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The 'All Girls Garage' in our backyard

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If you watch the show, you know the ladies behind All Girls Garage on the Velocity Channel. But what you may not know is that the show is filmed right here in our own backyard.

"I spend more time in Tampa than I do in my own house," laughed host Bogi Lateiner.

They keep the shooting location top secret. "Nowheresville, as we're supposed to say," said Cristy Lee, also a host.

And there's good reason why to have this humble hideaway for this all women mechanic television show.

"I do get around 10 marriage proposals a week, if not more," Jessi Combs explained hesitantly, in fear of sounding like she's bragging.

However, if you see the girls at work, it's no surprise they have men flocking to them. They gave us a sneak peak under the hood and behind the cameras as they were shooting season three of All Girls Garage.

"Lots of energy, Ms. Jessi, and a big smile, please! In three, two," said the man behind the camera before Jessi quickly spat out her line: "High performance engines require coolant to transfer as much heat away from your engine as possible."

It comes naturally to Jessi, who admitted, "I have basically been a gearhead for as long as I can remember."

Jessi's racy all right. "Currently, I'm the fastest woman on four wheels. I'm the 'Queen of the Hammers' which is the most brutal off-road race."

However, she still finds a little time for television, even though she sometimes gets exhausted doing take after take.

"I love you guys! Thank you for your patience," she explained.

Jessi wants her viewers to know, "Once the cameras shut off, we're still working. It's not like the guys come in and they start doing the work for us."

Bogi also has her own bragging rights. She was selected as Wix Filters Technician of the Year.

When asked about some 'behind the scene secrets,' Bogi said, "We all get along really well. We have a lot of fun working on the project. There's not a whole lot of dirty secrets in our closet."

When she's not filming, this BMW-certified mechanic still runs her own shop in Phoenix and she's never afraid to get her hands dirty.

"Every once in a while I get to indulge and go get a manicure. Just because I'm a mechanic, doesn't mean I can't be girly!"

Cristy Lee is a Florida girl -- she grew up in Daytona Beach.

"I spent a lot of time around cars and bikes, basically my entire life," which explains why the blond bombshell is definitely partial to bikes. "I've got a Honda 600RR, we've got a dirt bike in the garage. Just sold my YTF-400, which is a vintage project, and it was a really cool bike, but man I couldn't wait to get rid of it, 'cause it was a lot of work."

They all live far away and do something a little different.

"We goof around a lot!" added Cristy.

It makes the five days of shooting an entire season in a small garage studio that much more fun, and they do it without most folks even knowing they're here.

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