The Times, They Are A Changing

So, now that are new service department is up and running, many of our customers are inquiring about the status of 825 Campbell Ave, the old service department. Karel and George started Import Car Centre in May of 1981. No Dan, no Eddie, no Dale, just one mechanic, Karel, and George. They were located at 926 Merivale Rd. for years. It was a Sunoco gas station back then, and I started pumping gas there part time when I was eleven. A few years later Dan was added to the Sales Department on 878 Merivale and things took off from there. A few years after that, the Service department moved to the 825 Campbell Ave location. Well, after 32 years in business, Karel and George wanted to retire. They sold the building at 825 Campbell Ave and Import has shifted everybody over to 815 Campbell Ave, the new Service department. I will be taking care of the service department for my father, George and we will continue to give you the same great service and hope that our customers will enjoy the change. Check out the picture of Karel and George in 1981 in front of the old Sunoco station at 926 Merivale, awesome.    Marty




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.