All Porsche cars come with a tow hook, so please install yours in the front of your car for the July DE. In order to facilitate quick removal of stalled cars, a properly installed front tow hook has been added to the Registration Rules. A front tow hook will be required for all future Driver Education events and will be checked at the Tech Line. It’s your track time that we’re trying to save!
This is not a rule change, it has always been a requirement, but I think over time we maybe had not reinforced it with people new to the DE programme. We will be updating our DE information to include this.
As far as where to get a tow-hook, all cars came with them as part of the OEM tool kit, although I know many get lost when ownership is transferred. My suggestion would be either a Porsche Dealer (who can certainly get you one, but probably doesn’t have one in-stock) or, more likely one of our recommended DE inspection centres, who may have one lying around. Beyond that any of the Porsche Parts Recyclers will almost surely have some.
While my first thought when I saw cars driving with the tow hook installed, I can see where it would save time having the hook installed. One car I had took 5 minutes and some WD40 to install, and I would hate to hold up others on the track for that.
I installed mine a week ago before the safety inspection. I noticed it was marked DE, which while it could stand for Drivers Ed, probably stands for Deutschland.
Hi Andy, my Carrera 3.2 comes with the front tow hook permanently attached to the right front underside. The rear towing hook, however, can be attached to the rear bumper only. Is that OK? Thanks, Gregory
I believe we are only mandating a front Tow-Hook, although if you have a rear one it would be good to fit that also, or at least have it in the car, in case the front tow-hook is not accessible. The welded hoop under the front valance is fine – I also have that on my ’72.
Not that it matters, but NO 2 litre or 2.5 litre normally aspirated 944, 924 or 924S comes with a front tow hook or a location to which one can be secured.
That option was not available until the turbo body style car.
I presume all participants with those vehicles will be required to have something fashioned for this purpose.
Hi Markus, I can’t speak for all 944’s, but my 924S has a welded hoop under the front bumper to left of centre (looking at the front) that serves as a tow hook. We do require a tow hook at front or back of the car, so if not fitted from the factory an aftermarket one would need to be installed.