Welcome to the Import Car Centre Blog

We’re excited to announce the launch of our new website, blog  and Twitter feed! Follow us to stay up to date on what’s new at Ottawa’s Import Car Centre, as well as tips to keep your vehicle looking good and running smoothly. For those of you on the go, we’re also pleased to announce that our new website is mobile-friendly (but no browsing while driving)! And if you’re not already following us on Facebook, be sure to follow us to see some big smiles from our latest satisfied car owners.

As our long-time clients are aware, we like to go the extra mile when it comes to customer service. The blog and our social media/mobile sites are just added ways of keeping in touch with customers and continuing to offer you value after you step off our lot.

Have ideas for future blog posts? We’d love to hear ‘em! Post them to the Comments section below…


Martin Viktora,
Owner – Operations

Marty is a proud father and Ottawa boy with over 20 years of automotive experience. At the ripe old age of 12, Marty started changing tires and performing other odd jobs for his father at Import Car Centre, and has been at it ever since. When he’s not in the garage, you’ll find Marty either at the rink or the cottage.


Eddie Figura,
Owner – Sales Manager

Eddie started as a customer in 1988 and, a year later, brought his 11 years of experience to Import Car Centre. He prides himself in finding what people want, in cars and in life. His passion extends to golf, hockey and good food & wine.


Dan Smetana,
Owner – President

Dan found Ottawa by way of Czech Republic, Dan comes started out in the audio industry before going on to help found Import Car Centre. Dan runs on adrenalin and a passion for the industry he loves. He also enjoys fine wine, running, water sports and dabbling in the stock market.


Fran Cosper,

Fran was also a customer of Import Car Centre in 1986, and was so impressed that he joined the team a year later. He's a tech support specialist with a background in home audio. Fran plays the sax and is fascinated by anything with 2+ wheels or moving parts.


Josh Goldberg,
Sales, Finance and Marketing

Local boy Josh joined the Import team in 2000.  Our 'rookie' grew up in the west end of Ottawa and would hang out at Import dreaming of Honda Preludes and Toyota Celica All Trac Turbos.  Josh calls Barrhaven home with his wife and two daughters.  He enjoys fishing with his girls, good food and his beloved Chicago Blackhawks.