Craftsmanship, Quality, and Experience
Artomotive applies art to automotive with a vision to produce the most beautiful vehicle: yours. We are a small team of skilled car builders with over three decades of experience in the automotive aftermarket. The "dream car" you've had in mind all these years... we can make it happen. How to finally finish that project in your garage... we can advise.
In one shop, Artomotive offers vehicle restoration, modification, custom fabrication, auto body repair & painting, interior restoration, and vehicle maintenance, including engine, brake, and electrical systems. With our knowledge of both domestic and foreign vehicles, we can proficiently service or restore Chevrolet, Cadillac, Ford, Lincoln, Mopar, Aston Martin, Austin-Healey, Bentley, Jaguar, MG, MINI, Rolls-Royce, Triumph, Porsche, and Volkswagen. Yours not listed here? We can likely fix that, too.
Contact us today to put your Artomotive dreams in motion.
The Artomotive Difference
Why We’re Unique
Achieve the automotive look, feel, power, and sound you desire under one roof. Artomotive was founded to proudly serve classic car enthusiasts and vintage vehicle owners who share our passion for timeless beauty. From chassis to motor to body, you won't have to juggle your project from one shop to another. We're mindful of customer needs, and our love of cars shows in our work. When we're done, you'll be driving a vehicle that exceeds your expectations.
We Care about Your Vehicle Project
Body & Paint
Repair & Maintenance
Finishing & Detailing
From sponsors to spectators, THANKS to everyone who makes our car show season possible... so many new friends and great vehicles each and every year. These events are very important to us allowing the opportunity to support our community, show off previous builds, and welcome new customers to the Artomotive family.
2023 Arthritis Foundation Car Show
August 21-22, 2023
This show brings a diverse array of the area's best classic automobiles! We displayed 2 black beauties: a 1968 AMC AMX and a 1970 Ford Mustang. Our clients received two "First in Class" and multiple "Top 50" awards at this event.
2023 Stockhands Show
July 1, 2023
The Stockhands Show is a smaller, yet very special event to us. Stockhands Horses for Healing supports local veterans and others in need through equine therapy. Artomotive is the title sponsor of this show and we donate 50 show trophies to be given out at the event.
2023 Central Ohio British Car Show
May 21, 2023
The first show of our 3rd season brought out the best British cars in Central Ohio. In an updated booth location this year, we featured two white wonders; a 1979 MGB Convertible and a 1972 Mini Cooper.
2022 Performance Charity Car Show
October 8, 2022
Another beautiful show to end our 2022 show circuit. Our booth featured a Halloween theme with a 1946 Ford Pickup and a 1969 Chevy C10. We presented the "Artomotive Best Custom Award" to a beautiful 1950 Mercury, while many of our customers took home show trophies.
2022 NSRA Street Rod Nationals
August 4-7, 2022
Our first out of state show and it was a great one. Some rain on Thursday and Friday led to a wonderful rest of the weekend. This show offered us the opportunity to make many new industry connections.
2022 Arthritis Foundation Car Show
August 19-20, 2022
One of the best shows in our area and a great show for Artomotive! Our booth was flanked by a pair of American icons: a 1967 Ford Mustang GT500 and a 1967 Chevrolet Corvette. Both of these cars won a "Top 50" and "Best of Class" award.
2022 Central Ohio British Car Show
May 14, 2022
Kicking off our second show season, We had great weather and the area's best British cars. Our booth featured a 1972 Mini Cooper and a 1971 Triumph TR6. .
2021 Performance Charity Car Show
October 9, 2021
Our local event! Postponed from July, the car show weather gods smiled upon us to end the 2021 season in style. Our booth featured a 1964 Corvette and 1979 Camaro. We were proud to present the "Artomotive Best Custom Award" to Ed Young's 1932 Ford, while five out of six Artomotive vehicles earned trophies.
2021 Arthritis Foundation Car Show
August 20-21, 2021
Two days of beautiful weather and the area's best automobiles! Our booth was flanked by a pair of American classics: a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 and a 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1. We were honored to receive both a "First in Class" and "Top 50" award at this event.
2021 Central Ohio British Car Show
May 14, 2021
Artomotive's public debut! We were proud to mingle with some of the area's best British cars and their owners. The weekend included a scenic drive, meet-and-greet dinner, and Sunday's car show. Our booth featured a current restoration of a 1967 Austin-Healey 3000.
Meet the Owner
Cars have always come naturally to Artomotive's owner, Eric Smith. Like most of us, he was first drawn to their external beauty, yet as he became old enough, a rare understanding and appreciation of the internal mechanics emerged. This passion was nurtured by his father from a young age and sharpened as both an avid hobbyist and a 24-year aftermarket professional. Eric is a member of SEMA, and his work has earned multiple "Best of Show" awards locally.
Eric founded Artomotive to solve what he sees as a great disservice to classic car owners and their vehicles: "Too many shops today are doing subpar repairs on classic vehicles. We owe it to history and the future to maintain our remaining classics with great care, craftsmanship, attention to detail, and a high level of quality."
(center) Eric Smith - Owner
(left) Ben Barca - Shop Manager
(right) Cam Mattox - Paint & Body
Hours of Operation
We want to hear about your project!
We accept visitors by appointment only. Please call or email to arrange a time to discuss your classic car goals.