Tour of Dean

1967

Tour of Dean 1  Sunday 1st October
Start from Royal Oak Garage, Newport to finish at White Hart Hotel, Cinderford
12 Special Stages


1969
Tour of Dean 2  Sunday 12th January
Start from Royal Oak Garage, Newport to finish at The Speech House Hotel
10 Special Stages


1970
Tour of Dean 3  Sunday 11th January
Start from Severn Bridge Service Area to finish at The Speech House Hotel
11 Special Stages


1971
Tour of Dean 4  Sunday 10th January
Start from Severn Bridge Service Area to finish at The Anchor Hotel, Tintern
12 Special Stages


1972
Tour of Dean 5  Sunday 9th January
Start from Severn Bridge Service Area to finish at CSMA Parkend
14 Special Stages


1973
Tour of Dean 6 Sunday 7th January
Start from Howells Garage, Newport, to finish at The Anchor Hotel, Tintern
14 Special Stages


1975
Tour of Dean 7 Sunday 12th January
Start from Howells Garage, Newport to finish at The Gateway Motel, Newport  
16 Special Stages

1976
Tour of Dean 8  Sunday 11th January
Start from Lex Wellsteeds, Newport to finish at The Gateway Motel, Newport
16 Special Stages

1977
Tour of Dean 9  Sunday 9th January
Start from Lex Wellsteeds, Newport to finish at The Gateway Motel, Newport
23 Special Stages


1978
January 1978


1979
Forestry Allocation for The Shell Sport Stages granted for Sunday 14th January 1979, but by April 1978 the use of forest stages on Sundays was not possible and the date was changed to Saturday 13th.
The proposed route involved overnight use of The Forest of Dean stages, followed by four stages in another area, and then a daylight return to the first stages before a finish in Newport.
The 1979 Open Rally Championship was planned to comprise only International Events and so an application was made for inclusion in The Castrol/Autosport Championship.

The Wyedean Stages was also seeking to be part of the same championship.

Newport Car Club also put considerable effort into planning an alternative event which was originally planned to take place on Friday 19th - Saturday 20th January. This date was also changed and a  surprising route was then to run Friday 26th - Saturday 27th.

The planning process was halted by a letter dated 9th November 1978 from The Forest of Dean Chief Forester declining permission.

 

 

1980

Forestry Allocation granted for Friday 18th - Saturday 19th January.