CARP ROAD CORRIDOR – There’s a new place for those looking for the perfect set of wheels to do a lot more than take you from Point A to Point B.
DreamFleet officially opened their doors on their brand new building on Saturday, June 23 at 2878 Carp Road. DreamFleet bills itself as a unique automobile dealer for the discriminating motorists.
“If you’re looking for something special,” founder and president Edmond Helstab told West Carleton Online. “We’ll find it.”
DreamFleet launched in 2006, but recently moved to the Carp Road Business Corridor in to a brand new building. DreamFleet specializes in used, luxury vehicles. The vehicles on the lot are all high end and in immaculate condition. But if you can’t find what your looking for on the lot, DreamFleet will source and provide concierge services. You can also sell your luxury vehicle on consignment.
Helstab grew up in the automobile industry. His father opened a VW franchise in 1952 in Niagara which the family operated for 36 years. Helstab pursued a career in design and technology innovation but always had a passion for automobiles.
Helstab said moving his business to West Carleton was an easy decision.
“I live 10 minutes away,” he said. “I ‘m driving by here all the time and I see it’s getting busier. There’s talk of infrastructure coming. It was an opportunity.”
Coun. Eli El-Chantiry was on hand for the grand opening and happy to have DreamFleet in his ward.
“We want you here,” he said. “We want to diversify this corridor. When it started, it was heavy industry. Now it’s grown and continuing to grow with diversity.”
“It’s a great spot,” Helstab said. “It’s easy to get to the highway. Giving directions is simple.”
Helstab is also providing space for Vintage Motorsports’ car enthusiast lounge. Vintage Motor Sports’ Dr. Hassan Moghadam and Dr. Sam Kucey have rented space where they can show off their own exotic vehicle collection and have a place for members to meet and talk cars.
Dr. Moghadam himself owns a Porsche 550 Spyder, Ferrari F40, Ferrari Dino, Mercedes Gullwing and Aston Martin DB6.
“Basically, it’s my private collection,” he said. “Our thing is charity events. We love to get the vehicles out and let the public have a look and raise money for good causes.”