HOODOO IV - Harvey Gunn
Hoodoo IV

HOODOO IV was owned and raced by Harvey Gunn who was a member of the Glenmaggie Boat Club in Victoria. This hull was built by Jack Eddy in the mid 1960’s and was a true “Skiff-About”. Approximately 16 feet long, with a narrower beam and transom than the runabout hulls of the day HOODOO IV was truly unique hull and was one of the first successful rear engined boats in Victoria.

Harvey Gunn (pictured) was a very competitive driver and a talented mechanic who got the best from small block Chevrolet engines during the 60’s and 70’s. A competitor who always tried to be ahead of his opposition he was one of the first to successfully race a rear engined displacement hull in Victoria. This hull type became dominant in the 70’s.

Harvey Gunn

HOODOO IV is pictured above leading COBRA (Russ Neville) at Paynesville in 1968. Harvey Gunn is driving and Wally Cockatoo is riding “shotgun”.

A sign on the deck adjacent to the driver read as follows: “Harv Gunn – Will Travel” a motto that was lived up to as Gunn raced all over Victoria and Australia winning a number of Championships and major races.

HOODOO IV may be gone, but not forgotten.

Information and Photo's donated by Graeme Morley