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All About Bogi

Bogi Lateiner

Bogi first succeeded at working as a professional mechanic and owning her own automotive repair shop before beginning to host “All Girls Garage” when the TV Show launched in 2012. She is dedicated to exciting the next generation of automotive professionals while empowering and strengthening the current industry.

2017 Project

Chevy Montage Build

Along with a large team of ladies, both industry professionals and automotive newbies, Bogi is building a 1957 Chevy pickup to be displayed in BASF’s SEMA Show booth. This is much more than just another car build…

WHAT I DO

SHOP OWNER

Bogi’s award-winning auto repair shop in Phoenix, Arizona is much more than your average grease pit.

TV HOST

Inspiring the next generation of women who wrench, Velocity’s “All Girls Garage” allows Bogi to share her knowledge.

EDUCATOR

With a long-standing commitment to empowerment, teaching is one of Bogi’s favorite jobs in her automotive arsenal.

BUSINESS CONSULTANT

Changing the automotive industry for the better is one of Bogi’s top goals, she’s helping do that alongside WorldPac.

SPEAKER

With unique wit and insight, Bogi can help communicate, engage and inspire your consumers or audience.

A.S.E. MASTER TECH

After graduating with a technician’s degree Bogi worked at BMW dealerships before taking on her own shop.

CONNECT WITH ME

GALLERY

Bogi’s Story

Bogi started her love affair with cars when she was sixteen. She bought an old VW Bug and after multiple bad experiences with repair shops she enrolled in her high school’s auto shop so she could work on her own car. With the help of mentors and books, she did a complete restoration of her beloved bug, building her confidence and her passion for working on cars in the process.

Bogi was pushed from an early age to go to college. She attended Oberlin College with a double major in Women’s Studies and Pre-Law and a minor in Politics. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa in just three years. At first she had her sights on Harvard Law school, but after really thinking about what she wanted to do with the rest of her life, she made an about-face and moved to Phoenix to attend Universal Technical Institute to be a mechanic.

After graduating from UTI, Bogi had a difficult time finding someone to hire her and finally found a home with BMW Dealerships. There was a lot about working at the dealership that she found frustrating, and after six years Bogi quit her job and started working on friends cars in her driveway. After eighteen months, her reputation as a topnotch mechanic grew to the point where she couldn’t keep up with the work load. So at the age of twenty nine, she took a huge step and leased a building, hired some employees and officially opened her own shop.

FAQ’s

How did Bogi get her name?
Sarah is Bogi’s real name.  She lived in Hungary for a year in high school through an exchange program with Rotary International.  In Hungarian, Sarah, sounds a little bit like a curse word. As Bogi explains, “My Hungarian friends gave me a new name; Boglarka, which is a type of flower and that turned into Bogi which actually means beetle, and the VW Beetle is the car that got me started down this automotive path. So, it stuck for multiple reasons.”

Does Bogi still have her original WV Bug?
Yes she does. Her beloved bug needs another complete restoration to get it back on the road and is on her list of projects to do with the Montage of women professionals and hobbyists from across the country.