Nothing can hang from Vic's car..He'd be dragging asphalt...
Mike, good to see you are still hanging around.
I updated my chop cut a little. Will hammer on it more this holiday.
Remind me to post pics of a couple of racing skys I saw in a racing garage, pretty cool. They had tow hooks too.
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MARVIC 1 : Thanks JR for the input.. Why is it mandatory to have the tow hook installed on all European cars?
Probably for the same reason that any safety device is mandated: Someone thought it was needed, and convinced the rule-making organization that it should be made a law.
The idea in this case is that an accessible attachment point on the front of a vehicle makes it safer for a tow-truck driver to recover a stuck or disabled vehicle. Certainly, screwing an eye into a socket in a car's grill is better than crawling underneath it to attach something to the chassis. Especially at night, in the rain, on a busy road.
A non-safety benefit is that it also reduces damage to air dams and other bodywork, given that there isn't much exposed chassis to attach to, and a tow rope is going to have to go over or around something relatively delicate.
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