THIS IS ME

ME­CHANIC AND SMALL BUSI­NESS OWNER GLENN DIXON LOVES LIV­ING ON THE COAST, WHERE EV­ERY DAY FEELS LIKE A HOL­I­DAY

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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.’

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