THIS IS ME
MECHANIC AND SMALL BUSINESS OWNER GLENN DIXON LOVES LIVING ON THE COAST, WHERE EVERY DAY FEELS LIKE A HOLIDAY
Glenn Dixon is not the kind of bloke who waxes lyrical about life. He just gets on with it. He and his wife Sandi own Headland Auto Car Servicing and Air Conditioning in Maroochydore.
We caught up with the mechanic and business owner at his workshop on Sugar Rd to find out what makes him tick, and why he loves working on the Sunny Coast.
Here’s what he said.
1. What’s your favourite time of day?
My favourite time of day would have to be first thing in the morning, after a good night’s rest, because I’m always ready to take on yet another busy day.
2. What excites you?
I’m passionate about exceeding my customers’ expectations, especially when it comes to doing an excellent job on motor vehicles which need my care and attention.
I also enjoy watching all motorsport and both the NRL and rugby union.
3. Favourite sport? Player or spectator?
I competed in motor racing events in Zimbabwe in my youth and was sports car champion for four years in a row.
Now I enjoy watching all motorsports. I especially love watching and supporting the V8s and Formula One drivers.
My all-time favourite Formula One driver was Michael Schumacher.
4. Best childhood memory?
I used to, and still do, love to do a bit of camping and fishing.
I’m also a guy who loves to spend time bonding with the family.
I was supported my wife Sandi and daughter Audra when they played polocrosse — Audra for the national team in Zimbabwe. 5. Where were you born?
Rhodesia — before it was renamed Zimbabwe in 1980.
We left in 2006 to make our new home here is Australia and have no regrets.
6. Where would you like to holiday?
I would love to travel across to Monaco to watch the Formula One Grand Prix live.
7. Cats or dogs? Do you have a pet?
I loved our dogs back home in Zim, but now have two cats — Zam and Bezi, which we named after the Zambezi River, found in the far north of Zimbabwe.
8. Who are your heroes?
I would have said Michael Schumacher, (NRL legend) Cameron Smith and (racing car driver) Jamie Whincup before my handsome little devil of a grandson Hayden came along.
9. Dream job?
I’d love to continue doing what I’m doing successfully until I can finally retire.
10. What will you be doing in 10 years?
Well, with hope, my wife and I will have sold our successful small business and will finally be able to retire.
We aim to live the great Australian dream and travel around Australia in a caravan.
11. What’s the best thing about living on the Sunshine Coast?
My family and I love just being at the Coast, close to extended family and constantly feeling as if you are permanently on holiday.
We love the location, the laid-back lifestyle, the weather and the people who happen to call the Coast home.
‘WE AIM TO LIVE THE GREAT AUSTRALIAN DREAM AND TRAVEL AROUND AUSTRALIA IN A CARAVAN.’