The genetics of addiction are complicated, but by all indications Tom Malloy inherited his dependence on speed from his father. No, not that speed. Emmett Malloy’s drug of choice was auto racing and, as a result, Tom Malloy grew up around racecars and tracks. The seeds of his own obsession were planted at an early age.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2016/11/22/tom-malloy