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Old 31 Dec 2004, 16:04 (Ref:1190606)   #1
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That crazy Australian GP flag chequered flag waver

I was just watching the 1989 Australian GP when it was pouring rain, and I was watching the chap in the yellow/brown jacket who comes out and does his bit with the chequer flag.

He certainly is a braver bloke than me stepping out into the track to wave the flag in pouring rain...

Who is he? Is he still around?

Really loved watching the old Adelaide races.

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Old 31 Dec 2004, 17:34 (Ref:1190652)   #2
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I don't know how is he now, but his name is Glen Dix.

I'm not sure if he did every Australian GP at Adelaide (except 1991 which was red-flagged) and also first ever Melbourne GP in 1996.
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Old 31 Dec 2004, 18:46 (Ref:1190701)   #3
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The difference with Glen was, the way he bowed and flagged everyone as they passed, made them ALL feel they had won! Sorely missed!
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Old 31 Dec 2004, 19:08 (Ref:1190706)   #4
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Yes, he was very spectacular.

I'm not normally in favour of the flagging being done from on the track - but he made it an art form.
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Old 31 Dec 2004, 22:43 (Ref:1190791)   #5
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Not as brave as Toto Roche who used to start F1 races with a flag while standing on the track infront of the cars.
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Old 31 Dec 2004, 22:48 (Ref:1190793)   #6
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The flag waver at Monza downright scares me year after year.....it seems to end in a bit of a stare out between the flagger trying to get in front of the car for the TV shot, and the driver trying to get as close to the pit wall as possible to wave to the team....

Get them in a box away from harm, I say!
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Old 1 Jan 2005, 00:35 (Ref:1190825)   #7
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Glen Dix

What a guy

Sorely missed...
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Old 1 Jan 2005, 02:57 (Ref:1190865)   #8
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Is Glen still with us?
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Old 1 Jan 2005, 12:52 (Ref:1190984)   #9
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Didn't he fall out with the Melbourne GP organisers because they wanted to temper him? Or was that an exaggerated story?
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Old 1 Jan 2005, 14:14 (Ref:1191021)   #10
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I recall it was wildly exaggerated.
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Old 1 Jan 2005, 16:40 (Ref:1191075)   #11
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I remember him well.....I always found it amazing he didn't dislocate his arm, given the ferocity and technique he waved the flag with!
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Old 4 Jan 2005, 04:24 (Ref:1192624)   #12
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he was pretty cool wasnt he

from what I remember Glen decided of his own accord to retire his flags and enjoy waving at the kiddies out the window of the retirement village instead

Not sure if he jumped or he was pushed though ?
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From memory Glen Dix was the flag waver at Rowley Park speedway in Adelaide
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Old 7 Feb 2009, 11:58 (Ref:2390402)   #14
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Think he still works at Mallala circuit in SA. helping out? Was a couple of years ago anyway.
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The flag waver at Monza downright scares me year after year.
Here you go

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRFui...ext=1&index=38
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