Boots Mallory

1978 Inductee

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Biography

Mallory Ignition products were the result of a young racer’s imagination. Boots set out to improve the performance of Ford flathead V8s by modifying the ignition, and thus was born the likes of dual-point breaker assemblies, high-output coils and a host of ignition products that carried the Mallory name. Boots was also a driving force in early sponsorship of auto racing—the first Mallory ignition won at the Pikes Peak Hill Climb in 1926—including drag racing and NASCAR. Many NHRA-winning Funny Cars and Top Fuel dragsters have sported Mallory Super-Mag ignition systems.