May 6th / 7th 1967

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Goodyear's joined the Express and Star in 1967 to as sponsors of the rally. The event became the GOODYEAR EXPRESS AND STAR for one year.
For a second time the rally went into the forests of mid Wales but this time it was a full blown stage rally with 125 miles of forest roads timed to the second.
The first car started in Dolgellau, leaving northwards at 07.00 for a loop of 9 stages to return to Dolgellau at 11.30. The crews then set off on a loop of 8 stages to the South, returning at 16.10. The final leg, which included 7 stages, was a run to the finish at the Marine Hotel in Llandudno at 19.00. That was a full days rallying!
The event attracted a full entry of 180 cars but only 140 of them took the start. Notable non starters were Pat Moss, whose car could not be re-prepared after the recent Tulip Rally and the 1966 'Star' winner Malcolm Gibbs.
The eventual winner was South Wales driver Tony Chappell, co-driven by a young Hywel Thomas in a Lotus Cortina.
The entry list was littered with the names of rallying in the sixties most of whom were there at the end.

Chris Knights writing in WSSCC magazine DASHBOARD 2005