Racing driver Paul O’Shea won his second title as US sports car champion 60 years ago in the 1956 season driving a Mercedes-Benz 300 SL “Gullwing”. When the season ended on 28 December 1956, he was champion in the category “D Production“ and had scored the most points in the National Sports Car Championship of the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA). The championship title was informally awarded by the news media. The SCCA only honoured the champions in the individual categories. To crown the winner among the champions of the racing classes, the newspapers and magazines counted the highest number of total points achieved by a driver in a season. He went on to defend his title again the following year, this time driving a Mercedes-Benz 300 SLS, the racing version of the 300 SL Roadster.