About This Website

Gary Hartman established the Scott McKenzie web site in 1997.  Gary was born in 1954 and in 1974 joined the Western Australia Police Service as a police officer - he retired in July 2001. Then created a second career as a bus driver, a job which financed his love of traveling, particularly to the United States. In 2020 he retired for good.

He is married to Raylene since 1976 and they have two children, Ryan and Scott.

In April 1994 the Mamas and Papas, with Scott McKenzie, visited Gary's home town of Perth. After the concert Gary and Raylene waited at the stage door to meet Scott and the rest, as they say, is history. Gary and Scott corresponded a few times and then in 1997, after searching the web for information on Scott, and finding nothing, Gary created the Scott McKenzie Web Site which had the full support of Scott himself.

Gary and Raylene (and son Scott) travelled to the USA for the first time in 2001 and were lucky enough to meet Scott in his home on two occasions.

In 2003 Gary and Raylene (and son Ryan) returned to the USA and on this occasion went to San Francisco.  A great thrill.

A third trip in April/May 2006 saw Gary and Raylene spend 3 days with Scott at his home in LA. Both Gary and Raylene rate the time they spent with Scott as one of the very special moments of their lives. Scott is a truly wonderful person.

In 2009 Gary's friend Angelika Oberhof offered her web site expertise and it is her wonderful work that has the Scott McKenzie web site looking as good as it does today.