Seme & Son Automotive, Inc. is housed in a 20,000 sq. ft. building at 1320 East 260th Street, Euclid, Ohio, and has been in business for 50+ years. Family owned and operated, we have a complete Machine Shop and Installation Service area and will work on any year, make and model vehicle.
Whether you have an old classic, hot rod or street rod, muscle car, or antique, Seme & Son can help you in making your dream car a reality. From a total restoration to just “keep it running” or basic maintenance Seme & Son can meet your needs. There is no job that is too small or excessive that Seme & Son cannot handle.
Seme & Son’s Engine building consists of early Hemi’s, Ford Y Blocks, Marmons, Buick Nailheads, Olds, Cadillac, Winton, Packard, Auburn, Cord, Flatheads, HI-performace, and Jaguar to name a few. No job is too small or large. Click here for a gallery of projects.
Our Mission Statement
Our mission statement is to provide a service of restoring old, classics, and antique cars to our customers’ wishes, providing a service of quality, honesty and knowledge.
We believe in honesty, hard working, and being respectful of customers’ needs. We pride ourselves in educating our customers and taking nothing for granted. We stand above all to be the best that we can be. Our longevity in business is an asset to our customers.
Every engine is built with care and attention to detail, making sure balancing and blueprinting are within proper tolerances. We provide the highest quality in every engine that is built and pride ourselves on perfection. We have been notified by past customers that our engines are still being used 40+ years later.
Frank started his intense interest early on in his life when he acquired his first car at the age of 12. He worked on it in his Dad’s garage and in the house until his Mom put a stop to that, then most of his work ended up in the garage.
He talked his father into helping him get a welder when he was only 14 and that was followed shortly by a valve grinder and numerous other tools that would
start him in his machine shop. His strong interest in mechanics led to his need for more knowledge.
He became a Tool and Die Maker and did some serious time in several “sweat shops” to get the right hands-on schooling everyone needs to become proficient at such a demanding trade.
Click for larger images:
He worked endlessly on a variety of cars during the first few years, concentrating on Hi-performance. He also dabbled in mega horsepower marine engines in jet and cigarette boats. Frank earned a reputation for being the expert in how to make something go fast on the water, street and at the track.
He attended the first AutoRama in Cleveland in 1969 and is a prominent presence even to this day. His elaborate multi-car displays were one of the first things attendees saw when they walked down the stairs of the main hall of the old Cleveland Convention Center.
Frank was directly involved in sponsoring other cars during the period from 1968 to 1975. In 1975 the four-man Seme & Son racing team was introduced to drag racers around Ohio and the surrounding areas with the unveiling of his “Cold Sweat” 1969 Camaro.
In 1977 the team built a 1977 Vega for the new Pro Gas Circuit. It was the first of four Pro Gas cars to be built in this area and it was built according to the existing Pro Stock rules (331ci.) and used the first Lenco transmission in the area.
They ran this car successfully for three years. In the third year they did Pro Stock whenever the opportunity arose.
Today at Seme & Son’s 20,000 sq ft. facility, we continue to do what we do best…any and all mechanical work (plus installation and fabrication) on vintage, classic, and street rod vehicles.